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Q: Will applying for a marriage green card make me lose my place getting a green card through my employer?

Hello, My wife is currently in the process of getting her green card through her employer and waiting for government's approval on her case. Her employer said it may take around 2 years for her to get it. I heard a marriage green card will speed up this process but will this make her lose her... Read more »

Stephen Arnold Black
Stephen Arnold Black
answered on Mar 10, 2022

Yes a marriage based green card application can still be filed during the pendency of an employment based green card application. A work permit can be issued within 5 months from the time the case is filed which will allow your wife to work for any employer. You should retain an immigration to... Read more »

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Q: I'm an illegal alien on parole in TN. What are my options for returning to Great Britain
Rehim Babaoglu
Rehim Babaoglu
answered on Feb 17, 2022

I'm assuming that you have been paroled and are at liberty after serving prison time for a crime. You can always return to your home country, Great Britain, even with an expired passport.

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Q: as a H1B employee, can i work from India for a couple of weeks. is there any legal restriction on it. Thanks.
Rehim Babaoglu
Rehim Babaoglu
answered on Jan 28, 2022

I assume you mean performing work for the same company that petitioned for you, Yes, you can work remotely. Or, you can work for another employer - in India, only.

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Q: Hi, i was shoplifting 80$ dec 7th, its 1st offense, im ilegal and want aplly for greencard, what can help me at court

Looking to best option to follow on court considering im gpnna be applying for a green card in less than 2 years, it was a misdemeanor citation

Nadine C. Atkinson-Flowers
Nadine C. Atkinson-Flowers
answered on Dec 15, 2021

You need to let the criminal lawyer know about your immigration status. You should also talk to an immigration lawyer. The information will help to figure out what you do at court to give you the best outcomes in the circumstances. The offense and what can happen can open up all sorts of negatives... Read more »

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Q: I am a US citizen looking to get residency for my mother and 83 yr old grandmother who has been dependent on my mom.

my grandmother has lived and been dependent on my mother for years and it would be impossible for her to live without my mother. Is there any way I could request a green card for both of them?

Samuil Buschkin
Samuil Buschkin
answered on Dec 15, 2021

There are several questions to be answered at the outset, e.g., whether you are 21 years or older, where your mom and grandma are located, whether you have sufficient income yourself, or whether you might need a third-party sponsor. There are more questions depending on the answers to the previous... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Immigration Law and Civil Rights for Tennessee on
Q: How long would it take to settlement a lawsuit how long it take to win a case if they go to trial on a Risperdal case.

The doctor have paperwork on my case

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Aug 1, 2021

A Tennessee attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for a week. These product-based actions are sometimes mutli-district cases with heavy dockets. If you have an attorney on the case already, they would know best, based on how far along the case has already progressed. But if the... Read more »

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Q: Can I enter the USA with a one-week valid H-1B visa?

My H-1B visa expires on 5th August 2021. Currently, I'm outside of the USA and planning to enter on 30th July 2021. Can I enter the USA with a one-week valid visa? Will there be any problem at the port of entry?

Kyndra L Mulder
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Kyndra L Mulder
answered on Jul 26, 2021

BP may very likely deny you entry into the United States. Normally you must have at least three months before your visa will expire. Secondly, if you only have a week left on your visa BP will presume that you are in violation of the terms of the visa.

2 Answers | Asked in Divorce and Immigration Law for Tennessee on
Q: Can a sponsor to the United States take advantage of an immigrant?

Yes, I am a 30 year old man who has been married to a 65 year old woman who is a very successful financial advisor for around 2 years now. On March 20th of this year, I immigrated to the United States. She is also my sponsor to the United States. As I arrived in Utah, United States where she is... Read more »

Rehim Babaoglu
Rehim Babaoglu
answered on Jun 16, 2021

It's a little difficult to answer your question, because there is a lot of information that is missing. I am assuming that you have a two year conditional green card. I don't know if you are divorced yet. If so, you may be able to petition to keep your green card.

