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2 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for California on
Q: Applying for naturalization & keeping dual citizenship. How can I add name at naturalization, not change name entirely?

I have heard of other citizens 'adding name' so that they can legally continue to use both their old name and the new added name. Can I do this at naturalization? I understand changing name completely can be done at naturalization though. My dual citizenship would be with Taiwan, if that... Read more »

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Myron Morales answered on Oct 4, 2017

The N-400 has a section where it asks if you want to change your name. Just write the full name that you want there and USCIS will change it for you.

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2 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for North Carolina on
Q: What does it mean to be Lawfully admitted to a Country?
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Myron Morales answered on Oct 4, 2017

It means that you were inspected by an immigration officer at a port of entry and granted admission. There is also a legal fiction that equals admission when you are already in the country and are granted a new immigration status.

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1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law on
Q: My father submitted my documents in November 2015 at first I was put in F2A and then moved to F2B

My father is now a resident of USA since October 2015 he submitted my documents in November 2015. My priority date is 09 January 2015. In February 2016 I received my last email from the NVC notifying me that in 60 days i would receive my interview date. Then i turned 21 in April and in September... Read more »

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Myron Morales answered on Oct 4, 2017

You should consult with an immigration attorney to see if the Child Status Protection Act (CSPA) applies to your case. This law could allow you to deduct time from your age so that your legal age could be less than 21 years. If not, then you might have to wait for your priority date to become... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Massachusetts on
Q: I have custody of my minor Venezuelan nephew? how can I apply for his legal residency?

My 14 years old nephew is here at the USA (MA) with me with a tourist visa. He is legally allow to stay until December but due to the critical situation in Venezuela we would like for him to stay with us - What do a need to do to get my nephew to stay with a legal status?

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Myron Morales answered on Oct 4, 2017

If you are a U.S. citizen, then you should consult with an attorney about seeking an adjustment of status to Lawful Permanent Residence on his behalf. They will need to review your legal custody documents to determine if they are sufficient for U.S. immigration purposes before they file.

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for North Dakota on
Q: My Jamaican husband has a police record, will he be able to get a IR-1 Visa?

The wounding with intent charge is over 20+ years, he served less than 3 years in prison in Jamaica. He has some minor offenses after that the last being in 2009. We tried to have his police record expunged but after being told they could expunge but had to wait 3 years, they said no it is not... Read more »

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Myron Morales answered on Oct 4, 2017

You need to obtain a copy of his criminal record and have an immigration attorney review it to see if it gives rise to any grounds of inadmissibility and if there is a waiver available. So, there is a chance that he could get a visa, but you need to have everything analyzed in advance so that you... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Florida on
Q: Can I apply for a K-1 visa for my fiance if my income is just under 125% of the 2017 poverty guideline?

I recently traveled and proposed to my girlfriend (we are engaged now), and would like to apply for her to come and get married on a K-1 visa. I am currently a graduate PhD student, and working as a research assistant. My annual salary is around $19,950, which is just under 125% of the poverty... Read more »

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Myron Morales answered on Sep 29, 2017

You will need a co-sponsor. If you have assets, you might be able to use them to qualify. There are very specific rules for the use of assets, so I suggest that you consult with an attorney about your specific situation if you decide to use assets.

2 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for Florida on
Q: Help is needed below:

My wife came to the US as a tourist, legally, but has since been granted TPS due to some disasters that occurred in her country. As a US citizen, I want to change her immigration status. We already know that we have to file for I-130 which may take 5-12 months and then I-485. The problem is, my... Read more »

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Myron Morales answered on Sep 28, 2017

You can file the I-130 and the I-485 simultaneously. She will not have to leave. She can also file for an EAD at the same time.

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3 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for California on
Q: I’m a 28 year old us citizen my mom lives in Lebanon I’m trying to figure out the steps I need to take to bring her here
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Myron Morales answered on Sep 27, 2017

She will need to Consular Process. It begins with you filing an I-130 in the U.S. Upon approval, you work with the National Visa Center to schedule an interview at the U.S. Consulate abroad. The Consulate will ultimately issue the immigrant visa. Once she enters the U.S., she will pay a fee... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Wisconsin on
Q: my daughter is US citizen and need to marry her boy friend ,he has expired student visa.
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Myron Morales answered on Sep 27, 2017

Once they are married, he can adjust his status to that of a Lawful Permanent Resident with her sponsorship. This is possible, because he entered with inspection, despite that his visa is currently expired. He will receive work authorization while the application is pending, but he should not... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Florida on
Q: I paid a retainr fee with a lawyer for the process for applying for a Chinese Visa and decided not to go through with it

As we were going over what were our options for applying for the visa, lawyer would not discuss with us what further steps are required for the process unless we signed a paper saying that we agreed to the down payment. After we payed he told us there would be more fees based on the documents we... Read more »

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Myron Morales answered on Sep 27, 2017

Generally, a lawyer cannot keep retainer funds until they do some work on the case and earn the money. There are some exceptions, so you should check with the State Bar of Florida.

