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1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law and International Law for Texas on

Q: My husband is a refugee climate in Canada, he wants to come to the US with his kids and I (We are US citizens) can he?

Will they let him in because we are married? And he can adjust his status once he's here? I already have the 1-130 in process

Hector E. Quiroga answered on Jun 12, 2019

It is possible that he will not be allowed in because of his intent. He’d be coming as a tourist, which is a temporary visa, though his intent would be to immigrate.

On the other hand, he might be allowed in, depending on the questions asked an your husband’s responses.

1 Answer | Asked in Estate Planning, International Law and Probate for Texas on

Q: My unmarried sister died a year ago in Colombia without a will. She had no children.

My nephews and brother in Colombia are asking me how is my financial situation, how much is my retirement pension, etc. I don't know if I am going to be treated fairly. The attorney is a personal friend of my nephew.

What action should I take? Pls give me your advice.

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Terry Lynn Garrett answered on Apr 29, 2019

Your financial situation has nothing to do with how much of your sister's estate you should inherit according to Columbian law.

It does have something to do with how much a dishonest administrator is willing to give you and whether he thinks you will have the ability to sue and appear in...
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1 Answer | Asked in Federal Crimes, Gov & Administrative Law and International Law for Texas on

Q: Are there any laws or cases about blind obedience to authority figures? This is for some research for an English project

We are doing our own version of a court trial both prosecuting and defending different groups of people that were responsible for the holocaust. My group is in charge of defending the SS soldiers that carried out Hitler's orders without question. For our research and to help us present our case we... Read more »

Gary Kollin answered on Feb 25, 2019

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Judgment_at_Nuremberg

1 Answer | Asked in Legal Malpractice, Criminal Law, Products Liability and International Law for Texas on

Q: How can I legally retrieve my personal belonging when I’m in a different country? They are being withheld from me.

I was in England for a while with my aunt as a student, I decided to accompany her to instabul for an operation. There she kicked me out without any money in an unknown country. I had to find a way to get home. So I took a direct flight to my home country Texas. I’ve contacted her regarding my... Read more »

Richard Sternberg answered on Apr 16, 2018

You will probably need to retain a solicitor in England to sue her.

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law, Federal Crimes and International Law for Texas on

Q: What issues am I likely to face ay the port of entry ?

I was arrested for possession of THC edibles in Sierra Blanca Texas. The charges were dropped and dismissed since the edibles weren't mine; The arrest constitutes to a felony. How would this affect me in renewing my student visa, applying for a different visa or re-entrying the US ?

Grant St Julian III answered on Apr 4, 2018

One of the requirements for naturalization is good moral character (GMC). An applicant for naturalization must show that he or she has been, and continues to be, a person of good moral character. In general, the applicant must show GMC during the five-year period immediately preceding his or her... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and International Law for Texas on

Q: I was injured on vacation abroad - do the laws of the country I was in apply in terms of any kind of a claim?

Peter N. Munsing answered on Mar 31, 2017

Certainly they do though if you were injured because of another person you might have a US claim. If its on a cruise that's a whole different set of jurisprudence and I'd start by getting a free consult from a member of the Texas Trial Lawyers Assn.

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law, International Law and Social Security for Texas on

Q: Can a person who has been in the U.S. for 11 years become a permanent resident without being petitioned by family?

I came to the U.S. in 2005 as a 6 year old with my grandfather. I passed both checkpoints, undocumented, with approval from the officers that checked us. The officers just asked what my relationship to my grandfather was and once my grandfather answered I'm his granddaughter they let us through. A... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing answered on Sep 20, 2016

Doesn't look like you could adjust status. http://www.cuevalawfirm.com/blog/2015/2/13/how-to-become-a-lawful-permanent-resident-through-deferred-action

However, if you are seriously interested in one of the armed services, believe you are in shape to get through boot camp,

you may...
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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and International Law for Texas on

Q: "Is it illegal to exchange dollars to English pounds while you are in the U.S.A?"

Tammy Lyn Wincott answered on Jun 7, 2016

No, it isn't illegal to have possession of english pounds while in the U.S.

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law, Contracts, Family Law and International Law for Texas on

Q: Is a non us citizen bond by a USA prenuptial agreement

Tammy Lyn Wincott answered on May 5, 2016

This is a question for a family lawyer and/or international law attorney familiar with the prenuptial agreement. It is not an immigration question. Your agreement should be reviewed in private for an accurate analysis of your situation.

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law and International Law for Texas on

Q: Can you become a US citizen if you have misdemeanor and felonies?

Shan Dimitris Potts answered on Dec 4, 2015

Depends on the nature of the offense and how long ago it has been. Work with an immigration attorney in private to find out. All the best.

15 years of successful immigration law experience. The answer above is only general in nature cannot be construed as legal advice, given that not...
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1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law and International Law for Texas on

Q: Will I have a problem crossing the U.S. Mexico border through land with a V.A.W.A permanent resident card?

VAWA case since 2012, crossing with a U.S. Citizen family of 4 for the weekend

Shan Dimitris Potts answered on Sep 3, 2015

If you have a permanent resident card original, you should not have any problems. Make sure you take another form of identification (Passport or DL or ID etc). All the best.

15 years of successful immigration law experience. The answer above is only general in nature cannot be construed as...
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1 Answer | Asked in International Law for Texas on

Q: Can I drive in the U.S. with a Mexican driver's license?

I am an international student from Mexico and I have a Mexican driver's license can I legally drive?

Adam Studnicki answered on Aug 4, 2015

If you're in TX, you'll likely need a TX license. Check with a TX lawyer to verify.

Please Take Notice: I am not your lawyer unless we enter into an engagement agreement in writing. This is general information that is given for legal education only. It is not legal advice, and it may not...
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