Chris Edward Gafner’s Answers

Chris Edward Gafner

New York Immigration Attorney.

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  1. What happens to an immigrant's status if they get divorced 1 year after getting married to a U.S. citizen?

    Answered about 5 years ago.

    1. Elaine Carol Schneider
    2. Stuart Jonas Reich
    3. Chris Edward Gafner
    4. Danielle L C Beach
    4 lawyer answers

    I agree with the comments made by the attorneys above (Mr. Reich, Ms. Schneider, and Ms. Beach). However, I would emphasize that it is important to speak with an experienced immigration attorney about your situation. For example, during the year since Mr. Reich first answered this question, the immigration agency has issued new guidance memoranda about the I-751 "Removal of Conditions" waiver. Failure to follow the immigration agency's new guidance may have a negative impact on your...

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  2. Are there any good lawyers that do both criminal defense and immigration?

    Answered almost 6 years ago.

    1. Edgardo Rafael Baez
    2. Herman Martinez
    3. Philip Alan Eichorn
    4. Chris Edward Gafner
    5. Ryan Patrick McClure
    5 lawyer answers

    The facts that you give do not appear to be compatible with each other. If your friend is a U.S. citizen then there should be no "immigration hold." I suggest you contact a local attorney who is knowledgeable in criminal and immigration law. You may need to contact two different attorneys - one knowledgeable in criminal law and one knowledgeable in immigration law. Good luck - your friend is lucky to have a friend who cares about her.

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