Christian Schmidt’s Answers

Christian Schmidt

San Francisco Immigration Attorney.

Contributor Level 19
  1. Is it risky to file file taxes as "married filing separately" before filing the I-751?

    Answered almost 3 years ago.

    1. Carl Michael Shusterman
    2. Christian Schmidt
    3. Deborah Lynne Karapetian
    4. Jeffrey Adam Devore
    5. Curtis Frederic Pierce
    5 lawyer answers

    A joint tax return is not a make or breake item for a I-751. You should be able to explain the reasons for filing seperately and demonstrate a bona fide marriage.

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  2. Can I take multiple jobs if I am on EAD ?

    Answered almost 3 years ago.

    1. Carl Michael Shusterman
    2. Christian Schmidt
    2 lawyer answers

    Yes, you can.

    15 lawyers agreed with this answer

  3. How many copies of everything do I need for the i-130 application?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. David Lee Wilson
    2. Christian Schmidt
    3. Kevin Lawrence Dixler
    4. Thomas Esparza Jr.
    4 lawyer answers

    One copy of each documents is sufficient. Only your wife must submit a copy of her birth certificate if born in the US or US passport or naturalization certificate.

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  4. Immigration Matter:

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Alexander Joseph Segal
    2. Irene Vaisman
    3. Kyndra L. Mulder
    4. Christian Schmidt
    5. Mark Robert Barr
    6. ···
    6 lawyer answers

    You may file a Habeas Corpus but should consult with an immigration attorney regarding the chances of success before filing.

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  5. 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
    5 lawyer answers

    You may apply.

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  6. Immigrant Petition for my Daughter

    Answered almost 3 years ago.

    1. Carl Michael Shusterman
    2. Curtis Frederic Pierce
    3. Christian Schmidt
    4. Marc Damien Sean Taylor
    5. Luis Alberto Guerra
    6. ···
    6 lawyer answers

    I agree with Attorney Shusterman.

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  7. Should I list my children on my n-400 application, which I did not list on my adjustment of status?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Alexander Joseph Segal
    2. Geoffrey Alan Hoffman
    3. Christian Schmidt
    4. Ismail T. Shahtakhtinski
    5. Amanda Faye Mitchell Diaz
    6. ···
    7 lawyer answers

    You must answer all questions truthfully. USCIS may investigate the circumstances of your adjustment application again and you may lose your resident status. You may be better off if you do not apply for citizenship. I recommend consulting with an immigration attorney.

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  8. 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
    4 lawyer answers

    It appears that he was deported twice. This may bar him permanently under the current law and he would have to reside outside the US for 10 years first before he becomes eligible for a waiver. You should consult with an immigration attorney for a review of his case.

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  9. I will be marrying a U.S. citizen, will it be a problem to obtain a residence if I have one DUI?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Christian Schmidt
    2. Chongming Li
    3. Obadan Unuigbojie Iziokhai
    4. Veronica Tunitsky
    5. Stephen D. Berman
    6. ···
    6 lawyer answers

    Your DUI should not prevent you from becoming a permanent resident but your unlawful entry will be an issue. You should consult with an immigration attorney before you submit any applications to USCIS.

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  10. Immigration

    Answered almost 3 years ago.

    1. Carl Michael Shusterman
    2. Curtis Frederic Pierce
    3. Robert West
    4. Christian Schmidt
    4 lawyer answers

    You will get deported, no questions asked!

    11 lawyers agreed with this answer