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1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Illinois on
Q: I am a us citizen.. i am planning to apply for my parents green card but i am not employed to show income.

Can i show my husbands salary as affidavit of support in application

Agnes Jury
Agnes Jury
answered on May 6, 2022

In order to use your husband's income he would have to complete and sign the household member's contract (form I-864A). https://www.uscis.gov/i-864a. Best wishes!

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Arizona on
Q: Senior engineer applying for engineering manager position

Hi I am working as a senior engineer in a reputed company on H1B with a approved i140. It came to my notice that layoffs are imminent in next few months. I started interviewing and cleared a technical manager position interview in another company . Is there any challenge with my immigration H1B... Read more »

Adan Vega
Adan Vega
answered on May 5, 2022

You should consult in private with an experienced immigration attorney to assist you with this matter.

Good luck to you.

2 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for Missouri on
Q: I have a question about my 190 bio appointment and application and need to speak with an immigration base in Missouri.

I need to know if I can reapply, still have my PR status or will I now be deported

You did not appear for your scheduled appointment.

Therefore, USCIS considers your application abandoned and you are not eligible for replacement of

Form I-551, Permanent Resident Card.... Read more »

Adan Vega
Adan Vega
answered on May 5, 2022

You seem to have been granted lawful permanent resident status in the past and you were filing the FORM I-90 to extend the validity of you resident status card.

You must keep in mind that you are a lawful resident until such time that an immigration judge declares that you are no longer...
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2 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for Washington on
Q: How do I prove when I left the country in 2000?

I submitted my i485 adjustment of status application. They responded to me with an RFE asking for proof of when I left the US in the year 2000.

I no longer have the passport that I used when exiting the country. I have put in two CBP FOIA requests as well as a USCIS FOIA request. All of... Read more »

Namita Agarwal
Namita Agarwal
answered on May 5, 2022

The FOIA is good but that doesn’t provide the information, you will need to provide a notarized statement explaining the situation. May be worthwhile to have an attorney review and assist with this response. Good luck!

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1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for California on
Q: Do I need to fill out Form I-407? If I do, can I reapply for Green Card

I am an NZ citizen. I have been married to a US citizen for 6 years. We lived in the USA together for 5 of those years but moved to NZ in 2021 due to a career opportunity for my husband. We are beginning to make plans to permanently move back to the USA, now that we have had a baby. I believe... Read more »

Namita Agarwal
Namita Agarwal
answered on May 5, 2022

You may need to apply for a returning resident visa rather than reapplying for residency altogether depending on the length of time you were outside of the US and the basis for the departure. Best to consult with an attorney for guidance.

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law on
Q: Visa waiver tourist traveller

I am a visa waiver tourist traveller with a criminal record in the U.S. At the U.S. preclearance I am called to the back office for additional inspection by a U.S.C.I.S. officer before tourist travel and normally given a limited stay in the U.S. of less than 6 months. Will record expungement avoid... Read more »

Agnes Jury
Agnes Jury
answered on May 4, 2022

No it will not. Once Border Patrol knows of your conviction it will remain in the records even if you expunge it from State records. Moreover, even if you expunge the record, you will always have to disclose the record to immigration officials when applying for any immigration benefit. Best wishes!

2 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for New York on
Q: Hi I filed a petition for my wife and stepdaughter but so far only one has been scheduled for interview

Her interview is set for this June 3 but I’m wondering if I have to be their for her interview and then also go to the other two petition seperetly after they are scheduled or should I reschedule the youngest interview the interview is Dominican Republic and it’s a I-130. For all three all the... Read more »

Namita Agarwal
Namita Agarwal
answered on May 4, 2022

Yes, you should attend a marriage based interview if filed in the US through adjustment of status. It would be worthwhile to understand what happens at time of interview as well. Good luck!

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1 Answer | Asked in Divorce, Child Custody and Immigration Law for Florida on
Q: I’m here from Haiti on a Visa and am awaiting on my green card document. I want to divorce my husband still in Haiti.

He still lives in Haiti and does not want the divorce because I’m the sole provider for us and our daughters and he doesn’t want to work.

Rand Scott Lieber
Rand Scott Lieber
answered on May 4, 2022

If you meet the residency requirements (lived in Florida for six months as your permanent home) then you can file for divorce in Florida. If the child is living in Florida then those issues will be addressed in Florida. If the child still lives in Haiti then Florida would not have jurisdiction to... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law, Divorce, Family Law and Child Support for Kentucky on
Q: I need find a lawyer agist him that fraud marriage
Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on May 4, 2022

Contact your local bar association or your local legal aid society. They maintain lists of lawyers who can help you.

2 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for Massachusetts on
Q: Is there a way to get a work permit without leaving the US if I entered with a tourist visa?

I studied architecture finished all courses but never got my degree, I gained 5 years of experience on an specific field in Mexico. I’m currently in the US, fell in love with someone and would not want to risk having to leave the US to complete a process for a work visa to work in my field.

