Hector E. Quiroga's answer Unfortunately, simply being a good person and paying your taxes is not enough to excuse you are in the country without permission.
It is possible that you could be detained by ICE at court, yes. It does happen.
The fact that you have been here for so long, and the fact that you have strong connections to the United States, including (it sounds like) US citizen children, you might be eligible for some immigration relief before an immigration judge. Talking with an immigration...
Kelli Y Allen's answer Your status does not affect the criminal proceedings, but might bring you to the attention of law enforcement who could start removal proceedings. Hire a criminal defense attorney to discuss the best way to handle the ticket. If you are brought to the attention of ICE and are referred to immigration court, hire an immigration attorney.
Hector E. Quiroga's answer Definitely get him an attorney. Criminal activity can impact an immigration case, so concern is not unwarranted. Contact your local bar association for a referral to an attorney familiar with this type of law.
Kelli Y Allen's answer If your mom has only filed an I-130 and you are still waiting on a visa number, then you're better off proceeding with a fiance or spousal visa and the previous I-130 will be irrelevant. I suggest having a full consultation with an immigration attorney to discuss which option is the best for your situation.
Kelli Y Allen's answer This is not something that can be adequately addressed in a Q&A. You need to have a full consultation with an experienced immigration attorney who can analyze the case and discuss options. This is not something you should try to handle on your own.
Allen C. Ladd's answer I don't know if this is an immigration case in any respect but as I am a Georgia-licensed attorney I will advise you to call the State Bar of Georgia in Atlanta and ask for their Lawyer Referral Service, and then ask for help with a family lawyer in Greene County. Your best option may be in Augusta to the east or Atlanta to the west, but ask for a full list for the state if necessary and go over it. You may be lucky and get a lawyer right where you are, or the next county over. Keep an open...
When will she be released from prison? Can you postpone the interview until then?
The best advice I can give you is to find a good immigration lawyer. A couple suggestions: State Bar of Georgia in Atlanta has a free lawyer referral service. Google them and find the tel # and call them and ask them for a list of immigration lawyers in your county. Next suggestion, go to the website for American Immigration...
Hector E. Quiroga's answer It is possible, but without knowing the specifics of your case it is hard to say for certain. The bigger issue is going to be to convince a consular official that your stay will only be temporary.
Hector E. Quiroga's answer It seems you’ve got the evidence it was filed and that it is in process. You can also go to uscis.gov and plug the receipt number into “check case status online” for further evidence. Without knowing if there is a reason why you specifically need to receipt notice, it sounds like you’ve got plenty of evidence that the I-765 was filed/received.
Safiya Webber Byars' answer Hello and thanks for your question. Generally United States citizen are able to sponsor their foreign national spouse for permanent residence, i.e "green card." Whether or not your husband will be able to attend his interview in the United States or return to his country is based on a number of factors. In addition please note that your spouse being married to you does not make him automatically eligible to obtain permanent residence. In addition to your marriage there are a number of...
P. Justin Thrailkill's answer Sorry to hear about all of your troubles. You are still going to owe the arrearage. It's not going to go away. It can't. Talk to the local child support office about your employment. Make sure you send something every month towards the arrearage, even if you cannot pay the full amount. So long as you send something, that should keep you out of jail until you're able to get another job and start paying at the level you were before.
Safiya Webber Byars' answer Hello and thank you for your question. Based on your question it is difficult to give you a beneficial answer without asking you some questions and getting the background on your case. At the very least it appears that you will need to provide the documents to Immigration that they requested or accept the fact that your case will be denied. However, based on your difficulty in obtaining the requested documents, I would highly recommend that you consult with an immigration attorney to explore...
Safiya Webber Byars' answer Hello and thank you for your question. It is impossible for me to give you a definite "Yes" answer to this question because I will need to know a lot more information from you. Immigration sometimes allow adopted parents to obtain immigration status for adopted (foreign born children) but there are very specific requirements and regulations that must be followed. This is a complex case. I highly recommend that you contact an immigration attorney at your earliest convenience. Take care.
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