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Q: just in the US visiting from Dec7-Jan8 with B1/B2.Want to go back to the US on January 22nd but lawyer said i cant.true?

Lawyer said i have to wait 6 months to go back to the us to visits my family. i crossed with no issue.

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answered on Jan 16, 2024

Your lawyer's advice about waiting six months before returning to the U.S. on a B1/B2 visa is a common recommendation, but it's not a strict rule set by immigration law. The B1/B2 visa is for temporary visits, and the U.S. authorities assess each entry based on your intention to return to... View More

2 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law and Public Benefits for Oregon on
Q: Does getting snap benefit and Medicare affect getting approved for citizenship?

I got this as a legal Permanent Resident due to reduction in income as well as increased expenses. No employment at all and also going to college as a full-time student. Trying to apply for US Citizenship, afraid that this can become an issue.

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answered on Dec 26, 2023

Receiving SNAP benefits and Medicare typically does not directly affect your eligibility for U.S. citizenship. As a legal permanent resident applying for citizenship, the primary considerations are factors like your length of residency, physical presence, moral character, and understanding of... View More

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2 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law and Public Benefits for Oregon on
Q: Does getting snap benefit and Medicare affect getting approved for citizenship?

I got this as a legal Permanent Resident due to reduction in income as well as increased expenses. No employment at all and also going to college as a full-time student. Trying to apply for US Citizenship, afraid that this can become an issue.

Symantha Rhodes
Symantha Rhodes
answered on Dec 26, 2023

Receiving Snap and Medicare does not affect your eligibility for citizenship. If you obtained your LPR through a sponsor who submitted an affidavit of support for you, it may affect them depending on the timeframe. Also, if you intend to sponsor a family member for LPR, you may need to use a... View More

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Q: H1B approved, no paystubs since October 1st(because of training). USCIS site visit is incoming. Am I doomed, help?

My H1B is approved, and I am currently involved in training. My employer has not generated paystubs since I am in training; they will be generated at the end of this month. I am currently on vacation, and during this time, USCIS conducted a site visit but did not find me at the location. The... View More

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answered on Dec 10, 2023

In your situation, the key issue is compliance with H1B visa regulations. If your H1B is approved but you haven't received paystubs due to being in training, this could raise questions during a USCIS site visit. H1B visa holders are typically required to be paid starting from the employment... View More

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Q: Can I apply to TPS with my kids and husband if me and my kids have Ukraine citizen but husband has Turkish citizenship?
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answered on Aug 25, 2023

Temporary Protected Status (TPS) eligibility criteria can vary based on the specific country designated for TPS and the regulations in place. Generally, TPS allows eligible nationals of certain countries to temporarily live and work in the United States due to conditions in their home country that... View More

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Q: For USCIS, How do I satisfy the requirement to list traffic citations when I can't remember when they took place?

I'm having difficulty completing the USCIS Citizenship application. I'm required to give details of every time I've EVER been cited by a law enforcement officer.

I can only roughly remember the date I got a speeding ticket last summer. I've been cited 3 other times over... View More

Min Hwan Ahn
Min Hwan Ahn
answered on Feb 10, 2023

If you are unable to remember the exact dates of your traffic citations, you can still provide the required information to USCIS. You may want to consider the following steps:

Contact the DMV: You can contact your state's Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) to request a copy of your...
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Q: For USCIS, How do I satisfy the requirement to list traffic citations when I can't remember when they took place?

I'm having difficulty completing the USCIS Citizenship application. I'm required to give details of every time I've EVER been cited by a law enforcement officer.

I can only roughly remember the date I got a speeding ticket last summer. I've been cited 3 other times over... View More

Monica E Rottermann
Monica E Rottermann
answered on Feb 10, 2023

Sometimes citations come up in the court system so you can start there (either searching online or going in person and asking clerk to search your name for citations). If that does not work you could try asking the DMV for your driving record and seeing if they come up (or maybe even your... View More

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3 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for Oregon on
Q: For USCIS, How do I satisfy the requirement to list traffic citations when I can't remember when they took place?

I'm having difficulty completing the USCIS Citizenship application. I'm required to give details of every time I've EVER been cited by a law enforcement officer.

I can only roughly remember the date I got a speeding ticket last summer. I've been cited 3 other times over... View More

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answered on Feb 26, 2023

If you cannot remember the exact dates of your traffic citations, it's still important to provide as much information as you can about the citations, including the location where they occurred, the type of citation, and any other relevant details that you remember.

If you cannot...
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Q: I am an US citizen, my fiancé is Venezuelan.

He lives in Colombia though and is unable to return to Venezuela to get a police record that shows he is not a criminal. Would this not allow him to come to America and marry me? He also does not have access to a Venezuelan embassy

Kevin L Dixler
Kevin L Dixler
answered on Jun 1, 2022

This may create complications, but it’s unclear. Some attorneys may be able to provide assistance, but it can take more of a commitment by the clients.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Family Law and Immigration Law for Oregon on
Q: Hi, I am looking for an Immigration attorney with expertise in Marijuana related offense, need to file a waiver.

