Michael Hugh Carlin’s Answers

Michael Hugh Carlin

Ann Arbor Immigration Attorney.

Contributor Level 18
  1. I-130 pending. Do I need to leave the country?

    Answered 12 months ago.

    1. Carl Michael Shusterman
    2. Michael Hugh Carlin
    3. Alexander Joseph Segal
    4. Russell Reid Abrutyn
    5. Alexander M. Ivakhnenko
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    6 lawyer answers

    I suggest that you consult with an immigration attorney about the details of the situation. It is not clear whether or not you are still working with the lawyer who was handling your case. Is the Immigration Judge aware that you have the I-130 pending?

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  2. I-130 pending. Do I need to leave the country?

    Answered 12 months ago.

    1. Carl Michael Shusterman
    2. Alexander Joseph Segal
    3. Michael Hugh Carlin
    4. Alexander M. Ivakhnenko
    5. Theodore John Murphy
    5 lawyer answers

    I suggest that you consult with an immigration attorney about the details of the situation. It is not clear whether or not you are still working with the lawyer who was handling your case. Is the Immigration Judge aware that you have the I-130 pending?

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  3. 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 12 months 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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    The answer to your question depends on the priority date of the I-130 Petition. Please also be aware that, if you are in the US on a visitor visa, and then apply for permanent resident status, you might run the risk of being charged with using your visitor visa with the intention to immigrate to the United States. Best to consult with an immigration attorney about your case.

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  4. Hi im in a same sex relationship with a US citizen

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Alexander Joseph Segal
    2. J. Matthew Catchick Jr.
    3. Michael Hugh Carlin
    4. Dinara Maylov
    5. Samuel Patrick Ouya Maina
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    Your posting does not include any specific questions. If you are considering the possibility of marriage, and then applying for permanent resident status based on your marriage, then unfortunately, at this time, you are not eligible. There is a possibility of change in the future, but we have no idea if the law will change or not. Perhaps the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) will be invalidated as unconstitutional, perhaps as early as next month. Perhaps there will be changes in immigration...

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  5. What is the 7th circuit court procedure regarding the asylum case?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Carl Michael Shusterman
    2. Michael Hugh Carlin
    3. Giacomo Jacques Behar
    4. J. Thomas Smith Ph.D.
    5. Alexander Joseph Segal
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    You need to ask a specific question. The question you ask does not really make sense.

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  6. If I got married in another country would i be able to bring him here?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Michael Hugh Carlin
    2. Ingrid Arnalda Morfa
    3. Alexander Joseph Segal
    4. Russell Reid Abrutyn
    5. Rebecca Sue Lair
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    We would need to know exactly why he was deported. You need to consult with an immigration attorney and present information about your partner's immigration history, as well as criminal history (if any). After a thorough review, an immigration attorney would be able to tell you what, if anything, might be possible. Best of luck.

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  7. How to become a permanent resident after marriage?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Michael Hugh Carlin
    2. Marc Anthony Topoleski
    3. Alexander Joseph Segal
    4. Daniel P. Hilf
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    It would be very important for you and your husband to consult with an experienced immigration attorney about the case. It appears that he might be eligible to apply for permanent residence while remaining in the United States, but you would need to go over all the facts and history of his time in the United States, and other issues, to know for sure. Best of luck to you.

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  8. Can my husband who over stayed his visa get a visa after divorce?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Michael Hugh Carlin
    2. J. Matthew Catchick Jr.
    3. Jeffrey B. Peltz
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    If you do not file a petition for him, then he will not be able to obtain permanent resident (green card) status through marriage to you. Furthermore, now that you are divorced, at this time you could not file a petition for him, even if you wanted to do so.

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  9. My husband is in Mexico he's been denied for his I 601 wavier . So we did another wavier AND TURNED THE APPLICATION

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Michael Hugh Carlin
    2. Sasha O. Lazarevich-Sinnott
    3. Gintare Grigaite
    4. Alexander Joseph Segal
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    The new procedure that begins March 4 will not have an effect on your husband's case.

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  10. Can I apply for a green card if I been married for 3 years who's a u.s citizen but he's registered sex offender

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Michael Hugh Carlin
    2. Kevin Lawrence Dixler
    3. Mani Khavajian
    4. Heather Louise Garvock
    5. Samuel Patrick Ouya Maina
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    We would need some more information about exactly how you entered the United States. But if you entered unlawfully, then the first step would be that your husband would file a petition for you. It sounds like your husband would be subject to the Adam Walsh Act. It is very difficult (not impossible, but very difficult) to get an approval by USCIS for a petitioner subject to the Adam Walsh Act. You will need to work closely with an immigration attorney who has experience dealing with Adam...

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