Peter Lunt Ashman’s Answers

Peter Lunt Ashman

Las Vegas Immigration Attorney.

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  1. How can i get a green card for my 17 yr old niece?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Peter Lunt Ashman
    2. Neil Ian Fleischer
    3. Elizabeth Clare Surin
    3 lawyer answers

    If you're thinking of adopting her you must do so before she turns 18. You have time if you start soon. Then you have to wait for two years before you can file for her as your adopted daughter. Any period of being out of status will not affect her visa processing as long as she stays in the US. Best to talk with an attorney.

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  2. Immigration to the US

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Peter Lunt Ashman
    2. Robert West
    3. Dhenu Mitesh Savla
    3 lawyer answers

    Unfortunately you have disclosed in a very public fashion that you would like to enter the US as a visitor, assumably on the visa waiver program then remain in the US while you process your immigrant paperwork. This is called preconceived intent and is seen as immigration fraud (since visitors are nonimmigrants). If people enter the US as nonimmigrants, then later change their mind about why they are in the US, they can file papers to adjust their status without leaving and get their green...

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  3. U.S Refugee Travel Document And Data Sharing

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Peter Lunt Ashman
    2. Robert West
    3. Neil Ian Fleischer
    4. J Charles Ferrari
    4 lawyer answers

    I don't believe this is true. In fact, I believe it is a violation of law for USCIS to communicate with the home country of someone who is filing or has filed for political asylum. I can't quote the regulation off the top of my head, but I'm 99% certain that there is a prohibition against releasing information to the home country.

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  4. Is there a reward for reporting an illegal alien that has committed identity theft and receiving foodstamps and help illegally?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Peter Lunt Ashman
    2. Neil Ian Fleischer
    3. Robert West
    4. Elizabeth Clare Surin
    4 lawyer answers

    Try the Republican National Committee. Reality check: you are asking questions from lawyers who spend their time defending undocumented immigrants and who likely are sympathetic to their situation.

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  5. What if i was not present on deportation hearing do to not knowing

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Peter Lunt Ashman
    2. Susan Beth Henner
    3. Mary Carmen Remigio Madrid-Crost
    4. Neil Ian Fleischer
    5. Robert West
    5 lawyer answers

    If you can prove that you put in a change of address, and they ignored it and sent your notice to the wrong place, you should be able to reopen. But there may also be a question about why did you wait so long to reopen. Talk to an experienced lawyer to get a more detailed explanation. Good luck!

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  6. EB2

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Peter Lunt Ashman
    2. Neil Ian Fleischer
    3. F. J. Capriotti III
    4. Robert West
    4 lawyer answers

    Sure. File as many as you want, as long as you pay the filing fees they'll take them. But just. Because you can doesn't mean you should. If you're talking about an EB2 case you are looking at a lot of complex and highly scrutinized issues. Do yourself a favor and talk to experienced legal counsel.

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  7. Should i file a "Waiver of inadmissibility"? What are my chances of overturning the denial for visa?

    Answered almost 3 years ago.

    1. Peter Lunt Ashman
    2. Robert West
    2 lawyer answers

    Forgive my ignorance, but what exactly were you convicted for? What was your sentence? If you have a trafficking related offense you have a big problem. Generally convictions that reference "interstate commerce" are trafficking related.

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  8. DV lottery, getting married between the interview and the actual entry

    Answered almost 3 years ago.

    1. Peter Lunt Ashman
    2. Ahmad Mohamad Yakzan
    3. Debbi Lee Klopman
    3 lawyer answers

    You need to elaborate. Try to provide as much information as possible about your status and that of your girlfriend. Or in the alternative, get in to see an immigration attorney for a consultation. It is impossible to answer your question based on this scant information, sorry.

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  9. My broher inlaw holds a 10 years permanent green card which wil expire in 2015. He was convicted of a felony in 2007

    Answered almost 3 years ago.

    1. Carl Michael Shusterman
    2. Peter Lunt Ashman
    3. C. C. Abbott
    4. Lynne Rogers Feldman
    4 lawyer answers

    Of course he can file. Immigration will cash that filing fee check with no problem. The question is can he become a citizen with his felony. My colleagues are correct to point out that an expungement has no effect for immigration purposes, even if then don't know about it or can't find out about it because the existence of the record may have been obliterated on state or federal databases. But the question cannot be answered completely because we need to know the exact conviction and...

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  10. Do I qualify to self-petition green card?

    Answered about 3 years ago.

    1. Peter Lunt Ashman
    2. J Charles Ferrari
    3. Richard Andrew Constantino Alton
    4. Javier G Pineda
    5. C. C. Abbott
    5 lawyer answers

    I agree with the other attorneys that to self petition under VAWA (Violence Against Womens Act) you will need to show abuse or extreme mental cruelty. Mental cruelty usually includes some kind of desire on the part of your husband to be intentionally hurtful. A good attorney is going to be able to ask you the kinds of questions to see if the facts in your case rise to the level of extreme mental cruelty or was your husband just a jerk. Unfortunately there is no visa for you for having...

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