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Carl Michael Shusterman

Los Angeles Immigration Attorney.

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  1. Can my husband get GC?

    Answered almost 3 years ago.

    1. Carl Michael Shusterman
    2. Luis Alberto Guerra
    3. Ilona Dzhamgarova
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    Don't sponsor him until you become a U.S. citizen. Then, he can get his green card without leaving the U.S. Most probably, his shoplifting conviction constitutes "one petty offense" meaning that there will be no negative immigration consequences.

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  2. My brother is currently awaiting a visa that has been approved can I speed up the process if his daughter has medical needs?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Carl Michael Shusterman
    2. J Charles Ferrari
    3. Alexander Joseph Segal
    4. Ashraf Sami Salem
    5. Lena Korial-Yonan
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    No, he needs to wait his turn in line. His wife and children can immigrate together with him.

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  3. Immigration

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Carl Michael Shusterman
    2. Curtis Frederic Pierce
    3. Robert West
    4. Christian Schmidt
    4 lawyer answers

    This is not a cause for deportation.

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  4. I have entered the US as a lawful immigrant but need a travel document to accommodate international travel before reentry.

    Answered almost 3 years ago.

    1. Carl Michael Shusterman
    2. Christian Schmidt
    3. Luis Alberto Guerra
    3 lawyer answers

    You will need an A number in order to apply for a Re-Entry Permit.

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  5. I am a USC. Can my wife become LPR if she entered without inspection?

    Answered 6 months ago.

    1. Carl Michael Shusterman
    2. Tracie Lynn Klinke
    3. John Qumars Khosravi
    4. Carolina C Gomez
    5. Ekaette Patty-Anne Eddings
    5 lawyer answers

    She should apply for DACA, and if possible an Advance Parole. Then, when she re-enters the U.S. legally, she can adjust her status and no waiver will be necessary.

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  6. If someone got deported while trying to get in the US can they get a resident card or something so they can still live in the US

    Answered 9 months ago.

    1. Carl Michael Shusterman
    2. Jesse Evans-Schroeder
    3. Alexander Joseph Segal
    4. Daniel Patrick Hanlon
    5. Gihan L Thomas
    5 lawyer answers

    The person may be under the "permanent bar". However, it would wise to schedule a consultation with an experienced immigration attorney.

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  7. Cost of immigration attorney in los angeles

    Answered almost 3 years ago.

    1. Carl Michael Shusterman
    2. Otis Carl Landerholm
    3. C. C. Abbott
    4. Joseph Gerard Cella
    5. Curtis Frederic Pierce
    5 lawyer answers

    I would probably charge about $1,500 plus filing fees for the visa petition, but every attorney charges differently.

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  8. I need help in an immigration issue?

    Answered 7 months ago.

    1. Carl Michael Shusterman
    2. Camila Andrea Pachon Silva
    3. Mani Khavajian
    4. Marc Aaron Asch
    5. Scott Thomas Helsper
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    As a battered spouse, child or parent, you may file an immigrant visa petition under the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA), as amended by the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). The VAWA provisions in the INA allow certain spouses, children, and parents of U.S. citizens and certain spouses and children of permanent residents (Green Card holders) to file a petition for themselves, without the abuser's knowledge. This allows victims to seek both safety and independence from their abuser,...

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  9. When it comes to burden of proof of the alien in immigration court, what would the judge be requesting or looking for from the

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Carl Michael Shusterman
    2. F. J. Capriotti III
    3. Simone Rosemarie Coley
    4. Anu Gupta
    5. Daniel Patrick Hanlon
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    The Judge does not decide the I-130 petition. The Judge will let the USCIS do so. Please click the link at the very bottom for additional information. --------- Carl Shusterman, Esq. Former INS Trial Attorney (1976-82) Board Certified Immigration Attorney (1986 - Present) Schedule a Legal Consultation - Telephonic, Skype or In-Person https://shusterman.com/intake-secure.html 600 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 1550 Los Angeles, CA 90017 (213) 394-4554 x0 Web: www.shusterman.com (...

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  10. WHAT FORMS DO I NEED TO START THE PROCESS TO GET MY ILLEGAL HUSBAND HIS RESIDENCY?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Carl Michael Shusterman
    2. Christy Han Mohan
    3. Alexander Joseph Segal
    4. Samuel Patrick Ouya Maina
    4 lawyer answers

    To sponsor him for a green card, you need to start with an I-130 petition. He may also be eligible for Deferred Action

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