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Wendy Renee Whitt

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  • Immigration and sponsoring a green card

    Hello Lawyers, Say a non-american alien obtained a green card leading to citizenship through Asylum. After being a citizen, do they have all the pros of citizenship (like sponsoring a green card for parents, spouse..) or this sponsoring can only ...

    Wendy’s Answer

    All United States citizens share the same rights to sponsor family members. It doesn't matter how you got your citizenship or how long you've held it.

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  • How much likely is it for people who were institutionalized in a mental hospital to get an immigrant visa if they are improved?

    I must add that there was no associated harmful behavior, and they are fine and 3 years has been passed, and can bring a doctor's letter that verifies it. Please notice I know it's all up to the officers, and I just want to know what do you th...

    Wendy’s Answer

    You're going to need an attorney's assistance for this one. No one is going to be able to give you a percentage of your chances. That's for weather forecasters (who are usually wrong). An immigration attorney would never claim to know that.

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  • Can I invite my wife and daughter as dependents with my F-1 visa and also having pending asylum with work authorization?

    - I am currently an MBA student with F-1 visa. I applied for asylum and my interview is still pending. I was granted Employment authorization document because of pending asylum and I am currently working using the EAD while still schooling for my...

    Wendy’s Answer

    You need to talk to your asylum attorney about this. If you don't have an asylum attorney, you'll need to get one. It's rare for a consular officer to issue a nonimmigrant visa to the spouse and children of an asylum applicant, even if that applicant has a current immigration status like F-1.

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  • What follows after someone who filed for asylum is detained at a detention center?

    A friend of mine was filed for asylum at the airport, and is now being detained at a detention center. Is it possible for a lawyer to get him out on a bail bond while waiting for his hearing? If so, how soon, and what needs to be done? In other wo...

    Wendy’s Answer

    The best thing you can do for your friend is to help him hire an immigration attorney who represents clients at the detention center. It's impossible to predict his chances of success at bond without knowing the facts of his case and where he's being held though.

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  • Asylum Applicant. EAD of children for SSN

    Dear AVVO we recieved our EAD .But for childrens card the online status is reflecting only case is approved and we had recieved its i797 notice of approval as well. Will we be getting children EAD card as well or only approval notice will b suffic...

    Wendy’s Answer

    I can't speak to the Springfield Social Security Offices, but here in Dallas most SSN employees ask for the actual cards. If you don't receive the card within 30 days of the approval date, call USCIS.

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  • I have been in USA for 2.5 years. I am on TPS as a Syrian. Can I apply for asylum? What are the chances to be rejected??

    I am a Syrian Citizen. I have been on TPS ( Temporary protected Status) for almost 2 years so far. I have just got my TPS renewed until (09/30/2016). Can I apply for an asylum? What are the chances to be rejected since I am over the one year perio...

    Wendy’s Answer

    You can apply for asylum, but it's impossible to know your chances for success without reviewing your case. Here are some free resources you might find helpful: http://www.whittfirm.com/asylum/syrian-asylum/.

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  • Immigration..USC child.

    If someone was working on H1-B visa and has to go back to his native country but has a USC child i.e. if the child is born in USA and is 6 year old,in that case as a parent can one stay with the US born child for his take care and schooling purpo...

    Wendy’s Answer

    The parent needs to look for other immigration options that would allow him to stay here legally.

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  • Do I still need the J1 waiver, with approved H1b?

    I came to the State with J1 visa, then transfer to F1 within the same school. And my H1b started from last October 2014. But I don't have the H1b visa on my passport, only the J1 and F1 on the passport. I am planing travel back to my home country ...

    Wendy’s Answer

    I agree with my colleagues that you were subject to the waiver requirement, your H-1B petition should not have been approved. Since it was, you are probably fine. But USCIS does make mistakes. If your J-1 visa states that you are subject to the waiver, you have a problem and need to talk to your attorney before you travel.

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  • Pending asylum decision for 3 years!

    I prepped and filed asylum case in October 2012 and interviewed by AO in November 2012. Every 3 months I send inquiry but I receive the same respond "pending" in November 2014 I received another interview notice and I went to the interview in Nove...

    Wendy’s Answer

    Three years is a long wait, but if the delay is due to a background security check attorney inquiries won't move it forward. If your case is held up for other reasons, the DHS Ombudsman may be able to help. The only remaining option is to consult with an immigration attorney in your district about filing a mandamus lawsuit, as you suggested.

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