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Q: Defensive asylum in removal?

I was placed in removal proceedings and was bond out due to overstayed visa . My background and record are clean 0 violations.

I filed defensive asylum reason we came here all family we were prosecuted and had fear threatening political group. My dad was One of the groups member we were... Read more »

Hector E. Quiroga
Hector E. Quiroga answered on Jan 2, 2020

Your best bet is to hire an attorney to represent you in this process.

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Q: Defensive asylum in removal and individual hearing Is coming in 6 months . Married to us citizen and filed I-130?

I’m in removal procedures and filed defensive asylum . I married to us citizen and filed I-130 two months ago , my individual hearings are coming ? What are my options? I filed I-130 with solid paperwork package. Does uscis Always wants to interview I-130 or they can approve the Application based... Read more »

Ebenezer Appiagyei
Ebenezer Appiagyei answered on Jan 1, 2020

It depends. USCIS generally requires An interview for I-130. it is most likely you may have to attend an I-130 interview. If you have solid evidence then you don’t have to worry about an interview. Please consult an Immigration Attorney.

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Q: Pending adjustment of status and speeding ticket?

I have adjustment of status pending. My record is clean

Deron Edward Smallcomb
Deron Edward Smallcomb answered on Nov 7, 2019

A speeding ticket is an infraction, not a misdemeanor or felony. You should be fine.

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Q: Removal proceedings married to usc age gap ?

I married to usc in removal proceedings? I’m 24 and she’s 45 we had age gap i have all supporting and clear and convincing documentation.

Joint lease .

Joint accounts .

Joint utilities.

Pics.

401k retirement beneficiary

Life insurance... Read more »

Patricia C. Wall-Santiago
Patricia C. Wall-Santiago answered on Oct 15, 2019

Congratulations on your marriage!

First, if the marriage took place after the initiation of removal proceedings, there is a general prohibition under the law to not approved this family petitions unless the petitioner request in writing and with Form I–130. The request must state the...
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Q: Not sure whether to apply for a scholarship that requires you to be a U.S resident or citizen.

If you are an illegal immigrant living in the U.S., can you still apply to a scholarship with the requirements of you being a "U.S citizen or a U.S resident"?

Hector E. Quiroga
Hector E. Quiroga answered on Sep 24, 2019

No. an undocumented immigrant is neither, and falsely claiming US citizenship could prevent you from ever being able to lawfully immigrate to the US.

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Q: What can i do for my child to stay with his mother without loosing his residency?

He is only 6 years old went for vacation to his mother and doesn't want to come back

Nadia Lewis
Nadia Lewis answered on Aug 20, 2019

Are you a U.S citizen? If you are then you should look at getting him U.S citizenship, one temporary fix could be having him come back to the U.S and filing for a re-entry permit.

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Q: Last year Aug 2018 my husband did i 130 form, which was approved in april 2019 this year.

My husband is a u.s citizen. I came to the u.s in may on my b2 visa given 6 mnths which expires in November. I decided to stay and we decided to do adjustment of status which was sent to Chicago IL uscis. I want to know if adjustment of status will increase my green card process time ? will i have... Read more »

Stephen Arnold Black
Stephen Arnold Black answered on Aug 14, 2019

Not enough facts to answer your question. Is your husband a US citizen? If not, Is your husband a green card holder? Different rules apply to your case depending on the answers to these two questions.

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Q: Reapply EAD asylum pending on court ?

I’m in removal proceedings I filed I-589 defensively in court with IJ and have an Individual hearing Schedule for 2021, I filed ead c08 when 150 days were elapsed on my asylum application my ead was denied letter saying U filed ead before reaching 150 days. I just reapply my ead and 231 days... Read more »

Deron Edward Smallcomb
Deron Edward Smallcomb answered on May 31, 2019

If your official clock says 231 days, you shouldn't have the same issue.

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Connecticut on
Q: Asylum merit hearing And married to US citizen .!

I’ve filled Asylum and I have merit hearing in 5 months . I have a weak asylum case it’s hard to get evidence from my country . Since I’m married to my Gf she is US citizen. In this scenario what should I do ? As I said I have court coming and most likely my interview for marriage will not... Read more »

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

Hire an immigration attorney to fully analyze your case and represent you in removal proceedings. The spousal visa process is more complicated when you have an immigration court case.

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Connecticut on
Q: EAD processing time Asylum pending in court.

I’ve applied for EAD card my defensively Asylum pending in Court it’s been 180 days when I applied for Asylum with judge . How long does it take to get EAD card ? And would I go For Biometrics? When do you get receipt from USCIS ??? It’s been 3 weeks now didn’t get anything in mail yet .... Read more »

Deron Edward Smallcomb
Deron Edward Smallcomb answered on Mar 20, 2019

It's only been 20 days since you applied. I'm not sure if your application was correct if you did it on your own, which may be the cause for delay. You should contact an experienced immigration attorney for assistance.

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Connecticut on
Q: EAd Asylum...!

