How will this new law that florida passed effect my employee and my business. He is worried about perhaps having to leave florida
answered on Jun 1, 2023
You should likely schedule a consultation with a competent and experienced immigration attorney who can discuss the details in a private setting. Does your employee "who isn't documented" have lawful work authorization, such as employment authorization through DACA (Deferred Action... Read more »
I was granted TPS back in 2022. My previous TPS expired on 02/03/2023. I applied for the TPS renewal on 03/12/2023 and this application is still pending. I am now trying to apply for an EAD card but I need to know if, when applying, I must indicate that my tps status was granted or is it pending?
I am on a I-130 case (my father's wife was filed for by her US citizen dad)that was approved in 2019 but i wasn't given the opportunity to get processed by my parents even though USCIS provided an option to us to continue with me on the case. This decision was taken due to my age at the... Read more »
answered on May 30, 2023
As a green card holder, your father can file an I-130 petition for you, as long as you are unmarried. Visa availability depends on what country you are from and you can check the Visa Bulletin for an idea of how many years it will take for a visa to become available to you:... Read more »
My friend has been working for a company for a little shy of a month now and thier employer's have never asked him to fill out an I-9 form. They have been getting paid (direct deposit actually) bi-weekly. I'm worried about him getting in trouble for it.
answered on May 23, 2023
Relax. The rules re: I-9 forms put penalties on the Employer, not the employee. If your friend is really worried, you can always download an I-9 from the IRS and fill it out to submit to the employer. Keep a dated copy. BUT if the employer is not asking for it and is not taking out employment... Read more »
Hello, I have a friend who came over as a one year old and she is now 22, legally married to an American citizen and is expecting their first child. She only has her foreign passport since she came over without consent as a baby. What are the steps she has to take to get her citizenship? She would... Read more »
answered on May 22, 2023
Before seeking citizenship through naturalization, she would need to first apply for U.S. legal permanent resident status. Whether she entered on a visa and overstayed or entered without inspection will dictate which path the case takes. If she entered originally through an official port of entry... Read more »
Im a US citizen, i sponsored my first husband back in 2009 ,he got his green card at the beginning of 2011 and then problems started between us right after he got his PR so i divorced him in dec of 2012, i got married again in 2018 and i would like to sponsor my second husband this year for a PR,... Read more »
answered on May 22, 2023
The fact that one has previously sponsored an ex-spouse does not automatically foreclose sponsoring a second spouse. USCIS will simply look at your facts to make sure this is not, e.g., a pattern and practice of marrying foreign individuals, for example, to earn money. The measure for approval... Read more »
However, during his last visit, he kidnapped the 6 month old child from her mother while the mom went on an errand, and bought the child to the US. There’s been no communication between them. He got a US passport for the child and snuck her off. Mom was still breastfeeding the baby. What can the... Read more »
answered on May 16, 2023
I'm really sorry to hear about this distressing situation. International child abduction cases are complex and require immediate attention. Here are some general steps the mother can consider taking:
Contact local law enforcement: The mother should immediately report the abduction to... Read more »
my green card expires in 4 days, I applied Form I-751 3 months ago, but still have not received notice of action. I already submitted the case inquiry but still nothing.
answered on May 9, 2023
If you have tried the USCIS applicant service options listed above but still need help resolving a problem with an application or petition, you can ask the Ombudsman’s Office for help by taking the following steps:
Please submit all evidence or information regarding the efforts taken to... Read more »
But also he needs a Sponsor; what are the sponsor responsabilities if he goes out? What if my cousin decides not showing up to the hearings, or not paying his debts? Thank you.
answered on Apr 29, 2023
If your cousin is released from an Immigration Detention Center in Florida on bond, he may require a sponsor to provide financial support and ensure that he appears at all required immigration hearings. The sponsor is generally required to sign a Form I-864, Affidavit of Support, and assumes... Read more »
He had his first hearing already, and the next one will be May 1st. He doesnt have a lawyer ( too expensive) , and I really think he's going to be deported. My question is : Is he still on time of signing a self deportation, or is too late?
answered on Apr 18, 2023
It is difficult to determine if it is too late for your cousin to sign a self-deportation agreement without knowing more details about his case. However, self-deportation is not always the best option and it is important for your cousin to understand all of his legal options before making any... Read more »
Nephew’s mom (Aunt’s sister) is no longer alive.
answered on Apr 9, 2023
It is possible for an aunt to sponsor her nephew for residency in the United States, but there are certain requirements that must be met. The aunt would need to be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident and meet the minimum income requirements to sponsor her nephew.
