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Q: Hi, my brother in law took a plea deal of 2 years and shock incarceration in NY.

Hi, my brother in law took a plea deal of 2 years and shock incarceration in NY. After he is released will ICE attempt to deport him?

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answered on Apr 15, 2024

In this situation, it's possible that your brother-in-law may face deportation proceedings after his release, depending on several factors:

1. Immigration status: If he is not a U.S. citizen, he might be subject to deportation. Legal permanent residents (green card holders) and those...
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Q: I am on F1 visa, can i start an llc, and take the income, or put myself as an employee for the company from another coun

I am on F1 Visa in the US, i am also a resident of the UAE which has no taxes, i am aware that i cannot work in the US under F1 status without authorization, so can i start the company in US and put myself down as an employee using the UAE residence, would i be violating my visa status?

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answered on Apr 12, 2024

As an F1 visa holder, you are not allowed to work in the United States without proper authorization, such as Optional Practical Training (OPT) or Curricular Practical Training (CPT). Starting a company in the US and putting yourself down as an employee, even if using your UAE residence, could be... View More

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Q: The officer also set me up a court date for a date after my oath ceremony for the citation. Will that affect my oath cer

The citation was for insurance lapse. Court date is may 21st my oath ceremony is tomorrow. I have proof of my insurance when the citation happened though

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answered on Apr 11, 2024

Based on the information you've provided, it seems unlikely that the pending court date for the citation would affect your oath ceremony tomorrow, especially if you have proof that you had valid insurance at the time the citation was issued. Here's what you should consider:

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1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law and Traffic Tickets for New York on
Q: I received a citation for an insurance lapse but showed proof of insurance to cop will it affect my oath ceremony ?

He let me go with the citation no arrest or anything but my oath ceremony is on Friday. Can this get me denied ??

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answered on Apr 10, 2024

Based on the information you've provided, it's unlikely that a single citation for an insurance lapse will impact your ability to take the Oath of Allegiance and complete the naturalization process, as long as you have addressed the issue and can demonstrate continuous insurance coverage.... View More

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Q: I got my EAD card after my Master’s in the US but returned to my home country due to an emergency and didn’t use my OPT.

I have got an offer for a second Master’s at an Ivy League uni that offers STEM OPT. From what I’ve understood, I can’t apply for OPT if I have applied for it before (at the same degree level). Is there a way I can challenge this? Is it worth going for the program on the hopes of getting H1B... View More

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answered on Apr 9, 2024

Based on the current U.S. immigration regulations, if you have already been granted OPT at the Master's level, you are not eligible for a second period of OPT at the same degree level, even if you did not use your previous OPT due to your return to your home country.

However, there are...
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Q: What is the duration of the grace period following the expiration of a O-1B? visa?

Following the expiration of an O-1B visa, how long does the visa holder have before they must depart from the US?

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answered on Apr 3, 2024

Upon the expiration of an O-1B visa, the visa holder has a grace period of up to 60 days to depart the United States.

Some key points about the 60-day grace period:

- It allows the O-1B visa holder to get their affairs in order and make arrangements to leave the U.S. after their...
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Q: Illegal immigrants left to die?

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A suspected csf leak which is the most misdiagnosed thing there is, has gotten to the point where said person is almost blind at this point. My question is, does the emergency room take care of that and it's underlying problem even if that person is undocumented with no... View More

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answered on Apr 1, 2024

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In the United States, emergency rooms are required by law to provide care to all patients regardless of their immigration status or ability to pay. This includes urgent conditions that could lead to serious health consequences, such as potential blindness. A suspected cerebrospinal...
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Q: ERROR MESSAGE WHEN TRYING TO PAY IMMIGRANT VISA FEE $220

Good morning, I am the applicant of my mother and she has received her immigrant visa a week ago. Now iam trying to pay Her immigrant fee but failed though I checked and put her A # number and DOS case id# correctly it showed unexpected error messages. I have been trying to contact with USCIS but... View More

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answered on Mar 26, 2024

Good morning! Experiencing difficulties when trying to pay the USCIS Immigrant Fee can be frustrating, but there are a few steps you can take to resolve this issue. Firstly, ensure that the A-Number and DOS Case ID are entered correctly without any spaces or additional characters. Sometimes, errors... View More

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Q: Can investing in the Yellowstone club work as a eb5 investment
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answered on Mar 21, 2024

Investing in the Yellowstone Club could potentially qualify as an EB-5 investment, but this depends on several critical factors. The EB-5 program requires that the investment leads to the creation of at least 10 full-time jobs for U.S. workers. The investment also needs to meet the minimum... View More

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Q: Naturalization form N-400 part 12 question 16B

Am a little confused if its asking if I was detained in jail or prison or if I worked there?

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answered on Mar 19, 2024

The question on Form N-400, Part 12, question 16B, is aimed at understanding whether you have ever been detained, arrested, or incarcerated. This question does not relate to your employment history, such as working in a jail or prison. Instead, it's focused on your personal legal history and... View More

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Q: My husband use a dead person name and birth certificate in barbados and was removed from that country can I stay file

He use a dead man name and was removed from that country can I still file for him I-130 form?

