She is a U.S. citizen and her husband is foreign. They will not accept his income and she does not have an income. Their children's I-485 all got rejected because of that. They want to use me to sponsor them but she will filed under her name. She has 30 days to appeal the decision and I'm wondering... Read more »
Your green card will not be revoked if you act as a joint sponsor. A joint sponsor by definition can be either a USC or a green card holder. I do think that she should see an experienced immigration attorney because she may have options other than an appeal. Before she takes action, she should...Read more »
My wife is an asylum seeker and is currently waiting on her second hearing that is scheduled for 2021. My employer is based in Texas and her case is in California. Would her status affect my GC process? Would it be better to finish my process first and then process her GC through mine?
If your wife is able to adjust her status through your green card process, that would certainly be preferable to obtaining asylum which is never a guarantee. It is not clear from your question whether she has a hearing before an immigration judge or whether she is still appearing at interviews...Read more »
My husband has started his process to get a green card through me petitioning him. He already got his first acceptance letter. I am a US Citizen. Well we just found out that I am pregnant. My question is, would my husbands immigration process be affected in any way if I apply for Medicaid?
Although not likely to have an effect on your husband's immigration process, there has been a push by the current administration to restrict or even take away green cards when anyone in the household has received a public benefit. This is not the current policy, but policy does change. That said,...Read more »
In order to file for citizenship you generally need to have a valid green card. You will need to file to renew your green card before you file for your citizenship. In addition I suggest that you make an appointment with an experienced immigration attorney to help navigate you through the process.
You can file to sponsor your parent for a green card. Citizenship is something your parent would
Have to file for on his/her own once they have had a green card for 5 years. However, without any information about why they were deported, I cannot tell you whether you would be successful....Read more »
Hi , my first h1b approved on oct 2017 and I started working from April 2018 . Due to some reasons , my project didn’t go well and my employer not able to continue the project . So, he finds a sub contracting opportunity for me and I started there to work in new location . Since vendors involved,... Read more »
Usually if you file amended H1B petition for your new employer and your new position is substantially similar to your previous position you should be OK. However your case is more complicated since your petition was revoked after your filed an amended petition. I would take a copy of the...Read more »
I m legal permanent residence and i have applied immigration for my husband in 4 april 2017 ? Its been 25 months and the date is also current on website but i have not recived any approval letter or medical letter or any other letter... can any one help me and tell me when can i get approval???
Unfortunately everything takes longer now days. What you can do is to request case status on- line. Sometimes it helps to expedite the case. On line status request link is on the " check your case status" page. Hope this will help.
You should seek advise from an attorney familiar with reentry cases in federal court and immigration law. A reentry case in federal court depends on many factors to resolve, and to adequately advise you on whether anything that anybody can do to help your father. However, it is important to...Read more »
We applied and were approved for a k1 visa in 2012, since then we were approved a year later and been living ours lives in Stafford Texas with 2 children of our own and 3 children from my previous marriage. My wife and I would like to change her status so she will be able to visit her family and... Read more »
It is not clear what you are asking. If your wife came on a K-1 but never got her green card, then she should do that ASAP. The government fee to do that is around $1200. She should do this ASAP since in this scenario she’s currently out of status. If she did get her green card, but it was a...Read more »
For all intents and purposes, the K3 visa only exists now on paper. This change went into effect a handful of years ago and it all but nullified the K3 application by terminating the petition once the CR1 marriage visa was approved. As the CR1 is filed before the K3, it is almost always the case....Read more »
In our experience over thousands of applications, the wait time difference is about 3 months longer for a marriage visa. That said, there really isn't a choice in the matter, you are either married or not. If you're not already married, but have met in person, you would also need to add the time it...Read more »
If you don't officially marry, then it wouldn't be a marriage and therefore not invalidate the K1. That said, in some countries an unofficial ceremony is still recognized as a marriage. You should contact an immigration attorney to discuss.
He wants to stay for a week after the concert tour to visit family but is concerned that if he overstays P1 he wont be able to tour here again. He did not know the concert organizers would obtain P1 and not a 90 day ESTA, and just saw his P1 visa for 8 days when his passport was returned to him by... Read more »
Hi I have a case I have question about my moms father he is 76 years old retired is receiving pension and also social security check he was living with his sisters in California. he is trying to become a citizen and were wondering how long would it be for him or if it’s possible for him to become... Read more »
If your father is a permanent resident he should try not to stay out of the U.S. for 6 months at one time. If it does, it will delay his eligibility for naturalization. There are accommodations that can be made for the naturalization process based on age and length of time he has been a permanent...Read more »
My application profile is straightforward because I have never been married, never had kids, never arrested, never convicted, etc. The required document section of the online application just asks for the front and back copy of my permanent resident card. But the additional evidence sections asks... Read more »
With the difficulty of obtaining citizenship increasing, and the fact that each case is unique, you should contact an experienced immigration attorney to discuss what documents are relevant to your situation.
Mother was a Permanent resident and applied for unmarried son over 21 in 2013. The son got married in 2014. Then mother added his sons wife in the process in 2017. The son got a divorce in 2018. The mother became a citizen in 2016. So my question is can the son get his old priority date back from... Read more »
When your son married, the petition that you filed on his behalf was terminated. The only way to get it reinstated is to get it annulled and try to show that the marriage was not valid in the first place. Divorce in itself is not sufficient. Otherwise you will need to file a new petition for him.
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