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2 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for Connecticut on
Q: an Humanitarian visa can get denied because the reason is chronic depression?

- My mom lives is venezuela right now

- she does not have a tourist visa

- I will become a USA citizen in a few months

- I work as engineer in USA

- My mom take medication for depression

- my mom has a sister who committed suicide

- my mom is... Read more »

Alexander Ivakhnenko
Alexander Ivakhnenko answered on Nov 25, 2021

You present a very long list of legal and personal issues that should be directed to a licensed practicing attorney familiar with that area of immigration law. Consider meeting in person or remotely via conference call or zoom.

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3 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for Connecticut on
Q: Overstay for 28 years. Married to a US citizen since 2016. Can I adjust my status after so long? Is it worth trying?
Kyndra L Mulder
Kyndra L Mulder answered on Oct 4, 2021

Provided you were lawfully admitted into the USA 28 years go you may adjust status through your USC spouse assuming you meet all other requirements.

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1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Connecticut on
Q: Do I need an affidavit of support or having worked in the US for 20+ years is enough?

My American citizen child just turned 21 and is going to petition me to get a green card. He is a college student so he doesn't have the income for the affidavit of support. I don't have anybody else I could ask this for, it's very intrusive. The USCIS site says I don't need the... Read more »

Agnes Jury
Agnes Jury answered on Jun 18, 2021

Your son needs to complete the Affidavit of Support but your income can be counted towards the minimum income required so you won't need another sponsor. If you are doing the Adjustment of Status on your own, I strongly encourage you to at least consult with an immigration attorney to make... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for Connecticut on
Q: Hello, Thank you for your time :)

my father lives in Greece, is Georgian citizen. I am applying I-130 for him, how should I answer the question Was the beneficiary EVER in immigration proceedings? as he has never been in states, but he has been an lawful residence in Greece . And never had any issues with immigration in Greece .... Read more »

Nadine C. Atkinson-Flowers
Nadine C. Atkinson-Flowers answered on Jun 1, 2021

It refers to proceedings in the USA. Good luck!

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1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Connecticut on
Q: My husband got visa refused on October 25th,2020 because he is firs-cousin married. After all, I was residing in Texas.

Now I move to Connecticut because they allow this marriage and I sent all new domicile to them in CEAC, I contact the US embassy in Sudan. They told me just wait about my case because my husband has been case refused for 6 months now. his medical exam already expired on April 8th, 2021, the US... Read more »

Kyndra L Mulder
Kyndra L Mulder answered on Apr 25, 2021

The law that governs decisions regarding immigration is found in the Immigration and Nationality Act. This is federal and not state law.

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Connecticut on
Q: USCIS not sending receipt for reentry permit

Hi, I'm an LPR of 28 years and had to go abroad to help my sick and old parents, with an I-131, 2-year reentry permit that just expired. I came back 2 months ago to file for a new but have not even gotten the receipt note. I've found that there are severe delays, no oversight, no follow... Read more »

Nareshwar Singh Virdi
Nareshwar Singh Virdi answered on Feb 17, 2021

Unfortunately, this is the reality that we live in. Our firm can assist in following up on the issue and to seek some resolution. However, given the pandemic and changing political climate, the situation is totally unpredictable.

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Connecticut on
Q: Can I apply for Naturalization with a first DUI offense I got in CT 2 years ago.

Legal question. I got my first dui November 2019 in CT-no accident involved. My criminal lawyer said that they will seal the case and wont show up in my record. Because of covid they kept suspending my case until now and the court hasn’t have happened yet. In August 20’ I made 5 years in US... Read more »

Kyndra L Mulder
Kyndra L Mulder answered on Jan 27, 2021

You will not be granted naturalization with a pending DUI.

even though the case may be sealed and not on your record you must answer yes to the question whether you have ever been arrested and convicted. you must furnish a complete certified c opy of the record to the USCIS.

There...
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3 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for Connecticut on
Q: N-400.

Hello there,

My mother just went to her second naturalization interview because she failed the civic portion the first time.

The officer told me she passed the civic but still had to deny her because she doesn't speak English? I'm so lost and confused and don't know... Read more »

John Alexander Bates
John Alexander Bates answered on Jul 7, 2020

The ability to speak and read English is a requirement for becoming a US Citizen. It does seem unfortunate they did not tell you this the first time. You may be able to appeal this decision or file a lawsuit in Federal Court.

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2 Answers | Asked in DUI / DWI and Immigration Law for Connecticut on
Q: I got arrested for my first DUI back in November 19, the judge sealed my case and now I want to apply for citizenship.

I got a green card 5 years ago through the dv lottery. I want to know if I will have a problem at the interview since I got arrested, but I didn’t got charged at the court.

John Alexander Bates
John Alexander Bates answered on Apr 10, 2020

Yes, you will have a problem. Generally you have to wait five years after your criminal disposition to apply for citizenship.

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1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Connecticut on
Q: Defensive asylum in removal?

I was placed in removal proceedings and was bond out due to overstayed visa . My background and record are clean 0 violations.

I filed defensive asylum reason we came here all family we were prosecuted and had fear threatening political group. My dad was One of the groups member we were... Read more »

Hector E. Quiroga
Hector E. Quiroga answered on Jan 2, 2020

Your best bet is to hire an attorney to represent you in this process.

