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2 Answers | Asked in Gov & Administrative Law and Immigration Law for Tennessee on
Q: How can I found work visa jobs for the state of Tennessee. Or even apply ?
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answered on Dec 4, 2023

Finding work visa jobs in Tennessee involves a few key steps. First, it's important to identify employers in Tennessee who are open to hiring international workers. Websites like LinkedIn, Glassdoor, and Indeed can be useful for job searches, allowing you to filter job postings by location and... View More

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2 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for Tennessee on
Q: Got married on a tourist visa. I had a previous J-1 that I didn't complete the 2-year home residency. Do I need a waiver

I am Brazilian and I am currently in the United States on a tourist visa (I entered on July 2, 2023), and after 90 days, I married a U.S. citizen (on October 4, 2023). We are in the process of filling out the green card forms, but a question has arisen. In 2021-2022, I came to the U.S. as a J-1... View More

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answered on Oct 22, 2023

If you were subject to the 2-year home residency requirement under the J-1 visa program, you are generally required to fulfill that obligation or obtain a waiver before adjusting status or obtaining another visa in the U.S. Marriage to a U.S. citizen does not automatically exempt you from this... View More

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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Immigration Law for Tennessee on
Q: How can someone who has capius for probation, due to deportation, get reinstated after return to US from Ukraine?

Friend was deported in 2016 and was on probation in TN for criminal history. She has returned to the US as a refugee from the war, and is 8 months pregnant.

How can we get capius removed and probation reinstated, and extend her stay and attempt to gain permanent status?

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answered on Apr 23, 2023

If your friend was deported in 2016 and has a capias for probation, it is important for her to address this issue as soon as possible. Here are some steps she can take to try and resolve the issue:

Contact an attorney: It may be helpful to consult with an attorney who specializes in...
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3 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for Tennessee on
Q: Is it legal to rent to illegal immigrants in Nashville tn.I know they tried to ban it once.

An can a landlord refuse them without any backlash legally?

Gunda Yohanna Brost
Gunda Yohanna Brost
answered on Apr 12, 2023

No person is illegal, their actions may be or have been. In the case of so-called "illegal immigrants," this action may be a one-time decision decades ago by someone in their family to cross a border, often bringing someone with them as a child when that child had no control over this. By... View More

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1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Tennessee on
Q: I am waiting for my US passport. However, I would like to travel back to India urgently, can I use my Indian passport?

I was born in India and still have my valid Indian passport, however, I recently naturalized for the United States and am waiting for my US passport. Can I travel with my Indian passport whilst I wait?

Cesar Mejia Duenas
Cesar Mejia Duenas
answered on Jan 6, 2023

You can certainly travel from the United States to India with your Indian Passport. However, the issue is whether you would have sufficient documents to safely return to the U.S.

Airlines often require that you furnish proof of legal status to board a flight to the United States. Although...
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1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Tennessee on
Q: Hello I have a question. I applied for advance parole for two entries I only got one for a total of four months.

I requested 2 and a half months to do an internship in Guatemala and 2 weeks to visit my grandfathers grave in Mexico at I able to go from Guatemala to Mexico?

Kevin L Dixler
Kevin L Dixler
answered on Jul 20, 2023

It seems that the manner of this request was improper, so it had to be denied. There are two options. The option you presented to USCIS could only be done in a way that could approve each, separately.

This seems to have proven to be more expensive than necessary, but more information is...
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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Criminal Law, Divorce and Immigration Law for Tennessee on
Q: Hello, if the husband discovered after his marriage that his wife deceived him and the law to come to America under the

America under the pretext of marrying him and divorcing five months after her arrival, what is the difference in the law or legislation in this matter?

Gunda Yohanna Brost
Gunda Yohanna Brost
answered on May 26, 2023

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1 Answer | Asked in Military Law, Immigration Law and Federal Crimes for Tennessee on
Q: Is desertion from US military considered to be grounds for extradition?

In case a person desert from the US military and moves to Canada or EU, will she be extradited back to the US? Does this kind of offence considered to be extraditable?

Alexander Ivakhnenko
Alexander Ivakhnenko
answered on Dec 13, 2022

It depends what other legal issues are involved. I strongly suggest a confidential legal consultation with an experienced attorney.

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Tennessee on
Q: I am looking to apply for a K1 visa. My fiancé is a 19 year old male from the Philippines. I am 48 years old.

My question is that we met on an adult website and within weeks we fell in love. I have went to the Philippines and met him in person along with his family. While I was there we got engaged. Is meeting on an adult website something that would red flag our K1 visa?

Stephen Arnold Black
Stephen Arnold Black
answered on Oct 2, 2022

A US citizen can sponsor a foreign national for a fiancée visa provided the two have met in person, two years prior to filing the K visa application. There would be no red flag because you met each other on the web. There may be a red flag because of the age difference, and thus your application... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Tennessee on
Q: Employment gap in transition from F1 to Green Card through marriage; and should we be worried about temp. long distance?

