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Russell Reid Abrutyn

Troy Immigration Attorney.

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  1. Please bring the original I-485 application to interview ??

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Russell Reid Abrutyn
    2. Elisheva G Mosko
    3. Lisa A. Tehlirian
    4. Peter Corrales
    5. J. Thomas Smith Ph.D.
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    It sounds like you need a lawyer. You have not given enough information to be able to answer your question. If you are having a second interview on your I-485, it is sometimes an indication that there is something wrong or potentially wrong in your case.

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  2. If I apply for DACA , will it cease my parents removal proceedings?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Michael Hugh Carlin
    2. Russell Reid Abrutyn
    3. Stephen D. Berman
    4. J. Thomas Smith Ph.D.
    5. Rebekah Grafton
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    Applying for DACA will not make your parents' situation worse. If handled in the right way, it is possible that it could help the rest of your family although there are no guarantees.

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  3. Moving from J2 to H1B 2014

    Answered 8 months ago.

    1. Russell Reid Abrutyn
    2. Marc Anthony Topoleski
    3. Ajay Kumar Arora
    4. Alexander M. Ivakhnenko
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    In the past, this would not have been a problem. The government has recently changed its interpretation of the statute and regulations, so it may be a problem. I am involved in AILA's efforts to get the government to follow the plain language of the statute and regulations and to give effect to the purpose of the J-1 program. You need to work closely with an attorney who has experience in this area as there may be other options available to you.

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  4. My mother-in-law has to go to immigration court for removal proceedings. Can she voluntary just leave the country without court

    Answered 5 months ago.

    1. Russell Reid Abrutyn
    2. Mani Khavajian
    3. Jason Daniel Klein
    4. Gunda Johanna Brost
    5. Jennifer Heewon Ahn
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    Immigration court proceedings carry serious consequences. If she is not sure about what she wants to do and the consequences of her various options, she should consult with an experienced attorney. Failing to appear for a removal hearing carries very serious penalties.

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  5. I got my 10 years green card in sep and i filled for divorce in oct, because my wife abused me and the kids for long time ?

    Answered 11 months ago.

    1. Russell Reid Abrutyn
    2. Alexander Joseph Segal
    3. Alexander M. Ivakhnenko
    4. F. J. Capriotti III
    5. Belen Teresa Gomez
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    These are complicated questions that can best be answered by having a one-on-one meeting with an experienced attorney, where the attorney can review your paperwork and ask you specific questions about your immigration history and goals.

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  6. My brother file i-130 for me, which is approved 12th July 2013. i got visit visa for us, can i file i-485 after go there?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Russell Reid Abrutyn
    2. Elisheva G Mosko
    3. Michael Hugh Carlin
    4. Kevin Lawrence Dixler
    5. Stephen D. Berman
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    You cannot file an I-485, or an immigrant visa at a U.S. consulate abroad, unless you meet certain requirements. Among those requirements is that the priority date on the I-130 petition has to be current. There is not enough information to determine this. You can find the current visa bulletin here: http://www.travel.state.gov/visa/bulletin/bulletin_6028.html. Also, keep in mind that many visas require nonimmigrant intent. Roughly stated, this means that you have to have a foreign...

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  7. Hi, I am an illegal immigrant here in the USA, (no Criminal record Monday I was arrested (urinating in Public)Can I be deported?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Russell Reid Abrutyn
    2. Alexander Joseph Segal
    3. Mani Khavajian
    4. Inara Khashmati
    5. Kevin Lawrence Dixler
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    If you do not have valid immigration status, you could be removed regardless of your immigration history, unless you are eligible for and obtain lawful status or relief from removal. It is better to talk to an attorney early in the process to begin laying the groundwork for your case.

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  8. My husband is in mexico and he got approved for his i601 wavier can he come home now

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Lisa A. Tehlirian
    2. Michael Hugh Carlin
    3. Russell Reid Abrutyn
    4. J Charles Ferrari
    5. J. Thomas Smith Ph.D.
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    He needs to complete the immigrant visa process. He should not reenter the U.S. without the visa because that could create other, even more serious, bars to his admission. What steps he needs to take depends in part on how long it has been since his visa interview.

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  9. What is the i-765 application?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Russell Reid Abrutyn
    2. Lisa A. Tehlirian
    3. Michael Hugh Carlin
    4. Marjan Kasra
    5. John F. Brennan
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    The I-765 is an application for employment authorization. There are several dozen different eligibility grounds for this application. You should speak with an attorney about your husband's eligibility for employment authorization and his immigration options in general.

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  10. If denied an immigration i-601 wavier and applied for another i-601 wavier is there a chance he can get his green card

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Russell Reid Abrutyn
    2. Michael Hugh Carlin
    3. Irene Vaisman
    4. Fernanda Nunes Hottle
    5. Christina Joan Murdoch
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    The answer is yes - even if a prior waiver application is denied, the new waiver application can be approved. It depends on the reasons for the denial and the strength of the new application. When clients come to us with denials of applications they prepared on their own or with the help of another attorney, we help them identify the areas where the new application can be improved.

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