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Q: What is the best option for me to obtain proof of my citizenship thru my parents, who are married and both are citizens
Kyndra Mulder
Kyndra Mulder answered on Dec 5, 2020

Naturalization law has changed over the years. Whether you are a citizen through your parents depends on a lot of facts that you have not provided. I suggest you consult with an experienced Immigration attorney or read the qualifications for naturalization at USCIS.gov

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Q: How do you know if an attorney has filed your appeal? Is their a confirmation of receipt from the court?

The appeal in question was to be done within 30 days of the initial decision. My friend is not sure whether the appeal was actually completed. I have tried to look into the process online but it does not go into details. I thought an appeal had to be registered and stamped but do not know if I am... Read more »

Kyndra Mulder
Kyndra Mulder answered on Dec 3, 2020

Your friend should be receiving from her attorney a copy of everything that is filed on her behalf. The brief is not required to be filed with in 30 days. The Notice of Appeal and fee must be filed with in 30 days.

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Q: My husband only married me to get his green card i left him??
Kyndra Mulder
Kyndra Mulder answered on Nov 30, 2020

What is your question?

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Q: Does the aggravated speed violation have an effect on immigration, asylum pending application?

Even after reducing the misdemeanor to a petty offense

Robert Roy Klein
Robert Roy Klein answered on Nov 22, 2020

No, a misdemeanor nor a petty offense will not have any effect on your asylum. However, the USCIS officer (or judge if in court) will ask about it, so bring any documents you have that show what happened and that it was reduced.

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Illinois on
Q: Pending divorce before i-1485 interview. Adjusting through K1. Please answer after reading matter of song/sesay
Drew Elesh
Drew Elesh answered on Nov 7, 2020

We can explain song Sesay for you. Call about the case and divorce.

2 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for Illinois on
Q: Filing for green card requirements?

I recently just realized that i had lost my international passport, and I have just started the process to get my green card. I am beginning to be worried. I would like to know, do if its a requirement that i must have my passport as evidence on entry with immigration, or if i can get another... Read more »

Mario Musil
Mario Musil answered on Oct 14, 2020

You generally need the passport you entered with to show proof of legal entry. If it is lost, you may be able to still show valid entry through an I 94.

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1 Answer | Asked in Divorce, Family Law and Immigration Law for Illinois on
Q: how can I report it effectively ? to make sure govt. takes an action

soon to be ex-wife .. trapped me into marriage and now we have a kid /// But it has been confirmed that she only married to get a green card ... How could I a US Citizen get some justice here .. she is still on student visa and her sister and brother in law are on employer provided green cards ..... Read more »

George W. Svoboda
George W. Svoboda answered on Aug 25, 2020

Follow your attorney's advice. The tip line will work. This can get complicated, and your attorney is looking out for your best interest.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Immigration Law for Illinois on
Q: appreciate for help

Does the court's supervision of the aggravated speeding violation be considered as a conviction in immigration, even though the violation is reduced from mesdminer class b to petty offenses?

Juan Ooink
Juan Ooink answered on Aug 11, 2020

This is something you need to discuss with an immigration attorney. That attorney will know how this type of charge will be treated.

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Immigration Law and Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Q: Thanks for the help

A question to distinguished attorneys, is a agaravated speed violation considered a under the IMPAIRED drive or Moral turpitude particularly serious crimes ”when it comes to immigration and does it affect the person in the immigration court

Juan Ooink
Juan Ooink answered on Jul 16, 2020

This is something you need to discuss with an immigration attorney. Aggravated Speeding is either a Class B or Class A Misdemeanor criminal offense, so it could have immigration issues. An immigration attorney will be able to tell you how best to deal with these types of charges on your record. If... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law and Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Q: Do amendments to work permits for asylum renewal include misdemeanor crimes, felonies, and traffic offenses,

The question is in the recent amendments to the law to renew the work permit for asylum. Does it include speed violations such as aggravated speed Is it prohibited to renew this work permit before the start of Resolution 25 August 2020?

Juan Ooink
Juan Ooink answered on Jul 14, 2020

This is something you need to discuss with an Immigration Attorney. The sooner you do this, the better.

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2 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for Illinois on
Q: I am a US citizen, how long would it take to get a green card for my wife who has over stayed her visa?

We are planning to move to Chicago and needed to know how long it would take to process her green card from there.

Stephen Arnold Black
Stephen Arnold Black answered on Jul 12, 2020

A US citizen can sponsor his foreign national spouse despite that she overstayed her visa and provided no grounds of inadmissibility otherwise exist (ie crimes, etc). The current processing time is taking at least one year from the time of filing and most likely a wee bit longer due to the covid... Read more »

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Q: I have a question about I-864A joint sponsor. I hope someone can help me to understand.

