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2 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for Florida on
Q: help with immigration

2016 I came to the United States with my German daughter (no us papers) she is only here on an esta. Tried filing for passport for her but she keeps getting denied. She is not granted citizenship because I have not lived in the states prior to her birth.us consulate in Germany said I have to go... Read more »

Gunda Yohanna Brost
Gunda Yohanna Brost answered on Apr 1, 2020

Consult directly with an immigration attorney.

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1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Florida on
Q: What does USCIS mean by "your benefit request has been accepted and is under review"?

I filled online a case of I-130 for my wife on November 2019. She is Cuba and I'm a Permanent Resident in Florida.

My case is processing on California.

On 11/07/2019 I received two letters.

- One of them is the 797-C where USCIS let me know they received my case with the... Read more »

Adan Vega
Adan Vega answered on Mar 31, 2020

The message that you are viewing online indicates that USCIS has accepted your FORM I-130 for processing and will now be adjudicated by an adjudication officer.

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Florida on
Q: They send my package back cause one of the form wasn’t updated but they also send back my medical exam open by them

Can i send back the new package with that medical exam open?

Adan Vega
Adan Vega answered on Mar 31, 2020

You should visit the physician who issued the medical examination and ask for that physician to re-issue the medical examination in a sealed envelope.

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Florida on
Q: Question about my package rejection

I send my immigration package after two weeks, the package will return to me by mail because one of the applications the i-485 was with an expired form, I already completed the new current form and I have to send the package, my question is I have to fill out all the forms again or I can send the... Read more »

Svetlana Kats
Svetlana Kats answered on Mar 30, 2020

Hi there, just add new version of I-485 form to your previously mailed package, you don't have to complete all other forms again. Make sure to place green page ( that was attached to your rejection letter) on top of your submission package. Good luck!

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Q: My asylum case is still pending, and I'm applying to a university, but they ask what my visa type is.
Adan Vega
Adan Vega answered on Mar 26, 2020

You are considered an applicant for asylum. However, if you entered the U.S. lawfully and you have maintained lawful non- immigrant status then you should indicate that status in your university application.

Good luck to you.

2 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for Florida on
Q: Visa K1 only after two years of the first physical meeting of us? Or within two years, after first meeting of the us?

I have a confusion this, which is one of the requirements to submit the form 1-128/Visa fiance K1: "You and your fiancé(e) met each other in person at least once within the 2-year period before you file your petition."

The doubt is:

Do you submit the form I-129 - K1 only after two... Read more »

Kevin D. Slattery Esq.
Kevin D. Slattery Esq. answered on Mar 9, 2020

USCIS is measuring back two (2) years from the date of filing and looking to see if WITHIN that 2-year period you have been in the physical presence of each other (at least once). If the last time you were in each other's physical presence was more than 2 years ago, you must see each other again... Read more »

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Q: Looking for an Immigration Attorney to help me Apply for Asylum

I fled from war in Cameroon and I would like to seek asylum in the US. I need an attorney in Orlando or Kissimmee that can successfully represent me.

Thank you

Stephen Arnold Black
Stephen Arnold Black answered on Mar 7, 2020

Discuss your case with counsel here in central Florida about the facts of your case.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Family Law and Immigration Law for Florida on
Q: Is there a way to get sole custody of a child if father has been deported, without the father needing to be involved?

Childs father was put in jail when child was 5, and subsequently deported.child is now 11 years old, they do have contact but via the internet only.he has not provided a penny of support obviously in all this time, i do not even have a physical address out of the country for him. I only care for... Read more »

Deron Edward Smallcomb
Deron Edward Smallcomb answered on Mar 6, 2020

You should consult with an experienced family law attorney for this information.

2 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for Florida on
Q: Unmarried Daughter Over 21 of U.S. Permanent Resident here with valid tourist visa. Can Daughter stay in USA if I-130?

Is the daughter eligible for Adjustment of Status if the Mom petitions with I-130? Her tourist visa expires in 4 months. Also, considering applying for a tourist visa extension for another 6 months. Looking into options to avoid travel back to Asia, maybe permanently? Thank you

Stephen Arnold Black
Stephen Arnold Black answered on Mar 6, 2020

No

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Q: Does a drug trafficking charge disqualify you for citizenship if you plea bargained to a lesser possession charge?

The USCIS deems that a conviction of drug trafficking is a permanent bar to good moral character. While my husband was arrested for drug trafficking 21 years ago, he wasn't "convicted." Rather, he plea bargained and plead down to a possession charge. He served less than a year in a jail (not... Read more »

Hector E. Quiroga
Hector E. Quiroga answered on Mar 4, 2020

It depends on the type of drug and how much of it he had. He really needs to consult with an immigration attorney before he moves ahead with this.

