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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Divorce, Immigration Law and Domestic Violence for Texas on
Q: can some one B1 or B2 visa with domestic violence get a immigration or get green card ?

this person also went to jail for his action. he hit and grab his wife on he road and some people saw that and call the police for that.

the witness did give them a statement against him as well

wife also pregnant an surviving in mantle torture

this thing happened like 3... Read more »

Robert Roy Klein
Robert Roy Klein answered on Apr 4, 2020

Depends if he was convicted, and on what crime he was convicted. There are many levels of DV. Also, the officer might want to know what happened. You say the case was dismissed from the court, so it depends on what you mean by this. If the person was never actually convicted, then this wouldn't... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Texas on
Q: I 485 pending. Can I continue to work after OPT expires
Adan Vega
Adan Vega answered on Mar 28, 2020

You can lawfully continue with your employment once you are in possession of a valid employment authorization document (EAD) issued by USCIS based on a pending application for resident status.

Your current employer will ask that you present a valid EAD once the OPT/EAD expires.

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law and Immigration Law for Texas on
Q: Getting unemployment benefits affect on citizenship??

I live in Houston and I work at the mall as a salesman. Because of the coronavirus, mall got closed and our store was closed too. And I don't know when mall will be reopen, therefore I applied for unemployment benefits. So, I want to know these Benefit does it affect on my Citizenship? ( I have... Read more »

Adan Vega
Adan Vega answered on Mar 22, 2020

The receipt of public assistance such as unemployment benefits is not an automatic bar to naturalization if you have not engaged in unlawful behavior including committing fraud. However, USCIS may view the receipt of benefits as a factor regarding your “good moral character “. You may want to... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Texas on
Q: My green card adjustment file is at national benefit center.and my Pd is not current.how long does it take to approve ?

My Pd is October 16,2006

Can I expedite my processing ?

Adan Vega
Adan Vega answered on Mar 16, 2020

The request for adjustment of status that you filed with USCIS can not be adjudicated until the priority date for the preference category under which you have filed is current and a visa becomes available for that category.

You also can not request that USCIS expedite the adjudication of...
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1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Texas on
Q: Can my girlfriend become US permanent resident through marriage and return to Mexico for an internship?

My girlfriend is a medical student and citizen of Mexico. We would like to get married (Apply for fiance visa, get married in US) and apply for permanent residency. She plans to move here for one year for a medical internship. However, she has to return to Mexico for one year of required Mexican... Read more »

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

Yes, provided that she keep evidence of her residence in the United States, such as the Texas driver’s license you described, but proof of a US address, bank account, your information, etc.

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Texas on
Q: On L1-A Mangr. Visa and my L1-A Ext case got denied. Looking for clarification on alt. options and kids school continui

I'm on L1-A Managerial Visa and my L1-A Ext case got denied. Could you clarify

1) Looking for alternate options to continue legally. Whether my Employer could initiate H1-Exempt for the remainder of the period of current L1-A Visa

2) Family L2 Ext status is still in-prog. Although... Read more »

Adan Vega
Adan Vega answered on Mar 9, 2020

Your employer can discuss and review with the company’s immigration attorney the possibility of filing an appeal of the L-1 denial depending on the reasons for the denial. Perhaps the denial can be reversed.

If the L-1 status is denied then the L-2 status will also be denied and your...
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1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Texas on
Q: Hello! I have questions about the US visa. So now I'm in the US by student visa. And I'm not 18 yet. I'm actually from M
Adan Vega
Adan Vega answered on Mar 3, 2020

You need to provide additional information and also pose a question. Perhaps you can visit with an experienced immigration attorney to explore all of your options.

Good luck to you.

2 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for Texas on
Q: Just married a F1 visa holder. We will apply for adjustment of citizenship. What name should she use on the forms?

We have not gone to the Social Security office yet to change her name to mine (her husbands) but we are married now and have the marriage license. Can she use my name now? Does she have to use her current maiden name? What if we submit the form then go to the SS office to change her name to mine?... Read more »

Stephen Arnold Black
Stephen Arnold Black answered on Mar 3, 2020

She can use the name that’s listed on her student visa.

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1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Texas on
Q: I am LPR ,can I apply for citizenship in spite I spent continuous 183 days out of USA ?

I completed 5 years as LPR and more than 36 month in USA

Svetlana Kats
Svetlana Kats answered on Mar 3, 2020

Most likely yes, if you have documents to show that during 183 days that you spent outside you kept your residency in the US ( driver's license, bank statements, tax returns, lease agreement etc.)

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Texas on
Q: Hi there, I'm trying to get my son his American Citizenship because I am American but grew up in Canada. Can you help?

I am 48 and a US citizen but moved to Canada at age 4. I moved to Texas in 2019 with my husband (L-1 Visa) and son (L-2 Visa). I have been physically present in the US for 2 years after the age of 14 but I don't have proof as I was driven across the border for summer vacations my whole life and... Read more »

Kevin L Dixler
Kevin L Dixler answered on Mar 2, 2020

More information is needed. When did you become a U.S. citizen? At birth? How old is your son, now? When, if ever, did your son turn 18 years of age? Did you ever petition your son for lawful permanent resident status? Can you still petition your son for lawful permanent resident status? Are... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for Texas on
Q: Can my children being on government assistance affect my mothers AOS application due to public charger rule?

