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Q: Biometrics Appointment

When you go for your biometrics for a permanent resident card renewal do they ask if you have ever been convicted of a felony or misdemeanor or do you fill out a form that asks if you have been convicted of one of those offenses?

Or is the biometrics appointment just for fingerprints, photo... Read more »

Kyndra Mulder
Kyndra Mulder answered on Sep 21, 2020

No. However the information is likely to show up on the background check.

2 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for Michigan on
Q: I had my green card before I married my citizen wife. Our marriage was a traditional marriage,

But we never made a marriage certificate until last year plus We have 2 children. So can I file my citizenship application based on marriage? Thanks.

Adan Vega
Adan Vega answered on Sep 20, 2020

You can file for naturalization after you have been lawfully married to a U.S. citizen for at least 2 years and 9 months and you have held the resident status for that same period of time or more.

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Q: Permanent resident card renewal

A friend of mine has been living in the US since June 2009. He became a permanent resident in July 2011. His permanent resident card needs to be renewed before July 2021 (he has been here a little over 11 years now).

He was just recently given a citation. It says he was in violation of... Read more »

Ify Princess Ikeakanam
Ify Princess Ikeakanam answered on Sep 12, 2020

Hey, a misdemeanor could affect the approval of a greencard renewal. Your friend has to discussed with a criminal attorney about the consequences this charge. Your friend should also schedule a consultation with a competent immigration attorney. Many law firms, including mine, offer telephone or... Read more »

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Q: Filing for adjustment of status concurrently with i-130 if spouse is a Permanent Resident

I am on OPT STEM EXTENSION. My wife is a PERMANENT RESIDENT. Can we file i-130 and i-485 concurrently? If yes, how long would it take to get my work authorization?

Kyndra Mulder
Kyndra Mulder answered on Sep 11, 2020

You may adjust status in the USA through your LPR spouse IF you have NEVER been out-of-status or overstayed a visa. Processing times have been unpredictable lately due to covid. You may receive your EAD anywhere from 12 weeks to 4 months provided all required documents and supporting information is... Read more »

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Q: Is it ok for someone who has a green card to be in a relationship with someone (not married but in a relationship)?

Im dating someone who has their green card now. He has never wanted to put that we're in a relationship on his social media. When I ask why, he says it's because immigration checks his social media and messages and when he had first got caught by them (before he had his green card &... Read more »

Barry Lee Frager
Barry Lee Frager answered on Jul 22, 2020

There seems to be more going on in this fact pattern than you are aware. A unmarried green card holder should have no fear dating anyone he wants to date. Unless, he obtained his green card through a fake marriage, I am not sure why he would be so nervous about his social media reflecting that he... Read more »

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Q: Hi,Is it compulsory to submit I-944 with I-485.
Stephen Arnold Black
Stephen Arnold Black answered on Jul 7, 2020

Yes, under the new public charge rule those applicants adjusting status to lawful permanent resident must file the 944 form along with the 485. This is the general rule but it’s currently being challenged in court. Until a decision is made the form must be filed.

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Q: Immigration visa for Spouse

I am US citizen and my Husband is Indian national. I have applied for his immigration visa to get green card. His I-130 approved and after NVC he is waiting for his Immigration visa Interview(which was scheduled in April but got canceled due to COVID breakout in India). Is a new restriction affect... Read more »

Ify Princess Ikeakanam
Ify Princess Ikeakanam answered on Jul 5, 2020

Hi, there will be some delays during this period. The new trump restrictions is mostly for work visas H1b, L, J visas. Your husband should be fine as his process has already been approved and he is just in a waiting period.

Hang in there! and contact me if you have further questions and...
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1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Michigan on
Q: For adjustment of Status.Filled all forms I-485,I-131 I-130,I-130a,I-765, I-864.What will be review fee from lawyer
Ify Princess Ikeakanam
Ify Princess Ikeakanam answered on Jun 22, 2020

Hey, first of all, it looks like you are missing one important form for adjustment of status. I offer a review service for an affordable flat fee which includes Providing your Cover Letters, Ensuring all supporting documents, fees and signatures are included and mailing the package.

Every...
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1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Michigan on
Q: How do I go about helping someone who is locked up for immigration because he over stayed his visa , no criminal record

Has no criminal record , couldn’t return to his country because of the hurricane , doesn’t have a “ return stamp” on passport . And has a baby by an U.S citizen woman . Also couldn’t make enough funds to return back home because he didn’t have a working visa .

Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers answered on Jun 18, 2020

The best thing you could do is hire your friend an immigration attorney. Unlike the criminal justice system, people facing deportation are not automatically given attorneys. The immigration system is complex enough that you absolutely do not want to proceed through it without one.

