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Q: Im a Cuban citizen in USA since 2018, does TPS cover the part of “ being inspected and admitted or parole”?

Im a cuban citizen in USA since 2028, i have not being admitted and inspected or parole thats why i cant adjust under CAA, but recently i they designate TPS for Venezuela, and im also from Venezuela, can i adjust status under CAA if TPS is granted?

Hector E. Quiroga
Hector E. Quiroga answered on Apr 12, 2021

It sounds like you might be able to apply for TPS for Venezuelans, but there is no direct pathway to lawful permanent immigration status under TPS.

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Q: Would I be able to leave and enter the U.S. with just a green card? My passport expired two months ago
Agnes Jury
Agnes Jury answered on Mar 12, 2021

No. You need an unexpired passport for international travel. But you can expedite the renewal of your passport. See: https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/passports/get-fast.html. Best wishes!

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Q: My wife sponsor her parent into the USA they came in with deferred action and now they are asking them leave

ICE said that they have to leave and my wife’s parents ran away just left a note saying if ICE finds me they can take me. My wife didn’t sign anything but would happen to her since she’s sponsored them in ?

Rehim Babaoglu
Rehim Babaoglu answered on Dec 16, 2020

When you say she sponsored them, I take that to mean she filed I-130 petitions for them to be eligible to apply for permanent residency/consular visa processing. No liability to her for the sponsorship. If she posted ICE bonds she would forfeit the money posted.

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Q: Dropping pending K1 visa and getting married in the US instead, then filing for AOS

I am a German citizen currently visiting my US citizen fiancé here in the US on a ESTA tourist visa. We have a pending K1 fiancé visa case that is sitting at the NVC and not being processed due to a closed embassy. We want to drop the pending K1 and get married here in the US while I’m staying... Read more »

Stephen Arnold Black
Stephen Arnold Black answered on Nov 13, 2020

you should work with an attorney to navigate any red flags that come up in your case. Counsel in any state can represent you.

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Q: I751 is pending for 8 years should I apply for N400?

Hi there,

I have applied for i751 8 years ago. It's been pending since then and finally there was an action on my case last month. It has transferred to the another office. So friends and family members have telling me to apply for citizenship.

I would like to know that if... Read more »

Rehim Babaoglu
Rehim Babaoglu answered on Sep 15, 2020

Yes, file for your naturalization. You should hire an immigration lawyer and be represented for both matters. Eight years? There's something wrong with the way they handled your case. Good luck

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Q: My green card is slightly damaged. I am about to apply for citizenship. Will USCIS make me file for a replacement first?

The A-number etc is still readable and I have color copies of it.

Adan Vega
Adan Vega answered on Aug 31, 2020

A damaged resident card will not disqualify you from applying for naturalization. You can proceed to apply if you are otherwise eligible to submit the FORM N-400.

Good luck to you.

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Q: What is the process time for a US citizen to bring her spouse into the country who has never entered the USA?

Recently married abroad

Mario Musil
Mario Musil answered on Aug 27, 2020

Hello,

You can check the current processing times for the I 130 application here: https://egov.uscis.gov/processing-times/

This will give you the time frame for the initial step that is then followed by State Department processing - which is normally another 90-180 days....
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Q: Can my wife travel to US with visitor visa in this current situation?

I am a US citizen trying to bring my wife to US. She has visitor visa. I was wondering if there would be any complication bringing her here. I haven't filled out any immigration application for to get her the green card. I don't know if the US custom boarder would stop her from entering... Read more »

Stephen Arnold Black
Stephen Arnold Black answered on Jul 23, 2020

A visitor visa is for the purpose of visitation not to come here permanently. If CPB finds out she is married to you, a US citizen, they may deny her entry because of concealed intent. She has to tell the truth as to what the purpose of her trip is. If she intends to reside permanently here then... Read more »

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Q: us citizen applying for my husbands geencard and i have been receiving foodstamps not him. will this affect his chance?

I receive them he is only listed for his income since we are married. with the new public charge law will this affect his chance of getting a green card because I receive food stamps?

Kyndra L Mulder
Kyndra L Mulder answered on Jul 7, 2020

The question is asked whether any immediate family member has or is receiving a benefit.

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Q: My rights as a green card holder

Hello,

My husband and I have been married for 12 years and I got my green card about 2 years ago.Now he wants a divorce, moved to Texas and deserted me and our 2 small children since March .I'm worried he would take my green card away once the divorce is finalize because he was the... Read more »

Ify Princess Ikeakanam
Ify Princess Ikeakanam answered on Jul 5, 2020

Hi Anna, your husband cannot take away your green card from you. From what you explained about the length of time together, it sounds like your marriage is bonafide and you qualify for a green card. The only instance where USCIS will investigate your eligibility is if there was marriage fraud... Read more »

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Q: If I am in the US under an L visa, will I be able to reenter the US from a trip to Mexico under current COVID guideline
Kyndra L Mulder
Kyndra L Mulder answered on Jul 2, 2020

You do take a risk of higher scrutiny by leaving the country.

