Generally speaking, in order to determine whether a foreign divorce is valid for immigration purposes, USCIS applies the law of the state where the divorce is being used to support an immigration benefit. In this case, the State of Florida. Under Florida law, one party to the divorce must have been residing in the state for at least 6 months prior to the filing of the divorce petition.
Applying this law to the Colombian divorce, your wife was not residing in Colombia at the time of the...
You need to remove the conditions on your residence which you can file late. The fact that you have divorced does not mean your petition cannot be approved. Additionally, there is no need for you to be working "under the table" during this process. A competent and experienced immigration attorney will be able to get your proof of lawful status during the pendency of your case and it seems like you are not being properly advised.
There is no requirement that you be represented by an...
There is no requirement that you be married for any specific period of
time. There is no reason for you to stay in a marriage you no longer
wish to be in.
Assuming that you and your husband have entered into a lawful legal marriage then your husband can be included in the petition filed by your U.S. citizen father.
Jeffrey A. Devore, Esq.
Board Certified Immigration Attorney
Devore Law Group, P.A.
2925 PGA Blvd., Suite 204
Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410
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A parent can be admitted to the U.S. as a B-2 visitor for pleasure to accompany a minor child on an extended visa (in this case an F-1 student). In this case is is necessary to establish that all parties involved have a foreign residence that they have no intention of abandoning and that the parent has sufficient resources to support the family as employment is prohibited. Consult with an experienced immigration attorney who can review your case in detail and provide appropriate advice on how...
Sorry to hear of your wife's troubles and I hope all is now going well. However, this forum is not the place to quote a legal fee and doing so is inappropriate. You should consult with an experienced immigration attorney who can review the facts of the case to determine exactly what needs to be done. Once that is clear the attorney should be able to provide you with an estimate of the anticipated legal fees and costs.
Your friend's conviction is for a an offense relating to a controlled substance and therefore subjects him to possible deportation. The fact that it is a misdemeanor is irrelevant in this context. Depending on the specific facts of his case he may, however, be eligible for relief from deportation in the form of a waiver granted by an Immigration Judge.
Your friend should consult with an experienced immigration attorney immediately. His failure to do so could result in his deportation from...
If your case is still on appeal to the BIA you can file an I-130 and a motion to remand with the Board. The requirements for this are very technical and failure to properly follow them will result in the denial of your motion. It is not necessary for the I-130 to be approved prior to filing the motion to remand if the case is handled properly. If you do not have qualified immigration counsel representing you before the Board then you should retain counsel immediately. if you are already...
For immigration purposes you are a non-resident since you have not been granted permanent residence as of yet. For tax purposes you are a resident since you have no intention of departing the United States.
Your son's criminal history can certainly prevent approval of his application depending upon the specific facts. Additionally, it most certainly will lead to delays in the clearance of any background checks.
Consult with an experienced immigration attorney for case specific advice.