Kelli Y Allen's answer Depending on whether your father is a USC or LPR, whether you are under 21, and whether you are married or not, your father may be able to file an I-130 petition to "get you in line" for a visa number. Unless there is a visa number immediately available (which would only be the case if your dad is a USC and you are unmarried and under 21) , you are not allowed to wait in the U.S.
You would need to comply with the terms of your visitor's visa and when a visa number is available...
Allen C. Ladd's answer Your father may file a new petition. The first case was correctly denied because you were married while the petition was pending; permanent residents may only sponsor unmarried children.
Hector E. Quiroga's answer An appeal asks a different authority to review the same facts in a case in hopes of coming to a more favorable decision. A motion to reopen is made when new facts have become available. It is made to the same authority that made the original decision.
Peter Munsing's answer you need to get your base hospital records. Your record may also have been registered with the service and /or the consulate under your dad's name. If the divorce happened when you had returned to the US, for that transit you would have had a passport, or at least a travel document. For that check with the department of state.
A good place to start may be your dad's service record. You may need to file an FOI.
Somewhere there is a support group for children of US personnel....
Peter Munsing's answer This depends on a whole cascade of issues. Short answer is "yes, but it depends" and "maybe yes, maybe no." If you are asking for yourself you need to contact an attorney who is a member of the AILA or is under Pennsylvania Court Rules a certified Immigration Specialist.
Hector E. Quiroga's answer It is more than likely that you will not have issues coming back in, based on what you said. You may or may not have unlawful presence; based on what you said, it’s unclear. If you do, leaving will not trigger the 10-year bar under the circumstances. So if you are otherwise admissible—no fraud, no criminal backgrounds, or other considerations, it is unlikely you will have problems. To be sure, you can consult with an immigration attorney.
Noah Klug's answer This is a gray area. The immigration team is correct that if you never "activated" your H-1B by working for your H-1B employer for even one day, then it is questionable whether you ever technically held the H-1B status and were counted against the cap.
Cary B. Hall's answer Your situation is not uncommon, and it's great that you both would take this formal action to solidify your relationship. Often your local court of common pleas (the big courthouse in your county seat) has forms that you can obtain and use as a guide. Contact the "Prothonotary" of your local "Orphans' Court" and ask them. You'll need to file paperwork and a filing fee, and then you'll need to appear in court at a hearing.
Question, however: is your biological father still alive? If...
More information is needed. When you say you are being filled by your stepfather, what is the filling? There are ways you can add your baby to an existing petition with the USCIS and it depends on what kind of petition it is. Talk to an attorney in private.
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Matthew J Hartnett's answer Possibly. They should contact non-profit organizations such as Nationalities Service Center or HIAS for assistance preparing an asylum application. Also, some private lawyers take pro bono cases depending on the facts or circumstances.
Matthew J Hartnett's answer I-751s take a long time for USCIS to adjudicate. As long as you filed your I-751, that acts as an extension as you have stated. You will get the 10 year card when you I-751 is approved.
Kathryn Hilbush's answer She should see if she can qualify for representation by the legal assistance agency in her county. If not, sometimes the bar association in the county has a panel of lower cost attorneys available to assist in matters, although perhaps not immigration. Sometimes local domestic violence organizations have attorneys to refer her to. Or she can borrow money from friends to retain an immigration attorney who can work to keep her here in the US. That's probably her best resort at his point as she...
Hector E. Quiroga's answer Any petitions filed prior to changes in an immigration laws (and Trump can’t change them on his own) should be honored. Your father cannot petition your sister because she is married. If he becomes a citizen he can.
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