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Carol L. Edward

Seattle Immigration Attorney.

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  1. Can illegal immigrants get business license, professional license as well as driving license from State of WA legally?

    Answered 7 months ago.

    1. Liya Djamilova
    2. Carol L. Edward
    3. Brian David Lerner
    3 lawyer answers

    Any application made to a government agency must contain truthful information, never give a false social security number. With that said, Washington state requires U.S. Citizenship for an enhanced drivers license. http://www.dol.wa.gov/driverslicense/edlproof.html. Here are the requirements for a normal drivers license: http://www.dol.wa.gov/driverslicense/18over.html. Sometimes the dmv gives you a hard time about the social security number, but a number is not required. Most business and...

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  2. Immigration/dual citizenship

    Answered over 7 years ago.

    1. Carol L. Edward
    2. Stuart Jonas Reich
    2 lawyer answers

    Dual citizenship requires that both countries permit you to hold more than one citizenship. The U.S. at this time, does in fact permit more than one citizenship. I say at this time because you never know how laws may change. In the past dual citizenship was not recognized. Also in the past if you didn't have citizenship for 5 years and you left, you risked losing your citizenship. These are just examples of how laws can change and why I say at this time the U.S. recognizes dual citizenship....

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  3. WHAT THINGS AFFECT AN PERMANENT RESIDENT CO SIGNER OR SPONSOR?

    Answered 7 months ago.

    1. Thuong-Tri Nguyen
    2. Carol L. Edward
    3. Kevin Lawrence Dixler
    3 lawyer answers

    I would suggest talking to the officials who help you make the application for the Medicaid program. Since emergency care does not normally require reimbursement this may be exempt. It is highly unusual for the government to seek reimbursement from a sponsor, but that does not mean that they will not do so. I would also suggest reading the I-864 very carefully and also looking at the uscis.gov website that discusses in more detail the obligations of the I-864 sponsors.

  4. Is there a risk in applying for green card renewal after a conviction 4 yrs 9 mos ago

    Answered 7 months ago.

    1. Robert Daniel Kelly
    2. Carol L. Edward
    3. Angelica O Sciencio
    4. Olga Vasilyevna Guzhva
    4 lawyer answers

    There are often serious immigration consequences flowing from criminal convictions. The impact can also vary depending on whether you have traveled abroad and are returning to the U.S. or are in the United States applying for a benefit such as naturalization or renewal of your green card. Recently the U.S. Supreme Court issued a couple of legal decisions that directly impact drug related charges in the immigration context. The fact that the immigration hold was removed is a good sign, but I...

  5. Imigration laws

    Answered over 7 years ago.

    1. Carol L. Edward
    2. Philip C. Curtis
    2 lawyer answers

    There are a number of reasons. DHS might have made a mistake. They (your friend) may have inadvertently done something that resulted in their being out of status. The person might have an old or pending criminal matter. They may have had prior run-ins with Immigration resulting in a deportation (which can be done at the border without even seeing a Judge). These are complicated issues and the best way to determine options is for your friend to speak to an Immigration attorney to see if it...

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