If you are a lawful permanent resident, authorized to work, or a U.S. Citizen, then the answer is likely no. The challenge is that you must contact an attorney, who handles civil rights matters in Alabama to discuss the violation of your civil rights based upon the legal decisions in the Eleventh...Read more »
I hope this email finds you well. My name is Hany I’m a full-time lecturer in one of Egyptian universities. I was in the US between April 2019 to September 2019. I came to the US when I felt danger and have been told that my name has been mention in the state security which are... Read more »
If you left the United States before your hearing date in U. S. Immigration Court, then you seem to have self-deported! That means that you can be stopped at a port of entry, even detained. If you are deemed to have self-deported, then your case is likely over. In other words, by returning to...Read more »
More information is needed. Is she in the United States? Are you in the U.S.? If she is in the U.S., has she maintained, lost, or overstayed her status? These, among many issues should be discussed with a competent and experienced immigration attorney before she departs for Ukraine. There may...Read more »
USCIS Step #9 states there is no citizenship without allegiance. We know a citizen passes on allegiance. A non citizen must go thru naturalization. A legally approved by application/approval PERMANENT RESIDENT OR US National can be the birth parent of a citizen born in the USA. I contend the... Read more »
You misunderstand the lawful immigration visa process. There is no such 'official step 9.' It can take many more than 9 steps in the immigration visa process! You claim to know, but seem to understand very little!
In the beginning, all of those who were inspected and admitted...Read more »
More information is needed. In these situations, what is possible may not work due to processing delays. You will need to work sooner in most situations. The H1b is not the appropriate visa, where it is for modeling. I strongly recommend an appointment or teleconference with a competent and...Read more »
If there are unpaid wages, the undocumented work may seek reasonable wages from a State Department of Labor, Wage and hour Department. The Department of Labor may express concern, but is normally underfunded. An estate is normally responsible for any unpaid debts, but its unclear how the courts...Read more »
My Iranian wife and I married May of this year, we fell in love in grad school (I am a US citizen by the way). We married during COVID quarantine and I’m not close to my family, so only a few of her family members could Skype in.
How can we best mitigate issues with our green card application?
Each family is different, so this is a counseling matter is most appropriately dealt with during an appointment or teleconference. Too many facts that are missing from this request must be disclosed and evaluated. There is a lack of clarity, since no two families nor situations are the same. To...Read more »
There is nothing stopping you from filing for DACA, because you are being petitioned by others. However, it is unclear whether you qualify. I strongly recommend an appointment with a competent and experienced immigration attorney before there are any other complications.
I am a green card holder and my husband was physically in US with F1 OPT on April 22. If he leaves US now, will he be affected by Trump’s proclamation if I apply for marriage-based green card for him (which will go through consular process)?
There are significant delays with visa petition and consular processing. There are also additional restriction which are best dealt with on U. S. soil where adjustment of status is still possible for him. If you depart too long to be with him, you can abandon your lawful permanent resident...Read more »
More information is needed. Adjustment of status is a matter of discretion. One issue is whether the offense took place, recently. An attorney should review the exact DUI statute that you were charged with, along with the certified copy of the conviction, police reports, and other materials....Read more »
The USCIS provides a processing time range at www.uscis.gov, but processing can take longer. Sometimes, more evidence is requested by USCIS or the application and petitions are denied before an interview is even scheduled. It is always wise to have matters reasonably reviewed before filing. It...Read more »
Last month, I got married to US Citizen and she does not meet minimum income requirements. Thereafter, I talked to my uncle and he said he and his wife together makes about 35,000 a year in total household income for year 2019 based on IRS tax filling. And, this was only for year of 2019.My uncle... Read more »
My fiancee and I have been together for three years. She is on F-1 visa and she just graduated from her graduate school last month. We are going to get our marriage license on July 21 and her 60-day grace period will end on August 14. We plan to have a wedding ceremony later. I am just wondering if... Read more »
No. The law allows you to file for adjustment of status if you were admitted and inspected into the United States. The fact that you fall out of status is not an issue, but being placed in removal proceedings for deportation complicates matter. There are additional restrictions that have been...Read more »
You misunderstand that law. You must be physically present for a continuous physical period at least 4 years, without significant disruptions. However, if you are NOT married to a U.S. citizen, you must have been granted lawful permanent resident status at least five years before attending a...Read more »
More information is needed, but this seems complicated, and perhaps, the USCIS made a mistake in granting lawful permanent resident status. In addition, the USCIS can get confused if steps were not taken to clarify how she qualified when approved.
I have a friend who is here on a Q1 Visa. Due to the virus, she lost her job and is experiencing a hardship and cannot return home. And given the current situation, travel is not advised. I helped her file an exchange of status from Q1 to B2. Unfortunately we did this 5 weeks into an overstay... Read more »
Why not? There seems to be extreme confusion. The concept of harboring an alien, at law, is terribly misunderstood by the American public! You are allowed to support a friend in her effort to change status.
She filed late, but in doing she may have challenges that were left unexplained to...Read more »
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