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Q: us citizen applying for my husbands geencard and i have been receiving foodstamps not him. will this affect his chance?

I receive them he is only listed for his income since we are married. with the new public charge law will this affect his chance of getting a green card because I receive food stamps?

Kyndra Mulder
Kyndra Mulder answered on Jul 7, 2020

The question is asked whether any immediate family member has or is receiving a benefit.

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Q: My rights as a green card holder

Hello,

My husband and I have been married for 12 years and I got my green card about 2 years ago.Now he wants a divorce, moved to Texas and deserted me and our 2 small children since March .I'm worried he would take my green card away once the divorce is finalize because he was the... Read more »

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

Hi Anna, your husband cannot take away your green card from you. From what you explained about the length of time together, it sounds like your marriage is bonafide and you qualify for a green card. The only instance where USCIS will investigate your eligibility is if there was marriage fraud... Read more »

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Q: If I am in the US under an L visa, will I be able to reenter the US from a trip to Mexico under current COVID guideline
Kyndra Mulder
Kyndra Mulder answered on Jul 2, 2020

You do take a risk of higher scrutiny by leaving the country.

A current valid visa - provided you are in compliance with the terms of your visa - should be honored.

3 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law and Civil Rights for Tennessee on
Q: Should high schools ask for driver's licenses to obtain parking permits?

If you are an undocumented teenager, not by choice, and you can't get a license to drive, how can you park at your high school? Should high schools in Tennessee be asking for driver's licenses? is there a legal way to fight this? This person just wants to be a normal teenager that drives... Read more »

Stanley Dale Radtke
Stanley Dale Radtke answered on May 13, 2020

The root issue underlying your questions really is, "Should an unlicensed teenage driver be given a parking permit at their high school?" Under the law, the clear answer is no. An unlicensed driver should not be driving a car for any possible reason.

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2 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for Tennessee on
Q: Is it better for a resident mom to apply for green card for her F1 daughter or wait until she gets her citizenship?

Mom applied for citizenship, which is yet to be approved. I have a student F1 Visa. Is it better for mom to apply fora green card for me now or wait until her citizenship is approved?

Adan Vega
Adan Vega answered on May 1, 2020

Your resident mother can file the FORM I-130 on your behalf at this time. Depending on your age you will be classified in the F2A or the F2B categories. You can check the visa availability for both categories by accessing the State Department Visa Bulletin.

If you are under 21 years of age...
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Q: if my gf files for asylum in canada and gets denied is it possible for us to get married in the usa and she comes here?

i have a green card

Kevin L Dixler
Kevin L Dixler answered on Mar 6, 2020

It is not about getting married, it is about whether she can be lawfully admitted, so that she can somehow qualify for lawful permanent resident status. If she has immigrant intent, that is, she plans to marry a U. S. citizen, then she can be denied admission, then summarily excluded by the CBP.... Read more »

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Q: i have a green card, i would like to marry my wife and have her live with me in the usa while waiting on her papers

id ike to know if it is possible, and yes she has a visa

Deron Edward Smallcomb
Deron Edward Smallcomb answered on Mar 6, 2020

Does your fiance/wife have a visa? If you provide more information or contact an experienced immigration attorney, you will receive a more complete answer.

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Q: how do i earn my green card
Ms Grace I Gardiner
Ms Grace I Gardiner answered on Mar 5, 2020

You can earn your green card several ways . The main ones are through

Employment

Investment

Marriage

Self petition through VAWA or National interest waiver.

You should call an immigration attorney to discuss your particular option

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Q: What should my US citizen spouse do if he did not file his most recent 2nd and 3rd taxes on form i 864 due to no job?

For the past 2nd and 3rd year, my husband did not file taxes due to unemployment. In the past year he became an independent contractor as a realtor but our most recent joint tax returns did not meet the income requirement. He has a joint sponsor who meets the income requirements. Will his previous... Read more »

Stephen Arnold Black
Stephen Arnold Black answered on Feb 18, 2020

Your husband must still file an 864, despite that his income is not enough, and explain why he didn't file taxes. Also, you can enlist the joint sponsor and if he has sufficient income, as long as he is an LPR or US citizen. Keep in mind if you file after the 24th, the old forms are going to... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Tennessee on
Q: Hello, My mother filed the form i-130 form for me and its been approved but i am in USA on F1 visa. what do i do?

the notice they will mail, is it to me or to my mother? and since i am legally in America, what should i do now?

Rehim Babaoglu
Rehim Babaoglu answered on Dec 17, 2019

Your question requires too many questions on my part and too many answers on your part before I can even formulate recommendations as to the course(s) of action you should take. Consult with an immigration lawyer before taking any steps or filing anything.

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Tennessee on
Q: Received I-862 and I-757C

I’m from Saudi Arabia, and I entered the U.S. by an F-1 visa, my I-20 expired I tried to reinstate it but I got denied by the lack of evidences. Then I applied for I-130 adjustment of statues. Then I got the notice of appear I-862!. I’m married to U.S. citizen, and I have never committed a... Read more »

Stephen Arnold Black
Stephen Arnold Black answered on Dec 15, 2019

Have a lawyer review the 862 Notice to appear. If you entered the country legally despite the overstay and you married a US citizen you may have a case.

