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  • A store owner wants to sponsor me job. Can i convert visa without leaving USA. What visa type that would be?

    I'm currently on B2 visa since July. The employer is in different state can attorney file case from different state?

    Michael’s Answer

    You are referring to an employment based immigration case for an unskilled worker. Assuming that the employer can satisfy the requirements to obtain a labor certification from the US Department of Labor and then satisfy he USCIS that the job opportunity is a legitimate and you can afford his salary, you'll be long "out of status" by the time the Petition for Alien Worker is approved and both ineligible to adjust status in the US or to consular process abroad.

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  • What are the forms for a U.S. citizen to apply for his spouse's green card?

    Is I-130 the only form? Is there more that needs to be handed in later on?

    Michael’s Answer

    Depends entirely on a couple of different factors. First, Is your spouse physically present in the United States of Abroad? Second, If physically present in the United States, did she enter the US legally? The answers to these questions will determine which forms must be filed in addition to the I-130. My advice, don't try to do this on your own. Immigration law is extremely complex and unforgiving. A mistake, even an innocent one, could cost you dearly. Engage the services of an experienced attorney.

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  • I-485 time of processing ?

    My I-140 EB1A just got approved. I already received my EAD and travel parol, which means my background check is over successfully. When can I expect a decision on I-485 which still says "Finger print fees received". Thanks

    Michael’s Answer

    You can check the processing times online at www.uscis.gov.

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  • How could an immigration visa produced through the Congress of the USA be so easily and quickly cancelled by border agents?

    I am not much knowledgeable in US immigration laws (that are now so tricky!) but I wonder how could it be legally justified to cancel so easily and quickly an immigration visa such as the diversity lottery immigration visa that was basically order...

    Michael’s Answer

    CBP Officers are trained to detect questionable and or fraudulent immigration documents and are empowered to send any such matters for secondary inspection and ultimately to refuse admission (subject to review by higher authority)

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  • Do I need a lawyer to petition for h1b1 visa(fill in form I-129) for my employee? Can I do it by myself?

    I am a new start up insurance agency trying to hire my Singaporean college friend to work for me as a financial analyst. This is NOT regarding H1b visa, this is about h1b1 visa that is specifically for Singapore and Chile citizens only

    Michael’s Answer

    H-1B visa Petitions are extremely complex and fraught with peril. There are very precise and unforgiving rules and regulations which must be complied with before, during and after the petition is file which most laymen find daunting. I strongly suggest that you ave an experienced immigration lawyer handle it for you.

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  • “I filed chapter 7 bankruptcy back in 1/1999 and it was discharged in 7/1999. There were 2 judgments placed against

    the property I owned back in 1997 and 1998. Both were included in the bankruptcy. Currently, I went to refinance and they both came up on a title search. The title company won't issue a clean title without warrants of satisfaction. Since they were...

    Michael’s Answer

    You should hire a lawyer to file a motion to vacate the judgment liens of record pursuant to NJSA 2A:16-49.1. Will take about a month and a half to obtain an order from the NJ Superior Court directing the cancellation and discharge of the liens.

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  • Would a lawyer help husband Pro Bono remove infraction from suspended license so to get it reinstated? Please help?

    In Jan. 2013, he & co-worker were in an accident in a co. vehicle. The lawyer & Dr. referral did not have his best interests in mind. Co. fired him due to injuries sustained from the accident. The Dr. did not give accurate advice/info about his co...

    Michael’s Answer

    Unlikely. You could try to contact the Legal Aid Society in your jurisdiction or contact the local County Bar Association for a refferal

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  • What degree can I be charged with on a 2c:20-7a valued at $3200.00

    Commit the offense of theft by knowingly receiving movable property belonging to victim believing it was probably stolen

    Michael’s Answer

    Theft offenses under $75,000 are 3rd Degree Crimes.

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  • Got a cellphone ticket in Newark nj?

    I have a court date in august but im leaving country in 2 days called the court they said I cant delay my court date and i have to show up whats my options?

    Michael’s Answer

    If you hire an attorney in NJ, the lawyer can obtain an adjournment due to the fact that you will be out of the country. Additionally, because you reside out of state, there are procedures in place to enter a Plea by Affidavit without the necessity of appearing in Court. You should contact a NJ Attorney experienced in Municipal Court Matters

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  • Is it possible to file for bankruptcy while in prison?

    Federal prison

    Michael’s Answer

    Yes it is possible., The real challenge is whether or not you can attend the required 341(a) meeting which is usually scheduled about a month after the initial filing. The inmate would have to make arrangements with the prison authorities to be allowed to attend that meeting in person (usually accompanied by a corrections officer) or make arrangements with the Bankruptcy Trustee to conduct the hearing by telephone.

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