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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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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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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.

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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.

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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.

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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?

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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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2 Answers | Asked in Family Law and Immigration Law for Michigan on
Q: Can my partner and I legally get married ?

My partner and I want to get married. He does not have status in this country. I though am a U.S. citizen. We reside in Wayne County. Can we get married and is there a risk for him if we do get married ?

Amanda B Cook
Amanda B Cook answered on Sep 27, 2019

You can get married but it may not be the best thing to do depending on your circumstances. The best course of action is going to depend on facts you have not presented here. You really should make a consutlation appointment with a family immigration attorney.

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Q: I’m off status on my F-1 visa since July 2019, and married to US citizen since May 2019. Will I have issues filing?

I’m off status on my F-1 visa since July 2019, and married to US citizen since May 2019. Will I have issues filing for green card through marriage. I was planning to do so in the upcoming month.

Denise Anderson
Denise Anderson answered on Sep 10, 2019

You can adjust status because you are married to a U.S Citizen. Your success will be dependent on how the questions are answered, your background history, how the application is filled out, and other important factors that are considered by the immigration officers. If you are not sure what steps... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support and Immigration Law for Michigan on
Q: Looking for a Spanish speaking family and immigration lawyer for a case in Pontiac.
Patricia C. Wall-Santiago
Patricia C. Wall-Santiago answered on Aug 19, 2019

Family Law is governed by the State you or your children reside; Immigration law is Federal Administrative Proceedings and any attorney anywhere from within the US can represent you. I am an Immigration attorney in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida with 15 plus years of experience and I am fully bilingual... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Michigan on
Q: I want to bring a woman and her son from the Philippines to marry. She is married but her husband left her 11 years ago.

I want to bring her here, divorce husband, and marry. I know Philippines make it difficult to divorce.

Stephen Arnold Black
Stephen Arnold Black answered on Aug 11, 2019

I see cases like this from the Philippines quite frequently. There is an effective strategy that can be pursued in 2 stages that will result in a successful outcome. Counsel anywhere in the USA can represent you. Discuss with counsel.

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Q: Do we need to file 130A for her husband? Can we file H1B for her after 130 filed? or we can't as she will have gc files?

I am planning to file 130 for my sister who is married to H1B guy and live in US on OPT.

Hector E. Quiroga
Hector E. Quiroga answered on Jul 11, 2019

You file and I-130 for your sister. It is not necessary to complete any separate forms for her husband. A copy of their marriage certificate will show they are married. That is sufficient.

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