My dad is an undocumented immigrant ( I was born in the U.S), and he has been in the country for over 21 years. About a week ago, he got pulled over and the cop who asked him for his license noticed, after investigation, that he was illegal. B...
Dont assume you cant afford a good attorney to help. Most immigration attorneys realize that immigrants do not have access to money in the same way as most people.... If your dad is detained, realize that pro bono (free) attorneys are at the detention center every day. Just make sure he gets to talk to someone who can help explain to him his options. Dont panic.See question
My income for last year was just $9000, before that I never filed tax return because I was in school. So I just have 1 year tax return paper. Now I am in military and trying to file I-130 and I-864 for my spouse. My current income without benefits...
The I-864 affidavit of support is one of the more difficult parts of an immigrant visa application. You should be able to demonstrate why you did not file a return in previous years. Show your income. Now, as a military member, you have some benefit, since the government will look at 100% (rather than 125%) of your Taxable income. Military members get a lot of UNtaxed income which will not count for the affidavit of support... I agree with my colleague that if your household size is only 2, then your income may be sufficient. If its not, I think you should get help with this process from an experienced immigration attorney - to explore your options. Good luck.See question
I'm a legal resident who wants to adjust status for my husband. He came to this country illegally from Mexico in 2006. He has never left the county after that. He has no criminal record, never been in trouble before. No one has ever submitted any ...
Since you are a resident, you can file a petition (form I-130) for your husband, even if he came in illegally. After that there are differences in how petitions are processed (slower for spouses of residents, compared to U.S. citizens). You should find an experienced attorney to talk through your options. Perhaps one topic will be your own citizenship. You can find several attorneys here. Be sure to review the experience of anyone you might hire.See question
Would form I-751 is the only form I need to file in order to remove my conditional green card? I got my two years green via marriage and still currently married to my USC wife.
True. That is the only form needed. HOWEVER, what CIS really wants is lots of evidence that proves the marriage relationship is alive and that you are both living together, etc.See question
Right now I'm study at community college. I want to apply to Master degree next year but my F1 visa will expire next month. If I can apply how long can I stay in the State? Can I extend F1 visa here? Thank You!
If your I-94 shows D/S, then you are admitted and may stay here as long as you are a full time student. There is no need to file for an extension. You will have to get a new visa in your passport next time you travel out of the country. But to stay longer INSIDE the U.S., your next school must complete the SEVIS/I-20 paperwork and send it to immigration. There is no limit to how long you can stay, so long as you are continuing as a full time student. You might want to see an attorney if your school advisor cannot answer your questions. Its impossible for us to give anything except general information. Good luck.See question
It's clear to me that I have to report my naturalization to the Social Security administration . How about DMV and other government departments ?
You should report your new status to the social security office, since it matters for accrual of benefits. Otherwise, I agree with my colleagues that this new status (congratulations, by the way) does not impact your driver license at all.See question
I m a Green card holder and my hubby is Canadian citizen/ We would like to stay in USA/ 1. Have I- 130 approved/ 2. Applied for I - 485 Adjustment of status got rejected due visa number is not availability yet/ What should we do next??
That is not surprising. There is a waiting period for relatives of green card holders. If you can apply now or soon to become a citizen, that would speed things up. Without knowing more about how you or your husband came here or other issues about you both, i dont think any of us could guess about other options for you. If you are concerned about his status, why not make an appointment to see an immigration lawyer who can explain this to you and help you make a plan for the future?See question
She has been here in Washington since she was 13 and she is illegal here. What can we do to get her legal?
You may have a few options. If you are a citizen yourself, the options are different. Please see an experienced immigration attorney to help you make decisions about this. You should have an in person meeting to figure this out.See question
I am an Australian national who is currently applying for a spousal green card via my wife. Previously, I was on an E3 visa via my employer. We've submitted all of the application info, I have had my biometrics appointment, I currently have an EAD...
Unless you have advance parole/travel permission, you will ABANDON your adjustment application by leaving the country. You risk getting stuck outside the country. So dont go. If you have not filed form I-131 and received the answer with permission, dont go. Your EAD card MAY HAVE travel permission included. It will say so. If not... its just an EAD card which does not permit travel.See question
I am a US national. And my husband has been living in the U.S illegally. And we need help to get this started, we don't know where to start, so please I need help.
If you are a U.S. national, you should apply to become a U.S. citizen first. Then you will have more options. These are big questions. A meeting with an immigration lawyer can help to clear up what are the best choices for you. Good luck.See question