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Q: I received my 797c from with approval for processing. I'm a student adjusting status. Can I quit school at this time ?

I currently have an F1 Visa and I'm attending school . My studies end in November/December but I'm relocating to another state. I've been married for 1 yr but We recently submitted for adjustment of status and got the I797 forms ..approved for processing . Can I quit school at this time with out... Read more »

Hector E. Quiroga
Hector E. Quiroga answered on Oct 9, 2019

You will not fall out of status when you quit school if your I-485 application is pending. It shouldn’t matter if you quit or not. We recommend that you keep the designated school official apprised of your plans.

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Q: Can my wife become a U.S. citizen if she was convicted of a drug possesion charge before we were married 10 years ago?

She was convicted in Japan. I’m a U.S. citizen. The charge was she tested positive for marijuana and exctasy on a urine test which is considered possession in Japan.

Stephen Arnold Black
Stephen Arnold Black answered on Aug 14, 2019

This may pose a challenge but the good news is she may qualify for a waiver of inadmissibility if the drug possession was simple and was a one time thing. Discuss with counsel. Counsel anywhere in the USA can represent you.

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Q: I have been ordered to pay back unemployment assistance will those be a problem or grounds for deportation?

I'm a permanent resident and need to renew my card I'm worrying this will get me deported, this happened in my 8th year of residence and I'm almost here for 10 years, what can I do

Kevin L Dixler
Kevin L Dixler answered on Jul 31, 2019

More information is needed. It is important that you do not confuse the USCIS when completing your form. As a result, I strongly recommend an appointment with a competent and experienced immigration attorney before there are any unnecessary complications. Good luck.

The above is general...
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Q: Can i go back to my country to study college while waiting for my green card here in US?

btw im from the philippines

Kevin L Dixler
Kevin L Dixler answered on May 17, 2019

Much more information is needed. How did you enter the U. S.? Have you overstayed your entry card? Have you filed for adjustment of status?

I strongly recommend an appointment with a competent and experienced immigration attorney before there are any other complications. Good luck.

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Q: Can I use my GC with my maiden name and my documents (drive license and SS) with my marriage name for work?

When I applied for my green card, I was advised not to put my married name at the time of application, as I could request the exchange on the day of my interview. When the day came, I asked the interviewer to change my name and he said it was not possible. During the waiting period (long 13 months)... Read more »

Kelli Y Allen
Kelli Y Allen answered on Feb 24, 2019

You need to change your name with social security first. Once you have the new SS card, send a copy to USCIS with form I-90 and the application fee to request a new card issued in your married name.

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Q: Parents brought me here illegally very young. I just want to know my options.

At around 6 months old I was brought to the U.S illegally. I am now 15 years old. I fear for my future as I go to a very good school and I want to be able to have a future without worrying about my citizenship. I have records to prove my time in the United States. I have never broken the law and I... Read more »

Kelli Y Allen
Kelli Y Allen answered on Jan 11, 2019

Unfortunately, you are in the situation of a large number of young people who need a change in the immigration laws. The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program) applies to your situation, but because of the President's executive order, no new DACA applications are being accepted.... Read more »

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Q: I want to marry a girl from China, we met 3 weeks ago, can I get in trouble doing this ?/
Jingzhan Wang
Jingzhan Wang answered on Dec 12, 2018

more information is needed. What kind of trouble do you mean?

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Q: Can I travel in & out of the US if I lost my green card, or do I need to replace it first?

Follow up question: Can I apply for a 10-year green card, without replacing my 2-year green card?

Ashley Negrette
Ashley Negrette answered on Aug 17, 2018

If you have a two year green card you should apply to remove the conditions on your residence (Form I-751 if you received your green card through your US Spouse) 90 days before the expiration date on the card. Once that application is approved you will receive a 10 year green card.

You...
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Q: I got advised at the airport, will my green card be in jeopardy when I want to reenter US? I plan to go to Canada.

I got advised when entering the USA at the airport 2 weeks ago, so I filled for reentry permit and now I want to go to Canada for 3 days before my biometrics. My concern is by crossing the border and reentering USA again Will I put my green card in jeopardy?

Carl Shusterman
Carl Shusterman answered on Jun 9, 2018

It depends on the facts of your case. Schedule a legal consultation with an experienced immigration attorney.

Carl Shusterman

www.shusterman.com

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Q: 49 yrs living in us since i was 4 wks old. Permanent resident. Birth cert shows father as us citizen. Am i a us citizen?