Giselle M. Rodriguez
Giselle M. Rodriguez
answered on May 3, 2022

Good Morning:

Is the person you fell in love with in the United States a U.S. Citizen or legal permanent resident (green card holder)?

As long as you had the intention of returning to your country of origin during your recent entry into the U.S. with the tourist visa you may...
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1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for California on
Q: My wife is a Canadian citizen, & just received her Green Card on 02/11/22. Is she required to spend 180 days in the U.S?

Presently she is in the process of taking care of personal details and this may impact those 180 days. Would there be a problem if she does not spend 6 months here in the first year?

Nadine C. Atkinson-Flowers
Nadine C. Atkinson-Flowers
answered on May 2, 2022

Congrats to her. She can return to Canada to finish her business there. If she stays out of the USA for more than a year that is when she will have a problem because US immigration may say she has abandoned her residency. She can seek specific legal advice from an attorney as there are things that... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for New York on
Q: Do I have to pay fees for employment authorization renewal application

Immigration law

Agnes Jury
Agnes Jury
answered on May 2, 2022

Typically yes but use USCIS's fee calculator to confirm: https://www.uscis.gov/feecalculator

Best wishes!

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1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for New York on
Q: Do I have to pay fees for employment authorization renewal application

I'm k2 visa holder and had my interview 7 month ago and my card expired

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on May 2, 2022

I'm sorry your question remains open. It was probably overlooked in this category. You could repost under "Immigration Law." There's no guarantee all questions are picked up on this forum, but you might have better chances of a response under the Immigration Law heading. Good luck

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Immigration Law for South Carolina on
Q: Will I have trouble in the airport?

Me and my friend made a terrible mistake trying to steal from Walmart. They called the police and the police wanted to schedule the court for May 19. We had flight tickets (we are international students) to go home in the next week so they somehow could hold the “court” right there at the... Read more »

Stephen Grooms
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Stephen Grooms
answered on May 3, 2022

It sounds like you may have been issued a citation for shoplifting or petty larceny and plead guilty or no contest. If this is the case then that is a criminal misdemeanor charge, but it can also be classified as a crime of dishonesty. Both could impact your immigration status.

If you were...
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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Immigration Law for South Carolina on
Q: Will I have trouble in the airport?

Me and my friend made a terrible mistake trying to steal from Walmart. They called the police and the police wanted to schedule the court for May 19. We had flight tickets (we are international students) to go home in the next week so they somehow could hold the “court” right there at the... Read more »

Samuil Buschkin
Samuil Buschkin
answered on May 1, 2022

I suggest you get a South Carolinian criminal defense attorney or a local immigration lawyer who also practices criminal law in order to get this taken care of properly. Often, if not handled, right certain criminal charges will much later present a problem in the immigration context.

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1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Maryland on
Q: I am in the process of petitioning for VISAs for my wife and three stepchildren.

I recently got the notice from NVC that my wife is documentarily qualified and that her case is being forwarded for interview scheduling. However, I had to add/replace documents on each of the three children. Will this delay the scheduling of my wife's appointment?

Agnes Jury
Agnes Jury
answered on May 1, 2022

No it should not. Your wife should bring the all of the documents that were uploaded to NVC (including the recent ones) to the interview. Best wishes!

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for New York on
Q: When submitting Photo Evidence to USCIS, does it have to be printed out photos- or can I have a digital album?

do the printed out photos have to be on photo paper from a kiosk or can I print on regular copy paper from home?

Nadine C. Atkinson-Flowers
Nadine C. Atkinson-Flowers
answered on Apr 30, 2022

You need to print out colour copies and paste them on blank paper or you can submit colour copies of the pictures. It is a good idea to label the pictures - dates and who is in the pictures and the event.

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law and International Law for New York on
Q: Hello, I am currently studying law (Ivy League) in the United States with an F1 Visa. I want a green card, how it's ?

I'm in an ivy league and I should pass my bar in New York.

Stephen Arnold Black
Stephen Arnold Black
answered on Apr 30, 2022

Your future employer can sponsor you for a green card. Engage an attorney to represent you once you get a job offer. He/she can handle all steps from A to Z.

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law and Divorce for North Carolina on
Q: Divorce during a conditional GC

My conditional GC expires in December this year and I would need to remove the conditions 90 days before it. We have been married since almost 3 years and the marriage certainly was in good faith and we both hoped this will last forever.

However, since past year the marriage has been going... Read more »

Agnes Jury
Agnes Jury
answered on Apr 28, 2022

It would be best if you were divorced by the time you have to apply to remove the condition or soon thereafter. There is language that can be used as part of the divorce to improve the chances of your removal of condition being granted so I would recommend you consult with a family law attorney who... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law and Traffic Tickets for Maryland on
Q: If you are a Green Card Applicant, how long can you drive using your drivers license from a foreign country?

This is in the state of Maryland. What else does a person need to do in order to get a permit or a temporary license till his/her green card application goes through?

Agnes Jury
Agnes Jury
answered on Apr 28, 2022

https://mva.maryland.gov/drivers/Pages/md-drivers-license.aspx

Best wishes!

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