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1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law and Gov & Administrative Law for Washington on
Q: I have already applied for permanent residency through my spouse. Do I renew my DACA?

I hold a DACA status that expired last year. I'm assuming my work permit also expired. I didn't renew for 3 reasons: (1) My husband is an active military who applied for my residency a couple months before my DACA status expired. (2) I'm in grad school and was busy and without the financial means... Read more »

Hector E. Quiroga
Hector E. Quiroga answered on Apr 2, 2019

There are two reasons why you might want to renew DACA:

1. So you can work; and

2. To avoid accruing unlawful presence.

If you don’t need to work, or if you applied for work authorization as part of your adjustment application, and if unlawful presence isn’t an issue...
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1 Answer | Asked in Gov & Administrative Law and Government Contracts for Washington on
Q: Can I go on vacation to the states without parental consent if I’m 18 and on diplomatic status for my dad?

I’m looking to go on vacation for a few days back to the states from Canada where I am here for my fathers job and possess a diplomatic passport, yet I’m 18? Is this ok for me to do or do I need to have consent from my parents.

Ali Shahrestani, Esq.
Ali Shahrestani, Esq. answered on Jan 24, 2019

You may be best served by speaking with an immigration attorney in Canada. In the USA, an 18 year old is considered an adult and is free to travel as such. More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney. I... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Gov & Administrative Law for Washington on
Q: How can I spend some time Im jail without a crime in Washington state
Ali Shahrestani, Esq.
Ali Shahrestani, Esq. answered on Dec 26, 2018

You can be charged with a crime and temporarily held in jail pending your arraignment, for example. More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney such as myself. You can read more about me, my... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in DUI / DWI and Gov & Administrative Law for Washington on
Q: It's been two years since my first offense dui, how much longer till I can visit Canada
William Head
William Head answered on Aug 6, 2017

Canada considers you ineligible to enter them country. You must go through a lawyer in that country, and file for permission.

Don't commit a crime,and possibly get convicted.

1 Answer | Asked in Gov & Administrative Law for Washington on
Q: When was Washington State's RCW 48.17.597 first initiated into law and when was it revised?
Ken Chan
Ken Chan answered on Mar 17, 2017

Passed in 2007 with an effective date of July 1, 2009. See http://lawfilesext.leg.wa.gov/biennium/2007-08/Pdf/Bills/Session%20Laws/Senate/5715-S.SL.pdf

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce, Gov & Administrative Law and Military Law for Washington on
Q: I'm in the Army and just got a divorce. When am I allowed to get married again? Is there a military law covering this?

I have heard a rumor about waiting three months and wondered if it was true.

Patrick Korody
Patrick Korody answered on Feb 3, 2017

No wait time. You can get married immediately. You just have to make sure your personnel folks are kept in the loop about the divorce and remarriage. Problems arise if the military thinks you are married to two people at the same time.

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