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Q: How is "good cause" defined for asylum cases?
Ronald J. Eisenberg
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Ronald J. Eisenberg
answered on Dec 4, 2018

"Good cause is defined as a reasonable excuse for being unable to appear for an asylum interview. What may be a reasonable excuse for one applicant may not be reasonable when looking at the circumstances of another applicant. In reviewing whether there is good cause for your failure to appear... Read more »

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Q: I met my now fiancee (for almost three years now) when she was a webcam model in the Romania. Should we tell the truth?

I am interested to know if we should tell the truth about how we met, or if we should say that we met on a video game (somewhat valid since we played a MMORPG together for two years) or forum community.

I was also a male model at the time, but in the United States of America it is legal,... Read more »

Ronald J. Eisenberg
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Ronald J. Eisenberg
answered on Dec 4, 2018

If you are hoping for an attorney to tell you that you should lie or be misleading, I don't believe you will get the answer you desire.

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Q: where can i get help filling out an application for citizenship
Ms Grace I Gardiner
Ms Grace I Gardiner
answered on Dec 2, 2018

Generally we recommend working with an experienced immigration attorney

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Q: Do I need to get a new I-94 after I renew my passport?

Do I need to get a new I-94 after I renew my passport?

I am on an H4. My I-94 is about to expire as the I-94 validity was shorter than H4 visa as my passport was about to expire. Now that I have renewed my passport, do I need to apply for a new I-94? After my last entry, My husband I-797... Read more »

Hector E. Quiroga
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Hector E. Quiroga
answered on Nov 12, 2018

You will need to request an extension of your current status before it expires.

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Q: My sons father was recently released on bond from a detention center facing deportation, he is an illegal immigrant.

He has filed for joint custody. He wants to take my son to California from Missouri, but with being released on bond can he leave the state? Also, can I file for full custody?

Lydia Seifner
Lydia Seifner
answered on Aug 9, 2018

Unless the two of you are married, or have an existing court order, you are the only one with rights to the child; he can't take the child anywhere. Furthermore, it does depend a little upon the conditions of his release, but typically, if he has been released on bond, he won't be able... Read more »

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Q: I have a 10-yr green card since 1984. Applying citizenship. Came in 1981 as church volunteer fr/Canada. What visa did I?

Just trying to figure out what visa I might have had back then. B-1? It lasted for over 2 years.

Hector E. Quiroga
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Hector E. Quiroga
answered on Jul 18, 2018

Hard to say. Could have been a religious worker visa. From Canada you would not have necessarily needed a visa for tourism.

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Q: I just found out I was pregnant. My boyfriend wants to apply for a visitor Visa. Which Visa app should he apply for

He is from Dominican Republic and wants to be present for appointments and child birth. Can he apply for visitors Visa and request to stay until the child Is born? I know it says 90 days

Yes I am a natural born US Citizen. We have discussed marriage just not in a rush right now with... Read more »

Carl Shusterman
Carl Shusterman
answered on Jun 21, 2018

Need more facts to answer your question. Are you a US citizen? Are you and your boyfriend planning to get married? If so, are you going to sponsor him for a green card?

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Q: If i get divorced does it affect my green card status?
Carl Shusterman
Carl Shusterman
answered on Jun 15, 2018

It depends. What is your present "green card status"? 10 year green card? 2 year green card? Pending application for green card? How did you obtain a green card?

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Q: EAD, I-145, for F2A F1 student (general strategy)

I am on an F1 visa. I'll be done with a rule 212(e) from a prior J1 visa in December 2018. If my LPR spouse files I-130 in January (she'll be eligible to naturalize in April 2020, one month before I graduate), do you think I'd be able to use Table B to get an EAD before I graduate?... Read more »

Carl Shusterman
Carl Shusterman
answered on May 25, 2018

Confusing. Are you getting a J waiver or are you spending the required 2 years in your country?

Are you eligible for STEM OPT?

You should schedule a consultation with an experienced immigration attorney.

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Q: How long can I stay in the US on a B1?
Carl Shusterman
Carl Shusterman
answered on May 11, 2018

The CBP officer at the airport where you enter the US will make that determination. If you need more time, you can apply to extend your B-1 status.

