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2 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for Illinois on
Q: Should i send a second copy of my naturalization certificate after sending I-130 with the certificate not signed?

I have applied for I-130 for my parents and send all the paper but i noticed that my naturalization certificate was not signed by me. Should i send them another copy as an addition that is signed or wait till they send a notice for further evidence or sth?

Kevin L Dixler
Kevin L Dixler answered on Feb 20, 2020

It makes no difference at this point. Wait for a decision to approve, request additional evidence or deny.

The above is general information, not legal advice, and does not create an attorney client relationship.

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3 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for Illinois on
Q: How much is the immigration process
Stephen Arnold Black
Stephen Arnold Black answered on Feb 15, 2020

More facts are needed. Please be more specific.

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1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Illinois on
Q: I came to the United States 30 years ago on a work visa but I didn’t complete the program

How can go about returning to Jamaica

Drew Elesh
Drew Elesh answered on Feb 15, 2020

You can return to Jamaica at any time. You will be subject to a 10 year bar if you overstated your visa for more than 12 months. That is an automatic bar which is imposed when you depart the United States.

So you could reapply for either an immigrant visa or non immigrant visa at any time...
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1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Illinois on
Q: What to do to bring my kids here before they receive immigration status.

Here is my situation, i came here with my husband , we got our green card through my son who is a citizen, i still have 4 other kids ages 21,20,17 and 12 who are in Israel. I need to bring them here, my son already applied for them as brothers relationship but it takes many years of wait time to... Read more »

Adan Vega
Adan Vega answered on Feb 10, 2020

Your 4 children who are abroad will have issues to enter the U.S. with the B-1/B-2 visas if they are intending immigrants to the U.S.

At this time, you, as a U.S. resident, can file the FORM I-130 on their behalf if they are single and unmarried. The Visa Bulletin for February 2020...
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1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Illinois on
Q: Are there exceptions to the rule that children of parents with a H1 visa would age out at age 21, if child is disabled?

The parents have H1 visas, the child has a H4 visa. The child is diagnosed with an intellectual disability.

Drew Elesh
Drew Elesh answered on Jan 30, 2020

The child can change from H-4 to another visa category. There are other nonimmigrant visas such

as F-1. The child could also pursue lawful permanent residency independent of the parents' H1-B.

Essentially the child will not keep the H-4 status upon his/her twenty first birthday as...
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2 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for Illinois on
Q: I would like to know the process of obtaining green card for my mom who has been living in the U.S for most of her life

I would like to obtain a green card for my mom who is currently living in the US. I am 25 and married. My mother has been in the US for more than a little more than 26 years. I would like to know the process and the possibilities of getting her a green card.

Stephen Arnold Black
Stephen Arnold Black answered on Jan 24, 2020

Are you a US citizen? If so, then you may have a case. Discuss with counsel.

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Immigration Law for Illinois on
Q: Needed free advice will appreciate your time and honest answer

Need to know 2018 i have been arrested by police in 2 hearing my case was dismissed my record is still on website i can see it cant sponge because it need 5 years more im married now i keep this situation secret from anyone now im filling immigration form to be immigrant as 5 .5 years already... Read more »

Kevin L Dixler
Kevin L Dixler answered on Jan 14, 2020

You commit perjury which is a Federal crime if you knowingly withhold a fact when requested. You also disqualify yourself, because hiding an arrest is a material misrepresentation according to the USCIS. This can result in denial and an actual reason to disqualify you. Your fears are more of a... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Illinois on
Q: Laid off on H1B, found multiple offers in 60 day grace period.


I got laid off from employer A with last day being Nov 12.

I recently got an offer from a small consulting firm (Company B) that has filed my H1B transfer in regular processing and has asked me to join the client on 12/23. Today I got a full time offer from company C that MIGHT... Read more »

Drew Elesh
Drew Elesh answered on Dec 19, 2019

Company C can independently file for you for H1-B within the 60 days. That is not related to Company B.

It is certainly possible C is approved prior to B or that B is not approved .So you can have multiple petitions simultaneously .

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Illinois on
Q: How many months have to wait to come back in USA after my first visit with NO AOS/COS/EXT.

I recently visited usa to visit my boyfriend, the first customs gave me 3 months to stay, after i found another customs which to delete the 3 months and gave me just a week with NO COS NO AOS EXT (it thought I'll work and married maybe), I wanted to know when I can come back next time, I have to... Read more »

Osarumwense Iyamu
Osarumwense Iyamu answered on Nov 10, 2019

As a visitor to the United States, you are required to spend more time in your country.

It is recommended that you spend a reasonable amount of time in your country before visiting the United States again.

Your admission into the United States as a visitor is a privilege and subject...
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2 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for Illinois on
Q: Can you get deportation against someone who is illegal and has overstayed his visa

He is Giving a hard time and Harrasing the person.

Amanda B Cook
Amanda B Cook answered on Nov 1, 2019

Deportation is not a private right of action. Only the government can initiate deportation actions. If you are a victim of crime, you should report that crime to the police.

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Q: Is there any barrier to get my greencard? I didn’t get any financial aid or assistance from government?

I came to USA by F1 visa and i didn’t go to my school for some personal reasons, now after one year of that i wanna get Marriage from Citizen person? Will my violation effect on my path to get my papers? I am a civil engineer.

