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Samuel Patrick Ouya Maina

San Francisco Immigration Attorney.

Contributor Level 19
  1. With cannabis on my uk police record will my green card be denied

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. F. J. Capriotti III
    2. Amber Lynn Blasingame
    3. Samuel Patrick Ouya Maina
    4. Igor Serbinin
    5. Ian Edmund Scott
    6. ···
    6 lawyer answers

    It could have an effect. Consult with an attorney

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  2. Can a restraining order affect a conditional green card holder's conditional status removal

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Samuel Patrick Ouya Maina
    2. Tsirina Goroshit
    2 lawyer answers

    Are you saying the conditional resident is restrained from being near the petitioning spouse? If so, it will be an issue since when it comes time to file the joint documents in support of the joint petition to remove conditions, the restrained spouse may have a hard time doing so. the joint petition also assumes that the two spouses are living together as husband and wife. if the conditional resident is prohibited from being near the petitioning spouse, how can they satisfy that requirement?...

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  3. Applying for us citizenship my wife is out of status she overstayed on tourist visa when she came she got social number

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Giacomo Jacques Behar
    2. Samuel Patrick Ouya Maina
    3. Christian K. Lassen II
    3 lawyer answers

    Yes to all of the above. USCIS will not take any action against your wife because she is out of status. Also, if you wish to petition for her in the future you need for her information to appear in your naturalization paperwork or you will make it more difficult later when you file for her.

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  4. My asylum has been granted in San Francisco on January 22, 2013.I am moving to New York in march 18, 2013.

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Samuel Patrick Ouya Maina
    2. Tripti Sharad Sharma
    2 lawyer answers

    Congratulations! If the petition is ready for filing now, you can go ahead. Once you have moved you can update your information with USCIS.

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  5. Do you have to be a lawyer to assist someone with 1 - 601a or I - 130 Forms ?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Giacomo Jacques Behar
    2. Morgan Laine Place
    3. Samuel Patrick Ouya Maina
    4. Christy Han Mohan
    5. C. C. Abbott
    5 lawyer answers

    There is no requirement but I would NEVER suggest one attempt to prepare and submit an I601 without the help of an attorney.

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  6. Should I wait until a full time job offer to tell a prospect part time/contract employer about H1B visa sponsorship needs?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Kyndra L. Mulder
    2. Samuel Patrick Ouya Maina
    3. Cynthia Beth Rosenberg
    3 lawyer answers

    I agree with my colleagues

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  7. My situation is following. I was married since 2009 to US citizen. We filed a joint petition I751 and got divorced in 2012

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Irene Vaisman
    2. Samuel Patrick Ouya Maina
    3. F. J. Capriotti III
    4. Shah Iqbal Nawaaz Peerally
    4 lawyer answers

    I agree with both my colleagues - you should consult with an attorney

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  8. Can I petition for my stepmother?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Samuel Patrick Ouya Maina
    2. Michael Hugh Carlin
    3. Karen-Lee Pollak
    4. J Charles Ferrari
    4 lawyer answers

    If your father never divorced your mother then the marriage to your stepmother is not valid for immigration purposes and you cannot petition for her. If your father actually divorced your mother, AND married your stepmother before you turned 18, then you may be able to petition for her.

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  9. If I hire an immigration lawyer what can I expect the immigration lawyer to help me with and what is my role?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Alexander Joseph Segal
    2. Samuel Patrick Ouya Maina
    3. Meighan Colleen Lenihan Vargas
    4. Grace Montesino Esnardo
    4 lawyer answers

    Each attorney outlines with you their expectations from you and what you can expect from them. For specific details as to what those would be, including the fees charged, you should speak with several different attorneys and then choose accordingly.

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  10. After filling i-130 and husband already in the US after enter illegally, do he have to go back to México? If he do how long?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Samuel Patrick Ouya Maina
    2. Eliza Grinberg
    3. Alexander Joseph Segal
    4. F. J. Capriotti III
    5. Alena Shautsova
    5 lawyer answers

    You should meet with an immigration attorney to discuss your case in detail. His prior instance of getting caught will be an issue since that means he probably attempted to enter at least two times..

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