2 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for Florida on
Q: Can I apply for a K-1 visa for my fiance if my income is just under 125% of the 2017 poverty guideline?

I recently traveled and proposed to my girlfriend (we are engaged now), and would like to apply for her to come and get married on a K-1 visa. I am currently a graduate PhD student, and working as a research assistant. My annual salary is around $19,950, which is just under 125% of the poverty... Read more »

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Myron Morales answered on Sep 26, 2017

You can also use the value of assets to qualify. There are very specific rules about which assets can be used and what value you will need to cover. You should consult with an attorney before apply for a K-1. Otherwise, you will probably need a co-sponsor.

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2 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for Florida on
Q: My girlfriend lives in Mexico and we want to marry in MX then live in the U.S. what process do I need to go through?

She is a Mexican citizen and I'm a citizen of the United States living in FL. I've visited many websites about this and I'm having a hard time figuring what I'm supposed to do and most things I see are from years ago. Thank you

Myron Morales
Myron Morales answered on Sep 22, 2017

Once you are married, you will need to file an I-130 to start the process. This will set her on the path to permanent residence through consular processing. It takes about a year to complete this process. It is a different process if she is in the US on a visa.

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1 Answer | Asked in Divorce, Family Law and Immigration Law for New York on
Q: Im a U.S. Citizen and i want to get married to my finance which she is a citizen of Jamaica.

I would like to marry her soon to get her to the states faster. what would be the pro and cons of marrying in Jamaica first?

Myron Morales
Myron Morales answered on Sep 22, 2017

Since she is abroad, you will need to get married and then start the process in the U.S. Once the first petition is approved, she will need to Consular Process to obtain Lawful Permanent Residence. It can take about one year to complete this process.

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law on
Q: Iam a us citizenliving in egypt how totransfer citizen to my son

My mother and father also amercians they spent 8 years there and they have passports and social security

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Myron Morales answered on Sep 22, 2017

You will need to file a Consular Report of Birth Abroad with the U.S. Consulate. If he qualifies, you can also file an application for a U.S. Passport at the Consulate.

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law and Military Law for Oregon on
Q: Is parole in place for military families still available to apply for as of september 2017?

Husband is in navy reserves, can I still apply for parole in place?

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Myron Morales answered on Sep 18, 2017

As long as he is on active duty, you can still apply for parole in place.

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law on
Q: I-130 approved, priority date July 2007, category F4. How can I stay in the US before I receive residency.

I have a valid B1/B2 until november 2019

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Myron Morales answered on Sep 15, 2017

You need to change to a status that affords a longer stay, such as an F-1 student visa. Be sure that you are going by the expiration date on your I-94 and not the B-1 visa as the I-94 controls.

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law on
Q: I used to be a green card holder but i gave up my rights .now i want to move back to u.s how can i apply again

Im greek citizent used to be married to a u.s citizent and now im living in greece with my new husband and our child and my daughter that is from the previous marriege . She is a u.s citizent . I will like to move back to u.s with my family (my greek husband and 2 children) for my daughter so she... Read more »

Myron Morales
Myron Morales answered on Sep 15, 2017

Yes, you can apply again. You will need a sponsor that is either a qualified relative or an employer.

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law on
Q: how I can prove Evidence of omployer in the united states of source of income i'm a self employed

CR1 VISA

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Myron Morales answered on Sep 15, 2017

You can use tax returns, bank statements, or paycheck stubs to prove income from self-employment.

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law on
Q: If I leave the country after I get married and come back a few months later. Can I start my immigration process then?

I just want to make the right decision, if I going to relocate to a new country.

Myron Morales
Myron Morales answered on Sep 15, 2017

You could, but if you have a few months then you should consider filing an adjustment application before you leave. Then you should wait and travel using an advance parole. This is assuming your eligibility for this process.

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law, Education Law, Employment Discrimination and Federal Crimes on
Q: I'm 4 months pregnant and the father is in Mexico due to deported.How can he get legal status to be in US by marriage

How can he obtain a green card.

As I'm a legal US resident and planning to marry in the future.

He has been here on work viza but don't want to be denied green card due to fraud.

Myron Morales
Myron Morales answered on Sep 15, 2017

It depends upon why he was deported. He will have to wait until his bar to reentry is expired and then file an I-212. Then you can sponsor him. You should work on becoming a citizen in the interim so he will be an immediate relative and not subject to the presence system.

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