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Q: Can I travel to Hawaii being a deported Cuban? I was deported but Cuba doesn’t take me back so I have a work permit

I was deported by a immigration judge But being Cuban, Cuba didn’t take me back so I was left in the us under supervision, can I travel to Hawaii I have a state Id license, a social security and work permit.

Adan Vega
Adan Vega answered on Sep 25, 2020

If you are under supervision with ICE, I recommend that you discuss this issue with an ICE officer at the time that you report with ICE.

Good luck to you.

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Q: Does a lawyer need to assist me with the I-130 after I file and complete it on my own?

I am re-filing for a parent. My lawyer said in order to re-file, I would need to start with an I-130, request a FOIA (EOIR) and resubmit an I-212. I just wanted to know if I can do the I-130 on my own that way it is less costly on my end.

Adan Vega
Adan Vega answered on Sep 21, 2020

In your case, you should consult with an experienced immigration attorney who can thoroughly outline all of your options for immigration benefits and what you can file with USCIS at this time.

The attorney can discuss with you whether the FORM I-212 is required.

The FOIA is always...
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1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Florida on
Q: Form G-28

hi i have a question for you.

I have pro bono lawyer who is representing me filing form i-130, unfortunately, my lawyer did not ask me to sign the form g-28 and he already filed the form i-130. What happens in that situation? Will my application be processed or get rejected? please advise... Read more »

Adan Vega
Adan Vega answered on Sep 21, 2020

A filing with an unsigned FORM G-28 can be processed by USCIS as a pro se filing and the receipt will be sent directly to you. In the alternative, USCIS can deem the unsigned FORM G-28 as incomplete and return the entire package to you or your attorney.

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Florida on
Q: Immigration: Hi I received a new employment authorization card. My "cathegory" was changed from C09P

Is it a good sign? Does anyone knows what next if so? Thank you

Adan Vega
Adan Vega answered on Sep 21, 2020

The EAD with the CO9P classification indicates that you filed for adjustment of status and you have received employment authorization and an advance parole document.

The EAD with the new classification indicates employment authorization based under a different category. You can view the...
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Q: Hi I received a new employment authorization card. My "cathegory" was changed from C09P to C31

Is it a good sign? Does anyone knows what next if so? Thank you

Adan Vega
Adan Vega answered on Sep 21, 2020

The EAD with the CO9P classification indicates that you filed for adjustment of status and you have received employment authorization and an advance parole document.

The EAD with the C31 classification indicates employment authorization based on a VAWA petition.

You seem to have...
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2 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for Florida on
Q: Can nonimmigrant (student visa) change their name after getting marriage to Us citizen ( but before apply green card

No

Mario Musil
Mario Musil answered on Sep 21, 2020

Generally, to change your name, you have to change your ID documents. If you do not apply for a permanent resident card, then to change your name you would change it on your passport (or other ID document) with the country that issued it.

If you apply for your green card, you can change...
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Q: looking for immigration attorney for help on my 751 application. I am 100% legal in the USA since 1999 i need help
Ify Princess Ikeakanam
Ify Princess Ikeakanam answered on Sep 17, 2020

Hey, Have you already applied and been waiting for years? Thats a theme for 751 these days.

Or is this a new application? I can help you with that.

Please contact me to discuss the details of your case.

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Q: Fiance visa

I am a US citizen and I want to bring my boyfriend from Dominican Republic to the United States. I would like to know which would be the best and fastest way - should I merry him in DR or should I apply for the fiance visa here in the US ?

Ileana M Rivera
Ileana M Rivera answered on Sep 14, 2020

The answer to your question depends on a variety of factors. To apply for the fiance visa you must have met in person first. If you did, then that may be an option. After it is approved and your fiance is in the US you should get married within the 90 days of arrival. If you want to marry in DR... Read more »

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Q: I filed to be a financial sponsor for an international student to get his F-1 visa. How can I rescind this?

Our relationship has changed, and I no longer feel comfortable vouching for his financial viability. I know if he drops out of school or something else, they can come to me for the remainder of the tuition and fees payment due. Is there anything I can do to prevent this from happening? Is there... Read more »

Kyndra Mulder
Kyndra Mulder answered on Sep 13, 2020

You can not. You enetered into contract with the US Government wherein you agree to assume financial responsibility unless or until a few conditions occur that terminate your responsibility. You can read upiur responsibilities on the form you signed before the signature.

3 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for Florida on
Q: i have political asylum from venezuela. my wife is citizen, what form do i need to complete? i-130 or i-485 or both?
Ana S. Mendieta
Ana S. Mendieta answered on Sep 7, 2020

Dear Writer,

You write: "I have political asylum from Venezuela" (?).

