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1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Kansas on
Q: Can we get married now and then apply for citizenship for him later on because it's so expensive?

My fiance is here on daca and I'm an American citizen. We would like to get married before we have our baby but didn't know if we would have to pay for his citizenship right away once we're married or if we can wait until we have the extra funds to do so.

Kyndra Mulder
Kyndra Mulder answered on Oct 7, 2020

You will need to first file an Alien Relative Petition for your husband. Once that is approved he will apply for an immigrant visa on line through the NVC and apply for an I-601A Waiver with the USCIS. Once the waiver is approved he will need to go to his home c ountry for one or two weeks to... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law, Constitutional Law and Gov & Administrative Law for Kansas on
Q: What type of application I need to submit to get my citizenship?

We immigrated to the USA and then my family got their citizenships after 5 years, but at that time I was under 18 and I wasn’t able to get mine, according to the lawyer who filed my parent’s citizenship application. But I got a US passport using my parent’s citizenship. Now I’m 23 and I... Read more »

Amanda B Cook
Amanda B Cook answered on May 19, 2020

That doesn't make any sense. You were likely included on your parents' application and are a citizen, but just mistaken. You should file a FOIA request to find out what's really going on, through a lawyer.

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1 Answer | Asked in Mergers & Acquisitions and Immigration Law for Kansas on
Q: Is there any legal way I can start and run my business as an F1 Student in the US?
Adan Vega
Adan Vega answered on Apr 18, 2020

Performing any activity within the United States that can be construed as unauthorized employment can jeopardize and, in fact, violate your F-1 student visa. I recommend that you exercise extreme caution in proceeding with your plans to start and operate a business venture while on the F-1 status.

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Kansas on
Q: Can I work on my business back in my home country remotely, while in the US as an F1 Student?

My business back home does not require my physical presence and I'm wondering if I can work online on it, while in the US as an F1 student?

Adan Vega
Adan Vega answered on Apr 18, 2020

Performing any activity within the United States that can be construed as unauthorized employment can jeopardize and, in fact, violate your F-1 student visa. I recommend that you exercise extreme caution in proceeding with your plans for the online business.

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Kansas on
Q: While on F1 Student Visa in the United States, can I start, manage, and work in my business back in my country?

So far the options I've seen to start and run a company in the US under an F1 student visa are pretty limited. I'm wondering if I can work on my business back in my country of citizenship remotely from the United States? This is an online business and does not require my physical... Read more »

Adan Vega
Adan Vega answered on Apr 18, 2020

Performing any activity within the United States that can be construed as unauthorized employment can jeopardize and, in fact, violate your F-1 student visa. I recommend that you exercise extreme caution in proceeding with your plans for the online business.

2 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for Kansas on
Q: What kind of evidence I need to present to the USCIS to comply with either of the options stated below?

The first page of the instructions of the FORM I-129F indicates that you are required to meet your fiance unless you can establish that meeting your fiancé in person will (1) violate strict and long - established customs of your fiance’s foreign culture /social practice or (2) result in extreme... Read more »

Deron Edward Smallcomb
Deron Edward Smallcomb answered on Feb 26, 2020

Quite frankly, if you haven't met in person your chances of success are extremely low. I strongly suggest that you consult with an experienced immigration attorney to determine the best path forward.

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1 Answer | Asked in Divorce, Family Law and Immigration Law for Kansas on
Q: Can I bring my fiancé from Egypt to the US?

My fiancé is from Egypt and I am a US citizen. We meet all the requirements in the Fiancé visa but we didn’t met because meeting before marriage violates our cultural and religious values. What can I do about this.

Adan Vega
Adan Vega answered on Feb 26, 2020

The first page of the instructions of the FORM I-129F indicates that you are required to meet your fiance unless you can establish that meeting your fiancé in person will (1) violate strict and long - established customs of your fiance’s foreign culture /social practice or (2) result in extreme... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for Kansas on
Q: I am an alien an I was shot and the guy was caught there’s police reports and everything could I fix papers no

I have a clean background no crimes at all

Christopher Kinnison
Christopher Kinnison answered on Oct 8, 2019

Absolutely. You might very possibly be eligible for a U visa. This takes lots of supporting evidence but if you can prove that the seriousness of your injuries and your helpfulness to the law enforcement agencies you will be well on your way to potentially qualifying for a U visa. We can help.... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Kansas on
Q: Can a conditional permanent resident take a 1 year masters program abroad if they come back to the US for summer break?

My husband is from Colombia and became a conditional permanent resident in the United States in December of 2017. He will file his I-751 next week. He was accepted into a university for his Master's degree in Spain and we want to go so I can also learn Spanish. The program is January to June... Read more »

Hector E. Quiroga
Hector E. Quiroga answered on Oct 3, 2019

He shouldn’t have any issues; however, he should take all evidence that he is not abandoning residence (mortgage information, etc) just in case. Just make sure that USCIS can contact him. He might need to attend an interview as well.

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Kansas on
Q: Shoplifting charge amended to littering. How to explain on DS-160?

I was charged for shoplifting and charge was amended to littering. In the question of the DS-160 that asks if I've been arrested or convicted for any offense or crime... after answering YES there is a space to explain. Should I said I was charge with shoplifting and convicted of littering or... Read more »

Hector E. Quiroga
Hector E. Quiroga answered on Sep 24, 2019

Charged with shoplifting, convicted of littering. The conviction is what they’ll look at.