3 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for Michigan on
Q: Can a undocumented immigrant get married to a green card holder
Adan Vega
Adan Vega answered on Jun 17, 2020

A person without lawful status in the U.S. can marry a resident within the U.S. if the requirements of the jurisdiction where the marriage will occur are fulfilled.

Good luck to you.

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Q: I applied for my husbad i130 on January 2018,does the immigration ban include him??his case at the NVC

They send an email yesterday saying that they will schedule an appointment for his interview.? Is he allowed to issued a visa??

Kevin L Dixler
Kevin L Dixler answered on Jun 11, 2020

Yes, all immigrant visas that have yet to process at the consulates are suspended until further notice. However, the suspension can be lifted this month depending upon the discretion of the President. The challenge is that the President can limit interviews based upon the current epidemic, so he... Read more »

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Q: Im in USA under F1 visa and my brother is a US citizen. My question can he sponsors me to adjust status for a green card

As I mentioned I'm a student in college under F1 visa and my brother is a resident and a US citizien. Is there any way to sponsor me for a green card ?

Kevin L Dixler
Kevin L Dixler answered on Jun 11, 2020

He can petition you, but you cannot adjust status for a long time. The fourth preference family visa category is an extremely limited quota of annual visas. This means that people must wait many years before they can immigrate as a sibling of a U. S. citizen. If he files for you, you will have... Read more »

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Q: Hi, I'm on 4th year of GC and got laid of recently, will claiming unemployment benefit affect obtaining citizenship?
Adan Vega
Adan Vega answered on May 29, 2020

The receipt of state issued unemployment benefits will not impact your eligibility for naturalization if you are indeed qualified for such benefits.

Good luck to you.

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Michigan on
Q: Hi I applied for i 131 re entry permit in march and received a case number but was not scheduled a bio appointment

I was not scheduled a biometric appointment due to office closure but i checked my case status and it shows fingerprints were added to the case! Does that mean there will be no biometric appointment? What about photographs?

Robert Roy Klein
Robert Roy Klein answered on May 9, 2020

USCIS is re-using fingerprints in previous applications.

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Michigan on
Q: If you file for a U visa and your parents qualify with you and get married later will it affect your case ?

Uvisa

Adan Vega
Adan Vega answered on Apr 21, 2020

If you are the principal applicant for the U visa and you decide to proceed to marry, the marriage will not impact your application nor the eligibility of your parents. As the principal under age 21 applicant, you will be eligible for the U-1 and your parents will be eligible for the U-4.

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Q: If an immigrant became an American citizen by fooling INS about a marriage, can they get the citizenship revoked if

Reported by the wife it was fake

Adan Vega
Adan Vega answered on Mar 31, 2020

If DHS discovers that the issuance of a permanent resident status and U.S. citizenship was procured as a result of a willful misrepresentation or concealment of a material fact amounting to fraud then the U.S. citizenship can be revoked through a process called denaturalization. The former citizen... Read more »

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Q: My F2 visa expired last August but still have my I20 valid. Can I fly to US Virgin Islands and return to Michigan?
Allen C. Ladd
Allen C. Ladd answered on Jan 27, 2020

Maybe, as you will stay within US territory. But why risk it?

2 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for Michigan on
Q: US citizen wanting to get his father to Michigan from Iraq

I am a US citizen who wants to bring my father to live here with me from Iraq. He owes child support to my mother who lived in the US but has passed away. He can pay any money he’s due he just doesn’t know where to pay. What is the best coarse of action to be able to get him to the United... Read more »

Stephen Arnold Black
Stephen Arnold Black answered on Dec 31, 2019

You may sponsor your father for his green card as your immediate relative depending on the facts. Discuss with counsel anywhere in the USA for representation.

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Q: When my husband apply for his parents can he do it urgent because his mom did not see her parents for about 10 years

And my mom parents are sick her parents are very old and they couldn’t go to Yemen because of the war .please tell me what should I do to help them out

Amanda B Cook
Amanda B Cook answered on Nov 6, 2019

You have not provided enough information to answer any questions. You really need to hire an experienced, trustworthy immigration lawyer to help with these complicated matters.

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1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Michigan on
Q: Hello

My 24 year old brother has illegal status in the US. He was brought over when he was a newborn. Been here all his life and has his GED. Has never committed a crime. Unfortunately, he didn't apply for DACA. Everyone in the family is a US citizen. Is there a way for him to obtain legal status at... Read more »

Carl Shusterman
Carl Shusterman answered on Nov 3, 2019

The most common way to legalize his immigration status would be for him to enter into a bona fide marriage with a U.S. citizen. Please see

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kf97TFtMUdA

https://www.shusterman.com/greencardsthroughmarriage/...
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