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4 Answers | Asked in Family Law and Immigration Law for New Jersey on
Q: If USC refuses to go the i751 interview?

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My USC husband might refuse to go the interview because we filed jointly but he has been cheating that I found out about later. I confronted him but a few months ago when I confronted again he got mad and said he will divorce me soon. Didn't do anything its... Read more »

Nadine C. Atkinson-Flowers
Nadine C. Atkinson-Flowers answered on Nov 2, 2021

Hello, sorry to heat about your situation.

There is so much happening based on what you have indicated that it would be best if you found a lawyer to talk with. The USC can't be forced to go to the 751 interview and if he divorces you and sends the decree to USCIS the application is...
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4 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law, Civil Litigation, Civil Rights and Health Care Law for New Jersey on
Q: HIV positive Ayslum requested

Dear Sir/Madam

I came to the USA on 12 November 2020 from Freetown Sierra Leone . I have a bad news from when I was sick I went to the medical hospital they told me the I am HIV positive.

I have to tell the news back home to my friend and relatives but I could not bear what they... Read more »

Nadine C. Atkinson-Flowers
Nadine C. Atkinson-Flowers answered on Oct 31, 2021

Sorry to hear this. You can apply for asylum but be prepared to present a lot of evidence to back up your claim. Good luck.

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2 Answers | Asked in Family Law and Immigration Law for New Jersey on
Q: I don't have a solid proof but I think my husband has married another woman he is cheating me on with. What do I do

He has been cheating on me for a long time and I found out in March. He separated his room in December. We had a good friendly relation but he was verbally abusive when he use to get mad. He wanted this marriage to be without any physical relation and not disclose any reasons and I tried hard to... Read more »

Kyndra L Mulder
Kyndra L Mulder answered on Sep 27, 2021

Depending on your current immigration status you may be eligible to file for VAWA or self petition to remove the conditions of your green card. I am an immigration attorney and file simple dissolution of marriage petitions for clients. I suggest you look for an immigration attorney in your area who... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for New Jersey on
Q: How does unpaid sick leave(30 days) affect my STEM OPT? Will those weeks count towards unemployment days? I am employed.
Alexander Ivakhnenko
Alexander Ivakhnenko answered on Sep 23, 2021

Logically, it should not count towards the unemployment as the employer PAYS for its employee sick days.

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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Immigration Law and Domestic Violence for New Jersey on
Q: If there are false charges made against me among claims that I haven’t done. Does the case get thrown away

It’s a domestic violence case against the state

James A. Abate
James A. Abate answered on Aug 2, 2021

People are convicted of things they did not do all the time. The trier of fact decides what are "facts" and what are "lies". In municipal or family court that is a judge. In Criminal Indictable cases that is a jury. So even though you think this is something you haven't... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for New Jersey on
Q: Traveling to Canada as US Citizens with kids who have green cards (but are eligible for US passports)

I am a recently naturalized US Citizen. My kids are eligible for derivative citizenship, but won't get their US passports in time before we are to travel to Canada. We have not applied for N-600 or passports for them. Can they travel using their still valid green cards, even though they have... Read more »

Kyndra L Mulder
Kyndra L Mulder answered on Jul 26, 2021

Depending on the method of travel your children may be admitted back into the USA with just their green cards but they should have a travel document(s) or passport. I assume you are flying. I suggest you check with the airlines.

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for New Jersey on
Q: I am separated from my US CITIZEN husband and applied for conditional green card renewal without him

Do i need affidavit of support

Adan Vega
Adan Vega answered on Jul 4, 2021

An affidavit of support is not required when you file the FORM I -751 to change your conditional status to permanent resident status. However, you will need to submit evidence of your marriage to your U.S. citizen husband.

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for New Jersey on
Q: Can I withdraw affidavit of support for someone whose conditional residency expired 4 months ago and left US?
Kyndra L Mulder
Kyndra L Mulder answered on Jul 2, 2021

The person has left the USA and conditional residency has expired so you are no longer obligated under the I-864. There is no need to withdraw it.

3 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for New Jersey on
Q: Me and my boyfriend of several years want to get married. But he is not from here and he has work permit. Whay do we do?

Him getting married will change his status and ge will get into trouble. How can he get permanent residence?

Agnes Jury
Agnes Jury answered on Jun 7, 2021

If you are a US citizen he may be able to adjust his status to that of a permanent resident. But there are many questions an immigration attorney would need to ask him to advise him as to what he can/should do. I suggest you do a consultation with an attorney to get started. May such as myself... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Adoption, Family Law and Immigration Law for New Jersey on
Q: \ if a child is in an immigration process. and both parents abuse him. would he get deported, or get a citizenship?

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Rajeh A. Saadeh
Rajeh A. Saadeh answered on Jun 2, 2021

This is a question for an immigration lawyer. Please contact an immigration lawyer for assistance.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Immigration Law for New Jersey on
Q: question about 5 year "GARCIA" rule in the US 3rd circuit

hi, this question is mainly for immigration lawyers in the united states 3rd federal circuit. I want to ask about something called the 5 year "garcia" rule; which mainly states that after 5 years, the federal government cannot rescind and deport someone if they find out that the green... Read more »

Agnes Jury
Agnes Jury answered on Jun 2, 2021

If you are unable to find the information you are looking for online, then you may need to hire an attorney to provide you with a written legal analysis. This type of work is usually done on an hourly basis but not many attorneys would be interested in this type of work. Best wishes!