3 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for Connecticut on
Q: Defensive asylum in removal and individual hearing Is coming in 6 months . Married to us citizen and filed I-130?

I’m in removal procedures and filed defensive asylum . I married to us citizen and filed I-130 two months ago , my individual hearings are coming ? What are my options? I filed I-130 with solid paperwork package. Does uscis Always wants to interview I-130 or they can approve the Application based... Read more »

Ebenezer Appiagyei
Ebenezer Appiagyei answered on Jan 1, 2020

It depends. USCIS generally requires An interview for I-130. it is most likely you may have to attend an I-130 interview. If you have solid evidence then you don’t have to worry about an interview. Please consult an Immigration Attorney.

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2 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for Connecticut on
Q: Pending adjustment of status and speeding ticket?

I have adjustment of status pending. My record is clean

Deron Edward Smallcomb
Deron Edward Smallcomb answered on Nov 7, 2019

A speeding ticket is an infraction, not a misdemeanor or felony. You should be fine.

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3 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for Connecticut on
Q: Removal proceedings married to usc age gap ?

I married to usc in removal proceedings? I’m 24 and she’s 45 we had age gap i have all supporting and clear and convincing documentation.

Joint lease .

Joint accounts .

Joint utilities.

Pics.

401k retirement beneficiary

Life insurance... Read more »

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

Congratulations on your marriage!

First, if the marriage took place after the initiation of removal proceedings, there is a general prohibition under the law to not approved this family petitions unless the petitioner request in writing and with Form I–130. The request must state the...
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1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Connecticut on
Q: Not sure whether to apply for a scholarship that requires you to be a U.S resident or citizen.

If you are an illegal immigrant living in the U.S., can you still apply to a scholarship with the requirements of you being a "U.S citizen or a U.S resident"?

Hector E. Quiroga
Hector E. Quiroga answered on Sep 24, 2019

No. an undocumented immigrant is neither, and falsely claiming US citizenship could prevent you from ever being able to lawfully immigrate to the US.

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Connecticut on
Q: What can i do for my child to stay with his mother without loosing his residency?

He is only 6 years old went for vacation to his mother and doesn't want to come back

Nadia Lewis
Nadia Lewis answered on Aug 20, 2019

Are you a U.S citizen? If you are then you should look at getting him U.S citizenship, one temporary fix could be having him come back to the U.S and filing for a re-entry permit.

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Connecticut on
Q: Last year Aug 2018 my husband did i 130 form, which was approved in april 2019 this year.

My husband is a u.s citizen. I came to the u.s in may on my b2 visa given 6 mnths which expires in November. I decided to stay and we decided to do adjustment of status which was sent to Chicago IL uscis. I want to know if adjustment of status will increase my green card process time ? will i have... Read more »

Stephen Arnold Black
Stephen Arnold Black answered on Aug 14, 2019

Not enough facts to answer your question. Is your husband a US citizen? If not, Is your husband a green card holder? Different rules apply to your case depending on the answers to these two questions.

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Connecticut on
Q: Reapply EAD asylum pending on court ?

I’m in removal proceedings I filed I-589 defensively in court with IJ and have an Individual hearing Schedule for 2021, I filed ead c08 when 150 days were elapsed on my asylum application my ead was denied letter saying U filed ead before reaching 150 days. I just reapply my ead and 231 days... Read more »

Deron Edward Smallcomb
Deron Edward Smallcomb answered on May 31, 2019

If your official clock says 231 days, you shouldn't have the same issue.

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Connecticut on
Q: Asylum merit hearing And married to US citizen .!

I’ve filled Asylum and I have merit hearing in 5 months . I have a weak asylum case it’s hard to get evidence from my country . Since I’m married to my Gf she is US citizen. In this scenario what should I do ? As I said I have court coming and most likely my interview for marriage will not... Read more »

Kelli Y. Allen
Kelli Y. Allen answered on Mar 20, 2019

Hire an immigration attorney to fully analyze your case and represent you in removal proceedings. The spousal visa process is more complicated when you have an immigration court case.

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Connecticut on
Q: EAD processing time Asylum pending in court.

I’ve applied for EAD card my defensively Asylum pending in Court it’s been 180 days when I applied for Asylum with judge . How long does it take to get EAD card ? And would I go For Biometrics? When do you get receipt from USCIS ??? It’s been 3 weeks now didn’t get anything in mail yet .... Read more »

Deron Edward Smallcomb
Deron Edward Smallcomb answered on Mar 20, 2019

It's only been 20 days since you applied. I'm not sure if your application was correct if you did it on your own, which may be the cause for delay. You should contact an experienced immigration attorney for assistance.

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Connecticut on
Q: EAd Asylum...!

I’m waiting on my merit hearing on my Asylum case in court. It takes place in 2020 it’s been 175 days elapsed on my application. I applied EAD 155th day. I haven’t got no response from USCIS no receipt in mail .? Can you please tell me my eligibility of getting EAD am I eligible to get one?... Read more »

Deron Edward Smallcomb
Deron Edward Smallcomb answered on Mar 20, 2019

It's only been 20 days since you applied. I'm not sure if your application was correct if you did it on your own, which may be the cause for delay. You should contact an experienced immigration attorney for assistance.

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