Obtaining a Medical Marijuana card as an F1 visa holder can indeed pose risks to your visa status, as marijuana use and possession remain federally illegal in the United States, despite state-level legalizations. As an F1 visa holder, you are subject to federal laws, and any violation of these...View More
Yes, there is a risk of deportation if you obtain a medical marijuana card while on an F-1 visa. This is because marijuana is still classified as a Schedule I drug under federal law and possession or use of a Schedule I drug is a federal crime. As an F-1 visa holder, you are subject to federal law,...View More
Yes, you can pursue an employment-based green card, such as the EB2, independently of your family-based application. If you believe you qualify for the EB2 category, you can start the process which typically begins with obtaining a Labor Certification through the PERM process, followed by filing...View More
Yes, DACA recipients can continue to work until their new EAD card arrives, as long as they have a valid DACA approval notice and a valid I-765 receipt notice. For personalized legal advice tailored to your unique circumstances, it's advisable to consult with an attorney.
If an employee's DACA renewal has been approved, the employee's work authorization is automatically extended for 180 days from the date of expiration listed on their current Employment Authorization Document (EAD). This is provided the renewal application was filed before the current EAD...View More
My parents are worried that if he go back to the Philippines and petition him from there that it would take longer since he is turning 21 soon and they don't want to be apart from him for years. We are looking to see if my parents can petition him while his visiting the US. My brother is... View More
If your parents, as lawful permanent residents (LPRs), file a petition for your brother before he turns 21, he would be classified as an "unmarried child under 21 of a permanent resident" under the family second preference category (F2A). While this category often has a waiting period, in...View More
If your work permit renewal application was received by USCIS on the same day your previous permit expired, and you have a receipt notice as evidence, you may still be eligible for the automatic extension of your work authorization for up to 180 days while your renewal is pending. It's...View More
In the context of an F1 to F2 change of status application (Form I-539), you, as the F1 visa holder, would typically be the primary applicant, and your wife would be listed as a dependent on the application. However, it's essential to follow the specific instructions provided on Form I-539 and...View More
I got laid off from 'X' company and my grace period ended on 7/11/2023. I had accepted a new offer letter from 'Y' company on Jun 27th, but this company filed for my H1-B transfer petition in premium processing on 7/20/2023 (8 days after my grace period ended). However, my... View More
Between 7/11/2023 and 7/20/2023, you were technically out of status, as your grace period had ended and your new H1-B transfer petition had not yet been filed. While your subsequent H1-B petition was approved, the period you were out of status could potentially affect future visa applications or...View More
It's important to note that travel restrictions and entry requirements can vary by country and are subject to change. You may want to consult with the U.S. Department of State and the Philippine Embassy or Consulate for the most up-to-date information on travel eligibility based on your...View More
No, your husband is not allowed to deport you or your daughter. As a lawful permanent resident (LPR) and the spouse of a U.S. citizen, you have certain rights and protections under U.S. immigration law.
If your husband is threatening to cancel your adjustment of status process or deport...View More
My girlfriend is Russian and recently left Russia and is now staying in the country of Georgia. She left to keep her 17 year old son (he turns 18 in April, 2023) from being forced into the Russian military and war. She has communicated with people who have gone to Mexico and crossed the San... View More
The most legally appropriate method would be discussing all critical issues confidentially, fully and clearly with an experienced immigration attorney familiar with Russia, its political situation, asylum law and family-based adjustment of status.
My wife came in with a K1 visa. We got married 2 weeks before her 90 days expired. 3 months later, we submitted for adjustment of status and currently waiting. Going on 9 months. My question is. How can I get her state issue ID if her K1 expired and do not have any other document but a marriage... View More
As part of the application for adjustment of status your wife can apply for an employment authorization document (EAD) using Form I-765. If she did not submit this form when applying for adjustment, she can submit it now. With the application she should submit proof that the I-485 is still...View More
Dates for filling for EB2 (rest of the World) are 01 December 2022. Is it OK and safe to send my I-485 documents package to USCIS now? Or is it mandatory to wait until I meet the dates for filling in Visa bulletin?
More information is needed. Sponsored how? Normally, a person allowed in for humanitarian reasons may have limitations. Some circumstances may allow opportunities to eventually immigrate. A poorly planned situation may cause heartbreak.
As a result, I strongly recommend an appointment or...View More
I was denied expedited request since our father is currently on stage 4 cancer , any other options i may have to get my sister here sooner so she can help take care of and be with our father before he passes?
My sister's son is a US Citizen, adult living in the United States. he petition for his mother currently living in Chile. But he didn't petition for his sister which is a 14 year old minor. the attorney said that since he just makes enough money to petition for his mother that... View More
Once your sister receives her immigrant visa, she will need to enter the United States within 60 days. Then once she gets her green card she can file an I-130 petition for her daughter. Your sister can also apply for a re-entry permit to protect her residency, which would allow her to remain...View More
Hi I am working as a senior engineer in a reputed company on H1B with a approved i140. It came to my notice that layoffs are imminent in next few months. I started interviewing and cleared a technical manager position interview in another company . Is there any challenge with my immigration H1B... View More
my partner and I met unexpectedly 1,5 months after I entered the U.S. in February 2022 while I am in the U.S. on a B-visa (business&tourist purposes) for 180 days and want to get married before the stay of 180 days expires in August to file for "adjustment of... View More
Yes, it is possible to file for Adjustment of Status after entering the US on a tourist visa but I would recommend doing a consultation with an experienced immigration attorney to make sure you qualify in other respects. Best wishes!
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