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Q: I got an RFE notice on my AOS case in Dec ,somehow I misplaced the notice but I still photocopy,pls can I submit that?

All the documents requested from me are ready but I only have a photocopy of the RFE,will that be accepted by USCIS?

Adan Vega
Adan Vega answered on Feb 20, 2020

You can forward a proper and complete response to USCIS with a copy of the RFE and the support documents that are requested by USCIS.

3 Answers | Asked in Family Law and Immigration Law for Georgia on
Q: So I just found out that my baby mama has a voluntary deportation order. I do not know when she has to leave the U.S..

I haven't went to court to obtain rights to my daughter.. Can she take my daughter with her if I tell her I'm not okay with her taking my daughter??

Priscilla T. Upshaw
Priscilla T. Upshaw answered on Feb 17, 2020

More information is needed before an accurate answer can be provided. Have you legitimated? Is there a visitation agreement/schedule? It is best to contact an attorney who can assist you with the specifics of your case.

I wish you well.

-The Upshaw Law Firm, (770) 240-0922.

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Q: What is the estimated processing time for a spouse visa compared to a fiancé visa at this time?

My partner and I want to be together in the United States where I live but we don’t know what’s the best choice for us. To get married in Mexico and apply for the spouse visa or wait and do the fiancé visa.

Deron Edward Smallcomb
Deron Edward Smallcomb answered on Feb 13, 2020

As a general rule, a spousal visa takes about 2-3 months longer than a fiance visa. Feel free to contact us if you'd like more information to make the best choice for you and your fiance.

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1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law and Tax Law for Georgia on
Q: I applied for citizenship based on 3 years. I received rfe for tax transcripts for me and my partner.

Unfortunately my partner has not been filing his tax, we file married but separate. My partner cannot even find his 2018/2017 w-2s for us to file now and make payment. He only just got his 2019 w-2, so that is all I have. But he has also giving me a hard time to locate his w-2s for the rfe. I have... Read more »

Adan Vega
Adan Vega answered on Feb 12, 2020

You will need to respond to the RFE and show that you have complied with your obligation of filing a federal tax return during the time that you have been a U.S. resident. If you were employed in the U.S. prior to receiving your resident status , you also must file federal tax returns for those... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Georgia on
Q: Is it possible to switch from TN-visa to H1-B with the employer filing for an I-140 and porting past Priority Date?

I had an approved I-140 from a past US employer. Now when my PD is close to becoming current, I want to explore the possibility of switching to H1-B and porting the PD

Allen C. Ladd
Allen C. Ladd answered on Jan 28, 2020

The I-140 must have ben approved at least 180 days ago in order to port the priority date. The new employer must go through the entire EB process of course before you can adjust, even though the PD may be current.

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Georgia on
Q: By when do I have to mail in my I-539 application?

I am an F1 student pursuing an undergraduate degree in business management at Georgia Tech. Due to unstable mental health, I was academically dismissed and SEVIS was terminated on August 27. I later petitioned to the Faculty, and the dismissal was revoked on medical grounds on December 12. So now I... Read more »

Hector E. Quiroga
Hector E. Quiroga answered on Jan 21, 2020

Ideally it will be received by USCIS no later than the 27th. You should send anything to explain why your status should be extended/reinstated, so it is probably a good idea to include the Petition.

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Georgia on
Q: Can my husband and I try to apply for his citizenship?

My husband is trying to get his citizenship but has a domestic charge from 2009 (I was the victim) and possession (less than 5g) from 2013. We tried to go through a lawyer previously who scammed us of our money. He applied for citizenship prior to us being married but was denied. What can we do?... Read more »

Hector E. Quiroga
Hector E. Quiroga answered on Jan 21, 2020

A domestic violence conviction can negatively affect a citizenship application, but to know for sure if it requires knowledge of the statute under which he was convicted.

Also, the possession issue is serious unless the substance was marijuana for personal use.

We understand that...
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5 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for Georgia on
Q: My mother is an Immigrant for 20+years and I want to know if there is anything she can do to become legal.

Hi, Ive had this question for a long time. My mother is a Mexican immigrant . She came here over 20 years ago and had me. My father is legal but they didnt work out. My mom has been dating someone else for the longest time now, around 6 years and Im curious to know if she can get married, if she... Read more »

Stephen Arnold Black
Stephen Arnold Black answered on Jan 2, 2020

Did your mother enter the US legally with a visa? Is her boyfriend an American citizen?

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1 Answer | Asked in Child Support and Immigration Law for Georgia on
Q: Should I write a notarized letter for my ex stating he’s paid child support even though it’s been late and not in full?

My ex husband is trying to get citizenship for his wife but he’s stating he needs a notarized letter from me stating he’s paid since 2003. He’s court ordered to pay but it does not come out his checks. I wrote a letter stating he’s paid but it’s not always on time or for the full amount... Read more »

Regina Irene Edwards
Regina Irene Edwards answered on Dec 19, 2019

No, you should not write this letter, as it would be false.