Hi, I am looking for an Immigration attorney with expertise in Marijuana related offense, need to file a waiver. I-485 based petition.

George K Gomez
George K Gomez
answered on Mar 1, 2022

You should immediately speak to an immigration lawyer and discuss the details surrounding the marijuana related offense as said details will determine whether you are even eligible for a waiver. Not only can a conviction for certain marijuana offenses render you inadmissible and therefore... View More

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Q: What forms are needed for a spouse to stay in the country legally?

My husband is from the UK here on a tourist visa. What forms do I need to fill out so he can stay??

Alexander Ivakhnenko
Alexander Ivakhnenko
answered on Jan 18, 2022

No attorney will guide anyone remotely by way of a remote paragraph to handle such a complex issue as an adjustment of status for an immediate foreign national family member without any review and knowledge of the matter.

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Q: Filling out visa documents, what point does my UK husband not have to worry about overstaying his tourist visa?

We have filled out forms I-130, I-130a, I-485, I-864, I-765.

Nareshwar Singh Virdi
Nareshwar Singh Virdi
answered on Jan 18, 2022

As soon as USCIS issues a file #, your husband becomes a C-9 beneficiary. He can be present in the US until USCIS adjudicates the I-485. There are 2 final outcomes: Either the application is approved and he receives the green card. Or if it is denied, he could leave the country or appeal.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Federal Crimes and Immigration Law for Oregon on
Q: Does one have a chance to come back to U.S. after being deported for aggravated felonies if mother is a U.S. Citizen?
Alexander Ivakhnenko
Alexander Ivakhnenko
answered on Jan 11, 2022

In my opinion after a removal for several aggravated felonies convictions the chances of being permitted for admission to the United States are nil, notwithstanding the legal status of immediate family members in the U.S.

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Oregon on
Q: My wife sponsored me for AOS I-485 in the US but she's now on unemployment, can my income be used for I-864?

I entered the US this time on a B1/B2 visa and I wasn't working at the time I got married to my wife and we filed for Adjustment of Status and EAD in June 2019. She made enough money to complete form I-864 on her own. on August 2019 my EAD got approved and I have been working using that EAD... View More

Kyndra L Mulder
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Kyndra L Mulder
answered on Aug 23, 2021

Yes. As long as you are authorized to accept employment your income may be used as household income.

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law and Immigration Law for Oregon on
Q: Can I legally take on a remote contract job for Canadian company as a green card holder in the US (permanent resident)?

My 10 year green card expires is 2025 (Swedish citizenship). I just got a remote job opportunity as a full time contractor for a Canadian company. Can I legally be paid by them and not run into issues? I will be living in the US still.

Nadine C. Atkinson-Flowers
Nadine C. Atkinson-Flowers
answered on Jul 9, 2021

As a green card holder you can take whatever job you wish. Make sure you get advice on tax implications in the two countries.

2 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for Oregon on
Q: Can you overstay a J-1 visa with the intent to marry?

I don't have the 2 year residency required on mine.

Stephen Arnold Black
Stephen Arnold Black
answered on Apr 19, 2021

There are two types of J1 visa’s. One with a two-year home residency requirement which requires you to return home after the expiration of your stay, and the other one is without the two-year home residency requirement. So more facts would be needed to know.

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Q: Can visitors on B1/B2 stay in USA for a maximum of 1 year. If so, are there any relaxations due to COVID.
Kevin L Dixler
Kevin L Dixler
answered on Jan 11, 2021

This can be viewed as visa abuse, where you can return. An abused B2 visa may result in review on renewal. Remaining in excess of six months may result in delay at a future primary inspection at an airport, even exclusion from the U.S.

A future admission may be denied based upon the...
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Q: My mother came to US in Jan 2020, we applied i-539 extension in June with pending status. Can we file another extension.

She is on visitor's visa.

Agnes Jury
Agnes Jury
answered on Jan 11, 2021

You can file for another extension before the date of the extension you first requested. BUT you should make sure that the reasons for the extension is extremely good BECAUSE should the extension be denied (first or second one), your mom's visitor visa will be automatically revoked and it will... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Oregon on
Q: If my change of status petition to H1B or EB visa is denied will I loose my F1 status?

I am a first year PhD student on an F1 visa. If I receive a job offer from an NGO or university, and my change of status petition to H1B or an EB visa is denied, will I loose my F1 status and have to leave the country? My F1 visa is currently valid for 3 more years.

Hector E. Quiroga
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answered on Oct 16, 2020

If your visa is otherwise still valid, the denial of your change of status application will not cancel your F1 visa.

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Q: I been in America for over 23 years illegally. I have kids here i was told if marry i would be barred?

Will I be permanently barred from the us...I am an artist and i dont have a criminal record I just need help with a work visa so I can provide more stability for my family

Hector E. Quiroga
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Hector E. Quiroga
answered on Oct 16, 2020

Marrying a US citizen or LPR can be a pathway to lawful permanent residence. You might have to return to your native country to attend a visa interview and you might need a waiver to overcome your unlawful presence—the bar of which you speak.

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