Elizabeth Rompf Bruen’s Answers

Elizabeth Rompf Bruen

Chicago Immigration Attorney.

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  1. My boyfriend has been convicted with aggravated assault to an officer, he cannot be released due to immigration on hold.

    Answered almost 5 years ago.

    1. Thomas Robert Siegel
    2. Elizabeth Rompf Bruen
    3. Carlos Gonzalez
    4. Howard Woodley Bailey
    4 lawyer answers

    To add to my colleagues warnings, I would suggest speaking to both a criminal defense attorney and an immigration attorney with expertise in the immigration consequences of crimes. It is important that you have both types of advice. The immigration attorney can advise you and your criminal attorney on the effect different plea agreements would have on your boyfriend's immigration status, whether your boyfriend is eligible for immigration bond, and what, if any, application your boyfriend can...

  2. I need help for immigration,domestic violence charge and a 21 months old child, and regarding about the bills etc.

    Answered almost 5 years ago.

    1. Elizabeth Rompf Bruen
    1 lawyer answer

    If you have been charged with domestic violence or were a victim of domestic violence, I strongly urge you to contact an immigration attorney familar with domestic violence issues and the immigration consequences of crimes as soon as possible. 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...

  3. Is it possible to stay aboard 4 months (Summer time) every year without affecting my PR status.

    Answered about 5 years ago.

    1. Elizabeth Rompf Bruen
    2. Scott D. Pollock
    2 lawyer answers

    In general, trips of less than 6 months outside the United States will not affect your permanent residency status as long as you keep your primary residence here. However, if you plan to travel outside the United States frequently, it would be a good idea to speak with an experienced immigration attorney about your case so that you do not abandon your residency. If you are eligible, you might also consider applying for naturalization. As a US citizen you would be able to travel into and out...

  4. I am a Canadian Citizen on H1B status. I plan to quit my job. I also have EAD through my spouse. Am I ok to join another job?

    Answered about 5 years ago.

    1. Elizabeth Rompf Bruen
    2. Juan Paolo Pasia Sarmiento
    2 lawyer answers

    You may use your employment authorization document to work for another employer. However, I recommend that my H-1B clients maintain their H-1B status until their permanent resident application is approved in case something goes wrong with their permanent resident application. This way, the H-1B status serves as a back-up to keep you in status if your application for permanent residency through your wife fails. Respectfully, Elizabeth Rompf Bruen Attorney at Law Scott D. Pollock &...

  5. My husband is on H1B and we are going through a divorce in the US. Till the divorce, does he have to support me?

    Answered about 5 years ago.

    1. Elizabeth Rompf Bruen
    2. David Nabow Soloway
    2 lawyer answers

    Did you suffer domestic violence during your marriage? If so, I would recommend discussing your situation with an immigration attorney familiar with benefits for survivors of domestic violence and other crimes as you may be eligible for additional benefits. 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...

  6. How long will it take for my son to get his green card

    Answered about 5 years ago.

    1. Elizabeth Rompf Bruen
    2. Brian David Lerner
    3 lawyer answers

    If you would like me to list time estimates for each of the categories, please state which country your son is from. Thank you, Elizabeth Bruen

  7. How long will it take for my son to get his green card

    Answered about 5 years ago.

    1. Elizabeth Rompf Bruen
    2. Brian David Lerner
    3 lawyer answers

    When an adult United States Citizen, like your daughter, files a petition for her parent, like you, that parent is not allowed to include their other children in the same petition. In other words, your son is not eligible to become a permanent resident based on your daughter's petition for you. Based on your question, I can see at least two options for your son, but neither will allow him to become a permanent resident immediately. The first option is for your daughter to file an I-130...

  8. Do i need a lawyer to apply for us citizenship?

    Answered about 5 years ago.

    1. Lynne Rogers Feldman
    2. Elizabeth Rompf Bruen
    3. David Nabow Soloway
    3 lawyer answers

    In addition, by hiring an attorney, you will have someone with you throughout the application process and at your interview that can answer your questions, make sure that your rights are protected, and ensure that the law is applied correctly in your case. Respectfully, Elizabeth 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...

  9. When can my husband expect his green card?

    Answered about 5 years ago.

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

    If your case has been pending for more than 2 years then I think you can benefit from speaking with an experienced immigration attorney. Sometimes our office has been successful moving long pending cases forward by submitting written inquires to the local immigration office, speaking to supervisors on the phone, or going to an INFOPASS appointment with our clients to obtain information about the status of their case. When these steps do not work, we assist our clients in filing a lawsuit...

  10. What is my legal status between termination of residency and removal hearing?

    Answered about 5 years ago.

    1. Kevin Lawrence Dixler
    2. Scott D. Pollock
    3. Elizabeth Rompf Bruen
    3 lawyer answers

    Whether it is risky to travel internationally during removal proceedings depends on your personal situation. I would recommend that you meet with an immigration attorney experienced in removal proceedings before traveling internationally. However, if you obtain an I-551 stamp, you should be able to work and study in the United States while you are in removal proceedings. Respectfully, Elizabeth Rompf Bruen Attorney at Law Scott D. Pollock & Associates, P.C. 105 W. Madison...