In 2018, I came to the US under F1 for a Bachelor’s degree. In the same year, I started dating a citizen. I finished the program in 2021, but decided that degree was a professional mistake and started another one in a different field. At the same time, due to economic hardship, my girlfriend... View More

Yohan Zingile
Yohan Zingile
answered on Jul 22, 2022

A marriage based green card is not related to the employment issues. If you seek to get a visa or green card through employment this maybe different.

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law and Family Law for Tennessee on
Q: how much does it cost to get the help I need as us citizens for my wife to get her adjustment of states as a student

marriage green card

Stephen Arnold Black
Stephen Arnold Black
answered on Jul 17, 2022

A US citizen can sponsor his wife who entered the country on a student visa, and thereby adjust status to get a green card. This is true even if your wife is currently out of status. Any lawyer from any state can represent both of you in this process. Some of us handle these types of cases on a... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Tennessee on
Q: Will applying for a marriage green card make me lose my place getting a green card through my employer?

Hello, My wife is currently in the process of getting her green card through her employer and waiting for government's approval on her case. Her employer said it may take around 2 years for her to get it. I heard a marriage green card will speed up this process but will this make her lose her... View More

Stephen Arnold Black
Stephen Arnold Black
answered on Mar 10, 2022

Yes a marriage based green card application can still be filed during the pendency of an employment based green card application. A work permit can be issued within 5 months from the time the case is filed which will allow your wife to work for any employer. You should retain an immigration to... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Tennessee on
Q: I'm an illegal alien on parole in TN. What are my options for returning to Great Britain
Rehim Babaoglu
Rehim Babaoglu
answered on Feb 17, 2022

I'm assuming that you have been paroled and are at liberty after serving prison time for a crime. You can always return to your home country, Great Britain, even with an expired passport.

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law and Immigration Law for Tennessee on
Q: as a H1B employee, can i work from India for a couple of weeks. is there any legal restriction on it. Thanks.
Rehim Babaoglu
Rehim Babaoglu
answered on Jan 28, 2022

I assume you mean performing work for the same company that petitioned for you, Yes, you can work remotely. Or, you can work for another employer - in India, only.

2 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for Tennessee on
Q: Hi, i was shoplifting 80$ dec 7th, its 1st offense, im ilegal and want aplly for greencard, what can help me at court

Looking to best option to follow on court considering im gpnna be applying for a green card in less than 2 years, it was a misdemeanor citation

Nadine C. Atkinson-Flowers
Nadine C. Atkinson-Flowers
answered on Dec 15, 2021

You need to let the criminal lawyer know about your immigration status. You should also talk to an immigration lawyer. The information will help to figure out what you do at court to give you the best outcomes in the circumstances. The offense and what can happen can open up all sorts of negatives... View More

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2 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for Tennessee on
Q: I am a US citizen looking to get residency for my mother and 83 yr old grandmother who has been dependent on my mom.

my grandmother has lived and been dependent on my mother for years and it would be impossible for her to live without my mother. Is there any way I could request a green card for both of them?

Samuil Buschkin
Samuil Buschkin
answered on Dec 15, 2021

There are several questions to be answered at the outset, e.g., whether you are 21 years or older, where your mom and grandma are located, whether you have sufficient income yourself, or whether you might need a third-party sponsor. There are more questions depending on the answers to the previous... View More

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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Immigration Law and Civil Rights for Tennessee on
Q: How long would it take to settlement a lawsuit how long it take to win a case if they go to trial on a Risperdal case.

The doctor have paperwork on my case

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Aug 1, 2021

A Tennessee attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for a week. These product-based actions are sometimes mutli-district cases with heavy dockets. If you have an attorney on the case already, they would know best, based on how far along the case has already progressed. But if the... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Tennessee on
Q: Can I enter the USA with a one-week valid H-1B visa?

My H-1B visa expires on 5th August 2021. Currently, I'm outside of the USA and planning to enter on 30th July 2021. Can I enter the USA with a one-week valid visa? Will there be any problem at the port of entry?

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Kyndra L Mulder
answered on Jul 26, 2021

BP may very likely deny you entry into the United States. Normally you must have at least three months before your visa will expire. Secondly, if you only have a week left on your visa BP will presume that you are in violation of the terms of the visa.

2 Answers | Asked in Divorce and Immigration Law for Tennessee on
Q: Can a sponsor to the United States take advantage of an immigrant?

Yes, I am a 30 year old man who has been married to a 65 year old woman who is a very successful financial advisor for around 2 years now. On March 20th of this year, I immigrated to the United States. She is also my sponsor to the United States. As I arrived in Utah, United States where she is... View More

Rehim Babaoglu
Rehim Babaoglu
answered on Jun 16, 2021

It's a little difficult to answer your question, because there is a lot of information that is missing. I am assuming that you have a two year conditional green card. I don't know if you are divorced yet. If so, you may be able to petition to keep your green card.

I would...
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