The State Government in Texas is controlled and funded by politicians, many of whom support the current extreme restrictions on lawful immigration. Those who violate Federal immigration law are more likely to be challenged in border states within the 100 mile perimeter of the border. DACA can...Read more »
I am sorry to hear about your asylum clock issue. If you believe that your asylum clock was stopped in error you should contact the court administrator where your removal proceedings are pending and inquired about the issue. They will be able to tell you what's the...Read more »
I presume your question refers to Form I-864 (Affidavit of Support). Form I-864 is a contract which an individual signs (usually the Petitioner filed with Form I-130), in which the individual agrees to sponsor (use his/her financial resources to support) an intending immigrant.
An illegal immigrant who works at a store is accused of theft where paid under the table. Who has more to lose if the store owner wants to report the crime because he/she employed the employee without documentation. The store owner might have video surveillance that shows the crime but can't prove... Read more »
I am sponsoring an immigrant in NY and I saw the following for the affidavit of support " If an immigrant you sponsored receives any means-tested public benefits, you are responsible for repaying the cost of those benefits to the agency that provided them". Are there any means tested... Read more »
I am currently unemployed. My mother is co sponsoring my fiancé in his process for his green card. I’m interested in obtaining pre natal Medicaid but I’m unsure about how to go about the process since he legally can’t work right now?
I applied asylum about 3 months ago unfortunately I have a dismissed case that happened 3 years ago. It was a controlled substance. I did not find guilty nor I paid any fine. Would that still effect my asylum case ?
You will need to provide proofs of disposition of said case and be up front with the history when you apply or are being interviewed for asylum. The USCIS officer will look at the totality of your case and the evidence you presented to determine whether you are eligible. Sometimes, there are...Read more »
I got my conditional green card in 2016. i applied for a waiver to remove contion in 2018 as a result of domestic violence and this was approved. presently it has been 3years of been a green card holder can i apply for citizenship or i have to wait for 5 years because presently i am divorce from my... Read more »
In your scenario, the spousal naturalization provisions are applicable if the conditions on the resident status are removed based on an approved battery or extreme cruelty waiver of the joint filing requirement for Petition to Remove Conditions on Residence (FORM I-751). In these types of cases you...Read more »
I am a US. Citizen and also a US Soldier and I filed both the I-130 and I-485 concurrently for my wife, she now has her green card. Our 9 year old son just got here to the US and I want to file for him as well. I need to know if its better to submit a separate I-130 and I-485 for him and pay the... Read more »
My sister is a US Citizen. She sponsored me for the I-130 F4 immigration visa Category. My daughter was 14 years of age at the time and therefore was a derivative of myself. She is currently 26 years of age and my priority date is soon to be current. The I-130 application was filed on December 2007... Read more »
The Dominican Republic has nothing to do with what you are seeking to accomplish. What you need to realize is that you must retain an experienced immigration attorney to represent you in this matter. Immigration is a very complex and technical area of law, and mistakes can have grave consequences.
Hello! Thank you for taking my question. I was in the process of applying for my Green Card on an I-485 visa and I left the country because I had a travel visa that did not expire. I thought that it would've been okay to do because I had a travel visa but unfortunately, my application still got... Read more »
Yes, it's likely that you will be able to apply again. Unfortunately, if you leave the United States while the I-485 is in process, and you don't have advance parole, then USCIS treats your application like you are no longer interested in the green card, and you have to start over. But, the good...Read more »
I went to every office for immigration paid for it and i have no idea about the paperwork and i want to ask the lawyer for a copy but dont want to tip off my ex wife so she doesnt try to stall my new marriage. She is also and immigrant with a work visa and i dont even know if it will be a problem.... Read more »
You can do a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request for the I 130 and for any documents that you signed, but you will not be entitled to a copy of the documents she signed, such as the I 485, Application for Employment Authorization or Application for Advanced Parole, as those belong to her.
I currently reside outside the US with my foreign spouse. We plan to return to the US, but I no longer have a job or residence there, however, we do have someone willing to co-sponsor. If the co-sponsor can show for these things, do I need to as well?
In order to file for your spouse, you must provide a US residence where you intend to reside. In terms of having job or finances you will have to document your current income and your adjusted gross income for the past 3 years. This is true even if you do not meet the poverty guidelines and even...Read more »
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 »
Your father must naturalize before your 18th Birthday in order to derive citizenship from him. You must have reached18 years old on or after February 27, 2001. Otherwise, you must qualify for citizenship by naturalization.
Some who file for naturalization are not only denied, but placed in...Read more »
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