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2 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for Massachusetts on
Q: I am currently stuck in the US due to the covid outbreak the borders of my country are closed. What are my options

They are reopening I am currently stuck in the US due to the coronavirus outbreak the borders of my country are closed. they are reopening this week, however the flights that were once available are being cancelled. this is very unstable and my stay is ending July 11th. I do not want to overstay on... Read more »

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Ms Grace I Gardiner answered on Jun 2, 2020

Once the borders were closed you should and still could file the extension of stay and keep a copy of the filing should any issues arise in the future. Feel free to call for a consultation

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2 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for Florida on
Q: Hello. I am an American citizen and would like to marry my girlfriend who is a foreigner.

She’s here on a tourist visa which expires next August. would it be too risky to get married and apply for the adjustment of status right away within this short time? I have to mention as well that I was previously married and filed for adjustment of status for my ex wife (which went on... Read more »

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Ms Grace I Gardiner answered on Jun 2, 2020

Yes we need a bit more info regarding the previous filing. Feel free to reach out to me or any other experienced immigration attorney

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4 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for Texas on
Q: How much should it cost to get a green card?

I am just wondering on how much the total should for a layer and the green card?

Ms Grace I Gardiner
Ms Grace I Gardiner answered on May 29, 2020

It depends on how you entered the USA. I will need more information. It’s one price if you came in with inspection and another if you entered illegally

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3 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for Tennessee on
Q: i have a green card, i would like to marry my wife and have her live with me in the usa while waiting on her papers

id ike to know if it is possible, and yes she has a visa

Ms Grace I Gardiner
Ms Grace I Gardiner answered on Mar 6, 2020

Because you are a non-citizen your wife is no allowed to stay during the green card process. She can come and visit for five months. It should take a year or more for the card to be issued

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1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Tennessee on
Q: how do i earn my green card
Ms Grace I Gardiner
Ms Grace I Gardiner answered on Mar 5, 2020

You can earn your green card several ways . The main ones are through

Employment

Investment

Marriage

Self petition through VAWA or National interest waiver.

You should call an immigration attorney to discuss your particular option

1 Answer | Asked in DUI / DWI and Immigration Law for Washington on
Q: I have two DUIs and one of them is pending. Can I apply for US citizenship?
Ms Grace I Gardiner
Ms Grace I Gardiner answered on Feb 6, 2020

I suggest you do not. Wait at least five years after the most recent DUI is settled. Speak with a criminal law attorney and see if it is possible to amend it to something else. It is possible that two dui can affect your status so arrange a consultation with an immigration attorney in your area

3 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for Massachusetts on
Q: Hello, I want to bring my fiancé of 2 years from Ethiopia to Boston so we can get married and would like so assistance.

I've known her since 2011 and have visited her and her family many times. We have been engaged for 2 years and I want her to come to Boston so we can get married and I want her to stay with me in Boston. What is the best way to get this done?

Ms Grace I Gardiner
Ms Grace I Gardiner answered on Jan 13, 2020

You can file a fiancé visa and once she arrives you can get married within 90 days and then apply for the green card

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2 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for Alabama on
Q: A family came to do volunteer mission on B visas. We'd like them to stay (change status to R). Can the dependents stay?

The primary will go from B to R (I-129), but can the dependents stay in the US while this is in process? How do I apply for R2s for them? Will they have to return to Bahamas while this is in process, or do they have to return after approval? Is there an additional form to file with the I-129? 2... Read more »

Ms Grace I Gardiner
Ms Grace I Gardiner answered on Oct 25, 2019

Like the previous attorney said you need to consult with an experienced immigration attorney to discuss the chamois status from B1/B2 ti R1/R2

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3 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for Florida on
Q: Can I apply for naturalization with a pending i751 with waiver based on abuse?
Ms Grace I Gardiner
Ms Grace I Gardiner answered on Aug 25, 2019

I don’t recommend it because they will not address it until the waiver is adjudicated.

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3 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for Florida on
Q: If I have an approved I 130, can I apply for an I 485 if I’m in the US but my I 94 is expired?

My I 130 was approved and I have just received a notification from the NVC regarding my visa. I’m currently in the US but my I 94 expired and I would like to change my status to not have to go through the consular process and proceed with an adjusted status instead. Is that possible?

