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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Immigration Law for Connecticut on
Q: I was wondering can someone legally keep my citizenship documents and refuse to give it to me?
Alexander Ivakhnenko
Alexander Ivakhnenko answered on Feb 18, 2022

It depends.

If there is a pending criminal case the judge may order a defendant to surrender one's passport. Secondly, a minor under 18 may not request one's passport for any reason from one's custodial parents or legal guardians.

If someone crosses the border and...
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2 Answers | Asked in Family Law and Immigration Law for Connecticut on
Q: I do got engaged from foreign country I want to know how to call her here for marriage
Nadine C. Atkinson-Flowers
Nadine C. Atkinson-Flowers answered on Jan 22, 2022

You can bring her here on a fiance visa. That visa allows her to come here and you can get married within 90 days. You complete the various paperwork necessary for the application and submit it to USCIS and she gets an interview at the consulate in her country when the application is approved. At... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Connecticut on
Q: If you were brought to the US by your mother who is a permanent resident with a green card and you also

If you were brought to the US by your mother

who is a permanent resident with a green card

and you also got a green card but your mum has

an issue to travel does that affect you too not to

travel

Adan Vega
Adan Vega answered on Jan 20, 2022

Your parent's impediments for traveling abroad and back to the U.S. are not going to be obstacles for you unless your parent acquired the immigrant visa by fraud and you derived your status from your parent.

2 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for Connecticut on
Q: Is it illegal to scam someone with a promise of marriage to get citizenship in the US?

I am a senior on ssi for a disability. Fter spending a large amount of money then paying for citizenship in the US I was treated very bad and blocked then to be told she would talk to me if I sent her money again.

Kevin L Dixler
Kevin L Dixler answered on Jan 5, 2022

It is unclear how you are getting SSI Disability, since you seem unqualified, but more information is needed!

There must be reciprocal love and mutual moral support between a couple in order to commit to marriage as a matter of immigration law. If a foreigner marries a U.S. citizen...
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2 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for Connecticut on
Q: I have a friend from Brazil in the united states on a tourist visa. She was engaged but they have broken up.

Her sponsor is her ex's sister. They have been mistreating her and trying to get her to go back to him. There has not been physical violence but she works with her sponsor. She only wants out of her sponsor. She works hard and wants to stay in the united states but doesn't know what she... Read more »

Nadine C. Atkinson-Flowers
Nadine C. Atkinson-Flowers answered on Dec 31, 2021

Your friend needs to make sure she has her passport with her at all times to avoid any problems with the sponsor. You mention she has a sponsor but is on a visitor's visa and that she was engaged. Usually someone on a visitor's visa does not need a sponsor so it is a bit confusing when... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for Connecticut on
Q: Can daca holder who came to the age of 14 whose daca was aproved since it came out apply for green card after many years

Moved to the state in 2003

Agnes Jury
Agnes Jury answered on Dec 9, 2021

Not based on DACA alone. Best wishes!

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2 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for Connecticut on
Q: an Humanitarian visa can get denied because the reason is chronic depression?

- My mom lives is venezuela right now

- she does not have a tourist visa

- I will become a USA citizen in a few months

- I work as engineer in USA

- My mom take medication for depression

- my mom has a sister who committed suicide

- my mom is... Read more »

Alexander Ivakhnenko
Alexander Ivakhnenko answered on Nov 25, 2021

You present a very long list of legal and personal issues that should be directed to a licensed practicing attorney familiar with that area of immigration law. Consider meeting in person or remotely via conference call or zoom.

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3 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for Connecticut on
Q: Overstay for 28 years. Married to a US citizen since 2016. Can I adjust my status after so long? Is it worth trying?
Kyndra L Mulder
Kyndra L Mulder answered on Oct 4, 2021

Provided you were lawfully admitted into the USA 28 years go you may adjust status through your USC spouse assuming you meet all other requirements.

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1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Connecticut on
Q: Do I need an affidavit of support or having worked in the US for 20+ years is enough?

My American citizen child just turned 21 and is going to petition me to get a green card. He is a college student so he doesn't have the income for the affidavit of support. I don't have anybody else I could ask this for, it's very intrusive. The USCIS site says I don't need the... Read more »

Agnes Jury
Agnes Jury answered on Jun 18, 2021

Your son needs to complete the Affidavit of Support but your income can be counted towards the minimum income required so you won't need another sponsor. If you are doing the Adjustment of Status on your own, I strongly encourage you to at least consult with an immigration attorney to make... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for Connecticut on
Q: Hello, Thank you for your time :)

my father lives in Greece, is Georgian citizen. I am applying I-130 for him, how should I answer the question Was the beneficiary EVER in immigration proceedings? as he has never been in states, but he has been an lawful residence in Greece . And never had any issues with immigration in Greece .... Read more »

Nadine C. Atkinson-Flowers
Nadine C. Atkinson-Flowers answered on Jun 1, 2021

It refers to proceedings in the USA. Good luck!

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1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Connecticut on
Q: My husband got visa refused on October 25th,2020 because he is firs-cousin married. After all, I was residing in Texas.

