Elizabeth Rompf Bruen’s Answers

Elizabeth Rompf Bruen

Chicago Immigration Attorney.

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  1. I had an interview in early 2008. Myself and my wife were separated. I think they are about to call us for another.

    Answered about 3 years ago.

    1. Patrice Dayale Dziire
    2. Elizabeth Rompf Bruen
    3. Cynthia Beth Rosenberg
    3 lawyer answers

    I agree with prior posters. It is possible that your case is still pending, but it could have already been decided and the notice sent to the incorrect address. Regardless, it is important for you to determine the status of your case. Hiring an experienced immigration attorney would be helpful with this process. The attorney could attend an Infopass appointment with you to determine the status of the case, email the local office or call the supervisor in charge of cases like yours, and...

  2. Married a US Citizen who never filed anything!!

    Answered over 3 years ago.

    1. David Matthew Gotzh
    2. Alexander Mchenry Memmen
    3. Elizabeth Rompf Bruen
    3 lawyer answers

    With all due respect to prior posters, additional information is needed to confirm whether or not VAWA would apply to your cousin's situation. In order to be eligible for relief under VAWA, your cousin would need to prove she was legally married to her husband, that the marriage was real, that her husband is a USC, that she lived with her husband, that she suffered from either battery or extreme cruelty, that she is a person of good moral character, and that she is not otherwise ineligible....

  3. Does a DUI disqualify me from obtaining my US citizenship?

    Answered over 3 years ago.

    1. Alan James Brinkmeier
    2. Ted Harvatin
    3. Elizabeth Rompf Bruen
    4. Andrew Stephen Roberts
    4 lawyer answers

    Some of the information posted by prior posters is not correct. Supervision in IL does not constitute a conviction under IL law, but it WILL constitute a conviction under immigration law (the definitions of "conviction" are different under IL law and federal immigration law). It will be disclosed on the naturalization application because it asks if you have ever been arrested. It will also likely be disclosed when USCIS fingerprints you as part of the application procedure. The Chicago...

  4. US citizenship

    Answered over 3 years ago.

    1. Elizabeth Rompf Bruen
    2. Ala M. Hamayel
    3. Mark Ivan Davies
    5 lawyer answers

    With all due respect to the attorney that last responded, your daughter's date of birth is necessary to determine whether or not she became a U.S. citizen by operation of law and is therefore eligible to apply for a certificate of citizenship. Our office is in Chicago, and we regularly work with the United States Citizenship and Immigration Service's Chicago Field Office - as well as the local US passport offices - on these issues. Please feel free to contact me if you would like to discuss...

  5. Applying for spouse's green card

    Answered over 3 years ago.

    1. Seeta Lakshmi Nangia
    2. Elizabeth Rompf Bruen
    3. Stuart Jonas Reich
    3 lawyer answers

    It is also advisable to bring copies of all of your immigration papers with you - both you and your husband when you meet with the immigration attorney. Respectfully, Elizabeth Rompf Bruen Attorney at Law Scott D. Pollock & Associates, P.C. 105 W. Madison Street, Suite 2200 Chicago, IL 60602 Phone: 312-444-1940 Fax: 312-444-1950 ebruen@lawfirm1.com Please be sure to visit our recently renovated website at www.lawfirm1.com.

  6. Can my husband submit a petition for my legalization even if he commited a felony?

    Answered over 3 years ago.

    1. Elizabeth Rompf Bruen
    2. Nicklaus James Misiti
    2 lawyer answers

    If your husband is a legal permanent resident, I would strongly suggest that he speak with an attorney that understands the immigration consequences of crimes so that he is advised of any possible risks to his own status. Please feel free to contact me for a consultation at 312.444.1940. Elizabeth Rompf Bruen Scott D. Pollock & Associates Chicago, Illinois

  7. Can i apply for H1B now for the Oct 1 start date if the cap is not been reached

    Answered over 3 years ago.

    1. Alan James Brinkmeier
    2. Elizabeth Rompf Bruen
    3. Nicklaus James Misiti
    3 lawyer answers

    The FY2011 cap for H-1B visas was reached yesterday according to USCIS. I agree with previous posters that if you are interested in applying for a FY2012 H-1B visa - with an October 1st start date - you should contact an immigration attorney as soon as possible. I would be happy to speak with you by phone or in person (my office is in Chicago). Please feel free to call the number below to schedule a consultation. Elizabeth Rompf Bruen Scott D. Pollock & Assoc. 105 W. Madison, Suite...

  8. My husband divorced me without my knowledge and he got his green card for marrying a citizen. what can i do to get the visa?

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Kevin Lawrence Dixler
    2. Elizabeth Rompf Bruen
    2 lawyer answers

    The following additional information is needed to provide you with an appropriate answer: 1. Do you still live in the United States? 2. What was the date of your divorce? 3. What was the date of your marriage? 4. Did you and your husband live together in the United States? 5. Did the abuse occur during your marriage? 6. Did you ever report your husband’s abuse to the police? 7. When did your husband become a permanent resident? Respectfully, Elizabeth Rompf Bruen...

  9. Can I still file I-360 Battered spouse Petition , even though I have recieved an ''NTA'' & also a Master calendar hearing date?

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Elizabeth Rompf Bruen
    2. Shah Iqbal Nawaaz Peerally
    2 lawyer answers

    I agree with the previous post that you should contact an immigration attorney familiar with domestic violence issues immediately. That attorney can assess whether or not you are eligible to file an I-360 or apply for VAWA Cancellation of Removal. To answer your more specific question, these applications can be made after the issuance of an NTA. The I-360 would be filed with VSC, but the application for cancellation would be made to the Immigration Judge. Respectfully, Elizabeth...

  10. Citizenship status?

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Elizabeth Rompf Bruen
    2. Shah Iqbal Nawaaz Peerally
    2 lawyer answers

    I would strongly suggest that you contact an immigration attorney that has experience working with survivors of domestic violence. There are immigration laws that protect immigrants that have experienced domestic violence and prohibit immigration from relying solely on the information provided by the abuser in many cases. With respect, Elizabeth Rompf Bruen Attorney at Law Scott D. Pollock & Associates, P.C. 105 W. Madison Street, Suite 2200 Chicago, IL 60602 Phone: 312-444-...