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J. Thomas Smith Ph.D.

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  1. Hi ,Want to marry my immigrant fiancee that is on a work visa in Florida. Work visa expires soon , want her to become a citizen

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Cindy Medina
    2. Danny Garmo
    3. Shahzad Ahmed
    4. Anu Gupta
    5. J. Thomas Smith Ph.D.
    6. ···
    8 lawyer answers

    I agree with my colleagues.

    10 lawyers agreed with this answer

  2. Can a relative be a co-sponsor in applying for I-129 and I-601 Hardship Waiver ?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. J. Thomas Smith Ph.D.
    2. Theodore John Murphy
    3. Mary Carmen Remigio Madrid-Crost
    3 lawyer answers

    Yes you may have a " direct relative" cosponsor. However, the cosponsor must still be able to maintain an income that is at or above 125% of the poverty level. this "could" be a problem if that person is on social security. Do consult with an experienced immigration attorney for guidance.

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  3. Does a 17 yr old U.S. Citizen require both parent's consent while applying for a passport?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. J. Thomas Smith Ph.D.
    2. Judy A. Goldstein
    3. Rajesh Nakchhed Prasad
    4. Samuel Patrick Ouya Maina
    4 lawyer answers

    I agree with my colleague. However, you will likely only need the consent of "one" parent.

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  4. J-2 pending, can I cancel it and apply for my own J-1?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Alexander Joseph Segal
    2. J. Thomas Smith Ph.D.
    3. Stephen D. Berman
    4. Alexander M. Ivakhnenko
    4 lawyer answers

    I agree with my colleagues. You need another sponsor and a new application.

    9 lawyers agreed with this answer

  5. Do I have to send the immigration an explanation letter while im waitng for the divorce to be finalized?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Alexander Joseph Segal
    2. Daniel Patrick Hanlon
    3. Alexus Paul Sham
    4. Shahzad Ahmed
    5. Robert Louis Brown
    6. ···
    8 lawyer answers

    Yes. You must send the information by the date requested in the RFE. Do consult with an experienced Immigration Attorney for assistance.

    9 lawyers agreed with this answer

  6. Got a letter from homeland security, basiclly they are auditing our whole 3.5 year marriage, is this normal?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Alexander Joseph Segal
    2. Daniel Patrick Hanlon
    3. Alexus Paul Sham
    4. F. J. Capriotti III
    5. Dhenu Mitesh Savla
    6. ···
    7 lawyer answers

    It is not an everyday occurrence. So consult with an experienced Immigration Attorney for assistance.

    9 lawyers agreed with this answer

  7. WILL MY HUSBAND NEED A WAIVER FOR 3 DUIS AND ANOTHER WAIVER FOR BEING IN THE USA FOR MORE THEN A YEAR?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Alexander Joseph Segal
    2. Alexus Paul Sham
    3. J. Thomas Smith Ph.D.
    4. Christopher Irvin Simser
    4 lawyer answers

    Each case is fact specific. More info is needed in your matter. Do consult with an experienced Immigration Attorney for assistance.

    9 lawyers agreed with this answer

  8. I don't approve for DACA due to 2 DUI charges..what If I get married to my girlfriend who is an American citizen?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Luis Alberto Guerra
    2. Nassim Arzani
    3. Ethan Patrick Meaney
    4. F. J. Capriotti III
    5. J. Thomas Smith Ph.D.
    5 lawyer answers

    I agree with Attorney Arzani.

    9 lawyers agreed with this answer

  9. Illegal after long stay legal

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Wendy Rebecca Barlow
    2. Kyndra L. Mulder
    3. Shahzad Ahmed
    4. J. Thomas Smith Ph.D.
    5. Theodore John Murphy
    6. ···
    6 lawyer answers

    No one can answer that question. There is no new immigration law and there is uncertainty as to whether there will be. One can only speculate.

    9 lawyers agreed with this answer

  10. Boyfriend now husband was deported to Honduras.

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Stephen D. Berman
    2. Jeffrey Adam Devore
    3. J. Thomas Smith Ph.D.
    4. Javier G Pineda
    5. Stefanie Y Parchment
    6. ···
    6 lawyer answers

    I agree with Attorney Berman.

    9 lawyers agreed with this answer

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