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  • Can I file H1 from India and later come to US on H4 and apply for change of status from H4 to H1 in US?Any restrictions?

    Hi, I am currently working in India for a Software Company.My wife recently got H1 visa and started working in US from 1 st November 2015. Her H1 visa(I-94 as well) is valid till 2018 April.I have got my H4 stamping done.I got a sponsor in US who...

    Curtis’s Answer

    I agree with my colleagues. You do not need to be physically in the US in order for employer to file an H-1B petition on your behalf.

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  • Can I apply for EAd when I am in India with H4

    H4 dependent

    Curtis’s Answer

    I assume you mean that you are from India and here in the US on an H-4. If so, you cannot obtain an EAD.

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  • Can I get a car loan being a DACA recipient?

    I have had DACA for over 3 years now. I started getting a couple of credit cards and was able to obtain them and do monthly payments to boost my credit score. A couple of months ago I got approved to buy a car that was $14000. Everything was all s...

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    Agree with Mr. Shusterman. Try another lender.

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  • Can I file I-485 for my wife as my dependent 2 years after I file I-485 for myself only? She can't be included now due to J-1.

    I am filing my I-140 application for NIW-EB2. My wife has J-1 visa. She can't get permanent residency now since 2-years rule applies to her. I wonder if she can obtain permanent residency as my dependent 2 years later, if I file I-485 only for mys...

    Curtis’s Answer

    Agree with my colleagues. J-1 waivers are challenging. Both the Dept of Homeland Security and the Dept of State need to be on board.

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  • Will Reckless Endangering conviction in Wy be considered a Crime of Moral Turpitude ?

    Minor traffic convictions and the Reckless Endangering

    Curtis’s Answer

    Check out this helpful link:

    http://www.ilrc.org/files/documents/california_chart_jan_2016-v2.pdf

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  • How can my husband fix his immigration status..?

    My husband and I lived in Bakersfield CA since we met in 2011 and moved to Mexico on 2013 and he tried crossing back to the U.S. through the Sonora border... But was obligated to take 25kg of Marijuana on his back when he was crossing and was arre...

    Curtis’s Answer

    Agree with my colleagues. Any possibility of getting his controlled substance conviction vacated on constitutional grounds. That might be something to explore.

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  • What should I do My petition is waiting for an appointment to be scheduled at U.S. Embassy my there'd child turn 21 on may 2016?

    On 2007 My father file my family petition I-130 F3 But My husband died on 2008 my case approved 0n 2010 for immigration my I have four children the first child was 19 years when my file me petition 0n 2007 but my file change to F1 after that my ca...

    Curtis’s Answer

    I agree with Attorney Mcvicker. CSPA may help for the youngest child. Need more information and analysis.

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  • How to answer 'Overstay' DS-160 question for H4 Ext after abandoning I-539 application?

    We made an application I-539 for H4 extension before my wife's I-94 expired. But due to an emergency, my wife left the country abandoning the application while it is still under process. It was about 2 1/2 months after the I-94 expiry when she tra...

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    The answer is NO. I agree with my colleagues.

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  • How can I renew my EAD when the asylum application is initially denied?

    I recently faced denial on my asylum application. I am planning to refer to an immigration court. I have 5 months of my EAD left. now what is going to happen to my EAD? I know people say I can renew it as long as my case is continuing, but on...

    Curtis’s Answer

    If you recieved an EAD, you should be able to renew it. If your case was denied BEFORE you got the EAD, it would be more complicated.

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