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Q: If I couldn’t afford to renew green card in 2017, and I just submitted my application for citizenship in 2020, is it ok?

I became resident in 1987 at 3 years old. I renewed every 10 years, but in 2017 I couldn’t afford to. I’ve been married to a u.s. citizen for 14 years. I’m a stay at home mom with 3 kids. I have never been arrested and have lived a simple life. I just put in my citizenship application... Read more »

Hector E. Quiroga
Hector E. Quiroga answered on Feb 28, 2020

It is USCIS policy for citizenship applicants whose cards have expired or will expire within six months to file the I-90 and submit a copy of the receipt notice. You can file without that but you will likely get a request for it.

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Q: Alien marrying a US Greencard Holder and having a son in the US. Can they live in the US the three of them?

Hi I am not a US citizen, my wife is a green card holder, we got married in my country a year ago and we just got our first child in the US, she has to live and stay in the US and I want to move there with her, what is the fastest way to do so? I don't want to leave her and my child alone there,... Read more »

Deron Edward Smallcomb
Deron Edward Smallcomb answered on Feb 26, 2020

There is more than one option here in what seems to be a complex case. I strongly suggest that you contact an experienced immigration attorney for assistance.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support, Family Law and Immigration Law for Arkansas on
Q: How can i prevent kids father of taking kids out of country he has custody of one and i have custody of the other

Their father already took kids to border and left with his family for 8 months.. I want to prevent this as well as reverse custody of my other child back to me..

Patricia C. Wall-Santiago
Patricia C. Wall-Santiago answered on Oct 15, 2019

Madam,

I am not a family law attorney neither authorized to practice law in your state but you need to contact a family attorney in your area ASAP regarding this matter or if you don't have the means to afford an attorney you can contact legal aid and see if you qualified for their...
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Q: renew work permit here on assylum and married US citizen or adjust status or both?

My husband is here on assylum from Honduras has work permit and needs to renew by december. should we file to adjust status, or renew his work permit or both?

Rehim Babaoglu
Rehim Babaoglu answered on Jul 23, 2019

First, I would urge you to consult with and hire an immigration lawyer to assist you with this case. Not because I think you’re not capable of handling it, you may will be, but in order for the lawyer to debrief and brief you, analyze, assess and evaluate your case in order to maximize the... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Estate Planning, Family Law, Immigration Law and Real Estate Law for Arkansas on
Q: Where do I start

I am freaking out about my family .. ALL of my family. I'm worried about where everyone is and what exactly has happened to all of us. I gotta figure out the money thing so that I can get funding to my family that is locked up.

Rehim Babaoglu
Rehim Babaoglu answered on Jun 21, 2019

Your Q is unclear. Are your family members in US ICE custody and facing deportation proceedings?

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Q: Can I marry an illegal immigrant if so what documents should we have
Rehim Babaoglu
Rehim Babaoglu answered on Jun 21, 2019

Your question requires too many questions on my part and too many answers on your part before I can even formulate recommendations as to the course(s) of action you should take.

I would urge you to consult with and hire an immigration lawyer to assist you with this case. Not because I think...
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Q: I’m 19, just got married and want to fix papers for my husband. Am I able to at this age? If so what must I do?
Hector E. Quiroga
Hector E. Quiroga answered on Nov 6, 2018

Yes. You must file a visa petition for him. We strongly recommend that you consult with an immigration attorney because exactly what you have to do can depend on a number of factors.

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Q: Can I be in the USA via a employer sponsored Visa and have my mother( a US citizen) sponsor me for a green card?

I am 40 never married, no kids, no criminal record and would like to be living in the US as soon as possible

Hector E. Quiroga
Hector E. Quiroga answered on Oct 30, 2018

There is nothing that should prevent your mother from filing a visa petition on your behalf while you are working lawfully on an employment visa.

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Q: Me my wife have been married for 9 years she is from Sweden and she overstayed her Visa for 5 years now

her Visa for 5 years now we need to know Me my wife have been married for 9 years she is from Sweden and she overstayed her Visa for 5 years now we need to know what the new laws are so that we can file the correct papers

Rehim Babaoglu
Rehim Babaoglu answered on Jul 27, 2018

I would urge you to consult with and hire an immigration lawyer to assist you with this case. Not because I think you’re not capable of handling it, you may will be, but in order for the lawyer to debrief and brief you, analyze, assess and evaluate your case maximize the possibilities for a... Read more »

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Q: Hello, does buying a house in the US and putting it up for rent make one eligible for a green card?
Carl Shusterman
Carl Shusterman answered on Jun 12, 2018

No, not at all. Maybe, your confusing this with the EB-5 program.

