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1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for New York on
Q: I came to the US on B2 in 2012, changed to F1 and now married. For I-485, what is my current status when filing GC?

I fell out of status for F1 in 2014.

Melinda Leigh Alizadeh-Fard
Melinda Leigh Alizadeh-Fard
answered on Oct 29, 2016

F-1, or expired F-1, if that visa was for a specific duration.

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Florida on
Q: Can a church sponsor an immigrant if so, what form?

The mother, 6 year-old and 18 year-old son are trying to get their green cards. They came to the US and showed up at my church with $65 looking for help. Can we sponsor them as a church and how long would this commitment be?

Melinda Leigh Alizadeh-Fard
Melinda Leigh Alizadeh-Fard
answered on Oct 29, 2016

There is not enough information to accurately answer this question, as the answer depends on method of entry into US, as well as education, training, and experience variables. It would be best if the Mother spoke with a reputable immigration attorney.

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Texas on
Q: Question about TPS re - registration for Nepal?

I was previously granted TPS and recently the TPS has been extended until 2018. My question is kind of dumb but as I read through USCIS website I couldn't find the specific answer. I understand that I will have to re - register and fill out the form I-821 for TPS and I-765 for EAD, so do I... Read more »

Melinda Leigh Alizadeh-Fard
Melinda Leigh Alizadeh-Fard
answered on Oct 29, 2016

If you are filing this on your own, it would be best to follow the instructions.

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for New York on
Q: How do I stop this ?

I'm 21 years old, over a year ago I stupidly had gotten married to an immigrant, we no longer talk and he's proceeding to apply for a green card filling out paper work and giving my information all by his self and he won't give me divorce, I'm stuck, no family and no legal... Read more »

Melinda Leigh Alizadeh-Fard
Melinda Leigh Alizadeh-Fard
answered on Oct 29, 2016

He can't file paperwork by himself to have you sponsor him. Typically both spouses must appear for the interview with USCIS. If you don't sign anything, he can't file a Petition for an Immigrant visa, as your beneficiary, without you, the Petitioner.

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law and Criminal Law for Oklahoma on
Q: 21 O.S. 1708 a violent crime??
Melinda Leigh Alizadeh-Fard
Melinda Leigh Alizadeh-Fard
answered on Oct 29, 2016

§21-1708. Grand larceny in night time from person a felony.

When it appears upon such trial, that such larceny was committed by stealing in the night time, from the person of another, the offender shall be guilty of a felony punishable by imprisonment in the State Penitentiary not...
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1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Oklahoma on
Q: I am a Syrian,i applied an immigration file I-130 and it was approved, what are steps to transfer file to USRAP
Melinda Leigh Alizadeh-Fard
Melinda Leigh Alizadeh-Fard
answered on Oct 29, 2016

You did not indicate where you are currently. Syrian beneficiaries of approved I-130 immigrant visa petitions have the option to apply directly to the USRAP in certain locations throughout the Middle East and North Africa. If you are a Syrian beneficiary of an approved I-130 petition, you have... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for Mississippi on
Q: What papers do I need to file to become a us resident I am married With a us citizen. What process do I have to do ?
Melinda Leigh Alizadeh-Fard
Melinda Leigh Alizadeh-Fard
answered on Oct 29, 2016

This will depend on your current status, so it would be best to consult with a reputable immigration attorney in your area.

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