As a U.S. citizen, your ability to "invite" someone who is not a family member to immigrate to the U.S. is limited. The main avenues available for sponsoring someone for immigration are family-based and employment-based sponsorships; without a family relationship or an employer-employee...View More
I know someone in another country who is a mechanical engineer with 5 years experience. He is willing to work in his field but will also consider an unskilled job since it might be difficult to get an H1B visa in his field in the US. How does he find the dirty jobs that often go unfilled in the US... View More
To find employment in the U.S., your friend has multiple visa options such as H-1B for specialized employment, or H-2B for seasonal or temporary non-agricultural work. For jobs that are often unfilled, employers who are open to hiring foreign workers may petition for H-2B visas. Networking, online...View More
Hello, I have had a green card since 2015 through my parent's immigrant classification as a child of an alien. My parent obtained residency through my uncle, who is a citizen. However, my parent never entered the country for financial circumstances. I have been living here in the United States... View More
You should consult with an immigration attorney who would have to review the denial to determine if USCIS is legally incorrect in their reasoning; you only have 30 days (33 days if mailed) from the date of the denial to file the N-336.
To determine whether you are entitled to apply for I-212 and I-601 under the new law, it would be best to consult official sources such as the USCIS website or seek guidance from an immigration attorney.
It's worth noting that the eligibility criteria and application processes for...View More
Would this be a problem and prevent me from applying for a green card again in the future? I left the US without advance parole so application is probably already abandoned but they still sent an interview date. Should this be included in the letter? Is the reason that now I’m pursuing further... View More
Would this be a problem and prevent me from applying for a green card again in the future?
The bar at 204(c) specifically refers to a marriage entered into for the purpose of obtaining permanent resident in the United States. If the USCIS determines that you fraudulently entered into the...View More
I have been having daca since I was 17 yrs old. Married to USC and have an approved i-130. I am planning to file a i601a waiver because I dont want to file an adjustment of status. I believe advanced parole is too risky if they don’t let me back in the country. But the question is…I haven’t... View More
Both strategies advance parole, and 601a are incorrect. Since you have not accrued unlawful presence as you received DACA before turning 18 y.o., there is no need to file a waiver and you might qualify to file for adjustment of status forthwith. I recommend that you seek consultation with an...View More
I currently have daca and have been having it since before I turned 18. I am currently married to a US Citizen and have an approved 1-130. I do not want to take the risk of applying for advanced parole and then filing i-485. I would like to apply for the i601 a waiver.
The eligibility for the I-601A waiver, also known as the Provisional Unlawful Presence Waiver, is determined by specific criteria. While it is typically used in conjunction with the adjustment of status process, it may still be possible to apply for the waiver without filing the I-485 application....View More
In 2015 my wife submitted an affidavit of support for her mother but due to her low income, I had to give her a supporting affidavit of support. In 2016 my mother-in-law came to the US. Ever since she has been here, she has created a lot of rift between me and my wife.
Legally you may have the right to keep her out of your home but obviously this will create issues with your wife who really should be on board with you and help protect you from her abuse. Nobody deserves to be mistreated. Perhaps you can find an apartment of your own while she’s in town and tell...View More
If your birth date is incorrect on your Employment Authorization Card, you should take steps to correct it as soon as possible. This can be done by filing Form I-90, Application to Replace Permanent Resident Card, with the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). The form can be...View More
My application was first denied because we did not attend interview and they called it a no-show. We had asked for a reschedule so we filed a motion to reconsider. It was approved and they’ve sent a new date but I’m not in the country anymore and I didn’t leave with Advance Parole. I don’t... View More
If you wish to withdraw your marriage green card immigration petition, you may do so by submitting a written request to the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). It is important to note that there are potential consequences of withdrawing your petition, and you may be barred...View More
You have to file Form I-90 to receive a new card with the correct information. If it was USCIS error, meaning your date of birth was listed correctly in the application but USCIS input it incorrectly, then you have to mail in your original green card and do not need to pay the filing fee. If,...View More
I'm a legal permanent resident since last year residing in Buffalo, NY. My job, however is about an hour away in Hamilton, ON (Canada). I cross the border 2 to 3 times a week and sometimes return the same day and other times I stay in Canada for a couple of days as it is a hybrid position... View More
To apply for U.S. citizenship, you must meet certain eligibility requirements, including a physical presence requirement. Specifically, you must have been physically present in the United States for at least 30 months out of the five years immediately preceding your citizenship application....View More
In 2018, New Jersey Governor Murphy signed a bill into law that would prohibit anyone under the age of 18 from marrying or entering into a civil union. As of July 2022, seven U.S. states have banned underage marriages, with no exception, including New Jersey.
The "immigration proceedings" referred to in the I-130 form typically includes formal legal proceedings initiated by the government to remove a non-citizen from the United States, such as removal proceedings, exclusion proceedings, deportation proceedings, rescission proceedings, and...View More
If you are trying to renew your Temporary Protected Status (TPS) and have encountered a question about the expiration date of your authorized stay, it is highly recommended that you seek the assistance of a legal professional. The correct answer to this question can have a significant impact on...View More
If you are representing yourself at least you appreciate that you are doing something wrong. If you have representation, the discretion being used, that is, the advocacy and time spent to present the request seems to be ineffective or insufficient based upon the immigration judge's...View More
What should I do next to get my deportation order removed? some advised me to do a joint motion and some advised me to do prosecutorial discreation (I have no criminal records). This is our first marriage for both of us.
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