I am 49 yrs old. Been in us since i was 4 weeks old. Currently a permanent resident. Birth cert shows father as us citizen. Wouldnt i automatically be a us citizen? Parents are already deceased. And if i am a us citizen. How do i go about verifying or stating i am a us citizen. Do i not need to... Read more »

Carl Shusterman
Carl Shusterman answered on Jun 4, 2018

You very well may be a US citizen. However, there are a lot questions which need to be answered including: Were your parents married at the time of your birth? Was your father a US citizen at that time? How long had he been physically present in the US prior to your birth? How old were you when... Read more »

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Q: I am a green card holder. What is the fastest way to bring or petition my girlfriend to the U.S.?
Carl Shusterman
Carl Shusterman answered on Jun 2, 2018

You can sponsor her under the family-based 2A category. The process takes about 2 years. However, if she is eligible for an H-1B professional working visa or an L-1 intracompany transferee, the process is much faster. Also, if you are eligible, you should apply for naturalization asap.

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Q: My husband and I are retired Canadian citizens and want to get American residency through our American daughter.

Since Canadians can stay in the USA for 6 months a year, can we apply while we're staying with our daughter in Reno and not have to leave while waiting for the visas?

Carl Shusterman
Carl Shusterman answered on May 29, 2018

Yes, you can, but do not apply during your first 90 days in the US.

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Q: My niece overstayed visitor visa (since 1993) lives in Nevada, married US citizen what forms to file her greencard?

She got married in January 2017

Carl Shusterman
Carl Shusterman answered on Apr 23, 2018

In order to adjust status, you must fill out Form I-485, along with supporting forms and documents. This form is issued by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, or USCIS.

One of the things you must include with Form I-485 is proof that you are eligible for a green card. In your case,...
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Q: F1visa married with US citizen. If I want to stop school.Because of can not afford it. Can I apply a green card

I’m going to married in 2 week. If I stop going to school and my I-20 got terminated. What should I do to apply a green card.? Or it is effects to apply a green card. Because I can not afford my school for now. But I’m planning to go back to school after, I get a green card.

Carl Shusterman
Carl Shusterman answered on Apr 23, 2018

You can apply for adjustment of status, and stop going to school.

Good news here if you overstayed a U.S. visa: While most people in your shoes are not eligible to adjust status (and must instead apply for their visa through consular processing, in their home country), your marriage to a...
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Q: Same sex marriage

Ice hold My girlfriend Can I married her I got green card

Carl Shusterman
Carl Shusterman answered on Apr 20, 2018

Yes, you can marry her and sponsor her for a green card. However, the procedure can take a couple of years.

Schedule a consultation with an experienced immigration lawyer.

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law and Immigration Law for Nevada on
Q: Is it legal to work for two employers (one full time, other part time) on H1B?

I am currently working full-time for Company A (have H1B and approved i-140 with this firm) and have very good work relationship with them. I recently accepted another full-time job with Company B and they have applied for H1B transfer. However, my current employer (Company A) asked me if I can... Read more »

Carl Shusterman
Carl Shusterman answered on Apr 20, 2018

Foreign nationals in valid H1B status are eligible to work for multiple H1B employers as long as the additional employer(s) are willing to file a petition for a "Concurrent H1B."

For the benefit of H1B employees who are interested in working with multiple H1B employers, we present here an...
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Q: Is it legal to work for two employers (one full time, other part time) on H1B?

I am currently working full-time for Company A (have H1B and approved i-140 with this firm) and have very good work relationship with them. I recently accepted another full-time job with Company B and they have applied for H1B transfer. However, my current employer (Company A) asked me if I can... Read more »

Carl Shusterman
Carl Shusterman answered on Apr 20, 2018

Yes, persons in H-1B status can have concurrent employment.

Foreign nationals in valid H1B status are eligible to work for multiple H1B employers as long as the additional employer(s) are willing to file a petition for a "Concurrent H1B."

For the benefit of H1B employees who are...
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Q: Can a F-1 student visa holder (not expired, still in school) apply for a permanent residency?

I am currently living in NJ and want to move to NV to start my master's degree but want to get a job as well.

Carl Shusterman
Carl Shusterman answered on Apr 9, 2018

You would need to have an employer sponsor you for a green card.

Please see https://www.shusterman.com/greencardsthroughemployment/

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Q: Voluntary deportation

My mom signed a voluntary deportation back in 2006 but immigrated to the U.S. the same year, she has 4 daughters who are U.S. citizens one which is already 22. She also has an open case against our dad for domestic violence, my dad was deported back to Mexico, my dad has quite the criminal history... Read more »

Hector E. Quiroga
Hector E. Quiroga answered on Jan 25, 2018

We strongly recommend that your mother consult with an immigration attorney. Sounds as if she might be eligible for a U visa for crime victims.

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Nevada on
Q: My wife self deported and is barred from reentering the USA. What are our legal course of action?

My wife had a green card, went for citizenship and was considered a fraud. She self deported. We have 4 young children.

Kyndra Mulder
Kyndra Mulder answered on Dec 11, 2017

More information is needed to know whether your wife can return to the USA. She may be eligible for a fraud waiver.

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