I highly recommend that you have a consultation with an immigration attorney. As an LPR you can file for your wife - problem is that there is a backlog of F2 visas. If you are a citizen, it will take approximately 5 months after you file to bring her to the US. However, it is worthwhile to determine if you are eligible for naturalization. If you are, natz applications in Atlanta take about 4 months to adjudicate. Strategic planning is important and necessary in your case.
If you are an...
There is no correlation between the approval of the I-765 /I-131 to approval of adjustment of status. There are many reasons for a denial of denial. However, there are also numerous waivers that an experienced immigration attorney can be apply for.
If you have concerns about your I-485 being denied, I highly recommend you immediately seek the assistance of an immigration attorney to review your file and if needed apply for a waiver. You are welcome to call our office for a consultation.
It isnever a good idea to lie to any government official, especially if you are seeking an immigration benefit. It is highly doubtful that your husband will be able to enter unnoticed/ He will be aksed simple questions upon entry. If he lies, he will be found guilty of committing fraud to gain an immigration attorney.
Currently, your husband only has one immigration problem. If he re enters his problems mutliply. Stick with the truth and find a good immigration attorney to file a waiver.
Some people prefer to wait until their VAWA application is approved before filing their I-485. However you can file them together. Sound like your I-485 was returned to you because your fees were incorrect. I would be concerned about filing the I485 now - it is not easy to get the two cases together. I recommend that you wait until your VAWA is approved. You will lose approximately 4 months.
Having a good VAWA claim does not guarantee approval of your I485. There may be other issues. I...
To your first question, do not rely on a centralized system -- too many cracks where information can fall through. Best to provide the information yourself.
To your second question - you know the answer - yes wait.
When her visa is ripe- approximately 10 years from now, only the children who are under 21 will ride on her visa. You file ONE I-130, the children who are under the age of 21 when her visa is ready, will automatically come with her. For the children who are over the age of 21, she will have to file petitions for them. She cannot file for them now. Only a legal permanent resident or a US citizen can file I-130 petitions
Once you sign the Cosent for Adoption form in Florida it is final and irrevocable. The only way to overturn an adoption is fraud or durress. Usually, there is evidence to show that the consent was given without fraud or durress.
To be very honest with you the chance of overturning the adoption is almost impossible. From the facts you present, you have concerned about the safety of the children. The best way to protect them is to let the authorities know your concerns. By law they must...
What the other attorneys have advised you is the black letter law - the law that is in the books. However, there is some interesting case law in Georgia - Children lived with their mom and step dad for many years. Mother died and the Legal father wanted custody of his children. However, the court gave the children to the step dad. Those facts are not exactly your case, but similar. If your dad had a strong attorney willing to push the envelope, I think your mother would not automatically win....
Starting an adoption without an attorney will lead to two results - higher legal fees and less likelihood of success. I agree with my colleague it depends. Let me break it down for you.
Living Expenses for a birth mother - this can only be done through an agency and the mother needs to show that she needs assistance for food, clothing, shelter and transportation This can be zero to a high figure of thousands of dollars.
Home Study Fee - this vaires from one agency to another. Your...