Colorado Immigration Law Questions & Answers

Q: OPT ended with 60 days given, how long does it take for k3 to get processed so she doesn’t become out of status?

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Colorado on
Answered on Mar 19, 2019
Kelli Y Allen's answer
A K3 is not what she needs. Consult with an immigration attorney for a full case analysis. If she is eligible for adjustment of status, once filed, she will be allowed to remain in the U.S.

Q: Is reckless endangerment misdemeanor class 3 a Crime Involving Moral Turpitude?

1 Answer | Asked in Federal Crimes and Immigration Law for Colorado on
Answered on Mar 12, 2019
Kelli Y Allen's answer
You would need to take a copy of the judgment to an immigration attorney for a full analysis, The wording of the specific statute under which you were convicted is important in making this determination.

Q: Hello. I got a letter where my adjustment of status has been denied. I don’t have a chance for a waiver but appeal.

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Colorado on
Answered on Mar 1, 2019
Deron Edward Smallcomb's answer
An experienced immigration lawyer would need to look at the denial letter before discussing your options.

Q: I was told I need a criminal lawyer for my case that involves a immigration criminal charge or charges is this correct

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Federal Crimes and Immigration Law for Colorado on
Answered on Feb 24, 2019
Kelli Y Allen's answer
You need a criminal defense attorney to handle the criminal charge. You will need an immigration attorney to represent you in removal proceedings if you are referred to immigration court. Your criminal defense attorney should consult with the immigration attorney to discuss immigration consequences of certain criminal convictions.

Q: Can an illegal immigrant fly within the US with only their Mexican passport.

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Colorado on
Answered on Feb 13, 2019
Kyndra Mulder's answer
You can board the plane. However, ion you have no legal status in the USA you risk being asked by a BP officer for further documentation. Travel is always a risk.

Q: we went in for an interview for my adjustment of status in Nov 2018. We just got a letter to come back for 2nd interview

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Colorado on
Answered on Feb 9, 2019
Kelli Y Allen's answer
You did not actually ask a question, but my recommendation is to hire an immigration attorney to prepare you for and accompany you to the interview. The most likely reason for the second interview is suspected fraud.

Q: My fiancée is in the US with an E2 Employee Visa and is being moved, when can she move back with me after marriage?

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Colorado on
Answered on Jan 30, 2019
Kelli Y Allen's answer
Once you are married, if she is still in the U.S., she could apply for adjustment of status (process of obtaining permanent residency from within the U.S.) She would then be able to receive temporary employment authorization that would allow her to work for any employer. This will cover her until there is a final decision on her application. If she leaves the U.S., you would either need to file a fiance visa petition or spousal visa petition to get her back to the U.S. to live and work...

Q: My DIL's green card expired. My son, her husband/US citizen, passed away. 2 kids US born. What can she do 2 renew card?

2 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for Colorado on
Answered on Jan 27, 2019
Kelli Y Allen's answer
She can still renew. Once she has the new card she can apply for naturalization.

Q: Can my fiance apply for adjusted status, or will he have to go through consular processing if his visa is expired?

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Colorado on
Answered on Jan 12, 2019
Kelli Y Allen's answer
If you are a U.S. citizen and he meets other admissibility requirements, once you are married, you can file a one-step spousal petition/adjustment of status. Regarding entry, you just have to prove that he entered legally, not that he maintained continuous status.

Q: Does my fiance automatically become a US citizen once we're married?

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Colorado on
Answered on Dec 11, 2018
Ms Grace I Gardiner's answer
No. First your fiancé will receive a two year conditional green card. The condition must be removed. Your fiancé can then apply for citizenship in the third year provided you’ll are still together

Q: Should my boyfriend from USA keep his job while applying for a fiance visa?

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Colorado on
Answered on Oct 23, 2018
Hector E. Quiroga's answer
It is possible to obtain a green card now that you are in the US if you marry your boyfriend. Alternatively, you can return to Costa Rica and your boyfriend can file the I-129f on your behalf. The cost to enter the US on a finacé(e) visa is about $800, not including attorney’s fees. It will be another $1225 to get the green card—again, not counting attorney’s fees.

Q: i apply for citizenship n-400 and i get denied when can i apply again and it will ok to apply ?

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Colorado on
Answered on Aug 17, 2018
Hector E. Quiroga's answer
We strongly recommend you seek legal counsel before you apply again. Even if you are beyond the 5-year statutory period for good moral character, you could still have your application denied because of the petty theft issues.

Q: Can I apply for my son's n-600 application if he has an expired B1 Visa?

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Colorado on
Answered on Aug 14, 2018
Hector E. Quiroga's answer
Maybe. More information is needed. Acquisition of citizenship for a child born abroad is tricky, especially in the case of a USC father and an illegitimate birth. You would do well to consult with an immigration attorney who can advise you based on all the details of the case.

Q: Are immigration laws different between Oregon and Colorado?

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Colorado on
Answered on Aug 3, 2018
Hector E. Quiroga's answer
Immigration law is federal statute; therefore, it covers the entire country with no variation between states.

Q: What's the first step to getting an h1b visa?

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Colorado on
Answered on Jun 29, 2018
Carl Shusterman's answer
Before you can submit an H1B visa petition and carry out the H1B application process you must first find a sponsoring company or employer. If you’re currently in the United States as a student on an F1 visa, you should check with your employer as to whether or not they can sponsor you on an H1B visa. If you are on an L1 visa or another visa status, it’s best to contact an immigration attorney to explore your specific case.

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Q: We've adopted 2 yr old born in Juarez I am a citizen of U.S. what is the child's status now does she become a citizen

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Colorado on
Answered on May 30, 2018
Carl Shusterman's answer
First, you need to apply for permanent residence for your child. Then, she may become a "derivative citizen".

Q: I'm marrying someone from Pakistan - are we able to get married in England and then live here?

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Colorado on
Answered on May 16, 2018
Carl Shusterman's answer
Your place of marriage does not determine whether you can live in the US.

If you are a US citizen, you can sponsor your spouse for a green card.

To qualify for a marriage-based visa or green card, you must be legally married. A legal marriage is one that is officially recognized by the government in the country or state where you were married. This usually means that an official record of your marriage has been made or can be obtained from some government office.

Q: I had two children who live in Mexico and want to bring them to the U.S

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Colorado on
Answered on May 11, 2018
Carl Shusterman's answer
My first question is "What is your immigration status in the US?"

Q: Is it legal to fly a foreign flag in Colorado without flying the American flag nearby if you're an immigrant?

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Colorado on
Answered on Apr 30, 2018
Carl Shusterman's answer
It is legal to fly a foreign flag in Colorado.

Q: My parents do not hold their visas , and I just turned 21 last Month. How can I help them get their Residency here ?

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Colorado on
Answered on Apr 30, 2018
Carl Shusterman's answer
Assuming that you are a US citizen, you can sponsor your parents for green cards. If they entered the US lawfully, they can apply to adjust their status to permanent residents without leaving the US. If not, they should meet with an immigration lawyer.

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