I’m waiting on my merit hearing on my Asylum case in court. It takes place in 2020 it’s been 175 days elapsed on my application. I applied EAD 155th day. I haven’t got no response from USCIS no receipt in mail .? Can you please tell me my eligibility of getting EAD am I eligible to get one?... Read more »

Deron Edward Smallcomb
Deron Edward Smallcomb answered on Mar 20, 2019

It's only been 20 days since you applied. I'm not sure if your application was correct if you did it on your own, which may be the cause for delay. You should contact an experienced immigration attorney for assistance.

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Connecticut on
Q: EAD Card processing time in Asylum pending 180 clock ..?

I’ve applied for EAD card my defensively Asylum pending in Court it’s been 180 days when I applied for Asylum with judge . How long does it take to get EAD card ? And would I go For Biometrics? When do you get receipt from USCIS ??? It’s been 3 weeks now didn’t get anything in mail yet .... Read more »

Deron Edward Smallcomb
Deron Edward Smallcomb answered on Mar 19, 2019

USCIS was recently sued successfully, so it is supposed to only take 30 days. That said, historically it takes about 4 months.

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Connecticut on
Q: EAD with pending asylum in court.

came here on b1 b2 lived here for 5 years overstayed my visa . I was pick up by ice and was released on bond . I filled Asylum in court with judge and I have individual hearing in 2020 November. I was just wondering do I have a right to obtain EAD? It’s been 186 days elapsed on my application... Read more »

Kelli Y Allen
Kelli Y Allen answered on Mar 14, 2019

You should consult an immigration attorney to calculate the number of days on the asylum clock. Sometimes the clock is stopped without you being aware of it. If you truly have over 180 days, you are eligible to file for employment authorization.

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Connecticut on
Q: If I'm a US citizen sponsoring my mother for a green card, do I have to sponsor her child who is under 21?

I'm sponsoring my mother for a green card. Her daughter is under 21... if she adds her to her petition so that they can get approved together, do I have to sponsor her daughter (my half-sister)? Or can my mother be her sponsor once she gets her green card?

Deron Edward Smallcomb
Deron Edward Smallcomb answered on Mar 8, 2019

Children are not derivative beneficiaries of the petition. Your half-sister cannot be included or added to the petition. If you need assistance, you should contact an experienced immigration attorney.

1 Answer | Asked in Constitutional Law and Immigration Law for Connecticut on
Q: Should I answer "Yes" to all Questions related to the U.S. Constitution while filling my (N-400)?

We are applying for citizenship for my wife, she is 35 years old holding a green card for over 3 years now.

She was confused she may carry weapons and get into a war.

when reading the Questions related to the Constitution. The Question was:

If the law requires it, are you... Read more »

Kelli Y Allen
Kelli Y Allen answered on Jan 14, 2019

Even though you know it is highly unlikely that she would ever be asked to bear arms for the U.S., in order to naturalize, she must be willing to answer that question "yes".

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Connecticut on
Q: Is it mandatory for him to have with him the GC (rather than Travel Document) while re-entering the US?

My father was issued Travel Document for one year while his GC on current filing was still in process. On the basis of the Travel Document (Valid till May, 2019), he left for India (in May 2018) and continues to be there to date. In the meanwhile, the GC was issued and dispatched to the US address... Read more »

Hector E. Quiroga
Hector E. Quiroga answered on Sep 17, 2018

To be clear, the idea isn’t that your father can be out of the US until May 2019 but rather that he can use if for reentry up until that time. In any case, he should be able to use it to come back, and he should be able to use the green card, too. The biggest issue with the green card is how... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law, Tax Law and Social Security for Connecticut on
Q: Is there any way to get a temporary SSN ?

Hi, I have a question about the authorization to work.

I am in a process to get the permanent residence, because my husband is an american citizen, but I have been waiting for the SSN around three months and I have not received anything yet. So, is there any way to get a temporary SSN... Read more »

Hector E. Quiroga
Hector E. Quiroga answered on Aug 28, 2018

Once you get the work authorization, you can apply for a social security number. It may take four or five months to get the work authorization.

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Connecticut on
Q: Is it possible to bring our half sister who is 41 years old and her son, 20, from Ukraine to live with us in US?

She was not legitimized as a child of my father. My father was not in her life when she was a child. We all just found out 8 years ago. No DNA test has been done but can be done. We would like to reunite as a family

Carl Shusterman
Carl Shusterman answered on Jun 21, 2018

Yes, but under the sibling category, it would take 13 years to do so, and her son will "age-out" on his 21st birthday. Explore other methods of immigration: employment, investment, lottery, etc.

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Q: Does problems with Children and Family services affect my chances of getting a Visa to move to England?

10 years ago Dcf was called saying my husband was dangerous. I made the wrong choice and stayed with him at first. Because of that I lost costody of our son even though we separated. My former husband has been out of my life for over 6 years now both personally and legally. Even though I was... Read more »

Carl Shusterman
Carl Shusterman answered on Jun 20, 2018

Justia is for questions about US immigration law. You need to speak with a UK immigration lawyer.

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Connecticut on
Q: I am victim of felonius assault in 2001and 2002 around at norwalk,CT. I field the police report.Am i qualify U visa?
Carl Shusterman
Carl Shusterman answered on Jun 9, 2018

In order to apply for a U visa using Form I-918, Petition for U Nonimmigrant Status, you must meet the following criteria and provide substantial evidence to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS):

You must have been a victim of a “qualifying criminal activity,” and this...
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