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Alexander M. Ivakhnenko

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  • I am a Nigerian, with my wife and two sons with me on a tourist visa that will expires in two months. How can we be legalize?

    I am a Nigerian, with my wife and two sons with me on a tourist visa that will expires in two months. How can I legalize our stay? We don't have any family here, no church to file for us, I am a Pastor with Theological degree not an expertize that...

    Alexander’s Answer

    In order to determine all your legally available options to facilitate your plan you need to invest in a personal confidential meeting with an experienced immigration attorney of your choice. Avvo is a general forum without any ability to keep your issues confidential as it is open to the public view.

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  • F1 student visa

    I submitted the original student I-20 from the school and SEVIS I-901 fee receipt to file for a change of status from H-1B to F1 within the U.S. Since the decision from USCIS will not come before the school start date in mid-August, I would like t...

    Alexander’s Answer

    You have asked the same very issue and received a number of legal opinions on the same matter. Thus, duplicating it does not change the analysis of the same issue.

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  • Can I pay my own I-140 premium processing fees ?

    I am beneficiary on application and my employer was not ready to pay premium processing fees... he submitted forms along with my check ... My employer just received call from USCIS asking who paid fees ? Will it matter ?

    Alexander’s Answer

    A statement that "my employer just received call from USCIS asking who paid fees ? " sounds fictional or fabricated as the service does not ever assign agents to follow up with any case specific procedural issues like PP fees. It has neither resources nor internal policy to operate like that.

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  • If a person gets a criminal drug case dismissed for insufficient evidence can a court later use the police reports or evidence?

    The test results came back not drugs from the Illinois state police and the drug charge was dismissed. Im now in dcfs proceedings in a court case and the dcfs attorney is trying to subpoena my police reports from the dismissed case. Is that legal?...

    Alexander’s Answer

    The DCFS is represented by an attorney, don't you think you should not be represented by a good counsel in such drastic process involving your vital family interests?

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  • Drivers License

    My drivers license is suspended for child support. I talked to the state and I can't afford to make the payment to get it reinstated. Can i get a hardship license?

    Alexander’s Answer

    The SOS has a drivers license suspensions contact number on its official state of Illinois site. Contact them directly and learn of any options you may have for a hardship permit.

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  • Can debt collector file criminal charges against me claiming that my check bounced back 4 years ago?

    I got a call this morning from a in NY the company is called south town recovery group. He said they got me on camera at payday-loan writing a bad check. so the check bounced back. Which i don't recall. He said either i pay $1500 or he will send t...

    Alexander’s Answer

    I have to say that criminal charges do not originate by telephone calls requesting payments. It is an illegal scam and a de facto violation of the Fair Reporting Act. Work with your local counsel and, if need be, file a police report regarding that scam as that practice appears to be illegal.

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  • Is it criminally illegal for a person to call me pretending to be an attorney?

    I have a housemate of about 2.5 months and the living situation isn't working. I gave her a 30 day notice which I have the right to do per the terms of our rental agreement. She is refusing to acknowledge my notice, and cut off all communication ...

    Alexander’s Answer

    Do not succumb to these passive aggressive illegal telephone scams. You have a problematic roommate, you gave her legal notice as required by the Rental Agreement. Proceed with your plan and evict that person as her techniques of impersonating an attorney on the telephone not only illegal, it is stupid, assuming that was her.

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  • Work visa

    I own restaurant and my nephew work at bakery in Egypt , can I response green card for him ? Or apply for work visa for him to work at my restaurant ?

    Alexander’s Answer

    You may petition for him as a U.S. based business owner on merits of that professional position if you cannot find a similarly skilled U.S. based cook domestically.

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  • How to make approved H1B petition valid ?

    I got my approved H1B petition in Oct 2014.I had to travel out of US(emergency reasons) in feb 2015.I did not have a job so could not get H1B stamped and came back to US in May2015 using H4 visa.My consultant had suggested for a simple amendment b...

    Alexander’s Answer

    Is your consultant attempting to charge you for the approved H1B Petition in violation of the federal law Indian by any chance, I am curious?

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  • Brought to u.s age 3 by Canadian mother who married us citizen. How do I get citizenship. Lived in country 47 years now

    Stepfather obtained fake birth certificate listing him as father...have worked, lived, married, and have two children here. Do not want criminal action against parents or myself. Going through ugly divorce and husband threatening to report false ...

    Alexander’s Answer

    You need to meet with a local immigration counsel in person as the matter as described is far from being easy to "fix" as you stated especially when a fraudulent birth certificate document was used for immigration purposes.

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