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Q: Hello I am an international student here in Texas. So I got my family here with B1/B2 visa, now I want them to stay with

me here, so we can invest upto $100,000 in an active business, but we are so lost what to do. Can anyone please please help us. We need to start quickly. We don't know what to do..please help.

Adan Vega
Adan Vega answered on Feb 25, 2020

If your family has entered the U.S. with a B-1/B-2 non-immigrant visa and are wanting to change status to the E-2 status, you will need to first assess if the E-2 is applicable to citizens from your home country.

Then the proposed investment must be analyzed to determine if all the...
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Q: My dad was before an immigration judge, then ordered removed and deported. Sign for life deportation. .

Didnt give him another option it was sign or stayed detained for 10 years.. I'm the daughter of him and I'm trying to claim him or try to get his documents back .

Adan Vega
Adan Vega answered on Feb 24, 2020

I highly suggest that you first obtain a copy of your father’s immigration file and then visit an experienced immigration attorney to properly assess the case matter to determine your father’s options. An online forum such as this one can only provide you with general guidance when you are... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Texas on
Q: Trying to get my permanent residents aliens card back

They removed it from me 16 years ago ..

Is their a way I can claim it back

Kevin L Dixler
Kevin L Dixler answered on Feb 20, 2020

More information is needed. Were you before an immigration judge, then ordered removed and deported? Or did the CBP take it at a port of entry? More information is needed. This makes a difference.

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Texas on
Q: He got greencard ..2008. He left in 2014 ..going to file for divorce.

Can't get a divorce until bankruptcy is over that is nov 30-2020 ..he has a new woman now and planning to get married..

Kevin L Dixler
Kevin L Dixler answered on Feb 19, 2020

What is the immigration question? He is allowed to divorce. If he is a lawful permanent resident, and ten years have passed since it was received, then your obligations to him seems over if there is further action by the Federal Government. He has been a lawful permanent resident for more than... Read more »

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Q: can you travel to USA on B1/B2 visa for leisure, even though you are not working in same company which applied for B1/B2

My brother when working for company-A , had applied for B1 visa in 2012 and he was granted B1/B2 both for 10 years duration.

He is visiting USA for leisure on B1/B2 visa which is valid till 2022.

There is no annotation remarks on the visa, however wondering if he could still travel... Read more »

Adan Vega
Adan Vega answered on Feb 18, 2020

The non- immigrant B-1/B-2 visa can be presented at a U.S. port of entry for the period of duration of such visa provided you are visiting the U.S. for business or tourism purposes.

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Texas on
Q: Can my sister renew her US multiple entry visa while her spouse is processing the I-130?

The petition was filed in July 2019, her Multiple Entry US visa expires on Oct. 2020

Amanda B Cook
Amanda B Cook answered on Feb 17, 2020

Like so many other answers lawyers give, it depends on her individual circumstances. In this situation, you really should sit down with an experienced immigration attorney who can ask relevant questions to determine the correct answer.

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Texas on
Q: How does a canadian who is married to an american for 6 years, living in TX illegally get legal ID. Urgent Help needed.

My mother is from Canada and met her now husband on a vacation to Texas in 2012. They fell in love and she stayed for 10 months. When trying to visit Canada together after 10 months, her husband was denied entry to canada and my mother denied return to the US for 6 months. After 6 months apart,... Read more »

Adan Vega
Adan Vega answered on Feb 13, 2020

If your mother lawfully entered the U.S. and if her spouse can present proof of U.S. citizenship then an adjustment of status with USCIS is possible provided that she is not inadmissible for other reasons.

By the way, the quoted legal fee of $15,000 is excessive.

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Texas on
Q: Have you ever violated the terms or conditions of your nonimmigrant status?

Hello, my husband came here with a F1 visa, we met, had a kid and his visa expired. He got married and now we are applying for his Green Car. In the form I485 asks: have you ever violated the terms or conditions of your nonimmigrant status?. Since his F1 expired and he reminded in the USA, that... Read more »

Adan Vega
Adan Vega answered on Feb 9, 2020

The iteration of facts that you have posted seem to indicate that all conditions and terms of the F-1 status were not fulfilled. Hence, the answer to the question from the FORM I-485 regarding the violation of status is “yes”.

However, if you are a U.S. citizen filing an immediate...
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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Immigration Law for Texas on
Q: I'm 20 years old, My mother is a citizen and I have a green card, can she tell the government to cancel my green card?

My mother is always threatening me that she'll tell immigration to cancel my green card and stop me from potentially becoming a citizen, she's always threatening me that she's gonna send me back to Africa, and make me stay there for over the time the green card allows so I will lose my permanent... Read more »

Amanda B Cook
Amanda B Cook answered on Feb 3, 2020

You mother is abusing you. You should seek out the help of an organization that can help you file a VAWA, such as Catholic Social Services. Here is a list of organizations in Texas: https://www.immigrationadvocates.org/nonprofit/legaldirectory/search?state=TX

1 Answer | Asked in Health Care Law and Immigration Law for Texas on
Q: Im pregnant & have a daughter, we are both citizens. My husband is an immigrant.Will applying for medicaid affect my hub
Stephen Arnold Black
Stephen Arnold Black answered on Jan 31, 2020

It will as far as you being the financial sponsor. You must show sufficient income to act as his sponsor, and if you cant meet that minimum, then you will need to find someone else who can act as the joint financial sponsor.

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Q: I was issued 221(g) during my visa stamping in 2018. How should I answer "Have you been denied a US visa?" in my DS-160?

