Arkansas Immigration Law Questions & Answers

Q: I’m 19, just got married and want to fix papers for my husband. Am I able to at this age? If so what must I do?

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Arkansas on
Answered on Nov 6, 2018
Hector E. Quiroga's answer
Yes. You must file a visa petition for him. We strongly recommend that you consult with an immigration attorney because exactly what you have to do can depend on a number of factors.

Q: Can I be in the USA via a employer sponsored Visa and have my mother( a US citizen) sponsor me for a green card?

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Arkansas on
Answered on Oct 30, 2018
Hector E. Quiroga's answer
There is nothing that should prevent your mother from filing a visa petition on your behalf while you are working lawfully on an employment visa.

Q: Me my wife have been married for 9 years she is from Sweden and she overstayed her Visa for 5 years now

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Arkansas on
Answered on Jul 27, 2018
Rehim Babaoglu's answer
I would urge you to consult with and hire an immigration lawyer to assist you with this case. Not because I think you’re not capable of handling it, you may will be, but in order for the lawyer to debrief and brief you, analyze, assess and evaluate your case maximize the possibilities for a successful result.

Your question requires too many questions on my part and too many answers on your part before I can even formulate recommendations as to the course(s) of action you should take....

Q: Hello, does buying a house in the US and putting it up for rent make one eligible for a green card?

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Arkansas on
Answered on Jun 12, 2018
Carl Shusterman's answer
No, not at all. Maybe, your confusing this with the EB-5 program.

Like many countries, the U.S. provides a means of entry for wealthy people who will pump money into its economy. This is known as the employment fifth preference—or “EB-5”—immigrant visa, which allows people to obtain permanent residence immediately upon entry to the United States.

However, applicants for a U.S. green card based on investment must not only invest between $500,000 and $1 million in a U.S....

Q: I didn't join my country obligatory military and I was sentenced to pay a fine. Do I lack GMC? Check the info section

2 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for Arkansas on
Answered on Jun 4, 2018
Carl Shusterman's answer
You need to mention this on your N-400, but it probably will not keep you from demonstrating that you have good moral character.

Q: question on concurrent H1-B which is working for multiple employers.

2 Answers | Asked in Employment Law and Immigration Law for Arkansas on
Answered on May 21, 2018
Kevin L Dixler's answer
No attorney can explain in detail how the situation works. That will likely take a paid appointment. What we can state is that you cannot work full time for two employers. In addition, if employer B files an H1b for you, you will likely have to work for employer B, only. Also, if the new job is not substantially similar to the old job, then you can't work until the H-1b visa change of status/employers is approved.

I strongly recommend an appointment or teleconference with a...

Q: Can i stay unlawful or overstay after my i94 expired as i timely file i539 and got receipt before i94 expired?

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Arkansas on
Answered on Mar 5, 2018
Rehim Babaoglu's answer
It depends on your needs or schedule. If you have to leave, your case may be cancelled depending on the facts in your case. If you can stay until you receive approval, fine. You ought to inquire about the delay 1-800-375-5283, also, check with the immigration attorney who drafted the primary H-1B application.

Q: I751 is pending for 5 years. Should I apply for my citizenship? Or what to do?

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Arkansas on
Answered on Feb 6, 2018
Rehim Babaoglu's answer
First, hire an immigration lawyer to advise and represent you. Next, an inquiry has to be made concerning the status of the I-751. ( I suspect it was granted or denied & you never received the notice.) Third, yes you can file an N-400 petition, but the I-751 has to be approved before your N-400 can be. Get a lawyer.

Q: I am a US citizen wanting to bring my fiancée from Bangladesh. What is the fastest way for her to immigrate here?

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Arkansas on
Answered on Jan 27, 2018
Rehim Babaoglu's answer
I would urge you to consult with and hire an immigration lawyer to assist you with this case. Not because I think you’re not capable of handling it, you may will be, but in order for the lawyer to debrief and brief you, analyze, assess and evaluate your case and maximize the possibilities for a successful result. Your question requires too many questions on my part and too many answers on your part before I can even formulate recommendations as to the course(s) of action you should take....

Q: I want to petition for my Dad to come to the U.S. Should I fill out the I-130 Form even if he has felonies?

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Arkansas on
Answered on Oct 23, 2017
Rehim Babaoglu's answer
If he has multiple felonies, I don't believe he would be admissible to the United States.

Q: Can I legally abandon my conditional green card and reapply for a green card later on in life?

2 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for Arkansas on
Answered on Oct 23, 2017
Rehim Babaoglu's answer
Why not apply for a re-entry permit to preserve your residency card? If your husband has been assigned to work abroad by his employer you may be able to keep your card. Otherwise, yes, he can petition for you again, but this time for a 10 year card.

Q: I am from the marshal islands, how do I gain US citizenship?

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Arkansas on
Answered on Apr 10, 2017
Rehim Babaoglu's answer
First you must obtain U.S. permanent residency (green card) status through employer or immediate family sponsorships. Thereafter, you may apply for citizenship in 5 or 3 years. You should consult with an immigration lawyer to advise you.

Q: 1.Consequences of lying to an ICE investigation officer? 2.Can I Apply for a Waiver for this case?

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Arkansas on
Answered on Apr 3, 2017
Kyndra Mulder's answer
You can file a fraud waiver. Whether yu will be successful is another matter.

Q: Hello! Ive been in USA in past 5 years and im ready to apply for my Citizenship

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Arkansas on
Answered on Feb 19, 2017
Matthew J Hartnett's answer
If you have been married to US citizen for 3 years, you can apply based on your spouse. Otherwise, as you already stated, it needs to be 5 years. USCIS has scrutinized N400s (naturalizations) more closely over the last few years. I would recommend working with an immigration attorney.

Q: I got my GC in 2011 through "follow to join process" from my husband (he self sponsored his GC as a skilled worker).

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Arkansas on
Answered on Feb 9, 2017
Rehim Babaoglu's answer
File based on your own green card history; you do not qualify for the 3 year natz.

Q: My spouse overstayed his Visa but we need to fix an error on his I-94 at a CBP office. Will he be arrested for overstay?

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Arkansas on
Answered on Jan 24, 2017
Rehim Babaoglu's answer
First determine if he has a new I-94. Viz: https://i94.cbp.dhs.gov/I94/#/home If no info there, take your proof of lawful entry to CBP office.

Q: I cosponsored with my friend, with an I-864. Now I intend to sponsor my spouse on an I-130. Will that have affect?

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Arkansas on
Answered on Jan 10, 2017
Kyndra Mulder's answer
The only effect is that you must name the initial immigrant you sponsored as a dependent on the I-864 for your spouse - unless requirements have been met so that you are no longer responsible. This means your income must be greater.

Q: Can we work on pending H4 EAD application based on H1b spouse's I140 petition? H1B/ H4 extension also pending with USCIS

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Arkansas on
Answered on Nov 4, 2016
Rehim Babaoglu's answer
No, safer to wait until I-765s are approved. Check w/your immigration lawyer.

Q: What is the best way to file for green card for someone that is married to a US citizen and is on F1 visa?

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Arkansas on
Answered on Sep 1, 2016
Rehim Babaoglu's answer
I would urge you to consult with and hire an immigration lawyer to assist you with this case. Not because I think you’re not capable of handling it, you may will be, but in order for the lawyer to debrief and brief you, analyze, assess and evaluate your case in order to maximize the possibilities for a successful result. Gather your original birth/ marriage/divorce/death certificates and English translation and consult w/an immigration attorney.

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