Kelli Y Allen's answer You can apply but run the risk of being denied based on lack of good moral character because of the DUI conviction (assuming you were convicted/pleaded guilty). I advise waiting, not just 5 years from the incident date, but 5 years from the date you satisfied all conditions in the judgment. So it you were put on probation for a year, you would need to wait 5 years from the date you completed probation before submitting the naturalization application to be outside the 5-year GMC period.
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 Yes, that is definitely a problem. You will not be able to enter the U.S. legally without a waiver for the unlawful presence. You should seek the assistance of an experienced immigration attorney.
Kelli Y Allen's answer Is the person you're referring to your boyfriend/fiance? If so, you can marry in Colombia and file a spousal visa petition. The process takes about a year and a half, so it that's the route you are going to take, it would make sense to file as soon as possible.
Kelli Y Allen's answer I'm sorry to hear of your experience, but this is not an immigration issue. I suggest speaking with a civil attorney and also contacting the police department to request that the report be modified to include all relevant information.
Kelli Y Allen's answer From an immigration law standpoint, as long as you are not doing anything to earn the income, you're fine. So you can own property, invest in stocks, etc. but you can't be "working".
Kelli Y Allen's answer If you have a criminal case/conviction, you need to contact an experienced criminal defense attorney to discuss options. If a criminal conviction has caused immigration issues for you and you are able to get the case reopened and dismissed, then contact an immigration attorney for options.
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.
Kelli Y Allen's answer You can decide to get married while he is here. The issue that could arise would be if he tried to apply for permanent residency while here. Immigration officials would likely question his intent (was that the plan all along) when he entered. It's very difficult to prove what was in someone's mind on a a certain date. To avoid that issue if you get married while he's he, he should leave at the end of the 90 days. In the interim, you can start the spousal visa process. I strongly suggest...
Kelli Y Allen's answer I am not sure exactly what your question is, but I would not expect most family law attorneys to know immigration laws and more than immigration lawyers would tend to have an in-depth knowledge of family law.
Kelli Y Allen's answer In general, you file a spousal visa petition. It's a two-step process that takes about a year and a half if there are no complicating factors. To make the process go as smoothly as possible, I suggest retaining an immigration attorney to handle the case on your behalf.
Kelli Y Allen's answer Yes, if you are eligible to naturalize, this is a good time to apply. Your chances are good of having the naturalization application processed this year. As a backup, if you get to about 3 months of your GC expiring and you still haven't received an interview notice for you naturalization app, you could renew GC at that point just as a back-up.
Kelli Y Allen's answer I'm not sure of your questions, but as long as you are permanent residents, you don't need to worry about an immigration issue. You may want to consider applying for naturalization.
Kelli Y Allen's answer At this point it is too late to see if the child status protection act might have allowed you to use the visa number when it because available. You only a year to pursue that action. At this point all you can do is wait unless there is another person who could petition in a category that may have a visa number quicker.
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