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1 Answer | Asked in Divorce, Immigration Law and Family Law for Mississippi on
Q: If your marriage doesn’t work or compatible after marriage , what is the process for a divorce
James L. Arrasmith
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answered on Jan 29, 2024

If you are considering divorce due to incompatibility in your marriage, the process generally begins by filing a petition for divorce with your local court. This petition should state the grounds for divorce, which in many states can simply be "irreconcilable differences" or a similar... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Immigration Law and International Law for Mississippi on
Q: Q: Do I have to declare my two contempt of court charges if it was expunged on a Student Visa for Australia?

My two Contempt of Court charges were because I forgot to pay my traffic tickets and show up to court. But I got all of them expunged 3 years ago

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answered on Oct 15, 2023

When applying for an Australian student visa, you're typically asked about any criminal convictions, and this includes charges and their outcomes. While your contempt of court charges were expunged, some jurisdictions may still view them as part of your record. The general practice is to be... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce, Child Custody, Child Support, Domestic Violence and Immigration Law for Mississippi on
Q: Does my husband have rights if he’s illegalHere during a divorce

I’ve been in a relationship with my husband for 13 years and have been married to him. I caught him being unfaithful more than 7 times with different women. He isn’t legally here in the USA. His green card expired and he has no passport stamp. I want to get a divorce because of his infidelity... View More

Melissa L Gardner-Ardoin
Melissa L Gardner-Ardoin
answered on Oct 1, 2022

His immigration status should not affect the distribution in the divorce, although you can try to make such a claim. I don’t believe it will get you very far though. Any questions specific to his status should be directed to an immigration attorney.

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law and Public Benefits for Mississippi on
Q: If my medical bills were paid for by the hamilton county indigent program in TN will that be a public charge?

I recently got married in March and I'm applying for a green card. I gave birth to my daughter on July 19, 2019, in Chattanooga and the hamilton county indigent program paid for my delivery. I got approved for the indigent rate at Erlanger for 6 months because of the program ( I only used it... View More

Robert Roy Klein
Robert Roy Klein
answered on May 13, 2020

Only federally funded Medicaid programs are considered as public benefits. If this program was local, there should be no problem. USCIS also makes exceptions for women who receive federally funded Medicaid when they're pregnant. Finally, you're only considered a public charge if... View More

3 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Immigration Law for Mississippi on
Q: My brother in law is in Mississippi federal prison since 2017. His sentence is for 5 year. He's a legal resident.

His native country is Dominican Republic. His case was drug involved. Will he be deported after his sentence?

Gary Kollin
Gary Kollin
answered on Oct 15, 2019

yes

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1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Mississippi on
Q: Would a lawful permanent resident be considered international student when applying for undergraduate admissions in MS?

Student has lived in MS for most of her life, graduated from MS high school and parents are LPR as well.

Denise Anderson
Denise Anderson
answered on Oct 10, 2019

No, a student who lived in the U.S. most of her life, with an LPR status, will not be categorized as an international student for the above referenced purpose.

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law, Products Liability and Banking for Mississippi on
Q: If you didn't know about the crime ! Or anything , but you gave the criminal a ride hows that assasry after the fact ?
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Sep 26, 2019

You could repost this, adding Criminal Law to your categories. It looks like you're asking about "Accessory After the Fact." That's something a criminal defense attorney would know about. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Mississippi on
Q: Foreign national, CEO and founder of a US 501c3 nonprofit - What are my immigration options other than B1 visa?

Hello guys - I am a young woman from humble beginnings living with a disability since age 2 - who one day was blessed enough to be awarded a prestigious US department of States scholarship. While in the US I founded a nonprofit, that will later help me drive changes in my land. I left the US years... View More

Marshall J Goff
Marshall J Goff
answered on Jul 21, 2019

There are certain visa options that are different than the B1/B2 visa which would allow you to come to the United States to work with your non-profit, but many have limited circumstances in which they apply. I would consult an attorney who is well versed in these issues to discuss further.

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Mississippi on
Q: Return greencard if given before completion of waiver?

I'm 1 year short of completing a 5 year National interest waiver. Had already 3 from J1 waiver. USCIS gave me a green card before 5 years. My lawyer wants to return the green card and have them give it back until I complete 5 years. Have you heard of a similar experience, and should I return... View More

Kelli Y. Allen
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Kelli Y. Allen
answered on Jan 14, 2019

I have not heard of such a situation and do not have enough information for an analysis. It sounds like your attorney is saying that USCIS granted your permanent residence in error. If that is the case, I agree that the prudent thing is to return the green card and alert USCIS of the error.... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Mississippi on
Q: Can I apply for adjustment of status with I-485 if I am currently out-of-status?

Hi, I am the spouse of an US citizen. I was until today on a F-1 student status. I had to take a break from my studies because my husband got a job in a different state and I went with him, therefore I lost my F-1 status. The information on USCIS website says that since I am a spouse of an US... View More

Osarumwense Iyamu
Osarumwense Iyamu
answered on Oct 3, 2018

The general rule is that persons applying for adjustment of status in the United States must maintain their immigration status at the time of filing such application. However, there are exceptions to this rule. This means there are situations where non-US citizens are eligible to file for... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Mississippi on
Q: OPT Status

Hello.