1 Answer | Asked in Adoption, Family Law and Immigration Law for New Jersey on
Q: \ if a child is in an immigration process. and both parents abuse him. would he get deported, or get a citizenship?

If A child gets abused by both his parents, and he informs the police, would they deport him and his parents. or would he be given to a foster family/orphanage. would they get citizenship? or get deported?

Nadine C. Atkinson-Flowers
Nadine C. Atkinson-Flowers answered on May 21, 2021

There are several places that can help the child. The child's status has to be explained to the police and there are family crisis agencies that can help. The courts sometimes have to become involved. Deportation depends on many things. Getting citizenship also depends on many things. Check... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for New Jersey on
Q: Conditional GC expired 2 months ago

I am currently in US and have booked a flight in 3 weeks from now to go overseas and spend couple of months. but now I find out that my conditional GC thorough marriage has expired 2 months ago.

What are my chances of getting it renewed? Can I still fly or should I wait?

Nadine C. Atkinson-Flowers
Nadine C. Atkinson-Flowers answered on May 2, 2021

You should be cautious and immediately complete the documents to remove conditions. You should then file them and follow up. It is not advisable to travel if your green card has expired.

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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Immigration Law for New Jersey on
Q: Hey if you sent a lawyer money for a immigration case but he not yet start and you have not sent no documents also can

Get you money back ? He also a family lawyer and I really want to use the money for a family case now cause it more urgent than the immigration case

Richard Diamond
Richard Diamond answered on Apr 16, 2021

Best way to know - is to ask him. I dont know what the terms of your retainer agreement with him were but if he has not started work on your matter, you should be able to get your money back from him.

1 Answer | Asked in Appeals / Appellate Law, Criminal Law and Immigration Law for New Jersey on
Q: Looking to retain a lawyer for a certificate of appealability. How much would it cost?
Amber Forrester
Amber Forrester answered on Apr 6, 2021

It sounds as though you want to file a writ of habeas corpus, and attorney fees vary by lawyer and complexity of a filing, so your best option is to speak to several attorneys who actually do that work to get an idea of price. Not all criminal attorneys have experience in filing habeas claims and... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for New Jersey on
Q: Can I file form I-407, Abandonment of Lawful Permanent Resident Status instead of form i-751?

I currently have a conditional green card. I am supposed to submit form i-751 to remove conditions soon. However, I no longer wish to pursue my residency here in the united states. Am I able I file form i-407 to abandon permanent residency instead of i-751? I will be going back to my country.... Read more »

Agnes Jury
Agnes Jury answered on Apr 5, 2021

You do not need to file form I-751 if you wish to file form I-407. Your permanent residency will expire if you do not remove the condition anyways but it would be best to file form 407 so that USCIS is aware that you voluntarily gave up your residency, not that you failed to renew. Best wishes!

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for New Jersey on
Q: De-Scheduled Naturalization Interview

I had my naturalization interview scheduled on April 13th 2021, however I received a letter today stating De-scheduled Interview. On letter it says due to unforseen circumstances we have had to cancel the previously scheduled interview. We regret any i convenience this may cause. We will advise you... Read more »

Vince Sykes
Vince Sykes answered on Apr 2, 2021

You basically have to wait. But check the online info site periodically to see if there are any updates. Communication with USCIS is on a simplex basis, so requires patience.

2 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for New Jersey on
Q: N 400 Naturalization Interview

Hello, I recently got married in February 2021 In india but I was unable to register the marriage with Indian govt. due to office closures(Covid) . I am a GC holder and had filed my N400 naturalization in dec 2019 when I was single. I have my interrview date in April 2nd week. My wife is in India... Read more »

Adan Vega
Adan Vega answered on Mar 31, 2021

You should confirm whether your marriage in India is a valid marriage. You can contact an attorney in India or the Indian consulate nearest you to verify the validity of your marriage.

Once you confirm that your marriage is in fact valid and lawful then you can present that information at...
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3 Answers | Asked in Divorce, Immigration Law, Civil Rights and International Law for New Jersey on
Q: Hypothetically let's say an immigrant married a US resident, and planned on creating a life here in the US together.

However the immigrant through time and lifestyle choices and even personal relationships, no longer felt the relationship they were in was feesable for them and the US resident to remain as a couple.

However the immigrant has a job and a life that they enjoy as well they may have even... Read more »

Leonard R. Boyer
Leonard R. Boyer answered on Mar 5, 2021

What you describe is real life that repeats itself throughout the country in every state. You need to retain an experienced matrimonial and immigration attorney otherwise you will be in over your head. No hypotheticals about it!

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1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for New Jersey on
Q: Who will receive notice of receipt from USICS. lawyer or applicant? Filed late Dec. 2020.

My husband used a document preparation service and or lawyer to file his AOS. We filed late December 2020. Still no receipt, and cant get in touch with “lawyer” and or document preparer. I say lawyer and or document preparer because my husband says he’s a lawyer but I don’t think he is and... Read more »

Kevin L Dixler
Kevin L Dixler answered on Feb 24, 2021

The delay may not be an issue. This is due to challenges resulting from the last U.S.C.I.S. Administration. You should be notified, but usually the applicants are notified if their address appears on the forms as the mailing address.

A document preparer is 'not' a U.S....
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