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1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Louisiana on
Q: I have been married to this immigrant Indian woman that I fell in love with and I'm just now finding out that it's been

Sham!! She has moved away and told me nothing and we have been married for 3 yrs but not living together

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answered on Feb 5, 2024

I'm sorry to hear about your situation. If you suspect that your marriage was a sham for immigration purposes, you should consider consulting with an immigration attorney. They can guide you through the steps you need to take to address this issue.

You may want to gather any evidence...
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2 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law and Health Care Law for Louisiana on
Q: Will my past medical history of gonnorhea 10 years ago affect my immigrant visa interview..

I just concluded my medicals and the doctor asked me if I ever had gonnorhea or syphilis I was truthful to him and said I had gonnorhea in the past but was treated and that was about 10 to 11 years ago. And now I’m having the worst feeling if it would affect my immigrant visa journey.. pls I need... View More

Symantha Rhodes
Symantha Rhodes
answered on Jan 7, 2024

While a communicable disease such as gonorrhea can make a person inadmissible and ineligible for a visa, you stated that you had and treated it over 10 years ago. Therefore, it is very unlikely that your history of having gonorrhea 10 years ago will prevent you from obtaining an immigration visa.... View More

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2 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law and Health Care Law for Louisiana on
Q: Will my past medical history of gonnorhea 10 years ago affect my immigrant visa interview..

I just concluded my medicals and the doctor asked me if I ever had gonnorhea or syphilis I was truthful to him and said I had gonnorhea in the past but was treated and that was about 10 to 11 years ago. And now I’m having the worst feeling if it would affect my immigrant visa journey.. pls I need... View More

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answered on Jan 6, 2024

Your past medical history of gonorrhea, particularly since it was treated over a decade ago, is unlikely to negatively impact your immigrant visa interview. The primary concerns in medical evaluations for immigration purposes are current health conditions that might pose a public health threat, or... View More

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Q: my wife is asking for my info so she can send to her parents in India to apply for a visitor visa. Is this wise?

They want to use my information in there application to obtain their visitor visa to travel to the United States to Louisana.

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answered on Dec 26, 2023

If your wife's parents in India are applying for a visitor visa to the United States, providing your information as part of their application can be a common practice. This is especially true if you are hosting them or if they will be staying with you in Louisiana. In the visa application... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Immigration Law and International Law for Louisiana on
Q: Do i have to declare my two contempt of court charges if it was remanded and expunged on a Student Visa for Australia?

My two Contempt of Court charges was because I forgot to pay my traffic tickets and show up to court. But i got all of them expunged

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answered on Oct 18, 2023

I do not have enough information to definitively say whether you need to declare your contempt of court charges when applying for an Australian student visa. However, here are some factors to consider:

- In general, expunged convictions may still need to be declared on visa applications,...
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Q: My b1/b2 visa was revoked by homeland security in Chicago airport 2017 because my son didn’t pick there call can I renew
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answered on Sep 3, 2023

If your B1/B2 visa was revoked, you can apply for a new visa, but the revocation will likely be a significant factor considered during the application process. The circumstances of the revocation will be scrutinized, and you will need to provide compelling evidence to overcome any presumed... View More

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Q: My b1/b2 visa was revoked by homeland security in Chicago airport 2017 because my son didn’t pick there call can I renew

Can I wave interview for the renewal of my visa revoked

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answered on Sep 7, 2023

Having your visa revoked is a serious matter and generally it means that you will face scrutiny in any subsequent visa applications. It is unlikely that you would be able to waive the interview given that your previous visa was revoked; usually, interviews are a required step in the process under... View More

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Q: Adjustment of status

I just got an approval for i130 to apply for status adjustment under my spouses green card. We are starting i485 process but, i need to travel back home in 4 months and current advance parole is taking 8-11 months.I have valid f1- student visa for my doctoral degree. Is it better to apply i485 with... View More

Kevin L Dixler
Kevin L Dixler
answered on Jul 23, 2023

You must stay if you want to adjust status. You now have immigrant intent for any future admission so advanced parole is mandatory. There may also be other complications with the adjustment. As a result, I strongly recommend an appointment with a competent and experienced immigration attorney who... View More

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Q: Adjustment of status

I just got an approval for i130 to apply for status adjustment under my spouses green card. We are starting i485 process but, i need to travel back home in 4 months and current advance parole is taking 8-11 months.I have valid f1- student visa for my doctoral degree. Is it better to apply i485 with... View More

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answered on Aug 6, 2023

Applying for I-485 with a request for expedited I-131 (Advance Parole) can be pursued, but approval for expedited processing is discretionary and based on specific criteria, such as urgent humanitarian reasons. Traveling on a valid F1 visa while I-130 is approved may pose a risk due to the dual... View More

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1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law and Tax Law for Louisiana on
Q: Can I send my 2022 tax transcripts as supporting document for Affidavit of Support i-864 filing before 2023 tax session

Hi, I'm a LPR and, we are trying to concurrently file I-130 and I-485( for my husband.) And I know I will need to send Affidavit of Support i-864 along with I485. And I'm also the sponsor for him. But my concern is that is it fine to send 2022 tax transcripts which I filled for few day... View More

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answered on Mar 2, 2023

As a sponsor for your husband's Affidavit of Support (Form I-864), you are required to provide evidence of your income from the most recent tax year. If you have already filed your 2022 tax return and have access to your tax transcripts, you can include them as supporting documents for your... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Louisiana on
Q: I am helping my friend get a green-card. He is married to a natural (born in USA) citizen and has 3 children's with her.