1 Answer | Asked in Business Formation and Immigration Law for Kansas on
Q: Can I sue a business for being ran illegally by an illegal immigrant

Ran a beauty pageant that over charges people for “fees” no contracts all non taxed money he pulls in .

Kevin L Dixler
Kevin L Dixler answered on Jun 14, 2019

How will you prove that this person is unlawfully present? A person’s ethnicity is no indication as to whether the person possesses lawful permanent resident status. A lawful permanent resident is not required to learn English, but it certainly helps a business if the owner speaks more than... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in DUI / DWI and Immigration Law for Kansas on
Q: Can a dui diversion affect immigration status(green card holder) it's 1st offense.

I was arrested for dui BAC 0.26 (1st offense)no injuries,no accident,no body is hurt and now i am in diversion programm can this diversion affect my immigration status.i am a permanent resident (green card holder)

Deron Edward Smallcomb
Deron Edward Smallcomb answered on Feb 28, 2019

It will likely affect your ability to become a citizen for at least five years, but it is unlikely they will try to take your green card.

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Kansas on
Q: Am I able to do an foia request for my daughter's father's alien #, in order to file for his replacement resident card?

I've tried to do the application for his replacement resident card without his alien number, but they rejected the application and told me to redo the application once I've obtained the alien number. I've looked up that I can do an foia request, but would I be denied since I'm... Read more »

Osarumwense Iyamu
Osarumwense Iyamu answered on Feb 6, 2019

Your daughter's father has the option of going to the local USCIS office to get that information or alternatively request his immigration file from USCIS based on FOIA and get the information from his immigration file. Good Luck!

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Constitutional Law and Immigration Law for Kansas on
Q: Hello my brother is in jail police arrest him for 5 chargers like false documents ,been ilegal ,cros the border ?

The cuestion is can you guys help or do something he still waiting hes sentence ?he went to mexico and come back he had deportation order before he change his name how could you help ?he is on Missouri i what you to know he is sick so he need surgery he is on pain he is been here caming and going... Read more »

Gary Kollin
Gary Kollin answered on Aug 14, 2018

Hire an attorney for him

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Immigration Law for Kansas on
Q: Will pre-trial diversion affect my chance at renewing DACA?

I was arrested on November 2017, for possession of marijuana and possession of paraphernalia. I was told to do a pre-trial diversion program, which I completed successfully last month. My charges were dismissed completely. I am renewing my DACA this month. I have consulted with my lawyer but she... Read more »

Hector E. Quiroga
Hector E. Quiroga answered on Aug 3, 2018

Any time a court places a restriction on you, the government considers that a conviction for immigration purposes. In your case, the requirement to participate in this diversion program was a restriction, so for immigration purposes you have been convicted. It will have an impact on your DACA... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Kansas on
Q: If we have not met in person is it difficult to get a fiance visa? What would be our best course of action to take?

My fiance and I met on line over 3 and a half years ago. We fell in love over this time and now we both want to marry and have him emmigrate permanently to the US. We have communicated through video chats, 4-8 hour long calls daily, and messages, but we want to make everything legal and share our... Read more »

Carl Shusterman
Carl Shusterman answered on Jun 21, 2018

Meeting in person is generally required for either a fiance or spouse visa unless there is good cause to waive the requirement. Skyping or other forms of communication are not adequate. The idea is to avoid such things as mail order brides, a relic from the distant past. Given current technologies,... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Kansas on
Q: Green card for 19 years. 9 month stay outside ending in June 2015. Physically present since. When can I file N400

My calculations suggest I can file in March 2020. Can I go for 4 year 1 month rule (sensible construction of statute argument)? How about filing at four years six months and one day (to avoid a stay of over 6 months within statutory 5 year period)?

Carl Shusterman
Carl Shusterman answered on May 21, 2018

You can file your N-400 immediately as long as you have been physically present in the US for at least 30 out of the past 60 months.

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Kansas on
Q: Being an immigrant trying to get certified to be a Citizen how long is the process?What are all the main steps?
Maya King
Maya King answered on Mar 8, 2018

If you are talking about applying for naturalization, it can take anywhere between 4 months to 1 year depends on your jurisdiction. In Kansas City, it's generally pretty fast. However, it depends on the background checks and security clearance. You can file the N-400 on your own, or you could... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law and Traffic Tickets for Kansas on
Q: What should do I do to avoid any circumstances for two traffic tickets in my next appearance in the court?

I'm F1 visa student who just moved to Missouri from Kansas state and I couldn't get a driver license from Kansas City, MO since my visa has expired. Anyway, when I was a resident in overland park, Kansas City, I had two tickets. The first one for "failure to avoid a collision"... Read more »

Maya King
Maya King answered on Feb 11, 2018

Generally speaking, not knowing the law is not a defense. You should seek a traffic attorney if you don't know what to say in Court. I will also seek the advice of an immigration attorney to fix your F-1 Out of Status as soon as you can. It is not a good idea to drive without a driver's license.

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Kansas on
Q: Are citizens expected to report to authorities for an "anchor baby" situation?

We know a couple who arrived just a week ago and the wife is fully pregnant (8 months, at least). At least, the wife is going to stay here until the end of March. What (if any) should we do? The husband, who just arrived with her, is heading back home in two days on some family emergency in Dubai... Read more »

Maya King
Maya King answered on Feb 8, 2018

It depends on her visa status. She can apply for an extension if she needs to stay longer. You should talk to a lawyer to make sure all your questions are answered.

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