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Russell Reid Abrutyn

Troy Immigration Attorney.

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  1. I received my RFE and the company sent the documents to USCIS. Now what is the impact of Govt shutdown on my case?

    Answered 9 months ago.

    1. Russell Reid Abrutyn
    2. Alexander Joseph Segal
    3. Heather Louise Garvock
    4. Pablo Husayn Nossa
    4 lawyer answers

    According to the information currently available, and this can change, the USCIS will continue most operations because it is funded by fees, not tax dollars. Other immigration agencies, however, will shut down completely or partially. If your attorney does not know this, you need to find a new attorney.

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  2. Can a marriage be annulled if one person used a fake birth certificate and is in the country illegally?

    Answered 10 months ago.

    1. Russell Reid Abrutyn
    2. Geoffrey Alan Hoffman
    3. Lynne Rogers Feldman
    4. Paula Brown Sinclair
    5. F. J. Capriotti III
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    6 lawyer answers

    I am sorry to hear this. The validity of your marriage is a question on state, not federal, law, so you should address your question to family law attorney.

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  3. Getting H4 for dependents when I (H1b) am starting to apply for the extension

    Answered 10 months ago.

    1. Russell Reid Abrutyn
    2. Fadi N. Minawi
    3. J Charles Ferrari
    4. Alexander Joseph Segal
    4 lawyer answers

    If the attorney helping you and your employer through this process cannot answer these questions, I recommend that you find a new attorney. If you do not have an attorney helping you, I recommend that you speak to one. As you are finding out, this process is not as simple as it might seem and there are many areas where having an experienced attorney will help you and your family. The process and your questions are complex and cannot be answered in detail except by an attorney who has been...

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  4. After I have a I 485 interview I got charge with shoplifting how will affect my green card

    Answered 11 months ago.

    1. Michael Hugh Carlin
    2. Russell Reid Abrutyn
    3. Marc Anthony Topoleski
    4. F. J. Capriotti III
    5. Alexus Paul Sham
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    7 lawyer answers

    Even arrests or convictions for relatively minor offenses can have serious immigration consequences. You should speak with an immigration attorney experienced in representing noncitizens with a criminal record.

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  5. I'm married to a green card holder for over a yr. now and we want to apply for adjust of status for me how long will it take?

    Answered 11 months ago.

    1. Russell Reid Abrutyn
    2. J Charles Ferrari
    3. Alexander M. Ivakhnenko
    4. Alexus Paul Sham
    4 lawyer answers

    It is not clear that you are eligible for adjustment of status, so you need to have an immigration law attorney review your situation before you do anything. Also, you may be eligible for other relief that would allow you to live and work in the U.S., at least temporarily, until you are eligible for apply for a green card or other permanent status.

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  6. Opt Expiring on Jul 2, Got RFE on H1b

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Carl Michael Shusterman
    2. Russell Reid Abrutyn
    3. Stephen D. Berman
    4. Anu Gupta
    5. F. J. Capriotti III
    5 lawyer answers

    You already have an attorney and should direct your questions to him or her. After all, that is what the attorney is being paid for. If you do not have confidence in this attorney, you should hire your own independent counsel or perhaps you and your company should find a new attorney.

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  7. What would be a immigration declariation fee

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Carl Michael Shusterman
    2. Russell Reid Abrutyn
    3. Lisa A. Tehlirian
    4. Alexander Joseph Segal
    5. Anu Gupta
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    6 lawyer answers

    You should obtain a copy of the paperwork and review it with an attorney. There are many scams out there and you do not want your friend to fall victim to one.

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  8. Can I extend my L2 EAD on the basis of my spouse H1?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Carl Michael Shusterman
    2. Lisa A. Tehlirian
    3. Russell Reid Abrutyn
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    An L2 is for a dependent of an L1. If the L1 no longer holds that status, your L2 status is no longer valid, so you would either need to obtain a new nonimmigrant status (perhaps an H4) or leave the U.S. L2's can get EADs but H4's cannot. If you want to continue to work, you need to find a status that would allow you to do so. You and your husband should speak with his employer and attorney to see if it is really necessary for him to change to H-1B status.

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  9. A friend is a Canadian citizen and is barred from entering the US. He lives along the US border and does not know why.

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Russell Reid Abrutyn
    2. Elisheva G Mosko
    3. Michael Hugh Carlin
    4. Alexander Joseph Segal
    5. Harry Asatrian
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    An immigration attorney can help you find out why he cannot enter and what steps he needs to take to get permission to enter. He may need a waiver of inadmissibility for some past immigration or criminal violation.

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  10. I got approval on two I-130's for both of my parents. Now NVC asks to submit AOS.

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Russell Reid Abrutyn
    2. F. J. Capriotti III
    3. J Charles Ferrari
    3 lawyer answers

    Telling you what forms to complete or how to complete them is legal advice that should only be provided by an attorney with whom you have an attorney-client relationship. Advice given without a full understanding of the facts can have adverse consequences for you and your family.

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