If the nephew's... Read more »
I am on a visa and therefore would like an "immigration-safe" outcome of the case. Is it possible to reduce my misdemeanor charge for petit theft of $55 to an infraction in Florida? If not, do you recommend anything else to not be convicted under USCIS law? I am a first-time offender.
answered on Mar 21, 2023
Consult with a competent and experienced immigration attorney and be prepared to provide copies of your criminal case documents for analysis. If the charge is the petit theft statute (and not the retail theft statute), there is actually good case law as it relates to such an offense NOT being a... Read more »
I am Cuban and came here through the border in September 2022. USCIS gave me a I220A with Court's date in March 2024. I applied for asylum in November 2022, but I have not received any answer yet. I would know about my options and if would be possible legal representation from a pro bono... Read more »
answered on Mar 17, 2023
Unfortunately, the government does not provide free attorneys in removal proceedings. If you are trying to find an attorney to represent you pro bono you have to try contacting the organizations and individual attorneys listed on the Free Legal Services provider list you would have been given when... Read more »
I am in the process of petitioning my mom. The last name in her birth record is De leon while in my birth record her last name is Deleon. Is it going to be a problem?
answered on Mar 24, 2023
No, that should not be a problem. If she is going to be applying for an immigrant visa abroad, the Department of State typically uses the name as written on the passport so you can check the spacing on her passport and write her name on the forms as it is reflected on the passport. The different... Read more »
I just received NVC welcome letter today, and my passport with visitor visa yesterday, from two separate sources, what should I do next?
answered on Mar 11, 2023
If you have received an approved Form I-130 petition and now have a visitor visa, you may have two options available to you for obtaining permanent residence in the United States: adjustment of status or consular processing.
Adjustment of status is a process that allows individuals who are... Read more »
My internship from privet company please help
answered on Mar 11, 2023
If you have an internship offer from a private company, you may be eligible for other visa categories in addition to the J1 visa. The most common alternatives to the J1 visa for internships are the H-1B, L-1, or TN visas, depending on your specific situation.
The H-1B visa is available to... Read more »
hi My wife is gonna come to us on a J1 visa I'm a us citizen already we got married overseas can I file her paperwork to stay in US if wanna file an i130 form should be going to court and marriage again in the US or using the marriage paperwork from the overseas
answered on Mar 9, 2023
You have to look and see if her J visa is “subject “ to or not. If not you can process your case and wait in the US during the process. If she is “subject” to then she will require a waiver of the 2 year foreign residency requirement.
He doesnt have a lawyer ( I learn from another question in your website, that he doesn't have the right for a free one), but I wonder if in that first hearing he should have one already, or he can ask the Judge for more time to get one? Im not sure what that first hearing is for. He came to... Read more »
answered on Mar 8, 2023
You should definitely get him a skilled immigration lawyer. You can see if any non profits in your area do removal work but you will likely have to take out a loan or something to pay a private one as most non profits are over capacity and/or don’t handle removal work. If this is his first master... Read more »
My cousin is at Broward detention center (Immigration center) He's been illegal here for 22 years, no wife, no kids. He has a brother who's a Resident ( who had medical problems, and a lot of medical bills ) and a niece who's a citizen. He never filled his taxes ( maybe just a couple... Read more »
answered on Mar 7, 2023
He is not eligible to have a free legal counsel as that only attaches to criminal cases not administrative immigration proceedings.
He must retain a local immigration counsel without any delay as his future will be permanently affected by removal proceedings.
Is there anything that can be done if the court date is one month before my year in this country?
answered on Mar 8, 2023
You last entered the U.S. on June 06, 22 and your hearing date before an immigration judge is on May 05, 23.
There might be several things that can be done in your case, but I need more facts. But for certain, you must notify the court of any changes in your address and contact... Read more »
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