My name is Nivesh Pandya and I am currently waiting on the H1-B approval notice. I am not sure if it is safe to travel to Port Aransas as my current immigration status F-1 is valid only till Oct 18th. Can you please suggest if I should travel to port Aransas?
I was in the court for deportation proceedings and my relief was based on asylum but I haven’t filed yet. Can I go ahead and marry my Girl and change my status or I have to still file for asylum. Aside, how soon do I have to ?
Hi you can not change status since you are in removal proceedings with the immigration court. You should marry your GF and ask her to file family based petition for you. At your next Master Hearing with the court, file your asylum application and tell the judge that you are now married and your...Read more »
A member of our community is currently in jail for Fraud use /Poss. of ID, Failed to ID, and ICE hold. Before that event, he was on an ICE bail. He entered with the United State with a different name. He is now married to an American citizen and 2 kids (with different mothers). He has a currently... Read more »
The last I heard, in America everyone who has any income from any source is required to file an income tax return--regardless of the amount of income. Why? Because if the IRS left it to taxpayers to decide whether they had earned enough to have to file a return, no one would ever file.
She is disqualified for a non-immigrant F1 student visa, where she has immigrant intent for the purposes of the visit. Such action can suggest misrepresentation, which can indefinitely bar her from lawful immigration.
I strongly recommend an appointment or teleconference with a competent...Read more »
My husband does not have a SSN and is not authorized to work in the US. We are in the process of applying for his green card but still not been approved. I receive SSI & Medicaid. I reported my marriage to my husband immediately after getting married but the rep told me that since he wasn't... Read more »
This seems a bit more complicated. More information is needed. Do you have a joint sponsor? Your husband should qualify for work authorization if he is eligible to adjust status. If not, due to complications with filing, it seems like you need an attorney, soon!
My girlfriend lives in Mexico and I live in Texas. We are an LGBTQ couple. My girlfriend is moving from Mexico to Texas in January to start working as a resident fellow. We both want to get married, but she has stated that she would not be able to work if we get married and she moves to America. Is... Read more »
If she comes to the US and you marry, that you can file a visa petition on her behalf, and she can file a green card application at the same time. Once she has a green card, she will be able to work. There might be some conditions of her fellowship that would prevent her from working, but there is...Read more »
I recommend you complete the N-400 and then also file an I-90 to renew the green card. You remain a permanent resident regardless of whether your green card is expired or not, but obviously an expired green card can make it difficult to get work, renew driver's licenses, travel abroad, etc. So I...Read more »
My Spouse is Permanent residence (Green Card) of the United States, I filed my i-130 and my priority date mentioned in the receipt is 6th May 2019, but the visa bulletin for July 2019 for F2A category is showing up Current (C). My question is, with the reference of the July's visa bulletin, can I... Read more »
The answer on this is generally yes, assuming you have otherwise maintained lawful immigration status in the US and have not worked without authorization. Keep in mind also that when to file the I-485 is governed not only by the Visa Bulletin, but also the USCIS Adjustment of Status Filing Chart...Read more »
I have been going to immigration court for about 2 years and my case has been further postponed for another 2 years for a master Hearing on marriage fraud. It is a Master Hearing in Removal Proceedings. I currently hold a 10 year green card. My question is, can i travel out of the country without... Read more »
Strictly speaking, you are a permanent resident all the way up until an immigration judge revokes your green card and orders you removed, so in theory you could still travel. However, I would say travel is very high risk under the circumstances, as you could risk detention upon reentry, amongst...Read more »
Technically the answer would be yes, you should disclose the citations, though you don't have to document them. The N-400 instructions state that "[y]ou do not need to submit documentation for traffic fines or incidents that did not involve an arrest or did not involve drugs or alcohol, if the only...Read more »
My mother was deported to Venezuela in 2011 voluntarily; they gave her a ten year bar. I went with her because I was a minor, but because of the humanitarian crisis she sent me away five years ago at 17. The stress from the crisis and separation has left me looking for as much help as I can get,... Read more »
Unfortunately the 10 year bar can only be waived (form I-601) if your mother herself has a spouse or parent that is a US citizen or permanent resident. However, in the interest of ensuring she gets to the US as soon as possible, I recommend that you go ahead and file an I-130 for her now. The...Read more »
You may consult with an attorney to discuss. Citizens have the right to report suspected criminal behavior to law enforcement and allow law enforcement to investigate. I am unaware of any law that would require you to report that individual at this time, so such a decision of whether and how to...Read more »
I am a resident of Texas and I am in the naturalization process in the State the Texas. My wife lives & works in Georgia. She is going through some medical issues and I have to stay with her for 4-5 months starting from August, 2019. My employer in Texas has agreed to give me an unpaid leave until... Read more »
You have to show that you have visited her at least once in the last two years, that you both have the intent to get married, that you don’t have a criminal record and that you are financially able to support both of them. You need to consult with an experienced immigration attorney
The Philippines doesn't recognize divorce. If a US citizen marries in the Philippines, then divorces in the US, can they petition for a K1 visa for a Filipino EU resident and then marry in the US? It seems to me that as long as that US citizen doesn't return to the Philippines, all's well, but any... Read more »
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