and should be receiving a green card in a few months if everything goes well. We have a business loan under my partners name and I found out that he has been gambling a lot of money from the loan. We talked, but can't find a solution, so I am thinking of getting legal separation or divorce.... Read more »
Your green card should be valid for 10 years (i.e. not a conditional one valid for only 2 years) so your divorce should not cause a problem with respect to your immigration status. Consult with a divorce attorney on how to protect yourself from further damage. Best wishes!
I have only 1 Id card and social and no contact with cult foster parents. I have no way to connect with birth mother. I know my real name, birthdate and want to get ID that reflects this as well as verify that the ID and social I have been using is valid. I am pregnant and want to use my real name... Read more »
My wife got a short term restraining order the day I got arrested for domestic violence. I’m assuming she’s going to divorce me and extend the restraining order. The restraining order I was given says I must move out of the apartment. How do I get my stuff out without breaking the order and... Read more »
You should immediately speak to an immigration lawyer and tell them everything. Since you are not a citizen this becomes very urgent. You will also need a family lawyer regarding the divorce and your child. Do not return to the home until you have spoken with a lawyer as to do so will breach the...Read more »
I applied for an I-130 (petition for alien relative) for my wife back in late August - early September and so far have not heard anything back except that the application was received and accepted. I wanted to know what the process length would typically be like here in Southern California and what... Read more »
Any answer to your question would require more information. Specifically, what was your husband convicted of? If he was convicted of a serious offense, or a drug conviction that rendered him deportable from the US, then, such a conviction would most likely render him inadmissible to any other...Read more »
Filed 485 a year back as derivative of EB2 principal spouse. Spouse now asking me to leave.
Married 20+ years ago, stayed 5 years together in US on H1, had a US born child, then I left for home country, stayed separately (no legal separation), returned to US after a 10 years on B1 to... Read more »
If the spouse writes to USCIS and withdraws the application and makes allegations, and doesn' t go to the interview, the USCIS will have no choice but to terminate your application. Your spouse cannot force you to leave the country but you expose yourself to all sorts of negative issues with...Read more »
She refuses to become a citizen in order to use the affidavit against me. She cleans houses and does not have earned credits, has been lying to the court in our divorce case claiming we were married in 1994 when in reality we married in 2015-as noted on her immigration application. She is... Read more »
stamp in my passport, the Change of status was approved (From an F-1 visa) and everything looks good. I'm also waiting for a decision on my Asylum application (immigrant visa). Waiting for the last interview.
The company that I work for requires some international travel and there is... Read more »
Leaving the United States with a pending asylum status will place that pending case in jeopardy. Also, even with an H1B visa the pending asylum case will trigger a dual immigrant intent. A foreign travel is not recommended.
I am an RN who was petitioned by an employer. My green card has already been issued. I resigned after 6 months of being employed with them due to unhealthy work environment therefore resulting to breach of contract and some penalties that I am willing to settle. Will breach of contract be a reason... Read more »
It is unclear whether the employment contract is enforceable as a matter of Federal immigration and labor law. There is sometimes confusion in local courts. You were lawfully admitted based upon a position. The position was offered to you for an indefinite period of time based upon a shortage of...Read more »
An alien whose deportation is being withheld under § 243(h) of such Act [8 U.S.C. 1253] (as in effect immediately before the effective date of § 307 of division C of Public Law 104–208) or § 241(b) (3) of such Act [8 U.S.C. 1231 (b)(3)] (as amended by § 305(a) of division C of Public Law 104–208)
Conditional permanent residents who properly file Form I-751 will receive a receipt notice that can be presented with their Permanent Resident Card, as evidence of continued status for up to 24 months past the expiration date on their Green Card, while their case remains pending with USCIS.... Read more »
Before approving that extension of the green card, or removal of the conditions in LPR there will be a background check prior . When you face a federal indictment or pending criminal case that will affect that extension of the lawful status 100%.
Yes, you were lawfully admitted, so that you can go to the University or School that provided the I-20 form. You have one year from your admission into the U.S. to properly file for asylum. Serious problems may not be enough. You must demonstrate to the satisfaction of U.S.C.I.S., not your...Read more »
The processing times are varying widely now. There are reports of persons getting visitor's visa interviews set for 2023. If you have a medical emergency the situation might be examined with some urgency and early dates set. Good luck.
I’m under investigation in usa. I am in a different country right now. There’s no charge yet. Detective will be made aware that I entered the USA? Can the cops at port of entry arrest me? I am not aware of anything that the allegations could be like.
I got to know that I am under criminal investigation in USA. Investigation started while I was outside the USA and traveling in a different country . If I travel now, will there be an arrest at port of entry?
It is always the discretion of the Border Patrol Officer to determine whether a foreigner applying to enter the US should be admitted under the requirements for the visa category that the foreigner has at the time of the application for admission to the US. So for a tourist (among other general...Read more »
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