Stephen D. Berman’s Answers

Stephen D. Berman

Chicago Immigration Attorney.

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  1. How many years tax return file wants uscis for citizenship test?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

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    2. Irene Vaisman
    3. Giacomo Jacques Behar
    4. Stephen D. Berman
    5. F. J. Capriotti III
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    5, or if based on marriage, 3.

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  2. Will I qualify to the deferred action if I came to the United States at 16 years and 15 days old?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Stephen D. Berman
    2. J Charles Ferrari
    3. Allen Curtis Ladd
    4. Iara Nogueira Morton
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    If you arrived after you turned 16 you do not qualify for deferred action under the Napolitano June 15, 2012 Memo.

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  3. Can i get a green card, i am married with an us citizen, do we have a case, and how much will cost us?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Stephen D. Berman
    2. J Charles Ferrari
    3. Javier E Morales
    4. Andre R. Olivie
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    Yes, you can file for adjustment if she files a visa petition for you. If she does not work you will need a joint sponsor for the affidavit of support, your income, if not authorized, does not count.

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  4. H1B stamping and DUI

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Giacomo Jacques Behar
    2. Alexander Joseph Segal
    3. Eliza Grinberg
    4. Stephen D. Berman
    5. Alexander M. Ivakhnenko
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    Your original approval notice, your LCA, signed, a current letter of employment ,and a certified disposition for your DWI.

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  5. Are there any scholarships for students on H4 visa?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Alan James Brinkmeier
    2. Stephen D. Berman
    3. Jeff L. Khurgel
    4. Alexander M. Ivakhnenko
    5. Alexus Paul Sham
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    Quite possibly, you need to research this, there may be private scholarships, or schools may offer them, there is no law on the subject.

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  6. New immigration law

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Giacomo Jacques Behar
    2. Gintare Grigaite
    3. Alexander Joseph Segal
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    It does not seem you can benefit by the new Senate Bill. Perhaps the House version will be more helpful.

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  7. My grandmothers green card expired 7 months ago. Is there a way she can renew it as an emergency?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Stephen D. Berman
    2. Alexander M. Ivakhnenko
    3. J Charles Ferrari
    4. Young Ah Ri
    5. Karen-Lee Pollak
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    She can request an expedite, and she may also be able to get a temporary stamp in her passport. I recommend getting an attorney to help.

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  8. Adjustments of status on visa waiver program

    Answered about 1 month ago.

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    The current official policy is to allow adjustment in such circumstances.

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  9. I have an approved i130, I qualify for DACA, should I apply or proceed with consular process and than a waive

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Stephen D. Berman
    2. Cindy Medina
    3. Francisco Javier Alvillar
    4. J. Thomas Smith Ph.D.
    5. Philip Alan Eichorn
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    If you can get the advance parole after DACA that would allow you to adjust status in the U.S. which is far preferable to requesting any waiver.

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  10. Can we re - open a dismissed case for immigration purposes ?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Stephen D. Berman
    2. Rebecca Saldana
    3. Elizabeth Diane Alvarez
    4. John Ting
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    If she has not yet been ordered deported, it is possible for an immigration attorney to keep her here to get post conviction relief. Meanwhile you need a criminal defense attorney to evaluate whether you can change the conviction.

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