He did NOT enter the USA with a VISA. He is from Central America. He has never been in trouble with the law. He has been here for 17 years. He speaks English and he works steadily and has never received any assistance. He has an expired passport but can go to Consulate and have it renewed. I want... View More

Monica E Rottermann
Monica E Rottermann
answered on Jan 16, 2023

While it is kind of you to want to assist your friend with his immigration paperwork, there is much more to applying for a green card than simply filling out forms. He must actually be eligible for the benefits he is seeking and if he not eligible and applies he will not only be losing the money... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Louisiana on
Q: How long does it take to petition a Filipino child under 21? I'm a US Citizen
Karol Dezwager Brown
Karol Dezwager Brown
answered on Jan 13, 2023

The minor child of a US citizen is an immediate relative. That means that there is no wait for a visa to become available. If your child is in the United States legally, you can file an I-130 Petition for Alien Relative and an I-485 Application to Adjust Status. This process is currently taking... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Louisiana on
Q: I got an approved letter of I-129F petition of USCIS through NVC on 7th May 2024 which has my case number and a PDF on

How to apply for a visa application, pls is that the welcome letter, what should I do next, how would I get the invoice number?

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answered on May 26, 2024

Congratulations on receiving the approved I-129F petition! The letter you received from the National Visa Center (NVC) is indeed the welcome letter, which contains important information about your case, including your case number. Here's what you should do next:

1. Begin the DS-160...
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1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Louisiana on
Q: When can we expect to get written proof after sending a I-130 withdrawal request to USCIS?

We have sent a request of withdrawing the I-130 to USCIS more than a month ago. After wanting to expedite this request they said they cannot do it and it is going to be processed like the I-130 petition. The processing time will be the same as for the petition itself. On the internet they usually... View More

Monica E Rottermann
Monica E Rottermann
answered on Aug 24, 2022

There is nothing you can do to make USCIS process the withdrawal faster and there is no set deadline for USCIS to send an acknowledgment. But once the withdrawal has been received by USCIS it is effective as of that date. You can try following up on the acknowledgment by submitting an E-request... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law, Civil Rights, Education Law and Juvenile Law for Louisiana on
Q: The teacher calls my son stupid cos.he doesn't speak English
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
answered on May 11, 2022

Make an appointment with the Principal

2 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law and Civil Rights for Louisiana on
Q: can my parents deport me at 18? can the uae embassy come get me?

we moved here 5 years ago our asylum got accepted waiting on green cards. and i go to school and work.

don’t have a green card or citizenship

Kevin L Dixler
Kevin L Dixler
answered on Mar 8, 2022

The UAE cannot engage in kidnapping, so no, it can’t come and get you unless there is a warrant out for your arrest. If so, there must be a formal extradition process, so again, no, the UAE probably cannot do anything unless it violates your human rights.

Again, if you are uncomfortable...
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1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Louisiana on
Q: I751 waiver pending for 9 years n400 scheduled for testing and interview?

I got married in 2010 and I had my 2 years gc in 2011. Filled i751 in 2013 and got divorced (after a year) in 2014. My case was pending over 3 years then I recieved a letter from uscis for more proof of my marriage. I sent them everything I had I added my divorced letter.

They switched my... View More

Agnes Jury
Agnes Jury
answered on Jan 19, 2022

Check out this video from USCIS as to naturalization: https://www.uscis.gov/citizenship/learn-about-citizenship/the-naturalization-interview-and-test

Your citizenship interview will also include questions about your I-751 application.

Best wishes!

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Louisiana on
Q: I am citizen of IRAQ entered USA legally in 1994 and after arrival I applied to asylum but my application had been dined

My status now is final removal under supervision. Is there any chance for me to adjust my status and cancellation deportation and be able to apply for permanent resident. Thank you very much.

Alexander Ivakhnenko
Alexander Ivakhnenko
answered on Oct 6, 2021

It appears that you have let your case go without necessary legal assistance:

1. Even generally, from the beginning an asylum applicant must carefully prepare one's case on applicable legitimate grounds and assemble corroborative evidence as the burden of proof lies on Applicant to...
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1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets, Criminal Law and Immigration Law for Louisiana on
Q: Can I get a ticket in the mail if police didn't see me leave my son alone for some minutes in AC- car?

I had left my 3 year old son alone in car with AC on, a tablet to play with but I had the key inside and driver's side unlocked. I went for about 10 minutes. Some people saw him, called the cops and brought him out of the car. I came out and saw him with them. It really was stupid of me. I... View More

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
answered on Sep 5, 2021

Yes they can still charge you. If you get charged, hire juvenile court lawyer.

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Louisiana on
Q: how to go about getting someone from mexico legal papers

i've been married to him for 17yrs

Stephen Arnold Black
Stephen Arnold Black
answered on Apr 26, 2021

If you're a US citizen and he entered the USA with a visa, then you can sponsor him for a green card despite his overstay.

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