Kyndra Mulder's answer Based on the information that you have provided; you were an LPR and your parents became USC's before you were 18 years of age. You automatically became a USC. You need to file the N-600 and receive your certificate of Naturalization.
Deron Edward Smallcomb's answer You are seemingly divorced on a marriage that you lied about to the US Government. This is a complex issue and could negatively impact your life on several levels if not addressed properly. You need to speak with an experienced immigration attorney.
Deron Edward Smallcomb's answer Yes, this does potentially affect your citizenship rights, in a positive way. You should consult with an experienced immigration attorney to ensure your application is done properly so you don't waste time or money doing the wrong petition or filing it incorrectly.
Deron Edward Smallcomb's answer I'd bring a written request from your friend stating that he wants you to bring the birth certificate. I'm not aware of any laws that prevent you from bringing this type of document to the USA.
Deron Edward Smallcomb's answer Probably not, but it will be at the discretion of the officer at the border. You will want to bring documentation regarding this illness so you can prove it was unforeseen. You should consider consulting with an immigration attorney for additional advice.
Deron Edward Smallcomb's answer To answer this question, you should consult with an experienced immigration attorney to examine the nature of the businesses and your involvement in each. When it comes to business based visas, there are no easy answers.
Deron Edward Smallcomb's answer This situations are very complex and a simple answer cannot be given without more details as to why you were deported. You should contact an experienced immigration attorney for legal advice.
Deron Edward Smallcomb's answer Each case is evaluated individually by a consular officer. Your previous military experience isn't likely to affect the determination as to whether or not the foreigner has immigration based intent, the key consideration when applying for a visitor visa.
Deron Edward Smallcomb's answer For all intents and purposes, the K3 visa only exists now on paper. This change went into effect a handful of years ago and it all but nullified the K3 application by terminating the petition once the CR1 marriage visa was approved. As the CR1 is filed before the K3, it is almost always the case. Further, the K3 is vastly inferior to the CR1. You should contact a qualified immigration attorney for assistance.
Deron Edward Smallcomb's answer In our experience over thousands of applications, the wait time difference is about 3 months longer for a marriage visa. That said, there really isn't a choice in the matter, you are either married or not. If you're not already married, but have met in person, you would also need to add the time it will take to actually get married. This is a frequently asked question and only a qualified immigration attorney can give you specific legal advise on what is best for you. Good luck!
Deron Edward Smallcomb's answer If you don't officially marry, then it wouldn't be a marriage and therefore not invalidate the K1. That said, in some countries an unofficial ceremony is still recognized as a marriage. You should contact an immigration attorney to discuss.
Suraj Vyas' answer A pro for DACA is that it is good for the economy. A con for DACA is that it encourages illegal immigration. In 2014, the Administrative Procedures Act was used to try to show DACA as being unconstitutional. Last year, DACA was ruled as unconstitutional, but DACA has remained in place while legal proceedings (like appeals) continue. DACA has not been fully revoked as of this time.
Suraj Vyas' answer These things take time (especially with the recent government shutdown leading to delays). Contact your lawyer again. He has a duty to keep you abreast of any developments. No other lawyer will be able to speak with you about your case since you have already retained an attorney. However, your lawyer may be waiting to hear something back before contacting you. I see this question is 3 weeks old so I trust he has reached out to you to at least check in by now. If he hasn't responded and you have...
Leonard R. Boyer's answer The purpose of filing a motion in Immigration Court, citing "ineffective assistance of counsel" is done as part of a basis for seeking relief from the effects of the prior attorney. Immigration is truly federal law, so an attorney in any of the 50 states can handle your case. I am not offering an opinion on whether your prior counsel was ineffective or not (I don't know, nor does anyone else here). But for an Immigration Judge to accept that argument, there must be a causal relationship shown...
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