Gerardo S. Gutierrez’s Answers

Gerardo S. Gutierrez

Chicago Criminal Defense Attorney.

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  1. Adjustement of statut through mariage!

    Answered about 5 years ago.

    1. Kevin Lawrence Dixler
    2. Gerardo S. Gutierrez
    2 lawyer answers

    In answer to the most important question you ask, can you adjust your status to permanent resident if you came into the U.S. in 2007 on an F1 Visa through marriage and you remained in an unlawful status after you dropped out of school, the short answer is no. Under the law as it stands today, an F1 Student may not adjust his status by virtue of marriage to a U.S. Citizen from inside the United States. As for ICE looking for you, they have a policy to arrest F1 or even J1 students/exchange...

  2. How can I help my boyfriend become a legal resident?

    Answered about 5 years ago.

    1. Gerardo S. Gutierrez
    1 lawyer answer

    If and when you bond him out, he will be required to appear before an Immigration Judge at a Master Calendar hearing. At that time the Immigration Judge will ask what form of relief if any does he have. If he entered the Country illegally, then your marriage to him will not prevent his removal unless he has an approved I-130 or I-140 prior to April 30, 2001. If he doesn't then he needs a qualifying relative, either a son or daughter, or a parent who is either a lawful permanent resident or...