Hector E. Quiroga
Hector E. Quiroga answered on Oct 3, 2019

It could. Probably the biggest issue is the fact that you dropped out of your educational program, depending on how long you actually attended class. It could raise questions of visa fraud.

2 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for Illinois on
Q: immigration marriage case was denied due to unlawful presence and some what do i do next. refile reopen reconsidr

please advise on what is the best way or means to go through

Kevin L Dixler
Kevin L Dixler answered on Sep 13, 2019

More information is needed. Some people are affected by the permanent bar due to unlawful presence. In addition, there may be other complications. You may need to pursue different relief.

You need an attorney, who will take the time to carefully read the decision and discuss options, if...
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1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Illinois on
Q: How can I reach someone over the phone?
Deron Edward Smallcomb
Deron Edward Smallcomb answered on Aug 30, 2019

Call them. I'm not sure who you are looking to reach, but lawyers can be found on this site and government numbers by googling. Good luck!

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law and Collections for Illinois on
Q: Hi, I'm a 23 year old male who entered the US with a J-1 Visa and is overstaying. My girlfriend is a US Citizen.

We live in Illinois, and my question is how do we begin the process of obtaining a work permit and a green card.

Also I have an account in collection will that affect anything?

Thank you so much in advance!

Stephen Arnold Black
Stephen Arnold Black answered on Aug 30, 2019

A J1 visa holder can get married to a US citizen, but there are special rules attached to the J visa, as to whether you can adjust status to get your green card, after marrying your girlfriend. It is best to discuss your options with counsel in a phone consultation.

2 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for Illinois on
Q: I came in F1 visa and I violated the visa and now i wanna if marry a citizen girl that my violation will effect ?

Does my violation will prevent me to get my citizenship or they will punish me in any process in the future? Will they prevent my citizenship?

Stephen Arnold Black
Stephen Arnold Black answered on Aug 6, 2019

If a person enters the US legally, and overstays his/her visa and then marries an American citizen, that person can adjust status to obtain a green card, despite the visa overstay. The issue as to "violating your visa" needs more clarification. Call counsel to discuss.

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1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Illinois on
Q: hello my name is Dawn Hill and I want to bring my future husband from Nigeria how do I start the process
Stephen Arnold Black
Stephen Arnold Black answered on Jul 25, 2019

Hi Dawn....Assuming you're a US citizen, and your future husband (fiance ) is in Nigeria, you should retain counsel to take the case from start to finish to make sure the case is processed without delays and without problems. Some of us charge very affordable flat rate fees. Discuss. Counsel in any... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for Illinois on
Q: Conditional GC holder but have to divorce. What should I do about my GC?

I am married to US Citizen for little over 2 years and I have conditional GC.

He started to be very mean, he insults me, doesn't want to work, always have some excuse. He is often in a bad mood and in that case he says such a bad things to me. Even though I am the one supporting us in each... Read more »

Svetlana Kats
Svetlana Kats answered on Jul 16, 2019

While you still married, collect all documents showing that your marriage is bona fide( real marriage). Same documents that you have collected for your marriage interview. After your divorce, immidiately file removal of condition on residency application based on bona fine marriage exemption to... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Illinois on
Q: Is there a legal way for an Australian citizen to permanently immigrate to the US?

I have a girlfriend in Australia who wants to come to the US permanently to work with me on several internet business adventures. We do not want to marry at this time and she has no family on the states. Is there a path for her to immigrate here? Please let me know.

Thank you

Iskra Panteva
Iskra Panteva answered on Jul 12, 2019

Yes. There are several ways for Australians to come over and work on temporary or permanent basis. We will need some additional information on the business and her qualifications in order to establish eligibility. So, contact an experienced immigration attorney to help you out.

2 Answers | Asked in Family Law, Immigration Law, Business Law and Medical Malpractice for Illinois on
Q: Hello, I'm a young student at college looking to transfer to law schools. In this matter, what should I be looking for?

I want to know which schools are the best and which schools are not as good as the rest, but still pretty good. Just want to know what schools to look at, and which ones not to spend my time reviewing them, so I can make the best decision possible when transferring from college. If possible to I... Read more »

James G. Ahlberg
James G. Ahlberg answered on Jul 9, 2019

This is way too broad an inquiry to be addressed in this forum. Talk to you college counselor; better yet, if you know an attorney, see if he or she will take time to talk about these subjects with you. Most will be willing to do so, I suspect, but the task of writing a comprehensive reply to your... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Illinois on
Q: Is booking H1b and F1 visa at the same time in a different time line is not a good idea? Different answers from lawyers

Hi. I have called three lawyers about this. And I paid them consultation fee. Lawyer A : It is okay to book two at the same time, but you need to prove that you don't have immigrant intent to get Student(F1) VISA. Also, if you did not get F1, it would not affect for your H1b visa interview because... Read more »

Kevin L Dixler
Kevin L Dixler answered on Jul 2, 2019

The proper questions may have been avoided. The issue is what do you want to do; study or work? It should be one or the other for the purposes of the visit. If you apply for something that ‘you don’t need’ at this time, it can be denied. It can also reasonably draw suspicion.... Read more »

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