A current valid visa - provided you are in compliance with the terms of your visa - should be honored.

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Q: Should high schools ask for driver's licenses to obtain parking permits?

If you are an undocumented teenager, not by choice, and you can't get a license to drive, how can you park at your high school? Should high schools in Tennessee be asking for driver's licenses? is there a legal way to fight this? This person just wants to be a normal teenager that drives... Read more »

Stanley Dale Radtke
Stanley Dale Radtke answered on May 13, 2020

The root issue underlying your questions really is, "Should an unlicensed teenage driver be given a parking permit at their high school?" Under the law, the clear answer is no. An unlicensed driver should not be driving a car for any possible reason.

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Q: Is it better for a resident mom to apply for green card for her F1 daughter or wait until she gets her citizenship?

Mom applied for citizenship, which is yet to be approved. I have a student F1 Visa. Is it better for mom to apply fora green card for me now or wait until her citizenship is approved?

Adan Vega
Adan Vega answered on May 1, 2020

Your resident mother can file the FORM I-130 on your behalf at this time. Depending on your age you will be classified in the F2A or the F2B categories. You can check the visa availability for both categories by accessing the State Department Visa Bulletin.

If you are under 21 years of age...
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Q: if my gf files for asylum in canada and gets denied is it possible for us to get married in the usa and she comes here?

i have a green card

Kevin L Dixler
Kevin L Dixler answered on Mar 6, 2020

It is not about getting married, it is about whether she can be lawfully admitted, so that she can somehow qualify for lawful permanent resident status. If she has immigrant intent, that is, she plans to marry a U. S. citizen, then she can be denied admission, then summarily excluded by the CBP.... Read more »

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Q: i have a green card, i would like to marry my wife and have her live with me in the usa while waiting on her papers

id ike to know if it is possible, and yes she has a visa

Deron Edward Smallcomb
Deron Edward Smallcomb answered on Mar 6, 2020

Does your fiance/wife have a visa? If you provide more information or contact an experienced immigration attorney, you will receive a more complete answer.

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Q: how do i earn my green card
Ms Grace I Gardiner
Ms Grace I Gardiner answered on Mar 5, 2020

You can earn your green card several ways . The main ones are through

Employment

Investment

Marriage

Self petition through VAWA or National interest waiver.

You should call an immigration attorney to discuss your particular option

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Q: What should my US citizen spouse do if he did not file his most recent 2nd and 3rd taxes on form i 864 due to no job?

For the past 2nd and 3rd year, my husband did not file taxes due to unemployment. In the past year he became an independent contractor as a realtor but our most recent joint tax returns did not meet the income requirement. He has a joint sponsor who meets the income requirements. Will his previous... Read more »

Stephen Arnold Black
Stephen Arnold Black answered on Feb 18, 2020

Your husband must still file an 864, despite that his income is not enough, and explain why he didn't file taxes. Also, you can enlist the joint sponsor and if he has sufficient income, as long as he is an LPR or US citizen. Keep in mind if you file after the 24th, the old forms are going to... Read more »

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Q: Hello, My mother filed the form i-130 form for me and its been approved but i am in USA on F1 visa. what do i do?

the notice they will mail, is it to me or to my mother? and since i am legally in America, what should i do now?

Rehim Babaoglu
Rehim Babaoglu answered on Dec 17, 2019

Your question requires too many questions on my part and too many answers on your part before I can even formulate recommendations as to the course(s) of action you should take. Consult with an immigration lawyer before taking any steps or filing anything.

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Q: Received I-862 and I-757C

I’m from Saudi Arabia, and I entered the U.S. by an F-1 visa, my I-20 expired I tried to reinstate it but I got denied by the lack of evidences. Then I applied for I-130 adjustment of statues. Then I got the notice of appear I-862!. I’m married to U.S. citizen, and I have never committed a... Read more »

Stephen Arnold Black
Stephen Arnold Black answered on Dec 15, 2019

Have a lawyer review the 862 Notice to appear. If you entered the country legally despite the overstay and you married a US citizen you may have a case.

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Q: Do I submit the I865 form I have to the NVC that is over 2 years old or submit a new one with updated information?

If new one is required how do I pick the correct form?

Rehim Babaoglu
Rehim Babaoglu answered on Nov 21, 2019

If you do it will be rejected as stale. Always send a fresh I-864 Affidavit with a complete copy of your latest tax return, W-2 or 1099 forms, and a letter from your employer verifying your employment. I would urge you to consult with and hire an immigration lawyer to assist you with this case. Not... Read more »

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