I would...
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Q: Expedite request for green card application

Hello , me, my husband and my 3 years daughter came to US two years ago and applied for asylum and got approved , after one year we submitted our green card applictions and still in process , during these two years i had severe depression and i committed suicide this month , can i apply for... Read more »

Hector E. Quiroga
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Hector E. Quiroga
answered on Apr 27, 2021

If by travel to visit your family you mean return to the country from which or are requesting asylum, that is not a good idea. The government will question whether you really have a credible fear of returning to your country. You might consider applying for a refugee travel document and meet with... Read more »

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Q: Im a Cuban citizen in USA since 2018, does TPS cover the part of “ being inspected and admitted or parole”?

Im a cuban citizen in USA since 2028, i have not being admitted and inspected or parole thats why i cant adjust under CAA, but recently i they designate TPS for Venezuela, and im also from Venezuela, can i adjust status under CAA if TPS is granted?

Hector E. Quiroga
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Hector E. Quiroga
answered on Apr 12, 2021

It sounds like you might be able to apply for TPS for Venezuelans, but there is no direct pathway to lawful permanent immigration status under TPS.

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Q: Would I be able to leave and enter the U.S. with just a green card? My passport expired two months ago
Agnes Jury
Agnes Jury
answered on Mar 12, 2021

No. You need an unexpired passport for international travel. But you can expedite the renewal of your passport. See: https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/passports/get-fast.html. Best wishes!

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Q: My wife sponsor her parent into the USA they came in with deferred action and now they are asking them leave

ICE said that they have to leave and my wife’s parents ran away just left a note saying if ICE finds me they can take me. My wife didn’t sign anything but would happen to her since she’s sponsored them in ?

Rehim Babaoglu
Rehim Babaoglu
answered on Dec 16, 2020

When you say she sponsored them, I take that to mean she filed I-130 petitions for them to be eligible to apply for permanent residency/consular visa processing. No liability to her for the sponsorship. If she posted ICE bonds she would forfeit the money posted.

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Q: Dropping pending K1 visa and getting married in the US instead, then filing for AOS

I am a German citizen currently visiting my US citizen fiancé here in the US on a ESTA tourist visa. We have a pending K1 fiancé visa case that is sitting at the NVC and not being processed due to a closed embassy. We want to drop the pending K1 and get married here in the US while I’m staying... Read more »

Stephen Arnold Black
Stephen Arnold Black
answered on Nov 13, 2020

you should work with an attorney to navigate any red flags that come up in your case. Counsel in any state can represent you.

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Q: I751 is pending for 8 years should I apply for N400?

Hi there,

I have applied for i751 8 years ago. It's been pending since then and finally there was an action on my case last month. It has transferred to the another office. So friends and family members have telling me to apply for citizenship.

I would like to know that if... Read more »

Rehim Babaoglu
Rehim Babaoglu
answered on Sep 15, 2020

Yes, file for your naturalization. You should hire an immigration lawyer and be represented for both matters. Eight years? There's something wrong with the way they handled your case. Good luck

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Q: My green card is slightly damaged. I am about to apply for citizenship. Will USCIS make me file for a replacement first?

The A-number etc is still readable and I have color copies of it.

Adan Vega
Adan Vega
answered on Aug 31, 2020

A damaged resident card will not disqualify you from applying for naturalization. You can proceed to apply if you are otherwise eligible to submit the FORM N-400.

Good luck to you.

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Q: What is the process time for a US citizen to bring her spouse into the country who has never entered the USA?

Recently married abroad

Mario Musil
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Mario Musil
answered on Aug 27, 2020

Hello,

You can check the current processing times for the I 130 application here: https://egov.uscis.gov/processing-times/

This will give you the time frame for the initial step that is then followed by State Department processing - which is normally another 90-180 days....
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Q: Can my wife travel to US with visitor visa in this current situation?

I am a US citizen trying to bring my wife to US. She has visitor visa. I was wondering if there would be any complication bringing her here. I haven't filled out any immigration application for to get her the green card. I don't know if the US custom boarder would stop her from entering... Read more »

Stephen Arnold Black
Stephen Arnold Black
answered on Jul 23, 2020

A visitor visa is for the purpose of visitation not to come here permanently. If CPB finds out she is married to you, a US citizen, they may deny her entry because of concealed intent. She has to tell the truth as to what the purpose of her trip is. If she intends to reside permanently here then... Read more »

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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 L Mulder
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Kyndra L 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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