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Christina Weber Crudden

Jenkintown Immigration Attorney.

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  1. Multiple biometrics appointments

    Answered over 3 years ago.

    1. Christina Weber Crudden
    2. Ralf D. Wiedemann
    2 lawyer answers

    This is something that USCIS may be able to help you with--try calling the 800 number, and confirm with the person you speak to that their system reflects that you already had your biometrics taken. You may just be getting duplicates because of a glitch in their system, or there may be a legitimate reason for the second appointment.

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  2. I am a foreign student here (F1). If I advertise that I need to get married will the immigration people know about it.

    Answered over 3 years ago.

    1. Christina Weber Crudden
    2. Harlan Gregg York
    2 lawyer answers

    Anything you put out there in a public forum (including on the internet) is fair game for immigration, so I would be very careful about how you put this in your dating profile. Of course, people want to get married for all different reasons, and the key to a bona fide marriage is not that the parties have no interest in the immigration benefits at all, but that the people intend to establish a life together at the time the marriage takes place. So, if you are interested in meeting someone to...

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  3. Does our 26 year old need an attorney for voluntary removal back to Canada from an ICE detention facility in VA?

    Answered over 3 years ago.

    1. Carl Michael Shusterman
    2. Christina Weber Crudden
    3. Ekaette Patty-Anne Eddings
    3 lawyer answers

    A bond hearing will be automatically scheduled once she is in immigration custody. If she is eligible for voluntary departure, she can tell the judge at the first hearing that she would like bond and voluntary departure. Different judges will impose different standards for cases where they will allow bond in VD cases, but even if bond is denied, you should be able to work with the deportation officer to ensure that she has enough time to get the travel documents she needs to get back home....

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  4. My son in law came to the US from Mex. when he was 12 yrs old, he has 3 children with my daughter. How can he change his status?

    Answered over 3 years ago.

    1. Christina Weber Crudden
    2. Eric M. Mark
    3. Philip Alan Eichorn
    3 lawyer answers

    This is a very common situation, and also a very difficult one. From the facts you provided, it sounds as if he entered without a visa, or without inspection (EWI). Unless he had a petition filed for him before April 2001 (when the last "amnesty" program ended), he may have very limited options. Typically in this situation, people are limited to either returning to their home country to apply for a visa through consular processing, which, because he has been in the US without authorization...

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  5. I

    Answered over 3 years ago.

    1. Carl Michael Shusterman
    2. Christina Weber Crudden
    3. Ekaette Patty-Anne Eddings
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    Any time you are told that you need to file a waiver, you need to talk to a qualified attorney. There are only a few situations where that is unequivocally true (if you're in removal proceedings; if you have an arrest; if you are being accused of marriage fraud; and perhaps a few others), and this is one of them. The I-601 looks straightforward, but it is not. It's a discretionary form of relief, and it is difficult to prepare the application without having someone who can evaluate your...

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  6. I'm & live in S.America. I married an usa citizen in 2007. Because of health problems, he just receives s.security & va check.

    Answered over 3 years ago.

    1. Christina Weber Crudden
    2. Ekaette Patty-Anne Eddings
    2 lawyer answers

    It sounds like you tried to apply for a visitor's visa (B1/B2) in order to come to see your husband for a short stay. You also mention a petition that was filed--I assume that you also filed an I-130 based on your marriage, but that you had some trouble with the affidavit of support requirements, since your husband has a fixed income. There are a few things you should consider. First, you are unlikely to be approved for a non-immigrant visa while you are married to a US citizen and/or...

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  7. I am green card holder can I apply for US citizenship and I have been charged with X. DUI

    Answered about 3 years ago.

    1. Carl Michael Shusterman
    2. Christina Weber Crudden
    2 lawyer answers

    Also, be sure to talk to an immigration attorney when you're preparing to file. You'll need to make sure to have the appropriate certified court dispositions, and some jurisdictions can be stricter than others with interpreting DUIs as evidence of poor moral character. The BAC you site seems VERY high--it's not uncommon for an officer to look at the arrest and the charging documents and question whether your crime was more serious than what you were actually convicted of. Since the good moral...

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  8. Marriage based green card interview, is it really common if no decision is made the day of the interview?

    Answered over 3 years ago.

    1. Carl Michael Shusterman
    2. Christina Weber Crudden
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    This is becoming increasingly common--most officers now are ending the interview by saying "We'll mail your decision," even if the decision is favorable. You will usually hear within 2-3 weeks if there is an approval; longer than that generally means that the case has been referred to a supervisor or that additional information is being sought. If you haven't received a decision after 90 days, do schedule an InfoPass (at www.uscis.gov) appointment to see what the case status is--the InfoPass...

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  9. What are my chances?? I'M very worry

    Answered over 3 years ago.

    1. Eric M. Mark
    2. Christina Weber Crudden
    2 lawyer answers

    1. Talk to a local immigration attorney right away. In Philadelphia, where I practice, VWP adjustments went through some big policy changes recently. While immigration law is federal, and therefore the same nation-wide, in practice different jurisdictions have different priorities for enforcement, and, sometimes, federal court decisions interpreting unclear provisions of the law impact only certain areas of the country, creating discrepancies in the way the law is enforced from place to place....

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  10. I was ordered to be removed from the US by an immigration judge but I have not received any more info after. It's been 3 months.

    Answered about 3 years ago.

    1. Carl Michael Shusterman
    2. Christina Weber Crudden
    2 lawyer answers

    Here's their contact info. You may have a bit of a wait, so try to get to the office early (call to find out when the duty officer will arrive). 300 North Los Angeles St # 8037, Los Angeles, CA 90012 (213) 830-5160 ‎ You should be able to get your passport back, although it may take a little time if you were in immigration detention, since the detention facility typically has its own set of ICE officers. Good luck. Christina Crudden www.cruddenlegal.com www....