Please I need advise on what to do with this new public charge immigration law effective 24/02/2020 for immigrants. My mother is presently in the USA and have over stayed her B2 for over 30days. We were in the process of doing a AOS for her when I found out about the new law. Apparently, we or she... Read more »

Adan Vega
Adan Vega answered on Feb 28, 2020

If you are a U.S. citizen and your mother entered the U.S. lawfully she may be eligible to adjust status IF (1) she is not otherwise inadmissible and (2) you and she can fully comply with all of the requirements of the I-864 and the I-944.

At this time you should take the time to consult...
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1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Texas on
Q: Eb3 row sponsor visa

Hi my category is Eb3 row......

i got my Ead card December 2018

Texas service center.

Priority date February 24 2018 .

my lawyer filled out my 140 and 485 form . October 3 2018 .

and it's been 515days. that's why I requested outside processing time and I... Read more »

Deron Edward Smallcomb
Deron Edward Smallcomb answered on Feb 27, 2020

If you already hired a lawyer that filed this case for you, you should discuss the situation with him/her.

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Texas on
Q: Hello I am an international student here in Texas. So I got my family here with B1/B2 visa, now I want them to stay with

me here, so we can invest upto $100,000 in an active business, but we are so lost what to do. Can anyone please please help us. We need to start quickly. We don't know what to do..please help.

Adan Vega
Adan Vega answered on Feb 25, 2020

If your family has entered the U.S. with a B-1/B-2 non-immigrant visa and are wanting to change status to the E-2 status, you will need to first assess if the E-2 is applicable to citizens from your home country.

Then the proposed investment must be analyzed to determine if all the...
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1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Texas on
Q: My dad was before an immigration judge, then ordered removed and deported. Sign for life deportation. .

Didnt give him another option it was sign or stayed detained for 10 years.. I'm the daughter of him and I'm trying to claim him or try to get his documents back .

Adan Vega
Adan Vega answered on Feb 24, 2020

I highly suggest that you first obtain a copy of your father’s immigration file and then visit an experienced immigration attorney to properly assess the case matter to determine your father’s options. An online forum such as this one can only provide you with general guidance when you are... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Texas on
Q: Trying to get my permanent residents aliens card back

They removed it from me 16 years ago ..

Is their a way I can claim it back

Kevin L Dixler
Kevin L Dixler answered on Feb 20, 2020

More information is needed. Were you before an immigration judge, then ordered removed and deported? Or did the CBP take it at a port of entry? More information is needed. This makes a difference.

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Texas on
Q: He got greencard ..2008. He left in 2014 ..going to file for divorce.

Can't get a divorce until bankruptcy is over that is nov 30-2020 ..he has a new woman now and planning to get married..

Kevin L Dixler
Kevin L Dixler answered on Feb 19, 2020

What is the immigration question? He is allowed to divorce. If he is a lawful permanent resident, and ten years have passed since it was received, then your obligations to him seems over if there is further action by the Federal Government. He has been a lawful permanent resident for more than... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Texas on
Q: can you travel to USA on B1/B2 visa for leisure, even though you are not working in same company which applied for B1/B2

My brother when working for company-A , had applied for B1 visa in 2012 and he was granted B1/B2 both for 10 years duration.

He is visiting USA for leisure on B1/B2 visa which is valid till 2022.

There is no annotation remarks on the visa, however wondering if he could still travel... Read more »

Adan Vega
Adan Vega answered on Feb 18, 2020

The non- immigrant B-1/B-2 visa can be presented at a U.S. port of entry for the period of duration of such visa provided you are visiting the U.S. for business or tourism purposes.

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Texas on
Q: Can my sister renew her US multiple entry visa while her spouse is processing the I-130?

The petition was filed in July 2019, her Multiple Entry US visa expires on Oct. 2020

Amanda B Cook
Amanda B Cook answered on Feb 17, 2020

Like so many other answers lawyers give, it depends on her individual circumstances. In this situation, you really should sit down with an experienced immigration attorney who can ask relevant questions to determine the correct answer.

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Texas on
Q: How does a canadian who is married to an american for 6 years, living in TX illegally get legal ID. Urgent Help needed.

My mother is from Canada and met her now husband on a vacation to Texas in 2012. They fell in love and she stayed for 10 months. When trying to visit Canada together after 10 months, her husband was denied entry to canada and my mother denied return to the US for 6 months. After 6 months apart,... Read more »

Adan Vega
Adan Vega answered on Feb 13, 2020

If your mother lawfully entered the U.S. and if her spouse can present proof of U.S. citizenship then an adjustment of status with USCIS is possible provided that she is not inadmissible for other reasons.

By the way, the quoted legal fee of $15,000 is excessive.

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Texas on
Q: Have you ever violated the terms or conditions of your nonimmigrant status?

Hello, my husband came here with a F1 visa, we met, had a kid and his visa expired. He got married and now we are applying for his Green Car. In the form I485 asks: have you ever violated the terms or conditions of your nonimmigrant status?. Since his F1 expired and he reminded in the USA, that... Read more »

Adan Vega
Adan Vega answered on Feb 9, 2020

The iteration of facts that you have posted seem to indicate that all conditions and terms of the F-1 status were not fulfilled. Hence, the answer to the question from the FORM I-485 regarding the violation of status is “yes”.

However, if you are a U.S. citizen filing an immediate...
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