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Tennessee on
Q: Do I submit the I865 form I have to the NVC that is over 2 years old or submit a new one with updated information?

If new one is required how do I pick the correct form?

Rehim Babaoglu
Rehim Babaoglu answered on Nov 21, 2019

If you do it will be rejected as stale. Always send a fresh I-864 Affidavit with a complete copy of your latest tax return, W-2 or 1099 forms, and a letter from your employer verifying your employment. I would urge you to consult with and hire an immigration lawyer to assist you with this case. Not... Read more »

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Q: I am a Daca recipient. I applied for food stamps for my daughter. Will that affect me?

When I applied for food stamps I told them that I had daca. The case worker didn’t know what it was I kind of explained it to her and I told her I thought I didn’t qualify to get them she told me she would verify and she said I did so she gave me food stamps for me and my daughter. I did my... Read more »

Rehim Babaoglu
Rehim Babaoglu answered on Nov 21, 2019

You should send them a registered letter (make a copy) explaining their error and include a check for reimbursement. You will need this proof that you did pay them back. This will mitigate your situation when you apply for adjustment of status. I would urge you to consult with and hire an... Read more »

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Q: Hello! Im married to US citizen and currently i-485 is pending. My attorney sent all forms. I received RFIE for i-485.

Can I sent response to RFIE myself, without using my attorney this time? Thank you

Patricia C. Wall-Santiago
Patricia C. Wall-Santiago answered on Oct 14, 2019

I will strongly advised to the contrary. If you have a professional and diligent attorney you should, by all means, continue working with him regarding your application for lawful permanent residence in the US.

Please make sure that your attorney is authorized to practice law and has...
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Q: Hello i am awaiting a decision for my green card appliation, i have had the interview

What i would like to know is what can i do if it has been denied and i get deported order, i am married to a USA citizen, and i am a UK citizen

Allen C. Ladd
Allen C. Ladd answered on Aug 28, 2019

For your peace of mind, and so you are aware of your rights, I urge you to discuss your case with an immigration lawyer, if you don't already have representation. You can share all of the details of your case in confidentiality with that lawyer. Good luck.

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Tennessee on
Q: how can i help my friend get a us visitors visa ?. She is a citizen of jamaica living in curacao.
Kevin L Dixler
Kevin L Dixler answered on Aug 26, 2019

It depends. If the friend is interested in marrying you and/or staying too long, then they should be denied. A visitor cannot have immigrant intent and is presumed to have immigrant intent until they overcome the legal presumption.

Many applicants are denied due to this sort of...
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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Immigration Law for Tennessee on
Q: Adjustment of Status I-485 with arrest or criminal record and attorney fees

My petition for national Interest Waiver and has been approved. I was arrested on domestic violence charges after I received my approval. I am in the state of Tennessee and there is a law here called "retirement" meaning if I do not commit any crime, the case will be automatically... Read more »

Dayna Lally
Dayna Lally answered on Jun 13, 2019

The I-485 specifically asks: "Have you EVER been arrested, cited, charged, or detained for any reason by any law enforcement officer (including but not limited to any U.S. immigration official or any official of the U.S. armed forces or U.S. Coast Guard)?

Since you have been arrested,...
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Q: My green card expired 04/01/2016, I just noticed. I am still married to my American wife, what do I do? I-75I form??

I have been married for 5 years. I received my card 04/01/2014 and I just seen it expired 04/01/2016. We are still happily married. What can I do to fix this, what are my options? We are on a very limited budget.

Deron Edward Smallcomb
Deron Edward Smallcomb answered on Apr 24, 2019

You should still file the I-751 with an explanation as to why you were late on filing. If that doesn't work, your options become more complicated.

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Q: My boyfriend is coming on the 90 visa we have not planned to get married but if it did happen will we get in trouble?

My bf is coming on a 90-day visa to see how he likes it here in the US. We met in Ireland and he is taking a 90-day work break for the trip. though we have talked about getting married one day. the intention of the trip is for us to spend some real time together rather than just 1-2 weeks... I am a... Read more »

Kelli Y Allen
Kelli Y Allen answered on Jan 22, 2019

You can decide to get married while he is here. The issue that could arise would be if he tried to apply for permanent residency while here. Immigration officials would likely question his intent (was that the plan all along) when he entered. It's very difficult to prove what was in... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Tennessee on
Q: My boyfriend was detained today by ICE, this was in Orlado FL, what can we do. Please help

We were going to get married this month, he was supposed to be moving from FL to TN and now this happened. He entered the country legally with a visa and decided to stay and he is been in the country for 5 years, he was traveling on a bus from Miami to Orlando when he was detained.

Ms Grace I Gardiner
Ms Grace I Gardiner answered on Dec 1, 2018

He may be able to file a request a bond based on your impending marriage and if he has no criminal history. There are other factors that the court takes into consideration. Please contact an experienced immigration attorney as quickly as possible. You can also call my Florida office if you have... Read more »

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