Married to a US citizen and approved I 130 however, I have been unable to get my case to reopen. Some lawyers have told me that legal entry would make my case more likely to be reopened if we argue that I have a legal entry and can adjust my status. However, others Have told me that I would get a... Read more »
If you have an outstanding order of removal and you leave the United States you will not be admitted when you try to return. If you have an approved I-130 you may be eligible for a waiver. Without a waiver I can not say how long you will be banned from the USA because I have no facts regarding your...Read more »
There is no way to know/predict for sure because it depends on how busy the Embassy is and how fast they are working on catching up with their COVID caused backlog. You can call the Embassy where the file was sent to see if they will let you know the date of immigrant visa documentarily qualified...Read more »
My Grandparents have made a condition on their Trust that no funds should go to issues of my Mom who are not permanent residents of the United States. I have been living in Germany under temporary residency permits and now I’m in California considering moving back to US now in order to protect... Read more »
The term "permanent resident" of the U.S. in immigration law context refers to someone who is NOT a U.S. citizen but has obtained the right to permanently reside in the U.S. (a.k.a. Green card) and is physically present in the U.S. typically at least 6 months out of any year (so not to...Read more »
You said she asked you to "pay her for help with my status adjustment." That is marriage based visa fraud and can cause many problems. You said she is acting manipulative. You need to really consider what is happening. You should seek more indepth advice from a lawyer from the directory...Read more »
If I marry a green card holder (who just got her employment based green card), assuming everything goes well, will I get my US citizenship along with her 5 yrs from now? OR in 5+3 = 8 yrs from now? Both of us are Indians. (I know there are plenty ifs and buts here, but assume there are no hiccups).
I am 69 years old I have only 1 son and I petitioned for him and its been 2 years, he is in removal proceedings in the 9th circut, what are the chances I get my application expedited and if the request is granted how much further can they move the appicaiton? he is my only son I have type 2... Read more »
It depends on what you want to do. If you merely want to return to your home country, then there is no reason to wait for an order of deportation. If you do not want to return to your country of origin, then you will have the opportunity to contest any final order of removal before an immigration...Read more »
Your failure to appear has most likely resulted in an order of removal. If you never plan to return to the USA there is no reason that you can not just leave - based on the information you have provided.
ICE can seek you out and arrest you but this is rare.
I am international student and currently on F1 Visa. I have substantial degrees Bachelor's, Post Graduate from India have completed my MS Marketing in the U.S and soon will be conferred with MBA in U.S. I have 20 years of work experience with 3.5 years (OPT/CPT - 40 HOURS) within U.S. I am... Read more »
17 year old hopes to find work while her mother is waiting to receive her green card. She has already applied and has been waiting for a while, her daughter wants to get a summer job in the meantime to help support the family. Is the daughter eligible to work if the parent is on a legal sponsored... Read more »
Not this summer. The daughter must be a derivative beneficiary. That is, she must be able to qualify for adjustment of status based upon her mom’s current immigrant visa. This requires an understanding of how the current visa bulletin works.
I strongly recommend an appointment with a...Read more »
Marriage based GC -- awaiting removal of conditions and citizenship approvals. Just lost job. Getting conflicting advice on whether any of the benefits above are better not being asked for or not.... Thanks
You should avoid asking for benefits considered by USCIS to be public benefits. Unemployment benefits are NOT public benefits (it is insurance that you pay into) and thus you can collect those. A list of public benefits and more info on "Public charge" can be found here:...Read more »
Hello, I have an animal cruelty case with an offer to accept home detention and felony conviction. If I accept the settlement conviction, would it be automatically bar my asylum case? I am waiting on individual hearing.
Before the pandemic started I got married to my wife in California. She currently is studying in Mexico and fully employed but I would like her to come visit me after the pandemic border restrictions are over. Can she still enter to the us without any problems? She has her visitors visa still... Read more »
Your wife should carry with her significant documentation to show that she is only coming to the USA to visit and she intends to return to Mexico. Because she is married to a USC their is a presumption that she intends to immigrate and her visitor visa may be cancelled.
If you filed the FORM I-751 and you have been issued a receipt for such filing by USCIS, you can travel abroad while in possession of (a) the expired conditional resident card and (b) the receipt of the filed FORM I-751provided that you are not inadmissible.
She thinks I’m a bad influence because she made assumptions about me. I haven’t hung out with her daughter in over a year or even gone to their house in two. She thinks that her dad will let me hang out with her but her dad and step mom hate me to.
If you are a U.S. citizen or resident and you wish to file a relative petition on behalf of your spouse , you can file the FORM I-130 with DHS/USCIS. This will commence the process for your spouse to ultimately obtain the immigrant visa with the U.S. consulate.
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