Now I move to Connecticut because they allow this marriage and I sent all new domicile to them in CEAC, I contact the US embassy in Sudan. They told me just wait about my case because my husband has been case refused for 6 months now. his medical exam already expired on April 8th, 2021, the US... Read more »

Kyndra L Mulder
Kyndra L Mulder answered on Apr 25, 2021

The law that governs decisions regarding immigration is found in the Immigration and Nationality Act. This is federal and not state law.

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Connecticut on
Q: USCIS not sending receipt for reentry permit

Hi, I'm an LPR of 28 years and had to go abroad to help my sick and old parents, with an I-131, 2-year reentry permit that just expired. I came back 2 months ago to file for a new but have not even gotten the receipt note. I've found that there are severe delays, no oversight, no follow... Read more »

Nareshwar Singh Virdi
Nareshwar Singh Virdi answered on Feb 17, 2021

Unfortunately, this is the reality that we live in. Our firm can assist in following up on the issue and to seek some resolution. However, given the pandemic and changing political climate, the situation is totally unpredictable.

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Connecticut on
Q: Can I apply for Naturalization with a first DUI offense I got in CT 2 years ago.

Legal question. I got my first dui November 2019 in CT-no accident involved. My criminal lawyer said that they will seal the case and wont show up in my record. Because of covid they kept suspending my case until now and the court hasn’t have happened yet. In August 20’ I made 5 years in US... Read more »

Kyndra L Mulder
Kyndra L Mulder answered on Jan 27, 2021

You will not be granted naturalization with a pending DUI.

even though the case may be sealed and not on your record you must answer yes to the question whether you have ever been arrested and convicted. you must furnish a complete certified c opy of the record to the USCIS.

There...
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3 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for Connecticut on
Q: N-400.

Hello there,

My mother just went to her second naturalization interview because she failed the civic portion the first time.

The officer told me she passed the civic but still had to deny her because she doesn't speak English? I'm so lost and confused and don't know... Read more »

John Alexander Bates
John Alexander Bates answered on Jul 7, 2020

The ability to speak and read English is a requirement for becoming a US Citizen. It does seem unfortunate they did not tell you this the first time. You may be able to appeal this decision or file a lawsuit in Federal Court.

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2 Answers | Asked in DUI / DWI and Immigration Law for Connecticut on
Q: I got arrested for my first DUI back in November 19, the judge sealed my case and now I want to apply for citizenship.

I got a green card 5 years ago through the dv lottery. I want to know if I will have a problem at the interview since I got arrested, but I didn’t got charged at the court.

John Alexander Bates
John Alexander Bates answered on Apr 10, 2020

Yes, you will have a problem. Generally you have to wait five years after your criminal disposition to apply for citizenship.

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1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Connecticut on
Q: Defensive asylum in removal?

I was placed in removal proceedings and was bond out due to overstayed visa . My background and record are clean 0 violations.

I filed defensive asylum reason we came here all family we were prosecuted and had fear threatening political group. My dad was One of the groups member we were... Read more »

Hector E. Quiroga
Hector E. Quiroga answered on Jan 2, 2020

Your best bet is to hire an attorney to represent you in this process.

3 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for Connecticut on
Q: Defensive asylum in removal and individual hearing Is coming in 6 months . Married to us citizen and filed I-130?

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 »

Ebenezer Appiagyei
Ebenezer Appiagyei answered on Jan 1, 2020

It depends. USCIS generally requires An interview for I-130. it is most likely you may have to attend an I-130 interview. If you have solid evidence then you don’t have to worry about an interview. Please consult an Immigration Attorney.

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2 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for Connecticut on
Q: Pending adjustment of status and speeding ticket?

I have adjustment of status pending. My record is clean

Deron Edward Smallcomb
Deron Edward Smallcomb answered on Nov 7, 2019

A speeding ticket is an infraction, not a misdemeanor or felony. You should be fine.

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3 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for Connecticut on
Q: Removal proceedings married to usc age gap ?

I married to usc in removal proceedings? I’m 24 and she’s 45 we had age gap i have all supporting and clear and convincing documentation.

Joint lease .

Joint accounts .

Joint utilities.

Pics.

401k retirement beneficiary

Life insurance... Read more »

Patricia C. Wall-Santiago
Patricia C. Wall-Santiago answered on Oct 15, 2019

Congratulations on your marriage!

First, if the marriage took place after the initiation of removal proceedings, there is a general prohibition under the law to not approved this family petitions unless the petitioner request in writing and with Form I–130. The request must state the...
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1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Connecticut on
Q: Not sure whether to apply for a scholarship that requires you to be a U.S resident or citizen.

If you are an illegal immigrant living in the U.S., can you still apply to a scholarship with the requirements of you being a "U.S citizen or a U.S resident"?

Hector E. Quiroga
Hector E. Quiroga answered on Sep 24, 2019

No. an undocumented immigrant is neither, and falsely claiming US citizenship could prevent you from ever being able to lawfully immigrate to the US.

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