I am from Iran.I am single and I am on F-1 visa, recently graduated with M.Sc. in Engineering Geology, so I filed for OPT and received my authorization card on 15th May.

Now 45 days of the unemployment is passed and I still couldn't find any internship or volunteer jobs... View More

Carl Shusterman
Carl Shusterman
answered on Jun 30, 2018

An F-1 student on post-completion OPT may also be self-employed. See, “Policy Guidance For Student and Exchange Visitor Program and Designated School Officials of SEVP-Certified Schools with F-1 Students Eligible for or Pursuing Post-Completion Optional Practical Training” (Policy Guidance... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Mississippi on
Q: OPT Status

Hello.

I am from Iran.I am single and I am on F-1 visa, recently graduated with M.Sc. in Engineering Geology, so I filed for OPT and received my authorization card on 15th May.

Now 45 days of the unemployment is passed and I still couldn't find any internship or volunteer jobs... View More

Carl Shusterman
Carl Shusterman
answered on Jun 30, 2018

An F-1 student on post-completion OPT may also be self-employed. See, “Policy Guidance For Student and Exchange Visitor Program and Designated School Officials of SEVP-Certified Schools with F-1 Students Eligible for or Pursuing Post-Completion Optional Practical Training” (Policy Guidance... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Mississippi on
Q: In light of the separation of immigrant families would there be cause for a child abuse suit against the president?
Carl Shusterman
Carl Shusterman
answered on Jun 21, 2018

Perhaps, but now the President has signed an Executive Order against separation of immigrant families.

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Mississippi on
Q: Before we apply for a k1 visa can she come here for the visit or do I have to visit her there?
Carl Shusterman
Carl Shusterman
answered on May 10, 2018

You can meet together anywhere.

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Mississippi on
Q: I am a born US citizen. I am legally married to a Romanian woman living in Romania. We just had a daughter.

I understand she can have US citizenship. What do I need to do to complete that process? Thank you.

Rehim Babaoglu
Rehim Babaoglu
answered on Apr 14, 2018

You will need to file a form I-130 (Immediate relative petition) for your wife and a separate US citizenship certificate application for your daughter. I would urge you to consult with and hire an immigration lawyer to assist you with this case. Not because I think you’re not capable of handling... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Immigration Law for Mississippi on
Q: My wife to support her mother to come to live to America without my permission is it legal?

Can I bring law sue to them ?

Rehim Babaoglu
Rehim Babaoglu
answered on Mar 30, 2018

I am assuming your wife petitioned for her mother to come to live in the USA. An I-864 affidavit of support was required to be furnished, which is a contract with the US government that she would be financially responsible if mother ever took welfare or benefits. If you signed the I-864 you would... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Mississippi on
Q: How do I start up a fiance visa? What steps do I have to take?

My girlfriend and I are in a long distance relationship, she lives in the United States and I live in Canada. I was wondering what the immigration process would be like for me to move there, or for her to move here. How long does it take, what is the process like, what kind of information do we... View More

Rehim Babaoglu
Rehim Babaoglu
answered on Feb 6, 2018

If you've actually met within the past 2 years she can petition for you to come to the USA on a 90 day fiancé visa and you can marry. You cannot be sponsored as a boyfriend - no such visa category. Can't answer Q about Canadian law - see a Canadian immigration lawyer.

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Mississippi on
Q: My boyfriend lied on his B2 visa application that has an employer. Will this keep him from getting a visa in the future?

My boyfriend is self employed. His work is not steady. A friend of his suggested he give an employer on his application. I did not know he lied about his employment on his visa application until after it was submitted. He was denied because he has never traveled out of his country and could not... View More

Rehim Babaoglu
Rehim Babaoglu
answered on May 22, 2017

Yes. He needs to show that he has strong ties to his country to convince the U.S. Consulate that he will return. Such evidence consists of: long-term employment, spouse & or children remaining behind, land ownership, business ownership, and assets in the home country. He should wait a minimum... View More

2 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for Mississippi on
Q: What papers do I need to file to become a us resident I am married With a us citizen. What process do I have to do ?
Matthew J Hartnett
Matthew J Hartnett
answered on Oct 29, 2016

There are a lot of applications that need to be filed to adjust status through marriage to a US citizen. Consider working with an immigration attorney to ensure things go well and you are filing the right applications.

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1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Mississippi on
Q: Do I need to provide my ex wife's birth certificate for my n400 interview if I have been a resident for 15 years?

I entered country in 2001 and adjusted my status after marriage to US spouse. Divorced since 2005. On n400 filed based on resident for at least 5 years.

Matthew J Hartnett
Matthew J Hartnett
answered on Aug 16, 2016

No, you shouldn't need to provide your ex-wife's birth certificate in order to naturalize.

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