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Alexander Joseph Segal

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  • F1 Reinstatement Processing Time?

    Hello my name is Muhammad Hassan and i recently fell out of f1 status couple months ago. I am filing for reinstatement as soon as possible. I have heard that recently reinstatement processing timings are taking longer then average. I just wanted t...

    Alexander’s Answer

    Well... It all depends. I would budget about half a year or so.

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  • Form I-130, Part C Question 16, sponsoring immediate relative who left under Voluntary Departure, which selection to check?

    During his hearing at removal proceedings, relative was given a review order of the immigration judge where he was granted VD, he subsequently received a checkout letter from dept. of homeland sec. He left prior to the date on the VD, and five yea...

    Alexander’s Answer

    If he ever saw an immigration judge and it was the judge who ordered VD, he needs to answer "yes" and indicate whether it was removal or deportation.

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  • L1B denial chances after having valid H1B.

    Completed 4 yrs 9 months in L1B and left the US on Sept 30, 2013. Employer filed my first H1B in April 2014 for the residual 15 months and it got approved. I have not yet travelled in this H1B. Meanwhile, my employer wants to file a L1B as the rol...

    Alexander’s Answer

    I would also argue that that H1B was abandoned by now.

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  • I am trying to find out the process to apply for my children's grandmother a visitors visa/passport from Guatamala to the US

    My twins are 3 and are both disabled. Their father has been here for 11 years but is not legal. I have heard of hardships and stuff but have no idea what it means or if it applies to me. If anyone has the answers on how to start this process I sur...

    Alexander’s Answer

    Humanitarian parole might be appropriate for her or she can seek a visitor's visa if she is a genuine visitor and not plaining on working here.

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  • H1B premium filing

    If I am filing H1B extension in premium,My spouse H4(I539) also approved in 14 working days..? or H1 approval will be in 14 days and H4 will take 3 months

    Alexander’s Answer

    They suspended premium for extensions until some time in July, but in general, if filed contemporaneously, yes.

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  • Unable to pay IV fees online. NVC operator advises to mail the fee to po box and send documents to the NVC.

    paid AOS, received, IV invoice. Will mail cashiers check and after a week send documents with photocopy of check.. there has been several weeks delay due to nvc site down already. Will mailing fees cause further delay? They did ask to wait for DS2...

    Alexander’s Answer

    Yes, it will, if you continue sitting on mailing the fees.

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  • I've a B-1 and I'm currently is US. My wife wants to join me, what does she need to do?

    I've a B-1 and I'm currently is US. My wife wants to join me, what does she need to do? I'm from India.

    Alexander’s Answer

    Nothing. There is no derivative visa for relatives of B1 visa holders, except she can only get B1 if she is a family member of the domestic worker of certain qualified nonimmigrants.

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  • Can I bring my Stepchild to the United States?

    Hello, I'm citizen i want to bring my stepchild to the United States. He lives outside of the United States and he's 17 years old. I married his father when his child was 6 years old, My husband has never lived with his child but he has been sendi...

    Alexander’s Answer

    The answer to this question will hinge on whether your husband was ever married to the child's mother.

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  • Can I visit US after I file for PERM from outside US?

    Hi, My employer has initiated the process of PERM application and already secured the job classification. But, I have been assigned to a one-year project in China starting from July 2015. My employer will continue with the process while I...

    Alexander’s Answer

    Yes if you convince the consulate or CBP officials that you have no immigrant intent for that specific visit. Easier said than done. An argument can be voiced that PERM is the employers application for Labor Certification which is not exactly an immigrant visa petition so you can answer "no" to any relevant question on any relevant federal form. Well, technically it is true, but in all practicality and in my humble opinion, it amounts to hair splitting.

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  • Reg. USCIS temporary suspension of premium processing

    HI, I am currently on my H1 with employer A. have recently, got an offer letter from a company B and they have applied for my LCA last week. I have my H1 already and would need to file a H1 transfer. I read this news recently, http://www....

    Alexander’s Answer

    "Transfer" does not exist as a concept since H1B is an employer specific application. In my best reading of the announcement, it applies to every form of H1B related processing done to already approved petitions, including applications filed by new employers to lure in someone else's CAP except employees.

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