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  • Garnishment has been entered. I do not think it's legal.

    I had debts in 2006. Set up payments. Then I had to file a police report for ID theft. Could not make payments anymore and lost my job. Found another job and then served court papers. Responded within 30 days and went to court on the date lis...

    Sanjay’s Answer

    It is common for creditors to sell debtor accounts to collection agencies, who in turn sell it to other collection agencies, making the process very confusing. At this juncture, it is likely worth consulting myself or one of the other attorneys on here about your bankruptcy options.

    Best of luck,

    Sanjay A. Paul, Esq.
    (626) 993-6726
    http://www.dreamlawca.com/dreamlaw-bankruptcy.html

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  • What do we do when our lawyer isnt doing his job and his retainer is non refundable.

    e and my boyfriend filed his dissolution and order for 50/50 custody, his ex wife responded a day later wanting just her ith custody and 9 hrs/per week visitation. Week later we took a officer to try and get his son as she was withholding, she fil...

    Sanjay’s Answer

    I agree with my colleague. If you feel that you and the attorney are not on the same page, schedule an in-person appointment and address those issues.

    Best of luck,

    -Sanjay A. Paul, Esq.

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  • What happens at an asylum interview?

    How much time is allotted for each interview? Is there a maximum duration per interview? Do you get to talk to an officer privately, and if not, can you request to carry out the interview in a room for privacy purposes? What happens if you get emo...

    Sanjay’s Answer

    The interview is in a private room with an immigration officer, the applicant and the applicant's attorney (if represented by one). The shortest interview I have been to lasted 30 minutes and the longest one was over 3 hours. I have had applicants that get emotional and there is nothing wrong with this, as the bases for asylum can be very emotional. You should refrain from swearing and giving the officer a bad impression of yourself however. From my experience, the applicant always has an opportunity to emphasize what is important to them to the immigration officer.

    There is a lot on the line for you during an asylum interview - go prepared, be consistent and show emotion, but maintain your composure.

    Best of luck,

    Sanjay A. Paul, Esq.
    www.dreamlawca.com
    (888) 373-2602

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  • How long after the biometric do you get an answer? Do uscis send you a reciept after biometric appointment?

    deferred action for child

    Sanjay’s Answer

    You can estimate 1-3 months after. Depends on the processing center, your background etc. You do not get a receipt after the biometrics appt. You can check the status of your application on the USCIS website by entering in your receipt number.

    Best of luck!

    -Sanjay A. Paul, Esq.
    www.dreamlawca.com

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  • Undocumented, eb2

    Can undocumented students get eb2 sponsorship after getting a US masters degree?

    Sanjay’s Answer

    More facts are needed. Consult with an experienced attorney. As my colleagues have stated, there may be a way to do this depending on your situation.

    Best of luck,

    Sanjay A. Paul, Esq.
    www.dreamlawca.com
    (888) 373-2602

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  • Married filing single for 2 years and last year married joint now time for N400 process is it a problem?

    tax preparer did this to us since we first filed together,this year we plan to file married jointly and at the same time i will apply for my naturalization based on 3 years residence and marriage to USC spouse,is it a problem when the uscis see my...

    Sanjay’s Answer

    You don't want to risk it. Amend your taxes as my colleagues have suggested. And be prepared to answer questions regarding your tax filings.

    Best of luck,

    Sanjay A. Paul, Esq.
    (888) 373-2602
    www.dreamlawca.com

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  • Can I be my husband’s sponsor?

    Dear experts, I am US citizen. I married my husband in China and my annual income is about US$60,000. For last three years, I worked in China for a HK company. Each year, I filed Form 2555 with US IRS. My questions are: 1. Can I be the spo...

    Sanjay’s Answer

    As my colleagues have stated, this requires a lawyer.

    Best of luck,

    Sanjay A. Paul, Esq.
    (888) 373-2602
    www.dreamlawca.com

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  • My California DOJ report's Disposition says: "RELEASED" (Deferred Action applicant)

    Hi, I recently got my California DOJ report through livescan and I have a question regarding my disposition. I have committed a shoplifting crime when I was 17 and when that happened, although I was arrested, I was never convicted of anything beca...

    Sanjay’s Answer

    You will likely qualify if that is your only incident. Retain an attorney to file your case however as you still have to address this issue in your application.

    Best of luck!

    -Sanjay A. Paul, Esq.
    (888) 373-2602
    www.dreamlawca.com

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  • After biometrics for deferred action how long is the waiting period to get news from USCIS?

    My daugther got her biometrics taken on 10\1\12. She is a very good student, no criminal record and is a really good kid, but I'm worried because we have not heard from USCIS yet.

    Sanjay’s Answer

    Can take anywhere from 1-2 months. You can also check the status of your application online at www.uscis.gov by entering your receipt number.

    Best of luck!

    -Sanjay A. Paul, Esq.
    (888) 373-2602
    www.dreamlawca.com

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  • Deferred Action question.

    I came illegally to the US in 1991. I did all my school here including college and have sufficient proof. However in 1999 when i was 12 years old, during my winter break my mom send me to mexico for the holidays.I returned to the US on February 2...

    Sanjay’s Answer

    You need an attorney to represent you on this case. There is a lot of room for error and fraud issues if not addressed appropriately.

    Best of luck!

    -Sanjay A. Paul, Esq.
    (888) 373-2602
    www.dreamlawca.com

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