--Regina Edwards | www.EdwardsFamilyLaw.com | 770.854.0777

2 Answers | Asked in Family Law, Immigration Law and Adoption for Georgia on
Q: I would like some review on this lawyer name Ahmed Hassan.
Priscilla T. Upshaw
Priscilla T. Upshaw answered on Dec 2, 2019

It is unclear what your question is. Please provide a clarified question, and I or one of my colleagues will do our best to assist you.

I wish you well.

-The Upshaw Law Firm, (770) 240-0922.

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1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Georgia on
Q: Can I apply for my bf to get his residency when we get married?

My boyfriend was brought over to America from Mexico when he was a year old. Does he have to go back to Mexico to be able to apply for residency since he technically came in unlawfully or could it get worked out here in the States?

Hector E. Quiroga
Hector E. Quiroga answered on Nov 18, 2019

More than likely he will need to return to Mexico, but without knowing all the details in his case we cannot say for sure. His best be would be to consult with an immigration attorney.

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Georgia on
Q: How to find information/ rules on my alien fiance becoming a U.S citizen.
Stanley Dale Radtke
Stanley Dale Radtke answered on Nov 6, 2019

Good place to start in looking at the USCIS Website.

https://www.uscis.gov/family/family-us-citizens/visas-fiancees-us-citizens

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Georgia on
Q: How can I find a immigration lawyer with a free consultation asap. Either in person or by phone?
Stephen Arnold Black
Stephen Arnold Black answered on Nov 4, 2019

Many of us provide free consultations. We can’t solicit your case per Justia rules, but you can reach out to one of us by phone or email.

2 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for Georgia on
Q: If my fiance's an alien and wants to become a citizen in the USA will my crime background affect him doing so?
Stephen Arnold Black
Stephen Arnold Black answered on Nov 4, 2019

You will be allowed to sponsor your alien fiancé for his green card unless your criminal history involves violation of the Adam Walsh Act. I suggest you work with a lawyer to represent you. Counsel anywhere in the USA can represent you.

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1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Georgia on
Q: Can an alien marry a person with a felony and it not cause issues for his citizenship??

My boyfriend is a alien. He's been in America for 2 years. We are wanting to get married soon but we are concerned because I have a criminal background and I don't want to set him up for failure when we are wanting him to become a US citizen. I have a felony and a recent misdemeanor charge. If we... Read more »

Carl Shusterman
Carl Shusterman answered on Nov 3, 2019

Your background will affect your boyfriend's ability to naturalize once you marry him. He must demonstrate that he, not you, is a person of "good moral character". Please see

https://www.shusterman.com/us-citizenship/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WAzJg9eRKr8...
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4 Answers | Asked in Divorce, Family Law and Immigration Law for Georgia on
Q: Divorcing (found husband texting inappropriately) with an open i175 immigration case, what type of lawyer needed?

Both?

Amanda B Cook
Amanda B Cook answered on Sep 30, 2019

You need to get a divorce lawyer and make sure your divorce lawyer is either experienced in immigration issues or has an immigration attorney on call to help him/her through the landmines. Many divorce lawyers will not want to allege adultery because it is difficult to prove, and because of the... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Georgia on
Q: Would getting married before my priority date becomes current slow down the process?

I am currently engaged. My priority date is March 2007. I belong to the F4 category and I reside in the Caribbean. I have a 2 year old who was born in the U.S. I would like to migrate to the U.S. with my soon to be husband and our daughter, would it be ok if I were to get married before my priority... Read more »

Kevin L Dixler
Kevin L Dixler answered on Sep 7, 2019

Yes, if it’s a sibling petition, but you must update your family information with NVC as soon as possible.

You may want to carefully plan with your family in case you are inadmissible due to actions by your sibling.

As a result, I strongly recommend a teleconference with a...
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1 Answer | Asked in Divorce and Immigration Law for Georgia on
Q: After filing for your case to be reopened, can you call for redrawal without your sponsors (spouse) concern?
Homer P Jordan IV
Homer P Jordan IV answered on Sep 3, 2019

I'm not sure your question here is clear, which is why you haven't gotten responses to it. You may want to re-post with clarity so that people can respond to the question. Thank you. -Homer P. Jordan IV, Esq. 404-620-1558 HomerJordan.com

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Georgia on
Q: Will asylum for Canada affect my US I-130 filed by my sibling 7 years back?

If I file for asylum in Canada, will it affect my ongoing US I-130 filed by my sibling 7 years back.

Hector E. Quiroga
Hector E. Quiroga answered on Aug 19, 2019

There is no reason why it should.

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Georgia on
Q: My wife is here from Hungary with an ESTA Visa. We just married. What is her status after filing i-130 and i-485?

We met two months ago, and our marriage is legitimate. Her visa expires on 8/28, we want to know if she risks deportation while we're waiting to hear back from our i-130 and i-485 applications.

Stephen Arnold Black
Stephen Arnold Black answered on Aug 13, 2019

Have you filed the adjustment of status application yet?

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