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Angela Dee Bortel

Minneapolis Immigration Attorney.

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  1. Spouse of a LPR and possibilities.

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Angela Dee Bortel
    2. Deborah Lynne Karapetian
    3. J Charles Ferrari
    4. Patrick Caston Crowley
    5. Peter Hills Acker
    5 lawyer answers

    You are in a very complex situation and there are many nuances to providing you a complete answer. You should talk to an immigration attorney before filing any paperwork at all because you may be at risk of adverse actions, including removal from the United States. For example, CIS will want to know what you told the officers at the airport when you came in. They will be looking to see if you committed any misrepresentation when you first got the visa (since you said that you were legally...

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  2. Whether my denial of n-400 effects to my son’s I-485 approval.

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Angela Dee Bortel
    2. Patrick Caston Crowley
    3. J Charles Ferrari
    4. Neil Ian Fleischer
    4 lawyer answers

    It is difficult to know the effect of your denied application for naturalization without knowing the reason. Obviously if the reason for the denial leads to ICE initiating removal proceedings, then there would be reason to worry about the status of your son's case. Of course, your son must also remain eligible under the category you filed under. For example, if he has married since you filed for him, the I-130 would have been revoked by the marriage because there is no category for married...

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  3. Do i qualify for CSPA?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. J Charles Ferrari
    2. Angela Dee Bortel
    3. Grady G Gauthier
    3 lawyer answers

    The CSPA is very complex and like the other attorney, I recommend spending the money on a consultation with an experienced immigration attorney to find out if you do qualify. Please also note that since you are not an immediate relative, you must process through a US consulate in your country. (Unless you have protection under 245i or some other exception to this general rule). Because the stakes are high and could result in removal proceedings or the imposition of bars on returning to the...

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  4. IMMIGRATION

    Answered almost 3 years ago.

    1. Angela Dee Bortel
    2. Neil Ian Fleischer
    3. J Charles Ferrari
    4. Kyndra L. Mulder
    5. Rachel Game
    5 lawyer answers

    Before filing, you should talk to an attorney to make sure you qualify to adjust status. You want to make sure you don't have any issues that would bar you from getting status. A critical question is how did you and your son enter the United States. If you entered without permission, you will not be able to adjust status in the United States unless you fall under certain exceptions. Once you determine you are eligible and file, if your son is also applying for status, he will likely need to...

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  5. Can i apply for a I-130 for my husband

    Answered about 4 years ago.

    1. Angela Dee Bortel
    2. Stuart Jonas Reich
    3. Anthony Emeka Nze Nwosu
    3 lawyer answers

    This is a good question about a complicated issue. As the other attorneys have said, it requires a more information to give you advice about your particular situation. First of all, we need to know your status. With a few exceptions, if your husband entered without inspection, he will have to return to his home country to become a legal permanent resident. However, because he has been here for so long without status, once he leaves, he will trigger a 10-year bar on returning. There is a...

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  6. What do I need to file my husband for a green card?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Angela Dee Bortel
    2. Amber Lynn Blasingame
    3. Dhenu Mitesh Savla
    4. J Charles Ferrari
    5. Luis Alberto Guerra
    6. ···
    6 lawyer answers

    I almost always start every answer this way, but you should have a consultation with a reputable immigration attorney to go over your husband's entire history to make sure that he is eligible to come with an immigrant visa. For example, you write that he never came to the US, but did he ever TRY to come to the US? That would be something very important to discuss. It is much better to spend that little bit of money first than to pay money to immigration and find out he is ineligible. Once...

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  7. Can my wife get a working license without the affadavit of support ?

    Answered almost 5 years ago.

    1. Angela Dee Bortel
    2. Stuart Jonas Reich
    3. Shah Iqbal Nawaaz Peerally
    3 lawyer answers

    As with the other attorneys, I believe you are referring to the work authorization card. I am also assuming that you are trying to apply for legal permanent residence for your wife and, therefore, apply for work permission at the same time. Unfortunately, the affidavit of support is required for that process. You should talk to an attorney and she or he will be able to help answer questions about the obligations someone takes on when they agree to "sponsor" an immigrant. Also, if you...

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  8. Can an illegal immigrant be get married to a US citizen?

    Answered almost 5 years ago.

    1. Angela Dee Bortel
    2. Lamar Peckham
    3. Scott D. Pollock
    3 lawyer answers

    It is possible to get married. That is an issue of state and local laws on civil marriage. It is a separate question whether your future spouse would be able to obtain immigration status because of the marriage. The probability of receiving status depends on many particular facts. You must really meet with an immigration attorney experienced with these types of cases to discuss the specific details of your case. Only when those details are discussed will you be able to get a rough idea...

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  9. Immigration hold? Can he get deported and should I post bail?

    Answered almost 5 years ago.

    1. Angela Dee Bortel
    2. Shah Iqbal Nawaaz Peerally
    3. Victor Ifeanyi Okeke
    3 lawyer answers

    It is difficult to answer your question without more information. However, generally, in cases involving "holds" or "detainers" by Immgiration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), it is extremely important to find an immigration attorney with experience handling these matters as fast as you can. Essentially, there are strong arguments to be made that once an individual is either eligible to post bail or has completed serving time and paying fines in relation to the criminal offense, they county...

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  10. Affidavit of support for my husband when i am not working

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Angela Dee Bortel
    2. Luis Alberto Guerra
    3. J Charles Ferrari
    4. Neil Ian Fleischer
    4 lawyer answers

    Your question is missing some important information, such as your status. Also, we need to know it you filed an I-485 or will your husband be processing through a consulate. This is important information to determine which procedures you need to follow and when you will submit the affidavit of support. Generally, it is possible to also have joint sponsors or use the income and/or assets of other household members. However, as always, I recommend talking to a qualified immigration...

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