I was issued 221(g) in India in 2018 and granted the visa two months later without being asked any additional information. The form I received was in white color. I am still employed with the same company as the one during my that visa stamping. I will be going to get my visa stamped again and... Read more »

Allen C. Ladd
Allen C. Ladd answered on Jan 27, 2020

Yes, you have been refused. Section 221(g) is a refusal. The visa officer or staff will see from their records that the visa was later granted.

Important: Just be sure to answer the question honestly. Don't try to hide it -- no reason to, it won't stop you from getting a visa, while...
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Q: Could I apply for Special Immigrant Juvenile Status?

I am a 17 year old living in Texas who was brought into the united states illegally at the age of about 14 months, I have never had a father figure due to the fact that he abandoned my mother and I, a bit after my birth [in Mexico], and am really looking for a way to legalize myself due to the fact... Read more »

Hector E. Quiroga
Hector E. Quiroga answered on Jan 21, 2020

In order to get that status, you have to show that you are in the custody of the state. If you are living with your mother, that is probably not the case.

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Texas on
Q: Immigration help

I came to USA 2014 with B2 visa to FL with my husband ..we applied form I130 and got granted to stay and apply for green card ..I applied for it 2018 in FL then we moved to TX where I received work permit card and ss card and travel document and later on we got a letter for an appointment at San... Read more »

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

What was the reason that you were denied?

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Texas on
Q: My husband is an E2 dependent while I am the main applicant. He needs to apply for I-765 in order to get his EAD.

My husband is an E2 dependent while I am the main applicant. He needs to apply for I-765 in order to get his EAD. My question is: on the I-765 they require the I-94 arrival/departure number for his most recent entry in the US and he needs to attach it to the i-765 application. Does he need my i-94... Read more »

Tammy Lyn Wincott
Tammy Lyn Wincott answered on Jan 7, 2020

Follow all the directions. You can also find the directions for filing forms and attaching proof on the USCIS website.

2 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for Texas on
Q: Is there a specific US citizenship application form for me to apply for? I am 21 years old.

My father became naturalized in early of 2014, so I was around 15 years of age. My mother however is not a citizen. I am a permanent resident green card holder. I started an application but didn’t want to complete and pay until I had more information.

Kyndra Mulder
Kyndra Mulder answered on Jan 5, 2020

You may already be a citizen. If that is the case you complete the N-600. If you are not a citizen you complete the N-400. Read the requirements for each to determine which application you should complete or consult with an experienced immigration attorney.

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Q: My husband’s OPT is expiring in June, will he be able to stay in the US while we are filing for a marriage green card?

My husband is currently doing his Optional Practical Training and it will be finished this June. If we submit our marriage green card application before June, would he be able to stay in the US during the adjustment of status?

Kevin L Dixler
Kevin L Dixler answered on Jan 5, 2020

If he processes outside the U. S., then it can take over a year. If possible, and you are married, you should petition him and he should adjust status in the U.S.

In addition, not all applicants can process in the U. S., nor even become lawful permanent residents. As a result, I strongly...
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Q: Is there a difference in wait time for a marriage green card if both spouses are in the US vs both spouses living out?

My husband is currently on an OPT and I am a natural born citizen. His OPT is expiring in June and we are trying to figure out what our options are after it expires. We were just married in December and are curious if there is a difference in the waiting time for a marriage green card if he has to... Read more »

Kevin L Dixler
Kevin L Dixler answered on Jan 5, 2020

If he processes outside the U. S., then it can take over a year. If possible, and you are married, you should petition him and he should adjust status in the U.S.

In addition, not all applicants can process in the U. S., nor even become lawful permanent residents. As a result, I strongly...
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Q: H1B > H4 change of status question

I and my wife are currently working on H1B visa.My wife is exhausting her 6yrs by 03/02/2020 (also her I94 expiry) whereas I have approved I140 and eligible for out of cap extensions.Can I file for a change of status (from H1B to H4) and H4 EAD for my spouse concurrently and she can continue to... Read more »

Hector E. Quiroga
Hector E. Quiroga answered on Jan 2, 2020

She can file to change status from H1 to H4, yes. She may or may not be eligible for an EAD; she should consult with an attorney for more information on that. She can work in the US as long as she has permission to do so—March 2, 2020.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Immigration Law, Civil Litigation and Civil Rights for Texas on
Q: Can a judge ban you from Facebook

I had someone harass me on Facebook and the blame was on me for their harassment the judge ordered me to stay off Facebook for 2 years how can this be ? Isn't this violating my rights?

Kiele Linroth Pace
Kiele Linroth Pace answered on Jan 2, 2020

Consider this hypothetical situation:

Joe had a right to walk around free until he got in a bar fight, was convicted of Assault, and sentenced to jail. A judge decided NOT to lock Joe up and instead put him on community supervision probation with a condition that Joe stays out of all bars...
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1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Texas on
Q: Found out EAD OPT card has wrong alien number while filling my Adjustment of Status by marriage. HELP??

Hi. I am an f1 at the end of the opt period with an EAD. I just married a US citizen and I am making the adjustment of status package when I realised that the EAD card somehow has my living mother alien number assigned instead of a new one. How do I go about correcting this while still applying for... Read more »

Laurel Deborah Scott
Laurel Deborah Scott answered on Dec 31, 2019

I have several cases a year with alien number mix-ups. It causes a delay, but it gets resolved. I usually mention the problem on the cover letter. Don't stress too much about it.

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