May I assume you filed Form I-589, Application for Asylum and for Withholding of Removal with USCIS and that you are a national and citizen of Venezuela. I am also assuming, you are now married to...
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Q: A 16 year old is in the US on an ESTA from Hungary, living with his father who is a citizen. How does he get citizenship
Kevin D. Slattery Esq.
Kevin D. Slattery Esq. answered on Sep 1, 2020

It would be best to schedule a consultation with a competent immigration attorney. There are additional details that are needed in order to be able to provide an answer. There can be different paths to citizenship depending on one's facts. Many law firms, including my office, are providing... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Florida on
Q: H1B Question

My F1 status expires 09/15/20. I filed a change of status I-539 on 08/19/20 after I was in a car accident, it's pending. I have a job offer that will submit H-1B (cap-exempt) but they won't be able to get it in before 09/15/20. Can they still submit it even after this date?

Linda Liang
Linda Liang answered on Aug 28, 2020

I-539 makes things a little complicated. If you filed extension on August 19, 2020, your unauthorized stay will not be accumulated. Yet it does not mean you are in status. Nevertheless, your best bet is to file H1B as soon as possible and attach a the receipt of I-539.

4 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for Florida on
Q: I am a Us citizen and my husband and I will like to bring his daughter and her mother to Usa, how?

The child is a minor and we feel she needs to come to USA with her mom.

Kyndra Mulder
Kyndra Mulder answered on Aug 25, 2020

Your husband can sponsor his mother once he is a USC. He can go ahead and file the Alien Relative Petition now. His mother will need to apply for immediate join to follow when she gets her LPR status. Whether the daughter will age out first depends on her current age.

I suggest you consult...
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Q: When submitting form I-485 do we also send documents proofing relationship?

Hello, my American citizen husband and I got married back in June of 2018 here in Florida, right after we got married, we sent the form I-130 only, together with a lot of documents and photos that proof our relationship through the years we’ve been together, it took a whole year to get approved,... Read more »

Adan Vega
Adan Vega answered on Aug 16, 2020

You can present the FORM I-485 To USCIS with the approval of the FORM I-130 and evidence of your marriage dating from the time of the filing of the relative petition. You can file the FORM I-765 and possibly the FORM I-131 if you have not accumulated more than 180 days of “ unlawful presence”.... Read more »

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Q: I-539 Change of Status Application

I am completing a change of status application for a change of status from F1 to B2. My OPT expired 07/17, I am in grace period until 09/15. My I-94 says D/S. To answer the question “What date are you requesting your requested status be extended until?” Is it okay to start counting the 180 days... Read more »

Linda Liang
Linda Liang answered on Aug 13, 2020

The question is "what date are you requesting the status to be extended until"? But you are changing status, not extending... Thus this question does not apply to your case. You need to focus on applying for B2 visa.

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law, Tax Law and Workers' Compensation for Florida on
Q: Is it legal to do part-time freelancing for a company in India while working full-time on H1B in USA?

Hello,

Currently, I am working full-time on H1B visa at company A located in USA. I also have an offer to work part-time in India at company B as a freelancer.

Can I do both these jobs legally? Also will I have to pay taxes in India or USA for whatever I earn from company B which is... Read more »

Linda Liang
Linda Liang answered on Aug 12, 2020

As long as you keep your job in US which is the base for your H1B, you are free to do anything.

2 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law and Child Custody for Florida on
Q: Minor is U.S citizen parents moved to Mexico with minor at age 1.Now minor would like to come back to U.S. what isneed?

Does minor need a guardian or power of attorney? From Mexico or US ? What is the process ?

Linda Liang
Linda Liang answered on Aug 10, 2020

It sounds like minor can claim US Citizenship. You may retain an attorney to prepare the right documents to prove your eligibility.

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1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Florida on
Q: Hi, This is for a homeless man. Who can I contact that can help a homeless man that has lived in Florida for over 6 yrs

Born in Brazil, family moved to new york. Has very little new york identification, no birth certificate,.

But has had food stamps in new york.

He is 56. Y/O.

Who can help him get his identification paperwork updated for Florida.

He can not get any food stamps.... Read more »

Kevin D. Slattery Esq.
Kevin D. Slattery Esq. answered on Aug 3, 2020

A little more information is needed to be able to provide a best response. Were his parents U.S. Citizens at the time of his birth abroad? Did he ever have a green card, some type of visa to come to the U.S. or ever apply for a certificate of citizenship or any other immigration benefit with... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Florida on
Q: My sister filed for me in 2004 and my son was 14 yrs old now I got through in 2018 and he is 28 yrs old and married sl

So would he and his wife be able to get through

Kevin D. Slattery Esq.
Kevin D. Slattery Esq. answered on Jul 29, 2020

Although the Child Status Protection Act (CSPA) can under certain circumstances protect a derivative beneficiary child from "aging out" of a petition, a derivative beneficiary child who marries cannot, by virtue of being married, remain as a derivative beneficiary on the case. Barring... Read more »

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Q: Hi! my EAD will expire at the end of this year (29 December 2020) ... when do I apply for its renewal as ...

... my SSN is "valid for work only with DHS authorization" with expiry on 1/13/2020? ... I also have a pending I-485 Application ... will highly appreciate your reply on my query ... thanks

Kyndra Mulder
Kyndra Mulder answered on Jul 24, 2020

You may appl;y to renew your EAD 3 months prior to its expiration.

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