How does the 5 year bar work for public benefits (ex. SNAP) if you break your continuous residence for more than 12 months and are regiven a greencard? Do the 5 years start on the date of original entry or reentry?
Your eligibility would be governed by the date of admission on your green card. It is unclear whether you were found to have overcome an abandonment and were able to keep your green card or if you were found to have abandoned your status and had to re-apply for a new green card. In any event it...Read more »
My sister is completing 21yrs old by the end of august, she is living in the USA on a expired B2 visa. Recently she found out that she could be eligible for the SIJS since she meets the criteria. The lawyer she talked to was asking for $7k to represent her, i thought that was a high price, i know... Read more »
The issue is purely an immigration claim and needs to be answered by an immigration law specialist. Our firm specializes in divorce and family law issues and while there is an overlap between immigration issues and family law, in this setting, it is best to address your concerns over costs and...Read more »
I seperated from him oct 2020 because I found texts between him and a family member telling them to get the permanent green card and leave me. Divorce finalized with agreement that I have sole legal and physical custody. No child support. He sees his child once a month. Now he’s waiting for... Read more »
He will not get permanent residency if you do not attend the interview with him. If you want to make sure he doesn't get the permanent residency, send in your divorce decree to the field office where the I-485 is being handled and where the interview is to take place. Best wishes!
With a pending affirmative I-589. Is it safe for me to applied for AOS? I married a USC. Also, I know that I have to disclose on my I-485 that I was a member of a Political group back home. Will it affect my AOS?
P.S: I am sure they already have these information on my I589
Do you know your passport info? You could potentially retrieve your I-94 online. Or FOIA requesting your immigration records which should include I-94 info. You’ll probably need to get a new passport at this point. Good luck!
What, if any, evidentiary weight should a New Jersey Superior Court judge give to the federal agency’s revocation of its prior approval of Decedent’s Petition for Alien Relative based on its finding that the marriage between Respondent and the Decedent was a sham marriage?
Based on the limited information provided, I presume that you are in the process of a divorce or contemplating a divorce and trying to figure out whether a sitting NJ Superior Court family part judge is required to view the marriage as a sham as well for the legal issues presented / to be...Read more »
This is her second visit to the US(she came here before on 2016) . I am US Citizen and I applied I-130 for her online. Her stay will expire next month and I want to extend her stay. I am a single mom, working full time and all my family is... Read more »
A US citizen daughter can sponsor her mother for a green card provided that mom entered the United States with permission. Even if mom is in overstay status, you can still file for her and she could qualify to get a green card. The processing time takes roughly 10 months to 12 months. I would not...Read more »
I strongly recommend an appointment or teleconference with a competent immigration attorney. The crime appears serious and can result in a deportation order, but it is unclear whether the words and substance involved can be defined as a crime that lacks any relief.
I was Born in 1997 in Haiti. I came to the US 2017 while I was 20 years old on a Green Card category IR2. My mother is a Haitian citizen and still living in Haiti with no tight to the US as for my father, he became a USC in 2010 while I was 13 years old. Now I am caught between the rock and a hard... Read more »
If you were admitted into the U.S., as a green card holder, at the age of 20 years, then you cannot derive citizenship through your father. That means that you should consider whether to file a form N-400. This, after you have five years of uninterrupted lawful permanent resident status. Still,...Read more »
Hi, I have completed my Masters in USA and I'm currently working and I'm still on F1 OPT EAD. I haven't been to India since 2019 due to Pandemic. 2022 March will be the first filling for my H1B. If my H1B is approved,
1) how can I bring my husband to US whose in India right... Read more »
You request a very detailed and extensive legal advice that requires a full consultation based on evidence, fact, documents, and your personal involvement it’s impossible to advise you based on that paragraph in a detailed fashion without your participation.
Several factors to be considered to understand whether your child acquired citizenship by birth or whether additional steps are required. Were you and the mom married at the time of birth, is one of them. Best to contact an immigration attorney for an analysis.
I did my interview on November 1 and I was temporarily refused because I didn’t have my police report. The consular officer said that my case is approved but they will need the police report before the visa is issued and they kept my passport with them. I mailed in my police report and after a... Read more »
After my interview the consular officer temporary refused my visa application and requested that I do a DNA test to prove relationship with my mom. The dna test result came back positive. After two months I receive an email from the embassy that they have completed administration processing on my... Read more »
The US consulate section is finishing your case and will inform you by email of its results. It appears that after completing their administrative processing portion of your case the counselor office is ready to issue a decision which you will be receiving by email.
I am not recognized as a citizen according to the social security administration. The issue is that I don't have any supporting documents other than a lost and expired us passport. They advised that I get an immigration lawyer.
My USC husband might refuse to go the interview because we filed jointly but he has been cheating that I found out about later. I confronted him but a few months ago when I confronted again he got mad and said he will divorce me soon. Didn't do anything its... Read more »
There is so much happening based on what you have indicated that it would be best if you found a lawyer to talk with. The USC can't be forced to go to the 751 interview and if he divorces you and sends the decree to USCIS the application is...Read more »
He has been cheating on me for a long time and I found out in March. He separated his room in December. We had a good friendly relation but he was verbally abusive when he use to get mad. He wanted this marriage to be without any physical relation and not disclose any reasons and I tried hard to... Read more »
Depending on your current immigration status you may be eligible to file for VAWA or self petition to remove the conditions of your green card. I am an immigration attorney and file simple dissolution of marriage petitions for clients. I suggest you look for an immigration attorney in your area who...Read more »
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