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J. Thomas Smith Ph.D.

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  • Immigration: No middle-name in passport and middle-name on marriage certificate. Can this be a problem in H4 Visa interview?

    My wife will be appearing for her H4 Visa Interview in India (Mumbai). Her name in passport: Axx Cxxx (surname First) Her name in marriage certificate: Axxx Bxxx Cxxx (surname middle-name First) The middle-name (Bxxx) is he...

    J.’s Answer

    Possibly. Take all documents and consult with an experienced Immigration Attorney.

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  • My boyfriend is not being released from jail because there's an immigration hold on him. What can I do for him at this point?

    He was arrested for assault II-dv, malicious mischief 3 and harrassment-dv. The harrassment charge was dropped. Will he be deported? He has a son that was born here and he has full custody of him. What will happen to his son?

    J.’s Answer

    I agree with my colleagues. Consult with an experienced Immigration Attorney.

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  • I am on H1b marrying a USC few months from now, lives on different state.

    If we get married twice. First, civil wedding in east cost then church wedding in Midwest few months after. 1. In what state will the immigration officer interview us? 2. When I move to Midwest, I wanted to have the EAD, but from what...

    J.’s Answer

    I agree with my colleagues. Consult with an experienced Immigration Attorney.

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  • Hi we just received a letter indicating the the I601A for my husband was denied

    in the letter is says that it was denied because there was not enough evidence showing extreme hardship from my part. We submitted every thing that we could including letter from doctors about my tyroid and post part depression, finances the lette...

    J.’s Answer

    I agree with my colleagues. Consult with an experienced Immigration Attorney.

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  • Can I work for my present employer's client

    My H1 got activated in Oct-13. My Employer did nothing for me in finding me an assignment and it was I who found the project. Since I promised my Employer I would work with him for some time, I made a deal with my Client to work through my Employ...

    J.’s Answer

    I agree with my colleagues. Consult with your company's Immigration Attorney.

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  • I-130 denied

    My 1-130 was denied becz I send them wrong brith certificate then I did appeal I send them original brith certificate then it got denied I don't know why they did that?

    J.’s Answer

    I agree with my colleagues. Consult with an experienced Immigration Attorney.

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  • My mom don't know how to write and speak English. She is 67 yrs old & resident since 2007. How she can get citizenship w/o exam?

    Without citizenship she is not able to get the government benefits because she is under my sponsorship and I can not afford to buy a insurance for her. It is very expensive. I explain my mom we can use interpreter but she is still not ready becaus...

    J.’s Answer

    I agree with my colleagues.

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  • Change Of Status from H4 to H1

    Hi All, I applied H1 for my wife while she is on H4 in India. After two moths(June) she came to US. Recently(December) H1 is approved after submission of RFE Response. But The extension of I94 is not granted as she was not in US ...

    J.’s Answer

    I agree with my colleague.

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  • Does my boyfriend need a Visa if he has a passport?

    i was supposed to go to Egypt this summer but now I realize that I can't so I have to find a way to sponsor him for a Visiting Visa. But does he need a Visa if he has a passport?

    J.’s Answer

    Yes, he will need a visa.

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  • THANKS for all the replies! You all rock and were spot on with my Bankruptcy atty . I have ALL the funds for a Chap 13 pay-off.

    I have asked numerous questions about Chapt 13 dismissal and foreclosure/default procedures with wonderful responses, and I am thankful. I have ALL the funds for a pay-off and will be asking my Bankruptcy atty how to go about paying this 13 off si...

    J.’s Answer

    Follow the advice of your Attorney.

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