Ms Grace I Gardiner
Ms Grace I Gardiner answered on Aug 7, 2019

It also depends who is the petitioner on the I130 and in certain circumstances your age.

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1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Minnesota on
Q: if I marry someone in the usa with an expired visa within the last year, can they stay in this country?

They came to this country 8 years ago with a 9 year old child legally.

Ms Grace I Gardiner
Ms Grace I Gardiner answered on Jul 2, 2019

Yes you can apply for green cards for your spouse and step child

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Texas on
Q: Girlfriend is in Mexíco and has a 3yr old son Father of kid will sign off on Patria Potestad. She & son have passport

What does she need to be able to obtain her K-1 Visa?

Ms Grace I Gardiner
Ms Grace I Gardiner answered on Jun 17, 2019

You have to show that you have visited her at least once in the last two years, that you both have the intent to get married, that you don’t have a criminal record and that you are financially able to support both of them. You need to consult with an experienced immigration attorney

3 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for Wisconsin on
Q: Can I file I-485 and I-130 for my mother separately, or do they need to be completed at the same time?

My mother is in the US as a tourist (B2). I would like to adjust her status and apply for a green card for her. I am a US Citizen. Can I file for Adjustment of Status (I-485) first, then once approved, complete the (I-130)? Or do both forms need to be filed at the same time?

Ms Grace I Gardiner
Ms Grace I Gardiner answered on Jun 17, 2019

I agree with the previous attorney based on the phrasing of your question you then to speak with an experienced immigration attorney

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2 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for Arizona on
Q: Can I (a US Citizen) petition my step daughter?
Ms Grace I Gardiner
Ms Grace I Gardiner answered on May 22, 2019

If the marriage took place before the child’s 18th birthday you certainly can apply for her green card

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1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law on
Q: My mother who is a LPR married a USA citizen. Can the USA citizen petition
Ms Grace I Gardiner
Ms Grace I Gardiner answered on Apr 1, 2019

Will need more information to answer the question

3 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for North Carolina on
Q: My daughter has a boyfriend from Canada, who really wants to come here, so they can be together. What can they do?
Ms Grace I Gardiner
Ms Grace I Gardiner answered on Mar 23, 2019

She can apply for a fiance visa if she has visited him there at least once in the last two years. There are several other requirements so she should speak with an experienced immigration attorney

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3 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law on
Q: So i met this filipina girl here in usa she was on a tourist visa to attend her sister wedding here . Can i marry her ?

We have really hit it off an i would like to marry her if i do will we have to file for a spouse visa ?

Ms Grace I Gardiner
Ms Grace I Gardiner answered on Jan 29, 2019

Yes you will have to file for a spouse visa if you want her to stay in the USA. Please insure however that you wait at least 90 days before marrying her otherwise immigration can or may allege marriage fraud on her part. If you have additional questions you can call us at 8139616119

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4 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for New York on
Q: Hi. I've been a permanent resident of the U.S. since 1970. Sometime between 1983 and 85 I got married but then divorced.

I have nothing proving marriage or divorce. Will it be hard for me to become a U.S. Citizen? Please help. Thank you.

Ms Grace I Gardiner
Ms Grace I Gardiner answered on Dec 23, 2018

Go to the county where you think you got married and same for the divorce and request a copy of each and then hire an attorney to help you compile the rest of the documents needed in order to apply for your citizenship

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1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Massachusetts on
Q: Possible to marry an immigrant legally months before the wedding to obtain legal status, so honeymoon can be out of U.S

Will begin living together only after the wedding.

Ms Grace I Gardiner
Ms Grace I Gardiner answered on Dec 17, 2018

It’s possible but one of the questions asked is about what address you live at and when did you begin living together

If you are not living together immigration will assume the marriage is for immigration benefits. Uscis sometimes randomly run bed checks. I advise filing after you are...
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1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Massachusetts on
Q: So I just found out that my girlfriend is an illegal immigrant. She overstated her visa by over a year.

She hasn’t consulted a lawyer. What are her options? She’s planning on going back home. If she does that what will be my options to get her back in the country if we stay together?

Ms Grace I Gardiner
Ms Grace I Gardiner answered on Dec 17, 2018

If you were planning on marrying her I suggest she stays and you apply for her green card. If she leaves now she faces a ten year bar and you will have to prove extreme and exceptional hardship to you to overcome her unlawful presence

I suggest you call my office at 8139616119 for further...
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