We married in 1997 and were married for over 10 years and have been divorced for 11 years, how long should I or do I have to keep the mountain of paperwork we received throughout the green card process? He now lives out of state but I still have all of the paperwork, can I shred it? Or should he... Read more »
The government has a copy in what's call an "alien file". If your husband ever needs a copy, he can request it from the government through a FOIA request (Freedom of Information Act). If the file was for you, I would tell you to hang on to it. But since it's for your ex, you can either give it...Read more »
If they let you back in the US, you should be fine as long as you don't depart again for a while. And by "a while", I would recommend you not depart for AT LEAST a year, if not longer. In order for them to revoke your permanent residence WHILE YOU ARE IN THE US, they have to take you to...Read more »
I’m from Brazil and I came to Australia to study for a 2 years period. In this time I end up meeting and dating someone who I had a hard relationship and after a discussion we had some change of kicks and some neighbours called the cops at the end I got two convictions... Read more »
194 countries use the Interpol database that will tell them about convictions in any country that reports to Interpol. It is normal and common for immigration officers in those 194 countries to run your name through the Interpol system when you pass through the immigration post at the airport.
Hi, Ive had this question for a long time. My mother is a Mexican immigrant . She came here over 20 years ago and had me. My father is legal but they didnt work out. My mom has been dating someone else for the longest time now, around 6 years and Im curious to know if she can get married, if she... Read more »
If she entered with a visitor's visa or border crossing card or some other type of valid status, then she can adjust status through you when she turns 21. Otherwise, even if you were to petitioner for her (when you turn 21), she's going to need a waiver for unlawful presence and you're not a...Read more »
I’m in removal procedures and filed defensive asylum . I married to us citizen and filed I-130 two months ago , my individual hearings are coming ? What are my options? I filed I-130 with solid paperwork package. Does uscis Always wants to interview I-130 or they can approve the Application based... Read more »
Because your I-130 was filed after you were in removal proceedings, there is a presumption of fraud in the marriage that you will have to overcome. You will get a Stokes interview, which is a longer, more in-depth interview than most people doing I-130s. If your I-130 is approved, it is not clear...Read more »
Will using the Federal subsidy Advance Premium Tax Credit to help with my family's health insurance affect my future path to citizenship due to the new rules set by the president in regards to public charge (government aid)?
How can I answer this question so it does not affect our immigration cases? I don't want him to to be persecuted; he is currently in process for becoming a resident, and is just waiting for his priority date.
Well, the facts are the facts. If you are asking whether you should like on your N-400, my answer obviously is "no". Don't like on your N-400. If you are asking whether he has adverse facts in his case, then "yes", he probably does. How adverse that information is depends on some other things....Read more »
Hi. I am an f1 at the end of the opt period with an EAD. I just married a US citizen and I am making the adjustment of status package when I realised that the EAD card somehow has my living mother alien number assigned instead of a new one. How do I go about correcting this while still applying for... Read more »
Will be a problem at the visa interview if my salary stated in DS 160 "Present Work/Employer" section is much lower compare to my estimate annual income stated in my petition? The reason is that I have other employers and temporary work which included in my O1 petition. I am from Japan, considering... Read more »
Hi, I've been deported twice from the U.S , I was under age both times, because I went with my parents. Let's say I start a company, and it goes very well... I mean multi-billionaire company, and I want to open a subsidiary company there, is there a chance for the immigration to approve it?
Not enough information. If the most recent entry was after April 1, 1997, then you may be subject to INA 212(a)(9)(C). If the most recent entry was before April 1, 1997, then you aren't subject to that section. Also, if the second entry was with inspection, you might not be subject to 9C. I...Read more »
would she be allowed a work permit while the sponsorship is processing? We filed an appeal on the forfeiture and sent in tax returns and paperwork showing she never left. Unfortunately MIL didn't want to file paperwork for a stolen green card with the police since it was her daughter. We haven't... Read more »
There's not really a process for abandoning permanent residence while in the US. Usually people abandon permanent residence from outside the US. I'm thinking MIL is still an LPR and what you need to file is an I-90 to get the green card replaced. But maybe there's more going on than is revealed...Read more »
When I was entering the US in the previous years I was filling in CBP Customs Declaration Form 6059B (blue one) when I was still on the plane, and then I was always asked to present it to one of the officers at the airport during my entry process.
I have been threatened before (although I did not break any laws and stayed within my ESTA rules, they did let me stay in the end) and I would like to know if I can ask for a lawyer if I get asked to leave the US in the future.
The USCIS customer service representatives get things wrong all the time. Having said that, just based on what you've said, I think you may qualify and there's nothing to lose by filing except the filing fee. If you're worried about the filing fee, then pay an attorney for a proper consultation....Read more »
due to her medical emergency she was admitted in hospital and we had to apply medicaid . Our question is will she taking medicaid effect our green card process as we never took medicaid only her being US citizen. ? ?
No. As long as you truthfully answered questions about your income on her Medicaid application, you should be fine. Public benefits received by US citizen family members is not part of the public charge analysis for the intending immigrant or nonimmigrant. It's only if the foreign national lied...Read more »
I am a US citizen who wants to bring my father to live here with me from Iraq. He owes child support to my mother who lived in the US but has passed away. He can pay any money he’s due he just doesn’t know where to pay. What is the best coarse of action to be able to get him to the United... Read more »
So your father is in Iraq and your mother lived in the US, but has died. You're a US citizen. And your father owed child support to your mother? And you are asking US attorneys how he can pay child support, which suggests it was a US court that awarded the support. With that fact pattern, I...Read more »
I get this question a lot from my clients. My answer is normally, "If your father is alive and you are not completely estranged, then pick up the phone and ask him." The immigration process is full of tedious questions about birth dates, place of birth, addresses, employment dates, etc. It does...Read more »
I am a US citizen (naturalized) but my daughter is not. She was in the US studying on a student visa. While on her student visa she went to Canada for a part time job and was denied entry back into the US for violating the condition of her visa. She was deported back to South America with a 5 year... Read more »
The fact that you are saying she has a five year ban strongly suggests that she was put through an expedited removal and was given paperwork saying she had a five year ban. If she was merely denied entry, you would be saying she was deported, with no mention of a five-year ban. So at the very...Read more »
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