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8 USC § 204(k)(1) In general.--Except as provided in paragraph (2), in the case of a petition under this section initially filed for an alien unmarried son or daughter's classification as a family-sponsored immigrant under section 203(a)(2)(B), based on a parent of the son or daughter being an alien lawfully admitted for permanent residence, if such parent subsequently becomes a naturalized citizen of the United States, such petition shall be converted to a...
Don't worry. Being late on your car registration will not be a problem. You have paid it, and that's what counts.
The I-751 is really about your marriage, so the focus will be on that. If you are no longer married, or are separated, or are going through a divorce, you could have some difficulty, but if your only problem is registering your car late, I wouldn't worry about it.
I agree with everything Martha said. However, you seem to be worried about whether CIS will conduct any sort of an investigation in addition to reviewing the documents and information you submit.
Although, as Martha said, they may bring you and your husband in for an interview so they can ask you additional questions about your marriage and about your documents, it is unlikely they will perform any investigation beyond that. USCIS has limited resources and is simply unable to routinely...
First, congratulations! :-)
If you entered the country legally AND still have proof of that (e.g., the original or a copy of the passport you used to enter and/or your I-94), and you also have no criminal record, chances are good that you will be able to legalize your status without too much difficulty.
How long the process takes varies depending on where you live, and I'm not familiar with the processing times in San Jose. Down here in Los Angeles, it is currently taking 4-6 months.
Lots of issues here.
If there is a "domestic violence case" is there a conviction? If there was, who was convicted, you or your husband? Also, how did you enter the U.S.? With a visa? Visa waiver? Illegally?
All of these things have a bearing on how to answer your question.
If you wish to remain married to your husband and he is willing to petition you, the domestic violence case might be a problem - but then again, it might not; it depends on whose case it is and exactly what kind of "...
Your unlawful presence was tolled until you turned 18. Once you turned 18, U.S. immigration laws hold you legally responsible for your decision to stay in the U.S., so if you have remained in the U.S. for a year or more after your 18th birthday (and it sounds like you have), you are subject to the 10 year re-entry bar. The fact that you were underrage and had no say in your parents' decision to stay does not matter. What matters is your decision to stay even after you turned 18. Personally, I...
To add to Scott's answer, I've provided below a link to DOL's online wage library. Also, here are the library's wages for "Accountants and Auditors" for the region including Falls Church:
Area Code: 47894
Area Title: Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division
OES/SOC Code: 13-2011
OES/SOC Title: Accountants and Auditors
Level 1 Wage: $22.77 hour - $47,362 year
Level 2 Wage: $29.61 hour - $61,589 year
Level 3 Wage: $36.46 hour - $75,837 year
You've raised a very interesting question of statutory interpretation. Because of this, I don't think you should try this without hiring an attorney to help you.
Matter of Stultz addresses whether, and under what circumstances, an adulterine child (i.e., a child born out of wedlock) can be a "stepchild" as that term is defined in U.S. immigration law.
Matter of Stultz hasn't been overruled, so it's still good law. However, it sounds like you had no relationship with your father's first...
You didn't mention whether your PERM case will qualify you for 2nd Preference classification (EB2) or 3rd preference classification (EB3). You also didn't mention your country of origin. These things make a significant difference in how your case is analyzed.
Employment-based beneficiaries such as yourself can actually be out of status for up to 180 days and still file for permanent residency under section 245(k) of the Immigration and Nationality Act ("INA"). However, in order to apply for...
Knowing someone for a short period of time does not, by itself, have any effect on a marriage-based case. The principle determinations USCIS needs to make is whether the marriage is real or fraudulent (i.e., entered into just to obtain an immigration benefit) and whether it is legally valid (i.e., are the couple legally capable of marrying). Real marriages can, and do happen after only six months of courtship. I married my wife after only six months of courtship, and that was nearly 19 years...