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Q: will I be able to adjust status despite I overstayed a previous visitor s visa?

I overstayed my visitor s visa for less than 180 days. My husband is a LPR and filed i130 to petition for me, but it hasnt been approved yet. Im currently outside the USA and considering applying for a second visitor s visa to avoid being separated from my husband for too long. If our i130 was... Read more »

Kevin D. Slattery Esq.
Kevin D. Slattery Esq. answered on Mar 1, 2020

Aside from the fact that one should not use a visitor visa with the specific intent to pursue adjustment of status at the time of entering as a visitor, which could result in a fraud allegation at an adjustment of status interview, whether you will be adjustment of status eligible also depends on... Read more »

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Q: I recently filed form I 130 for my husband who lives in the here with me. We also included his children who live outside

Of the US the forms were rejected for the children. Am I suppose to filed the I485 for them even though they are not in the US

Linda Liang
Linda Liang answered on Feb 29, 2020

I485 needs to be filed based on approvals I-130. If your I-130 are rejected, your I-485 for then will not be accepted neither. Sounds like you need an attorney to help you with the procrss

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Florida on
Q: Hello, how are our chances to be immigrating to Florida, what do we need to do and how long is it going to take?

My husband is a self employed programmer who lives in Canada and is Canadian. We have no job offer in the states and not enough money for the investment visa (500.000 $ - 1million).

I’m his wife since 10 years (German citizenship) and we have a little baby with a German and Canadian... Read more »

Linda Liang
Linda Liang answered on Feb 29, 2020

E visa is a possibility. You are more than to give us a call at 9548925517 for more information.

2 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for Florida on
Q: Hello, my husband and I have been married for almost 15 months. He lives in another country and I live in the US.

I am a US citizen. We want to file for him to be able to live in the US with me. What are our options and obstacles?

We never lived together but we did visit each other 2 or 3 times a year. We've been together a total of 3 years.

Kevin D. Slattery Esq.
Kevin D. Slattery Esq. answered on Feb 26, 2020

Consider scheduling a consultation with a competent, experienced immigration attorney. Your options and obstacles depend on the particular facts of your prospective case. If, for example, he has any past negative immigration or criminal history, those facts may pose certain obstacles. There... Read more »

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Q: Hi I was declared inadmissible for my application of permanent resident , I'm Cuban , how can I get my driver's license
Kevin D. Slattery Esq.
Kevin D. Slattery Esq. answered on Feb 25, 2020

Additional information is needed in order to provide a substantive response. You should likely schedule a consultation with a competent and experienced immigration attorney who can review your case history and documentation to advise you properly. Moreover, you may not wish to discuss online... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Florida on
Q: Do i have to prepare for a second interview?

You

Im from germany and im here in the usa with a valid non immigrant working visa. My current employer whants to sponsor me and transferring into another non immigrant work visa class. Back in Berlin i had already the interview at the consulate. Do i have to prepare for another one here... Read more »

Adan Vega
Adan Vega answered on Feb 19, 2020

A request for a change of non- immigrant status does not require an interview with USCIS. You should be in lawful status when the request is made with USCIS.

2 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for Florida on
Q: how long does it take to receive final order if automated info system says the judge granted relief?

Because of a missing document the judge couldn’t make an immediate decision at my removal hearing. I mailed the document next day, and about 2 weeks later, I received a copy of the letter ice sent to the judge indicating they received and accepted the document and waive their right to appeal.... Read more »

Linda Liang
Linda Liang answered on Feb 17, 2020

You can go to the clerk's office and ask for judge's ruling.

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Q: My mother is a citizen she applied for me in 2016. I have since divorced. Can I apply under a different category.

I live in the US

Kevin D. Slattery Esq.
Kevin D. Slattery Esq. answered on Feb 17, 2020

You don't need to reapply. Rather, you and your mother could send notification to USCIS (if the petition is still pending there) or to the National Visa Center (if the case is now there) that you have divorced with proof thereof (e.g., divorce judgment). Using the existing petition, they will... Read more »

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Q: Someone wants to come to us from Italy what needs to be done
Stephen Arnold Black
Stephen Arnold Black answered on Feb 14, 2020

more facts are needed..is this a foreign national spouse or fiance of a US citizen/green card holder? a parent of US citizen? discuss with counsel about the facts of your case in a free consultation.

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Q: Withdrawing N400 with fee waiver

I am going through financial difficulties, but always tried to find my way out. I submitted a N400 application with the fee waiver form I912. However, after I had sent off the form, my sister sent me the money to pay the application fee. I called the post office to stop the mail from being... Read more »

Hector E. Quiroga
Hector E. Quiroga answered on Feb 12, 2020

Wait until a decision is made on the application/fee waiver. If it is approved, you can give the money back to your sister. If not, you can refile with the fee.

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