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Q: H4 was valid till Sep 2017,extension filed in Oct 2017 and still pending. Can I travel Canada or India to get H4 stamp?
Shan Dimitris Potts
Shan Dimitris Potts
answered on May 10, 2018

If you are asking about getting a stamping after the H4 is approved, then yes it is okay to travel outside the US. But if you plan on traveling outside while it is still pending, it is not recommended.

All the best.

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Q: Can I travel overseas with pending I485? I am a current F1 visa holder.

My us citizen sibling petitioned me for a green card. I130 is already approved and I485 is pending. Can I go overseas for 2 weeks, or must I stay till I receive the green card?

Carl Shusterman
Carl Shusterman
answered on May 9, 2018

If you have an Advance Parole, you can travel overseas while your I-485 is pending.

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Q: My daughter will marry her high school sweetheart from Mexico. He came to the US at 6 years old. Dad had a work visa.

The visa has expired. He has been here over 10 years. What are his options to become a citizen and to attend college?

Carl Shusterman
Carl Shusterman
answered on Apr 30, 2018

If your daughter is a US citizen and she marries her boyfriend, she can sponsor him for a green card. If he did not enter the US lawfully, they should meet together with an immigration lawyer.

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Q: My fiancé is from Australia and I'm a US citizen. Can we marry on a tourist visa if she is going to travel back often?

She has traveled here twice since last July on a tourist visa and I have went there once. She is pregnant and due in September. We are wanting to get married in USA in July then she will travel back to Australia, she's currently there now, then in Oct we both come back here to USA. She is... Read more »

Hector E. Quiroga
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Hector E. Quiroga
answered on Apr 23, 2018

That is a complicated question. A tourist is coming to the US for a short, temporary time period, but getting married when one is in the US as a tourist suggests that the person is going to do just the opposite. If she states to an immigration officer that she is going to marry a US citizen once... Read more »

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Q: my fiancee is a permanent res. but he is in jail and they have him on an immigration hold, why?
Maya King
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Maya King
answered on Apr 18, 2018

It could be a criminal hold if he was arrested. You need more information - contact ICE or an immigration attorney.

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Q: About R1& R2 visa? When changing the status from F to R1 do i need to attend the interview for visa stamp in USA?

I was in F2 status. Now i had applied I-129R with USCIS. And got approval notice from them. And what is the next procedure? Do i need to apply for visa interview for stamping the visa in passport. I am in USA itself. With this approval notice can i renew my Texas Driving license and apply SSN? OR... Read more »

Hector E. Quiroga
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Hector E. Quiroga
answered on Mar 15, 2018

It sounds like you changed your status, since you did it within the US. You should have gotten a document containing an I-94 that shows your new status. You do not need to leave the US to get a visa. If you do leave the US, you will not be able to come back unless you get a visa to do so.

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Q: My friend has a green card - are there any restrictions for her leaving and

then getting back into the country for a rafting trip we're planning in Argentina?

Maya King
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Maya King
answered on Jan 26, 2018

There shouldn't be any. Unless there are any outstanding criminal charges or warrants for her arrest. She needs a valid passport and a valid green card to travel.

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Q: Can i leave for my home country before my court date for a crime? My lawyer is representing me.

My F1 visa was terminated in September because I stopped going to school as i had financial issues. I was illegal for a while and was planning on leaving the country but I got arrested for some felonies in November and was in jail for 2 months. One of my case was dismissed but for the other one my... Read more »

Maya King
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Maya King
answered on Jan 24, 2018

If you leave the U.S. before resolving the charges, the court may forfeit your bail and issue a warrant for your arrest - which could complicate things for you in the future if you want to come back to the U.S. You should consult with your criminal attorney and an immigration attorney to avoid... Read more »

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Q: Hello, if I as a Russian green card holder go to visit Europe on a Schengen Visa

Is there a chance I won’t be let back into the U.S. considering the current political situation

Maya King
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Maya King
answered on Jan 23, 2018

It depends on your current status in the U.S. If you have valid U.S. status and a clear U.S. immigration history, short visits abroad should not affect your ability to return. If you have particular concerns, you should consult with an immigration attorney.

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Q: No passport how do I get stamp for proof to work and get drivers license. Have old expired green card. Waiting on I90
Maya King
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Maya King
answered on Jan 17, 2018

You shouldn't need proof on the I-9s simply because your green card expired. Your permanent resident status does not expire. Only a judge can take it away.

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