Samuel Patrick Ouya Maina’s Answers

Samuel Patrick Ouya Maina

San Francisco Immigration Attorney.

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  1. Fraudulent immigration lawyer?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Carl Michael Shusterman
    2. Alexander Joseph Segal
    3. Samuel Patrick Ouya Maina
    4. Christina Heakyung Lee
    5. F. J. Capriotti III
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    Contact the State Bar. The City attorney may also be interested in pursuing her if she is in fact defrauding the public

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  2. WHAT FORMS DO I NEED TO FILE FOR MY HUSBAND THAT IS ILLEGALLY IN THE US?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Carl Michael Shusterman
    2. Giacomo Jacques Behar
    3. Alfredo Lozano
    4. Otis Carl Landerholm
    5. Perry Sai-On Chan
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    You can file I130 and I601a waiver. You may also want to explore whether he is eligible for DACA, given his current age and his age at entry.

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  3. I have 2 DUI's that are over 15 years old. I'm a permanent resident alien. I have taken care of them. Can I become a US citizen?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Samuel Patrick Ouya Maina
    2. Lynne Rogers Feldman
    3. Maria Isabel Cueva
    4. Karen-Lee Pollak
    5. Christian Schmidt
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    You should be able to.

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  4. Should I, the sponsored Alien, mention in the I-485 and I-130 forms that I have been working illegally with some employer?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Samuel Patrick Ouya Maina
    2. Fernanda Nunes Hottle
    3. J Charles Ferrari
    4. Anthony Emeka Nze Nwosu
    5. Morgan Laine Place
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    Always answer truthfully. You are correct that as an immediate relative your unauthorized employment will be forgiven. If, however, you lie and USCIS discovers this, you will be found to have knowingly misrepresented a material fact and then will be forced to file a waiver for that misrepresentation - something that will be infinitely more difficult than simply telling the truth -

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  5. My husband was deported in 2008 with a 10yr inadmissability bar. Is there hope or anything I can do in the meantime?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Carl Michael Shusterman
    2. Samuel Patrick Ouya Maina
    3. Karen-Lee Pollak
    4. Christian Schmidt
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    Meet with an immigration attorney to determine he exact nature of the two "deportations"

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  6. Why no immigration hold?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Giacomo Jacques Behar
    2. Karen-Lee Pollak
    3. Thomas Esparza Jr.
    4. Irene Vaisman
    5. Stephen D. Berman
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    I agree with my colleague. No way to know but consider him lucky thus far.

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  7. If my girlfriend got convicted for DUI. Will she get deported. She is a permanent resident

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Irina Alexander Vinogradsky
    2. Irene Vaisman
    3. Philip Alan Eichorn
    4. Samuel Patrick Ouya Maina
    5. Robert Louis Brown
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    Meet with a criminal defense attorney who is familiar with immigration consequences. Or with an immigration attorney who is also familiar with criminal defense.

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  8. Change of Status

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Alexander Joseph Segal
    2. Veronica Tunitsky
    3. Harry Asatrian
    4. Eric M. Mark
    5. Samuel Patrick Ouya Maina
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    It would depend on whether you accrue any unlawful status before leaving, or the basis of the denial - for instance if there is a finding of fraud or a misrepresentation, then yes you could later be found to be inadmissible.

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  9. Does marriage make sense while I have asylum case pending?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Samuel Patrick Ouya Maina
    2. Alena Shautsova
    3. Haroen Calehr
    4. J Charles Ferrari
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    Getting married will not hurt your chances for asylum. If you entered as a crewman you are not eligible to adjust your status

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  10. What are the risk of filling an affidavit of support for my employee s parent ? What are the pros and cons ?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Samuel Patrick Ouya Maina
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    The affidavit of support is a legally binding and enforceable contract between you and the US government. It does not matter what agreement you have with your employee regarding her promise that her parents will not get food stamps, welfare... If any of those happen, YOU will be the one the government goes after and YOU can be forced to repay.

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