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Geoffrey Alan Hoffman

Houston Immigration Attorney.

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  1. Immigration Reform,,,,I know nothing has passed yet.,,,,WHAT DO YOU THINK????

    Answered 12 months ago.

    1. Daniel Patrick Hanlon
    2. Geoffrey Alan Hoffman
    3. Andrew D. Slepian
    3 lawyer answers

    The most important current proposal is Senate Bill 744 - you can read about it online at http://www.immigrationpolicy.org/special-reports/guide-s744-understanding-2013-senate-immigration-bill

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  2. 1-751 Bona Fide Marriage Requirement

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Alexander Joseph Segal
    2. Obadan Unuigbojie Iziokhai
    3. Geoffrey Alan Hoffman
    4. Emily Chrissy Kendall
    5. Angela Teide Moore
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    The requirement to show proof of a bona fide marriage is not dependent on any one single factor, but instead requires a look at all your evidence. USCIS should consider all your evidence submitted and if you have an explanation about any particular piece of evidence that can be provided to the Service.

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  3. Hi. I'm having a hard time filing I-130. I got married to a US citizen.

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Geoffrey Alan Hoffman
    2. Boris Alexander Palant
    3. Christopher Daniel Leroi
    4. Christian K. Lassen II
    4 lawyer answers

    Your question raises a difficult issue and one which needs immediate consultation with an excellent immigration attorney. If you were granted Voluntary Departure and fail to leave there are severe and dire consequences. Get help immediately.

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  4. My sister is an illegal immigrant.

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Howard M Lewis
    2. Alexander Joseph Segal
    3. Alena Shautsova
    4. Geoffrey Alan Hoffman
    5. Cindy Medina
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    7 lawyer answers

    Your question will have to be answered in the context of a full consultation where a lot more information will need to be provided. Immigration is not just "form-filling" "get my papers" type of practice. It involves a lot of careful thought and attention. A question cannot be answered without sufficient information, inquiries, and even sometimes requests for information from agencies. Search Avvo; for an excellent immigration attorney in your area and who has a lot of experience. Best of luck

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  5. 90 days and No update on my I-485 from the last interview?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Russell Reid Abrutyn
    2. Geoffrey Alan Hoffman
    3. Alexander Joseph Segal
    4. Irene Vaisman
    5. John K Lassen
    5 lawyer answers

    I agree with my colleague. Follow up. But remember it sometimes takes awhile several months depending on the number of issues including background checks, or issues in your case which may exist. As for mandamus it is too early for that, but contact an excellent attorney to help you follow up.

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  6. IF I MISS MY INTERVIEW DAY FOR POLITICAL ASYLUM

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Carl Michael Shusterman
    2. Geoffrey Alan Hoffman
    3. F. J. Capriotti III
    3 lawyer answers

    You need to make sure they have your correct address. If you already received your biometrics appointment to your current address then take that as good evidence that you have a good line of communication with the Asylum Unit - USCIS. If you have not rec'd either (a) the receipt notice or (b) the biometrics then that should tell you there is a real problem, and you will need either to hire an attorney, call the USCIS 1800 number and/or goto an Infopass appointment. Do NOT miss any...

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  7. Immigration

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Geoffrey Alan Hoffman
    2. Karen-Lee Pollak
    3. Mohammad Ali Salimi
    4. Sasha O. Lazarevich-Sinnott
    5. Alexander Joseph Segal
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    6 lawyer answers

    This is a ground of inadmissibility and could possibly bar her ; however there is an argument based on a BIA case that may help you; Retain an excellent AILA immigration attorney. The case is Matter of T-, 6 I&N Dec. 474 (BIA 1955) see also Matter of R-, 2 I&N Dec. 50 (BIA 1944), Read both cases then Go to see an excellent attorney www.ailalawyer.com

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  8. Can ICE arrest you for no reason?

    Answered 12 months ago.

    1. Alfred Fargione
    2. F. J. Capriotti III
    3. Geoffrey Alan Hoffman
    4. Alexander M. Ivakhnenko
    4 lawyer answers

    You can read about the ICE power to arrest in the federal regulations, 8 CFR Sec. 287.5 Exercise of power by immigration officers. It is available online at http://www.uscis.gov/sites/default/files/ilink/docView/SLB/HTML/SLB/0-0-0-1/0-0-0-11261/0-0-0-29853/0-0-0-29919.html

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  9. I 751 Good Faith Marriage Waiver Interview Result?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Olga Bychok
    2. Alexander Joseph Segal
    3. Ralf D. Wiedemann
    4. Jeff L. Khurgel
    5. Aneliya M. Angelova
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    7 lawyer answers

    Not a bad sign. Supervisor reviews then mail out decision to you. Best of luck

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  10. I want to apply for waiver i-601 to my illegal wife. One of my daughters have a peanut & shrimp allergic. Could it get approved

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Giacomo Jacques Behar
    2. Alexander Joseph Segal
    3. Geoffrey Alan Hoffman
    4. Andrew Marino Bramante
    5. Robert Louis Brown
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    I like my colleague 'way over pay grade' comment- his point is well made. This is something which is practically very much like trying to operate on oneself- you will need excellent legal counsel to advise you and then help with the application if appropriate. Since you know already it is an I-601 or I-601A then you have already looked into it and perhaps already have an attorney. Many attorneys give free or low cost consultations so be sure you consult with someone and find the right person...

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