Like many countries, the U.S. provides a means of entry for wealthy people who will pump money into its economy. This is known as the employment fifth preference—or “EB-5”—immigrant visa, which allows people to...
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Q: I didn't join my country obligatory military and I was sentenced to pay a fine. Do I lack GMC? Check the info section

I haven't joined my country obligatory military service and I was sentenced through a military trial to pay a fine for failure and delay to be recruited for the military (as I have passed the legal age to be recruited). Should I mention this while applying for naturalization? And does this make me... Read more »

Carl Shusterman
Carl Shusterman answered on Jun 4, 2018

You need to mention this on your N-400, but it probably will not keep you from demonstrating that you have good moral character.

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2 Answers | Asked in Employment Law and Immigration Law for Arkansas on
Q: question on concurrent H1-B which is working for multiple employers.

Hello, currently I have a job with employer A which is full time who holds my H1-B and Green card process. Now I have a job offer from another employer B which is remote work which i can work from a place where i have employer A. So can I file H1-B with employer B and once it is approved, can i... Read more »

Kevin L Dixler
Kevin L Dixler answered on May 21, 2018

No attorney can explain in detail how the situation works. That will likely take a paid appointment. What we can state is that you cannot work full time for two employers. In addition, if employer B files an H1b for you, you will likely have to work for employer B, only. Also, if the new job is... Read more »

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Q: Can i stay unlawful or overstay after my i94 expired as i timely file i539 and got receipt before i94 expired?

I placed my h4 extension file on 09/22/2017. I got receipt before my i94 expired. Its pending since 5.5 months. As my i94 expired since 151 days.

1. should i leave country and stamp over home country?

2. Should i stay till decision comes?

Rehim Babaoglu
Rehim Babaoglu answered on Mar 5, 2018

It depends on your needs or schedule. If you have to leave, your case may be cancelled depending on the facts in your case. If you can stay until you receive approval, fine. You ought to inquire about the delay 1-800-375-5283, also, check with the immigration attorney who drafted the primary H-1B... Read more »

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Q: I751 is pending for 5 years. Should I apply for my citizenship? Or what to do?
Rehim Babaoglu
Rehim Babaoglu answered on Feb 6, 2018

First, hire an immigration lawyer to advise and represent you. Next, an inquiry has to be made concerning the status of the I-751. ( I suspect it was granted or denied & you never received the notice.) Third, yes you can file an N-400 petition, but the I-751 has to be approved before your N-400 can... Read more »

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Q: I am a US citizen wanting to bring my fiancée from Bangladesh. What is the fastest way for her to immigrate here?
Rehim Babaoglu
Rehim Babaoglu answered on Jan 27, 2018

I would urge you to consult with and hire an immigration lawyer to assist you with this case. Not because I think you’re not capable of handling it, you may will be, but in order for the lawyer to debrief and brief you, analyze, assess and evaluate your case and maximize the possibilities for a... Read more »

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Q: I want to petition for my Dad to come to the U.S. Should I fill out the I-130 Form even if he has felonies?

He did have a green card and a passport after he was charged with the felonies. I do not want to pay the fee if my only choice is that the form will get rejected.

Rehim Babaoglu
Rehim Babaoglu answered on Oct 23, 2017

If he has multiple felonies, I don't believe he would be admissible to the United States.

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Q: Can I legally abandon my conditional green card and reapply for a green card later on in life?

If I have my conditional green card and I chose to move back to my home country with my husband during the 2 year span. I know I must forfeit my status. However, if his work takes us back to the US later on in life, will I be able to reapply for a green card and live in the US again?

Rehim Babaoglu
Rehim Babaoglu answered on Oct 23, 2017

Why not apply for a re-entry permit to preserve your residency card? If your husband has been assigned to work abroad by his employer you may be able to keep your card. Otherwise, yes, he can petition for you again, but this time for a 10 year card.

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Q: I am from the marshal islands, how do I gain US citizenship?
Rehim Babaoglu
Rehim Babaoglu answered on Apr 10, 2017

First you must obtain U.S. permanent residency (green card) status through employer or immediate family sponsorships. Thereafter, you may apply for citizenship in 5 or 3 years. You should consult with an immigration lawyer to advise you.

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