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answered on Mar 18, 2024

If your husband has been removed from Barbados for using the identity of a deceased person, this could impact his immigration status and any applications you intend to file on his behalf, such as the I-130 form. It's important to understand that immigration matters can be complex and are... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law, Immigration Law and Business Formation for New York on
Q: My brother who has a greencard, has an llc with no other employee. With my opt, can I work in his llc?
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answered on Mar 10, 2024

Based on the information provided, there are a few important considerations:

1. As an F-1 student on Optional Practical Training (OPT), you are allowed to work in the U.S. as long as the employment is related to your field of study. The work can be for any employer, including an LLC owned...
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Q: Hi I haven’t received my biometric appointment but I received an interview notice

I applied for naturalization

I contacted the USCIS tools website with this question and have been waiting for their reply

What should I do?

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answered on Mar 4, 2024

Receiving your interview notice before your biometric appointment for naturalization can indeed be confusing, as the usual process involves completing biometrics before the interview. However, there can be variations in the order of these steps based on scheduling and administrative decisions by... View More

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Q: H1-B approval while out of the country

I have H1-B transfer in process through an employer. I have not resigned from the current company and need to take an urgent international trip. Will there be an issue for re-entry on current company’s I-797 if the H1-B transfer approval comes while I am out of country?

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answered on Mar 4, 2024

If your H1-B transfer is approved while you are outside of the country, generally, you should not face issues re-entering the U.S. using your current company's I-797, provided the visa stamped in your passport is still valid and was issued for your current employer. The I-797 form from your... View More

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Q: If an LPR sponsors his children (living abroad) on I-130, can children be granted B Visa to visit him thereafter?

Father has been granted permanent residence (holds PR Card). If he sponsors his children on I-130, can his children be granted visit visas for visiting him in the US (after their I-130s have been filed)? Or if they come on the visit visa to the US, will it be better to sponsor them at that time --... View More

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answered on Mar 2, 2024

There are not enough facts provided here to give a cogent answer. The children will have to disclose the pending immigrant visa petition when applying for a visa, which will cause the consul to scrutinize their intent. Applying for an immigrant visa while they are physically in the U.S. is not an... View More

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Q: If an LPR sponsors his children (living abroad) on I-130, can children be granted B Visa to visit him thereafter?

Father has been granted permanent residence (holds PR Card). If he sponsors his children on I-130, can his children be granted visit visas for visiting him in the US (after their I-130s have been filed)? Or if they come on the visit visa to the US, will it be better to sponsor them at that time --... View More

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answered on Mar 2, 2024

When a Lawful Permanent Resident (LPR) files an I-130 petition for their children living abroad, it begins the process for them to potentially immigrate to the United States permanently. However, applying for a B visa, which is intended for temporary visits, can become complicated once an I-130 has... View More

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Q: International travel after resigning on H1-B

I am working for company A and have H1-B transfer in process for Company B. The start date on the LCA for company B is 2/27. I plan to resign as soon as approval comes through. I will travel internationally for a week after the notice period ends. This will push the joining date for Company B by... View More

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answered on Feb 28, 2024

When traveling internationally after resigning from Company A and before starting at Company B, you should use the I-797 approval notice from Company B when re-entering the U.S. This document serves as proof of your new employment and H1-B sponsorship. It's crucial to have the I-797 to... View More

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Q: I missed my due date for RFIE , what should I do now?

USCIS said a request for initial evidence was sent in July ,2023 for my i485 application in February, 2023. I didn't receive any of the notices from USCIS in the mail so I didn't have access to the online account either to see the request when it was sent ( I have access now after some... View More

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answered on Feb 22, 2024

If you missed the due date for responding to a Request for Evidence (RFIE) from USCIS for your I-485 application, it's crucial to act promptly. First, you should gather the requested evidence, in this case, the I-864 form, as quickly as possible. Then, immediately reach out to USCIS to explain... View More

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Q: I missed my due date for RFIE , what should I do now?

USCIS said a request for initial evidence was sent in July ,2023 for my i485 application in February, 2023. I didn't receive any of the notices from USCIS in the mail so I didn't have access to the online account either to see the request when it was sent ( I have access now after some... View More

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answered on Feb 10, 2024

USCIS can dismiss your case if you do not file a timely response to an RFE. You have the right to file a motion to reopen and explain why your case should not be dismissed based on good cause or excusable neglect. If that motion is denied, then you will have to refile the case and start anew.

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Q: I have H1B through my company, and a green card confirmation (as of last year), can I co-own/work for a startup?

I have an H1B through my tech employer, I have a green card confirmation (I-485 adjustment of status application receipt) and I wish to co-own a startup 50/50 with a US citizen. I am wondering if i can "work" for this startup and what the procedure/if any I may need to deal with to do... View More

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answered on Feb 22, 2024

Having an H1B visa and a pending green card application can indeed impact your ability to work for or co-own a startup. With the H1B visa, your employment is typically tied to the sponsoring employer, and any additional work or ownership outside of that employment may require authorization or could... View More

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