Last month, I got married to US Citizen and she does not meet minimum income requirements. Thereafter, I talked to my uncle and he said he and his wife together makes about 35,000 a year in total household income for year 2019 based on IRS tax filling. And, this was only for year of 2019.My uncle... Read more »

Kevin L Dixler
Kevin L Dixler answered on Jul 10, 2020

It is wise to reach out for help, but I recommend that you take this matter more seriously. More information is needed, but there can be a challenge.

I strongly recommend an appointment with a competent and experienced immigration attorney who can take the time to carefully review before...
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1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law and Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Q: Under what classification is a violation of the aggravated speed attributed to the Department of Immigration,

Will the new or proposed asylum law endorse the new cases, or all pending cases, even old ones?

Kyndra Mulder
Kyndra Mulder answered on Jul 9, 2020

Aggravated speed is more than a taffic citation. It can be considered a serious misdemeanor and a CIMT. Specially if the person charged did not have insurance it is considered a lack of concern and cae for other drivers. This can be given weight in considering whether a person meets the good moal... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Illinois on
Q: On B2 visa for 6 months. Visa expires soon after that. What to do now in this situation?

My in-laws came to the US for a visit from India on their B2 visa in February 2020. They can stay till August 2020. They have a return ticket but due to Covid issues, there's no flight service by that airlines right now. India is yet to resume international travel. I understand that we can... Read more »

Ify Princess Ikeakanam
Ify Princess Ikeakanam answered on Jul 5, 2020

Hello, if your spouse is a U.S citizen, consider petitioning for your parents to adjust status to green card holder so they can stay in the U.S freely without the need to travel back.

Applying for a renewal of B2 Stay may be your best bet in this situation. Covid 19 is definitely a valid...
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1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Illinois on
Q: Family at O’Hare on F4 I-864 Immigration Found Inadmissible

I have family at O’Hare that is currently being detained. They were declared inadmissible because they were missing a “wavier” in which CBP did not state which waiver. Is there anyway to help them get into the country before they are “deported” back to their home country of Germany?

Kevin L Dixler
Kevin L Dixler answered on Jun 28, 2020

If they were declared inadmissible and summarily excluded, then it will be extremely difficult to undo the damage before the order is executed.

If they are allegedly inadmissible, then only diplomacy by negotiation can undo the determination if a mistake was made. The costs and speed in...
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1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Illinois on
Q: New asylum laws, will they pass on new or old cases, or will they cover all cases that are heard in the courts?

Will the new asylum decisions affect all applicants in the past who have traffic violations such as aggravated speed and have been reduced to a petty crime? Is there sufficient reason for refusing asylum? Or take it as a reason against the person

Kevin L Dixler
Kevin L Dixler answered on Jun 28, 2020

If your case is still pending, and a decision is not final, then any regulation that 'actually goes into effect' will impact you if it is effective before a final decision. That is, unless the regulation is somehow modified to indicate otherwise.

The current regulations are...
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1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Illinois on
Q: Is a grant considered a public fund? Would me getting it affect the filing for the green card process of my husband?

I heard theres a $10,000 grant relief for small businesses impacted by the coronavirus, as much as I need this I do not want to jeopardize my husband's status of becoming a citizen in America. Please advice l, would me getting that grant become a obstacle for him in the future?

P.S... Read more »

Hector E. Quiroga
Hector E. Quiroga answered on Jun 23, 2020

This is not a means tested pubic benefit, so it should not impact his case. In addition, if he is filing for citizenship and not a green card (they are not the same thing), then public charge would not be an issue even if aforementioned grant were a public benefit.

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Illinois on
Q: The question is, when the aggravated speed is reduced to a petty crime, is this called vacated?

Within the new rules for preventing asylum, the case will be affected in the current situation

Hector E. Quiroga
Hector E. Quiroga answered on Jun 19, 2020

Traffic infractions by themselves are not generally grounds for the denial of an asylum application, even under the proposed new rules, which deal more with the claims of asylum rather than grounds of inadmissibility. If the traffic infraction led to a more serious crime, such as hit and run or... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for Illinois on
Q: Can I go back to my country without completing my EOS process? I overstayed because of Covid-19.

I overstayed here in America due to Covid-19 but I filed and EOS before the expiration of I-94. I am just worried that I won't be able to comeback here in the U.S. without the EOS decision

Ify Princess Ikeakanam
Ify Princess Ikeakanam answered on Jun 12, 2020

Hello. Yes, if you have an extension application pending, it is possible to travel without abandoning the application. This is different from Adjustment of status, where leaving the U.S. will result in abandoning the application, resulting in a denial. Moreover, COVID 19 is a worldwide pandemic and... Read more »

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