I have applied to sponsor several family members through the current humanitarian parole program for Cuban, Haitians, Nicaraguans and Venezuelans. I completed the I-134A for each one and the applications/affidavits of support are pending. Based on some new information, I have serious concerns about... View More
If you withdraw the I-134A form for one of the individuals you are sponsoring, it's important to know that U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) generally does not notify the beneficiary directly in the case of a withdrawal. However, if the person you are sponsoring checks the...View More
I joined my current employer in California on H1B in Sep 2023. In Oct 2023, my EB3 priority date got current. I'm India born on EB3 with Apr 2012 PD. My employer's not filing any PERMs since they laid off thousands of workers recently. Assuming my PD stays current for good, am I required... View More
If your EB3 priority date is current and your current employer is not filing PERM due to layoffs, it's important to explore alternative options promptly. While you are not required to file the I-485 (Adjustment of Status) immediately upon your priority date becoming current, delaying it might...View More
My brother met and married a thai woman recently. She arrived in this country May 2022 on a tourist visa and was married to a thai citizen. He left her and she then overstayed her visa. She met my brother late december, early january. they married on may 8 2023. he immediately filed ofr marriage... View More
It is possible that your brother's wife's adjustment of status was denied, although without specific details, it's difficult to determine the exact reason for her not returning with your brother from Thailand. Several factors could be at play in such a situation.
When filling out the N-400 form for naturalization, it's crucial to answer all questions honestly and accurately, including questions 22, 23, 24, and 25, which relate to your criminal history and moral character.
For question 22, which asks if you have ever been arrested, cited, or...View More
My Nephew is here on a visitor visa (almost 30 days now). He would like to start his masters in usa. We know the steps of this process. We would like to know if any legal agency deals with such a process or can take care of submitting documents to USCIS once we have I-20. As we wanna make sure... View More
For your nephew's F1 visa application process, it is indeed possible to engage a legal agency or an attorney to assist with submitting documents to USCIS. Many law firms and legal professionals offer services related to immigration and visa applications. They can ensure that all necessary...View More
My wife filed her 751 last year in September and then received the two year temp green card extension and then a four year extension. We were not expecting an interview/decision for two years or more. Then we had a surprise home visit in August, which found my wife had left weeks before and was... View More
The scheduling of an I-751 interview shortly after a surprise home visit by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) can indeed be indicative of concerns or 'red flags' from their perspective, particularly in a situation where they discovered that your wife was not residing at...View More
In cases like these, the legalities can be complex. If the settlement in your case was subject to a court order that allowed residual funds to be donated to charity after disbursements to participating class members, then this action might be legal. However, it is crucial to understand the specific...View More
Yes, you can travel to Puerto Rico on your work authorization permit while your I-485 is pending. Puerto Rico is considered a domestic territory of the United States, so you do not need a passport or visa to travel there from the mainland United States. However, you will need to show your work...View More
Yes, you can travel to Puerto Rico while your I-485 application is pending. Puerto Rico is a U.S. territory, so travel there is considered domestic. However, you should carry your Employment Authorization Document (EAD) and a valid passport with you. It's also advisable to have a copy of your...View More
The processing time for I-90 applications (Application to Replace Permanent Resident Card) can vary significantly from one case to another, and there are several reasons why your sister might have received her new card while you're still waiting for yours:
My cousin applied for VAwA application for adjustments of status after being here for more than 13 years.What would you recommend to be done to help after his wide abuse him and threatens to report him to
To assist your cousin with their VAWA (Violence Against Women Act) application status, especially in the context of abuse and threats related to immigration status, there are several steps and considerations to keep in mind:
Legal Assistance: It's crucial to get legal advice from an...View More
To apply for a fee waiver for Form I-765 (Application for Employment Authorization), you need to demonstrate financial hardship. Since you haven't been employed and don't have tax forms, you can provide other evidence of your financial situation. This might include bank statements, proof...View More
Finding a lawyer for assistance with your K1 Visa application process is a wise decision. You should look for an attorney who has experience in immigration law and is familiar with K1 Visa applications and procedures.
You can start by contacting the American Immigration Lawyers Association...View More
Note that the processing speed for fiancé visas is currently running more than 18 months. This time does not include the processing speed for the adjustment of status leg of the journey, once your fiancé arrives in the states which can also be up to 18 months. You would be wise to retain counsel...View More
The couple files a marriage based 751 together, receive notice of the interview, go to the interview together, but inform IS they are separated and planning on filing for divorce (but have not yet filed for divorce). What will the interviewing officer do in this situation?
In this scenario, if a couple attending a Form I-751 (Petition to Remove Conditions on Residence) interview informs the USCIS officer that they are separated and planning to divorce, the officer's response will be guided by USCIS policies and the specifics of the case. Typically, the officer...View More
I have a 20-year deportation order for illegally re-entering the U.S., extending until 2034. My daughter is currently 17 years old, and when she turns 21, can she apply on my behalf, despite my ongoing deportation status?
Under U.S. immigration law, when your daughter turns 21, she can indeed sponsor you for a family-based visa as an immediate relative. However, your previous deportation and the 20-year bar you're facing make the situation complex. The bar, resulting from illegal re-entry, significantly...View More
If your U certification application has been rejected by the Houston Police Department, it's important to understand the reasons for this decision. Often, rejections are due to specific criteria not being met or insufficient evidence provided.
In such cases, an attorney with experience...View More
If your I-485 application is pending and your I-130 has been approved, this is a positive step towards obtaining a green card in the United States. The approval of the I-130 petition indicates that the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has recognized the familial relationship, in...View More
Five years ago, I went through a divorce from my husband, who was in the United States on a visitor's visa. This decision was prompted by a troubling history of domestic violence. At the time, I held an F1 visa, and he was my dependent. Our marriage had initially taken place in the U.S. After... View More
Given your history of domestic violence and ongoing concerns for your safety, it's important to understand the options available to you in the United States. As a student on an F1 visa, you have certain protections and avenues you can explore.
I was issued a temporary green card on 01/11/23. Conditions need to be removed Oct/24 to Jan/25. My husband has been harassing and tormenting me. Unable to bear with this I just moved into a shelter home. They will keep me here for a month or so. After that I will have to look for my own... View More
Under the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), you may be eligible for immigration relief if you've been a victim of abuse by your U.S. citizen or permanent resident spouse. This applies even if you're currently holding a temporary green card. It's important to document any instances...View More
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