David Dene Murray’s Answers

David Dene Murray

Newport Beach Immigration Attorney.

Contributor Level 14
  1. What do you think is safer and smarter to do in my situation: I'm divorced and remarried. Filed joint I-751 with my ex husband

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Lisa A. Tehlirian
    2. Tripti Sharad Sharma
    3. J Charles Ferrari
    4. Irene Vaisman
    5. David Dene Murray
    5 lawyer answers

    This is what happens when people believe the I-751 is so easy to fill out . . . the form is free online . . . and the instructions are clear on the USCIS web site. However, nowhere on the Internet does it give advice as to any particular situation. All matters involving immigration law require the expertise of experience immigration counsel, because this is your life, your ability to remain in the USA. I wonder if you realize that if your I-751 is denied you you will be subject to removal and...

  2. When your employeer moves you from ecempt to non-exempt can they also lower you pay?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Neil Pedersen
    2. Pius Joseph
    3. David Dene Murray
    3 lawyer answers

    I see a red flag here. The issue is whether you were ever truly "exempt" in the first place. Why did they change you from exempt to non-exempt? If your job duties have not changed, then they miss-classified you as exempt in the first place and if they did not pay you overtime pay for overtime hours worked, they cheated you out of your overtime pay in the past and are now attempting to cut their losses, however, they owe you back overtime wages at your "exempt" wage rate for all overtime hours...

  3. Does it matter if an F-1 student on post-completion OPT gets a W2 or 1099? What's the legal authority for either?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. J Charles Ferrari
    2. David Dene Murray
    2 lawyer answers

    I believe the answer to your question clearly lies in the link to the USCIS Memo you cited, which at paragraph 7.2.1 states: Self-employed business owner. A student on OPT may start a business and be self-employed. The student must be able to prove that he or she has the proper business licenses and is actively engaged in a business related to the student’s degree program." I believe to be properly 1099'ed you would need a business of your own, with a business license in the city....

  4. I need help immigration

    Answered over 3 years ago.

    1. David Dene Murray
    2. Harlan Gregg York
    2 lawyer answers

    Without context, your question is implossible to answer. See: http://www.usoge.gov/forms/oge450_pdf/fr450a_05.pdf

  5. Greencard application was delayed for 2 years,

    Answered over 3 years ago.

    1. Lynne Rogers Feldman
    2. David Dene Murray
    3. Shiva Pal Gill
    4. David Nabow Soloway
    4 lawyer answers

    USCIS error in processing will not in any way affect your eligibility to apply for US citizenship.

  6. Need answer regarding my H1b

    Answered over 3 years ago.

    1. David Dene Murray
    2. Nicklaus James Misiti
    3 lawyer answers

    You can contact me at www.inteconlaw.com

  7. Need answer regarding my H1b

    Answered over 3 years ago.

    1. David Dene Murray
    2. Nicklaus James Misiti
    3 lawyer answers

    It may depend on why your H-1B was denied. If it was for reasons that can be remedies, by all means, refile it immediately, before the quota is reached. You need to consult with an immigration lawyer TODAY, as the quota will be filled soon.

  8. Is it possible to get Unemployment benefits if you were ineligible at the time you applied before?

    Answered over 3 years ago.

    1. David Dene Murray
    2. Michael Robert Kirschbaum
    3. Sean James Gavin
    3 lawyer answers

    It sounds like you may have been terminated for "willful misconduct". If that is the case, it is a ground for denial of your unemployment.

  9. Agiing-out for my daughter

    Answered over 3 years ago.

    1. David Dene Murray
    2. Seeta Lakshmi Nangia
    2 lawyer answers

    Maybe yes, maybe not. It depends on varying time factors. The regulations on this are complex. You will need to consult immigration counsel for advice on this.

  10. I went and told on my x boss for calling me names to fellow coworkers ever since i went to human resources has been hell

    Answered over 3 years ago.

    1. David Dene Murray
    2. William Ira Corman
    3. Michelle A. Perfili
    3 lawyer answers

    You need to contact a labor lawyer immediately. You need help and you may be able to get it if you move quickly because each day that passes puts you in a potentially bad situation.