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Lino Raul Rodriguez Jr.

Lino Rodriguez’s Answers

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  • How long to be rescheduled for interview with USCIS?

    Lino’s Answer

    Go to USCIS.gov and put in a service request. That should help get it moving along.

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  • What can I do?

    Lino’s Answer

    Could be various reasons. Did you file the Adjustment of Status application? If so, the decision should say why he was denied. If you are only a legal permanent resident your son cannot adjust in the United States based on your petition - as he is not an immediate relative. You must also be careful that he does not leave the United States, as he would likely be subject to a 10-year-bar and would need a waiver to reenter the United States. It's very important you speak to an attorney before you take any further steps. Hope this is helpful.

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  • Illegal Immigrant marrying a US citizen. (I entered legally) which form to send first?

    Lino’s Answer

    The forms that are filed with a straight forward petition and adjustment of status for a legal entry are the following: I-130, G-325, G-325P, I-485, I-765, I-864. That said, it's important that you are 100% sure that you are eligible and that you know the proper procedure when filing even the most simple immigration case. Don't make the mistake of cutting corners on this. Good luck to you!

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  • Help for deferred action?

    Lino’s Answer

    You can review the AVVO website. Also, make sure the attorney is a member of AILA. The best recommendations may come from friends that have had personal experience with an immigration attorney/firm and have been happy with the service the firm provided them. Good luck in your search!

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  • Can I cross a checkpoint / inspection point with a pending case with USCIS?

    Lino’s Answer

    I would not recommend it. Don't put yourself at risk. Wait for your DACA to be approved and then go. Patience :)

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  • Do I need to fill out I-693 while filing for greencard?

    Lino’s Answer

    The I-693 is the medical exam. The civil surgeon will complete it and give it to you in a sealed envelope. You don't complete that form. Congratulations on your marriage and good luck!

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  • The officer didn't give me a answer

    Lino’s Answer

    That is exactly the expected outcome if they separated you two. Generally, officers won't give you a decision right away on cases where a couple has been separated at the interview. I would give USCIS about 45 to 60 days to respond with a decision or some kind of correspondence.

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  • My husband was deported then came back illegally we have 5 kids 1 with severe asthma i am a u.s citizen can he get his papers

    Lino’s Answer

    You are in a very tough situation. Unfortunately, if he reentered the U.S. after a deportation he can not adjust his status.

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  • What do they in a VAWA interview and how can i be prepared?

    Lino’s Answer

    If it an interview based on a filed I-485 along with your VAWA I-360 then make sure you review your I-485 application. Be calm and respectful. If you don't understand the officer's question ... tell him or her to ask again. Don't answer any question you don't understand. Technically, they are not to ask you about your I-360 and the issues surrounding the VAWA approval. Sometimes officers do ask about your I-360 so it might be worth taking someone with you. Good luck to you!

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  • Is a fiancé visa or marriage a better option?

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    Given these particular circumstances he is subject to a 10-year-bar and will need an I-601 Waiver for unlawful presence of over a year in the United States. The fiance route is not advisable. You can marry him and then file for him with an I-130. After that is approved and the immigrant visa process begins you will need to make sure you represented (in my opinion) because the I-601 waiver can be very tricky and is, arguably, the most important part of your process. Good luck to you and your fiancé and have a wonderful trip!

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