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Q: Hello, can I married my boyfriend who is a US citizen with my B1/B2visa?

Hello, we are planning to get married my boyfriend, who is a U.S citizen and me. We were planning to get married on september, but due the Corona , the border is closed and I cannot enter the United Stated with my tourist Visa. I have a B1/B2 visa that expires on April 2021 and I also have a... Read more »

Hector E. Quiroga
Hector E. Quiroga answered on Aug 10, 2020

You aren’t supposed to enter the US to get married on a tourist visa. If you are questioned at the border, and it becomes clear that you plan to marry once you enter the US, your visa could be revoked, and you could be banned from entering the US for 5 years.

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Q: My business partner lied on his DS-160 form in 2013 while applying for b1/b2.

My brother lied in his DS-160 form in 2013 while applying for b1/b2. He mentioned fake college name and degree in the form.The same info was repeated again in 2018 while filling DS-160 while renewing b1/b2 .He still has valid b1/b2 but is worried about future and wants to amend the mistake he made... Read more »

Adan Vega
Adan Vega answered on Jul 25, 2020

Your brother will require a waiver in requesting a non- immigrant visa or resident status. I recommend that you engage an experienced immigration attorney to assist and guide your brother.

Good luck to you.

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Q: What is the average processing time for me a US citizen to get a green card for my wife who has over stayed her visa?
Stephen Arnold Black
Stephen Arnold Black answered on Jul 12, 2020

As a US citizen spouse sponsoring a foreign national, your wife would be considered an immediate relative. Currently it’s taking about a year from the filing until the interview date but maybe longer due to the covid crisis.

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Q: Dual citizenship last name mismatch between 2 passports due to marriage. How to prove that both names are mine?

On passport of my origin country i have my maiden last name and on US passport i have my maiden last name + my married last name. The marriage happened in my country of origin, but later on, my husband changed his last name to reflect his biological father's last name trough the US court, so... Read more »

Amanda B Cook
Amanda B Cook answered on May 19, 2020

It's difficult to tell whether you are asking about US policies or the policies of your home country. If your home country is the one giving you the problem, then you need to speak to a lawyer who is licensed there. But generally speaking, you need to follow the paper trail. That means you... Read more »

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Q: What determines the length of stay on B2 visa - the stamp on passport and I-94 or is it fixed to max of 6 months?

Hello, my mom is an Indian Citizen and came to US in Nov 2019 on B2 visa. She was supposed to go back in Mar 2020 but due to Corona all the flights were cancelled. So now she is here and will be staying at least till june. By June she would have passed 6 months/180 days of stay in US. On her... Read more »

Adan Vega
Adan Vega answered on Apr 28, 2020

The FORM I-94 controls the period of time that the visitor can remain lawfully in the U.S.

Prior to the expiration of the B-2 status, your mother should proceed to file the FORM I-539 with USCIS to request an extension of the B-2 status.

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Q: Will cash assistance harm my spouse when applying for his green card? I obtain that assistance and not him.

Good morning, I have a quick question in regards to TANF/welfare. I’m a US Citizen if I have applied for government assistance while dating my future spouse whom I’m planning to petition.

Stephen Arnold Black
Stephen Arnold Black answered on Apr 27, 2020

You will still be able to sponsor him but you will need a joint financial sponsor to assist you with the case.

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Q: Is working as an exotic dancer illegal without an work authorization but i am currently married?

If yes, then why would the city of Phoenix grant the exoctic dancer license with only marriage certificate and K Visa?

Robert Roy Klein
Robert Roy Klein answered on Apr 15, 2020

Yes, it's illegal to work any job without authorization.

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Q: If a illegal immigrant has EDC Court , what will most likely happened on that day
Adan Vega
Adan Vega answered on Mar 18, 2020

At an Early Disposition Court session, you as a defendant will be arraigned, and a plea agreement will be offered by the County Attorney. If you accept the plea agreement, sentencing will occur that day or at an EDC session. If you do not accept the offered plea agreement, you will be allowed time... Read more »

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Q: Can my boyfriend and i get married now? She is american us citizen, and I'm only a green card holder for more than 3yrs

Would that affect any of my papers on process in the immigration?

Adan Vega
Adan Vega answered on Feb 12, 2020

A marriage between a U.S. citizen and a resident does not impact a process such as the FORM N-400 that you may have pending with USCIS.

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Q: Do we need a wedding ceremony or can we get court marrieage or signed by our preist for GC?

My fiance and I've been in relastionship for more than a year. We are living together (6+ months) and engaged for about 3+ months. She is a US citizen and has never been married. Has a 6 year old kid. Both of us have good jobs. I'm currently on H1-B and never out of status. My GC is filed... Read more »

Hector E. Quiroga
Hector E. Quiroga answered on Jan 14, 2020

Either a court marriage or a church marriage, as long as it is recognized by the state, are valid marriages. It doesn’t have to be a big affair.

