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  • Can anything be done about a U.S. citizen committing a crime abroad?

    If a citizen commits a crime abroad, can they be brought back here to face punishment here instead of abroad? Are there any examples of people this has happened for? Why was sgt tahmooreesi not extradited to the U.S.?

    Cheryl’s Answer

    Generally the country where a crime was committed has jurisdiction over the person committing the crime. Military justice is different as the United States military can try military personnel either overseas or domestically depending on the situation. Sometimes foreign countries also have jurisdiction over military personnel committing certain crimes depending on the Status of Forces Agreement with that country.

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  • Is there anything I should be worried as a co-sponsor of an immigrant petition?

    I am the co-sponsor for a Muslim family who recently got a visit from DHS. DHS said that they visited the family because spouse appeared in the news supporting the Boston bomber. Apparently she did but only briefly and only tried to show support u...

    Cheryl’s Answer

    It is understandable that you are concerned given the circumstances. However, your responsibilities are financial and you are not responsible for the general behavior of a foreigner that you sponsor.

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  • Working in a state and living in another state, legal issues

    I recently moved to NY for a job, unfortunately I was unable to find a housing in NYC, so I am renting with my friend in another state and I drive everyday to work, my question: - Where is my residential address, is it where I work or where I...

    Cheryl’s Answer

    Your residence is where you live rather than where you work. Therefore your residence is in the state where you are living. You also will be required to file an income tax return in the state where you are living.

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  • Immigration

    if i have a green card do i need a passport to travel to puerto rico or us virgin island or hawaii?

    Cheryl’s Answer

    You will not require a passport to travel to any of those destinations.

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  • Do we really need a lawyer for USCIS i-360 and i-485 interview for Special Immigrant Juvenile adjustment of status?

    USCIS required document ask only to bring Photo identification and child's school transcript or report card and other things written but doesn't have crossmarks X on it. So do we must bring the lawyer? Is it requirement for USCIS interview that yo...

    Cheryl’s Answer

    There is no requirement for a lawyer but having one will increase your chances for success at the interview and allow you to present the best possible request. The lawyer can also explain the process to you so that you understand everything that will occur at the interview.

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  • During a non immigrant visa interview at an US consulate, how do I convince the C.O. that I am NOT inadmissible?

    Is the C.O. going to apply for a waiver even if the visa applicant qualifies under the petty offence exception? I gave a letter mentioning first that I am NOT inadmissible and later in the letter I mentioned that should the C.O. opine a waiver is ...

    Cheryl’s Answer

    Waivers are not always granted, particularly in relation to a criminal history, so to increase your chances for success, you should consult with an experienced immigration attorney. An attorney can advise you on your legal rights and obligations and prepare the best possible waiver request for you based on your individual circumstances.

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