My daughter has been dating a young man who is a daca participant. He’s from Guatemala. He has no criminal record. He graduated from high school and is now 20 I’m concerned about their future is there a path to citizenship? Would they be safe to marry?
Your daughter is free to marry anyone she chooses. The question is, what benefits are available to her fiance once married? This situation should be discussed, in detail, with an experienced immigration attorney.
I am an F1 international student who has applied for marriage-based green card. I am set to receive my advance parole soon and I intend to go abroad over the summer. My I-20 expires in May, and the earliest I can get another one from my new school is in July. My f1 expires next year. If I travel... Read more »
The LLC that we have invested fund in our EB-5 case, has terminated. Our case is still waiting on response from USCIS for I-526. The case has been received in 2016 and I don't know when the company is terminated.
I'm on SSDI benefit due to mental health problem and I would like to sponsor a wife from Viet Nam to the United state. My parents can cosign the income for the affidavit of financial to help me sponsor my wife. I do not want to lose my benefit. Is it okay for me to sponsor a wife while receiving my... Read more »
I am sponsoring my spouse as a permanent resident and her interview is in two days. I completed NVC review process few months before with I-864 form but few days before I found that I need to fill I-864EZ form. Is it ok to take both the form I-864 and I-864EZ during interview or carrying just... Read more »
due to her medical emergency she was admitted in hospital and we had to apply medicaid . Our question is will she taking medicaid effect our green card process as we never took medicaid only her being US citizen. ? ?
No. As long as you truthfully answered questions about your income on her Medicaid application, you should be fine. Public benefits received by US citizen family members is not part of the public charge analysis for the intending immigrant or nonimmigrant. It's only if the foreign national lied...Read more »
That would be an international kidnapping crime unless you were lawfully granted full custody. It is unlikely that she would be denied joint custody unless she was abusive. In addition, it is likely that it will be in the best interests of the children for them to remain in the U. S....Read more »
He took a video of him feeding my drugs and having his way with me and I can’t remember such happening and he threatened to send it to my family , now he deleted the link but I have someone I showed the video to since I can’t open the link can their statement suffice
my step parent married their sibling because it made it quicker for them to both get a visa then they divorced after entering the US. Now they are married to US Citizens and have expired visas. is that illegal? and if so how?
The issue is whether someone who marries did so because they were in love. The facts presented suggest that this was a marriage solely for a non immigrant visa, not for immigration purposes. This can be considered visa fraud, perhaps, a Federal crime, but more information is needed.
An illegal immigrant who works at a store is accused of theft where paid under the table. Who has more to lose if the store owner wants to report the crime because he/she employed the employee without documentation. The store owner might have video surveillance that shows the crime but can't prove... Read more »
I currently reside outside the US with my foreign spouse. We plan to return to the US, but I no longer have a job or residence there, however, we do have someone willing to co-sponsor. If the co-sponsor can show for these things, do I need to as well?
In order to file for your spouse, you must provide a US residence where you intend to reside. In terms of having job or finances you will have to document your current income and your adjusted gross income for the past 3 years. This is true even if you do not meet the poverty guidelines and even...Read more »
I have a general inquire in regards of filing documents for my mother-in-law. My wife is a US citizen and we have completed the I-130 and have the supporting documents, including the translation. We are trying to send the I-864 affidavit for support at the same time, however, we are finding it... Read more »
This case is very complicated and should be handled by counsel. Dont try to do it yourself. If you pursue a strategy that doesnt work out, then you will have wasted thousands of dollars on USCIS/Consulate filing fees and many months if not years of delay. Discuss with counsel.
I am a US citizen, and my GF is an Indian citizen and in Canada on a student visa. She got a US visitor and visited the US for a week in April 2019. Now we are planning to get married in Oct-2019, she will come here in the US for a week and get married and then she will go back to Canada.... Read more »
This is a very sensitive issue in the eyes of the Immigration officers who will explore the questions surrounding your marriage interview. You should discuss your case privately with counsel for a full review of the facts of the situation.
Well, I am applying for assylum during my time here in US I made a relationship with American citizen for more than one year we wanna get married and he wanna help me with the immigration documents but he in the past made a student loan and is still pending and recently he had a car accident were... Read more »
Counsel anywhere in the USA can represent you for your marriage petition. More facts would be needed to see if any grounds of inadmissibility apply. Your fiancé legal problems with his car accident would most likely not affect the process, but there may be exceptions to this that apply. A free...Read more »
I came to the us in March on a VWP and my 90 days ended in June. My US citizen husband and I got married in May , we originally planned on AOS but some private issues made it so that we weren't able to file yet, we are considering moving to My home country ( Germany) but haven't found a clear... Read more »
Those who are put in immigration court are usually arrested, or notified after they file an application and the application is denied. A person must be issued a written notice to appear before the immigration court. Usually, there must be proof of service, but a person who is documented should...Read more »
Several times I contacted USCIS and NVC. USCIS says that they sent it and I need to contact NVC while NVC says I need to contact USCIS. Also, I wrote to Senator and Congressman, they both contacted them and got the same results. It has been over 6 months now since USCIS sent my mother's approved... Read more »
There are different Immigration rules that would be applicable to your girlfriend coming to the United States. Absent knowing more information regarding you and your girlfriend I can't provide any specific guidance. Information such as: are you a U.S Citizen or a green card holder, what is your...Read more »
I came to the US from Nigeria in August 2017 to do my PhD with F1 visa. The program is for four years. My family (Wife, 3 yrs old daughter and 1 yr old son) joined me in August 2018 with F2 visas. Our only income is the stipend I receive working as a graduate assistant in my department. More than... Read more »
While in the past use of subsidized or section 8 housing has not necessarily been considered in making a public charge determination, the Department of Homeland Security recently published proposed rules to expand the types of assistance that would be considered in a public charge determination....Read more »
I received my GC about 7 years ago, but left the US in December 22, 2013 until October 2, 2014. That is about 9 months. I intend to file N 400 in may, it will be 4 years and 7 months, so my absence from the US during the last 5 years will be less than 6 months (5 months or few days less).... Read more »
USCIS looks at the travel outside of the US 5 years backwards from the date that you file. Since it is now May, 2019, they would go only back to May 2014. The number of days that you were out of the US from May of 2014 through May of 2019 is what will count against you. (May through October,...Read more »
Justia Ask a Lawyer is a forum for consumers to get answers to basic legal questions. Any information sent through Justia Ask a Lawyer is not secure and is done so on a non-confidential basis only.
The use of this website to ask questions or receive answers does not create an attorney–client relationship between you and Justia, or between you and any attorney who receives your information or responds to your questions, nor is it intended to create such a relationship. Additionally, no responses on this forum constitute legal advice, which must be tailored to the specific circumstances of each case. You should not act upon information provided in Justia Ask a Lawyer without seeking professional counsel from an attorney admitted or authorized to practice in your jurisdiction. Justia assumes no responsibility to any person who relies on information contained on or received through this site and disclaims all liability in respect to such information.
Justia cannot guarantee that the information on this website (including any legal information provided by an attorney through this service) is accurate, complete, or up-to-date. While we intend to make every attempt to keep the information on this site current, the owners of and contributors to this site make no claims, promises or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness or adequacy of the information contained in or linked to from this site.