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Q: Naturalization form asks if spouse is working, would affirming he works affect his immigration case?

How can I answer this question so it does not affect our immigration cases? I don't want him to to be persecuted; he is currently in process for becoming a resident, and is just waiting for his priority date.

Laurel Deborah Scott
Laurel Deborah Scott answered on Dec 31, 2019

Well, the facts are the facts. If you are asking whether you should like on your N-400, my answer obviously is "no". Don't like on your N-400. If you are asking whether he has adverse facts in his case, then "yes", he probably does. How adverse that information is... Read more »

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Q: Us citizenship for my daughter

I am a US citizen living and working in the states, my daughter was born in the UK and has a british citizenship. The US embassy in the UK denied her application because they believe I did not provide sufficient documentation regarding my 5 years of physical presence in the US.

My daughter... Read more »

Masoud Jahani
Masoud Jahani answered on Dec 14, 2019

The subject of your question comes under derivative citizenship. You may have applied by filing an I-130 petition and you were asked for supporting documents.

The requirements for derivative citizenship are below:

A child born outside of the United States automatically becomes a...
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Q: Can I petition my fiance from the philippines after I get my US Citizenship?
Denise Anderson
Denise Anderson answered on Sep 27, 2019

Yes, you can file a petition for your fiance after you obtain your U.S. Citizenship. I recommend that you speak with an Immigration attorney who can explain the options that are available for you as it pertains to filing for your fiance.

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1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law, Education Law and Public Benefits for Arizona on
Q: I'm a senior in college and I've been using FAFSA ever since freshman year. Will that hinder my citizenship application?

I've never failed any classes. I'm actually an honor roll student and have been awarded scholarships.

Kevin L Dixler
Kevin L Dixler answered on Aug 13, 2019

If you have falsely claimed to be a U. S. citizen on the FAFSA, among other issues, you can be placed in removal proceedings for deportation.

I strongly recommend an appointment or teleconference with a competent and experienced immigration attorney before there are any complications. Good luck.

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Q: I am a US citizen and trying to marry an illegal immigrant will we have problems?

We live in Arizona what is the full process of getting married here?You

I am trying to get married. My boyfriend is illegal but has a passport and I have my ID..if we go to get the marriage license will we have problems? If not then once we have the marriage license will there be any... Read more »

Anthony M. Avery
Anthony M. Avery answered on Jun 12, 2019

Most States will allow the Marriage. But the problems come later, such

as whether he can work, bank, build up Social Security for his Dependents...etc. If he is deported, it may be a nightmare without end for you and your Family. I suggest he obtain competent immigration counsel and...
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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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Q: Does owning U.S. property help in an immigration case?

My boyfriend is from another country and has a green card with conditions from a previous marriage of 1.5 years. He wants those conditions removed. I own a home, and he wants me to put him on the deed as he says owning property in America will help his case. Is this true?

Hector E. Quiroga
Hector E. Quiroga answered on Apr 9, 2019

Under his circumstances, no. Your boyfriend needs to show that, in spite of the divorce, he and his first wife entered into marriage for love and not to circumvent immigration laws. Because he’s divorced, he should be able to file the necessary form at any time. He might want to talk with an... Read more »

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Q: Would an old exclusion order prevent me from getting TSA pre flight and/or a passport?

I received an exclusion order from Canada on 7/09/14. A company I was working for asked if myself and several others could go up to Canada to help a work crew and that everything was taken care of. Upon arrival at the border we were told we couldn't enter due to the fact we didn't have... Read more »

Hector E. Quiroga
Hector E. Quiroga answered on Apr 1, 2019

It won’t prevent you from getting a passport. It shouldn’t prevent you from getting TSA Preflight. There was no conviction.

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Arizona on
Q: Got denied citizenship based on my entry

Hi, i entered the US in 2010 with green card, petitioned by my dad (US citizen) as unmarried son. However, i got married 14 days before i entered. Its been almost 9 years and i have petitioned for my wife, she got here in 2013 and we have 2 kids now(both US Citizens) i went for my naturalization... Read more »

Kevin L Dixler
Kevin L Dixler answered on Mar 22, 2019

You voided your visa category upon marriage, so you lacked the required status upon admission. The 1st preference category is “unmarried” child over 21 years of a U. S. Citizen.

I strongly recommend an appointment or teleconference with a competent and experienced immigration attorney...
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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Immigration Law for Arizona on
Q: I'm a green card holder since 2000 and I submitted my application for Naturalization. Need advise.

I'm currently in the middle of the process for Naturalization with my biometrics scheduled in a few weeks. I'm worried that my conviction in 2013 will cause a problem with my application. I was arrested and jailed for less than 24 hours for possession of paraphernalia. The judge reduced... Read more »

Kelli Y Allen
Kelli Y Allen answered on Mar 20, 2019

You need to have an immigration attorney review a copy of the judgment to determine what risks you may incur in applying for naturalization. There is a fairly high chance that the conviction may make you removable.

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