Jennifer Lynn Bennett’s Answers

Jennifer Lynn Bennett

Chicago Immigration Attorney.

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  1. Provisional Waiver Process: What does the process look like & for how long are qualifying applicants expected to leave the U.S?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Alexander M. Ivakhnenko
    2. Alexander Joseph Segal
    3. F. J. Capriotti III
    4. Stephen D. Berman
    5. Jennifer Lynn Bennett
    5 lawyer answers

    Under the new provisional waiver process, once your waiver is granted, you will be required to return to Mexico to complete the process via consular processing, as you seem to already be aware. However, since the new provisional (also known as "stateside") waiver law just took effect on March 4th, enough time has not yet passed for anyone to have made their way through the entire process. Therefore, we don't really know just yet how long applicant's will need to expect to remain aboard. Your...

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  2. Immigration Reform: What is the latest news? When will the bipartisan "Gang of Eight" unveil their proposals?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Justin G. Randolph
    2. Michael Hugh Carlin
    3. J. Thomas Smith Ph.D.
    4. Jennifer Lynn Bennett
    4 lawyer answers

    I recommend consulting with a local attorney to discuss your case in greater detail. Based only on what you have written here, it is hard to say whether you should wait or not since we don't know if the reform will pass and/or, if it passes, exactly what it will say. An experienced immigration attorney would be able to ask you additional questions and look at more specific facts of your case to determine which may truly be the best option for you. It seems straightforward, but oftentimes...

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  3. I need informations for asylum because I'm in process of removal

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Alexander M. Ivakhnenko
    2. K Alexandra Monaco
    3. Alexander Joseph Segal
    4. Stephen D. Berman
    5. Samuel Patrick Ouya Maina
    6. ···
    8 lawyer answers

    Do you currently have an attorney or did you have an attorney with you the first time you went to court? Have you actually filled out and filed your asylum application with the court already? Asylum cases are very tough, and nearly impossible to win on your own. I strongly encourage you to consult with an experienced immigration attorney to discuss your case in depth. I also encourage you to do so sooner rather than later, so that if you decide to hire an attorney, the attorney will have...

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  4. Working on extended OPT for a company which is refusing to do HOB after verbally promising the same 6 months ago .

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Carl Michael Shusterman
    2. Jennifer Lynn Bennett
    3. Laureen Renae Anderson
    4. Kevin Lawrence Dixler
    5. Alexander Joseph Segal
    5 lawyer answers

    As my colleague has stated, there are not enough facts to be able to answer your question. Sounds like in the interest of time, you should consult with an experienced immigration attorney as soon as possible to determine if you have any options available to you that you may not have otherwise thought about. Good luck!

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  5. Has there been a change in waiver for one to apply within the U.S. instead of having to leave to apply in their birth country?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Jennifer Lynn Bennett
    2. Robert Henry Beer
    3. Veronica Tunitsky
    4. Stephen D. Berman
    5. J Charles Ferrari
    5 lawyer answers

    The federal government announced that the waiver process may change back in January, but they did not give us any definite information. It has been said that it may happen by the end of this year, though some people believe it will be sooner. However, it is really unknown still right now. Also, as one of my colleagues has explained, it does not mean that you will not have to return to Mexico at all--it simply means that you would be able to apply for a waiver in the US and know if it was...

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  6. My abusive husband withdraw immigration petition last week. We were legally married with a 4 year old son. Our divorce is pendin

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Dhenu Mitesh Savla
    2. Mary Kathleen Neal
    3. Stephen D. Berman
    4. J. Richard Kulerski
    5. Jennifer Lynn Bennett
    6. ···
    6 lawyer answers

    As all of my colleagues have stated, you may have options. I encourage you to consult with an experienced immigration attorney sooner rather than later though so you can take appropriate action timely.

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  7. Immigration-H1B-RFE I have filed for my change of status from H4 to H1 in mid August. I got an RFE to explain my visa

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Young Ah Ri
    2. Jennifer Lynn Bennett
    3. Gen Kimura
    4. Lalita Haran
    4 lawyer answers

    This is a very unique scenario and you should consult with an attorney. It is not a general question that can be answered easily on a forum like this. It may depend on a number of different factors. You can submit whatever you wish with the RFE response, but if it is not relevant or not properly explained, you may risk both you and your husband's status. Thus, I really encourage you to consult with an attorney who can help you prepare a proper response. You ask if there are any privacy issues--...

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  8. How long does nvc takes to schedule interview date for Pakistani spouse once they received all the documents?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Alexander M. Ivakhnenko
    2. Giacomo Jacques Behar
    3. Robert West
    4. Jennifer Lynn Bennett
    4 lawyer answers

    The NVC has hundreds of thousands of cases and they process cases/schedule interviews in order of first received typically. So, it could take quite a while before you receive notice that your interview has been scheduled. I would not even worry until at least 60 days have passed. If that time passes and you have not heard anything, you may inquire by email. If you are uncertain or worried about any complex issues with your case, contact an experienced immigration attorney to assist you with the...

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  9. Me and the father of my newborn want to get married but he is an immigrant and in federal custody for a reentry charge. How?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Judy A. Goldstein
    2. Jennifer Doerrie
    3. Ronald Lee Bell
    4. Jennifer Lynn Bennett
    4 lawyer answers

    You really need to consult with an experienced immigration attorney. This is a very messy situation and an attorney will need a lot more information to be able to help you. You say that he has been indicted for re-entry--do you mean convicted? Is he truly in jail or is he in federal detention right now? Has his deportation been reinstated? Is he scheduled to be deported any day now? If you just want to marry this man, you may contact the facility where he is in custody and ask what their...

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  10. Am I quilty of check fraud

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Judy A. Goldstein
    2. Marc Gregory Wagman
    3. Jennifer Lynn Bennett
    3 lawyer answers

    Just as my colleagues have stated, check fraud is a criminal issue in which the Prosecutor (States Attorneys) would have to bring charges against you on behalf of the State to convict you for this offense in criminal court. However, if your landlord personally file a lawsuit against you, it would be a civil lawsuit. I would encourage you to obtain copies of the lawsuit that was filed and all relevant documents and then consult with an attorney to learn what your options are. If you cannot...

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