Unfortunately, the government does not provide "free attorney" for immigration cases. If you cannot afford to hire a private attorney, you have to represent yourself in immigration court. You may be able to get legal aid to represent you if you qualify.
I am a Lawful Permanent Resident and have been recently laid off due to lack of work. My question is whether receiving unemployment benefit will be a ground for termination of my Green Card or deportation or preventing me from becoming a U.S. citizen in future?
Currently you cannot be denied citizenship for LAWFULLY receiving assistance but it can be an issue in several scenarios such as wanting to sponsor someone or if you want to travel abroad. Furthermore the current administration is trying everything they can to disqualify immigrants who have...Read more »
The petition was submitted just a few days after her 20 birthday which was May 3, 2018, so as of today she’s 21. I did receive the I-797c notice with the priority date, which is May7th 2018. So Based on the current visa bulletin of July 2019 will her case be moving anytime soon.( is she now... Read more »
I am on H1B in the US. My wife came to the US on H4 and recently changed status to H1B. We are seeking advice if there is any risk in having our minor daughter on H4 (visa stamped till Nov 2019) travel outside the country and back with her aunt (my sister who is a green card holder) in June for a... Read more »
Removing conditions on greencard now is taking longer, I have received two receipts that has renewed my status but not my card. My greencard is based on marriage, I want to travel to Iran to visit my family but am scared because I am not sure if the airports recognize the receipt!?
Travel overseas, as an Iranian, on a card that hasn't been reissued? From one of the six banned countries? Sorry, you are looking at possibly being held, if not excluded on your return trip. What you need to do is speak with an attorney--they should be a member of AILA or have an immigration...Read more »
I am a citizen of Iran. I have concerns about traveling back home as the travel ban is still in effect. I filed I-131 and I-765 along with I-485 and I-140 on February 2018. I received my EAD with advance parole endorsement valid until May 2019. Also, my STEM OPT is still valid through March 2019.
We are starting the K-1 process with the I-129f application. He is Dutch. Currently he is employed in the Netherlands, but will seek employment once he is approved to come here. Most recently he was here for 5 weeks in August and September of 2017. We would like for him to come here to spend some... Read more »
I am trying to move my case from Baltimore court to Omaha Court, in between i have filled for unconsented divorce. Now my question is if in future i marry some other guy does he be eligible to get work authorization through me?
My green card (permenant resident) will expire before the process of becoming a US citizen is completed. Do I have to still renew my green card while this process of becoming a US citizen is in progress? It expires next month.
Using a false identity or someone else identity is fraud. Your husband is forgiven for working without authorization when adjusting through a USC spouse. However, he is not forgiven for fraud. If the facts are discoverable than he may need a fraud waiver to adjust.
The Question No 3) This is an extraordinary inquisition. I have heard that F-1 holders can be self-employed and can start their own business on OPT but the work should be related to a degree they have earned. My uncle has 5 Franchisee Food Business in the USA so what if I received Bachelor in... Read more »
For investors visa you will have to invest atleast $500,000 in a U.S. company and have 10 full time employees. If your uncle will be selling the stores to you, you will have to provide proof that you have paid your uncle the money to buy those stores. In the U.S. everything is accounted for so you...Read more »
The Question No 2) After OPT period I planned to continue my education and joining four years US Institution and earned Bachelor Degree in DIFFERENT MAJOR WHICH IS BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION THAT IS NOT RELATED TO STEM. After that, I will again apply for OPT. So during that time can I eligible to... Read more »
I am in the United States on F-1 visa (Study visa) and have earned the Associate degree in Computer Science from Community College. After the graduation, I have applied for Post-OPT which is like getting Work authorization card (EAD) from the government. I just sent the required application... Read more »
I would like for her to come on the 6 month visitor visa but I want to know how high her chances of not getting approved are. It is a $160 non-refundable fee that I would rather skip on paying if she more than likely won't be accepted. If she couldn't come on the 6 month visa, there is always the... Read more »
If all the documents related to the visa are properly prepared by a professional the chances of approval are high. I suggest talking to an immigration attorney to help you with this process so you can increase your girlfriend's chances of approval. Many immigration attorneys including me offer free...Read more »
Hello everyone, I have applied for green card in October 2015, I received my work authorization in November 2015. As of December 2, 2015 my case is ready to be scheduled for an interview. I check time frame processing for Des Moines, IA office and they currently work on cases from July 16th, 2015.... Read more »
You just have to look at the visa bulletin for your country and match your priority date to find out how long it is going to take for you to get an interview. You can consider applying for an advance parole if you think the process might take longer than july, consult with an immigration attorney...Read more »
I know someone here in the states illegally. He has been here since late 2011. He is from canada and his passport is currently expired and his canadia drivers license is suspened and expired. He currently uses a fake id from IL. He is here running a business but only charges cash and pays no taxes... Read more »
He has all the reasons to get deported if he gets himself involved in anyway with the law enforcement. Even if he is here illegally he should have at least paid taxes so he could have been eligible for the pending DAPA program. He should consider meeting with an immigration attorney as soon as...Read more »
I was married to a US citizen couple years before and now I am a US Citizen and have good job ( income is not a problem). I want to apply immigration visa ( I-130 ) for my parents and my siblings. I have one sister who is 18 years old and one brother who is 16 years old. Now my question is do I... Read more »
You may be able to apply for your parents and add your siblings as derivatives. They might not need separate applications. Contact an immigration attorney to help you with this process so you can get it right the first time.
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