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Carolina Castaneda’s Answers

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  • Will the I-601A Provisional waiver work for my husband? What is the estimate of the total cost to get his green card?

    Carolina’s Answer

    You have to call attorneys and ask. Unfortunately, no attorney will be able to give you a quote on AVVO for her or his services. The immigration fees are standard and what forms need to be filed depend on the particular facts of your case.

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  • Can I adjust my status?

    Carolina’s Answer

    If you and your spouse are now living together, then you may seek adjustment of status. Of course, you and your spouse will have to prove that you are still married and that the marriage is valid. Yes, the fact that you were separated may affect you, but you may overcome that. If you reconciled you and your spouse can attest to that. You should file your income tax return. Speak with an attorney knowledgeable in immigration law for guidance. Best of luck.

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  • Initial Interview for permanent residence documents required.

    Carolina’s Answer

    Take all or as many of the documents that are listed on the interview notice. Make sure that the birth certificates are originals, she should also take a copy of each. If she cannot get the original birth certificates in time for the interview, make sure she lets the officer know that she tried getting all the original birth certificates but they will not be available until X date.

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  • My parents live in california and i am a us citizen live in texas want to apply for green card for parents

    Carolina’s Answer

    The answer to your question will depend on whether your parents were lawfully admitted to the United States (entered the country lawfully). If they did, that means that they are eligible for Adjustment of Status and they can apply to become residents. It does not matter that you live in different states. If you are scheduled for an interview, because you are petitioning them (you are the petitioner) you will have to appear at that interview. Contact an attorney to better inform you as to whether your parents are eligible for adjustment of status.

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  • I've been approved for DACA and I'm now married to a US citizen.

    Carolina’s Answer

    Did you ever enter lawfully to the United States? Else you cannot adjust in the United States and will have to go to your cou try of origin. You need to give us more information so we can properly answer your question. Lawful entry? Any advance parole? You are likely going to need the help of an attorney.

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  • I am a US citizen my spouse is under the deferred action program

    Carolina’s Answer

    If she never entered the country legally, then she cannot adjust status in the United States. Because she has deferred action she may be eligible for advance parole (and possibly be able to adjust status in the United States) but you will need to speak to an immigration attorney. I strongly suggest you contact an immigration attorney to help you in this matter.

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  • Immigration

    Carolina’s Answer

    You should speak to an immigration attorney. The case can be transfered to Los Angeles by filing a change of venue with the immigration court in Texas. Whether or not you can adjust status through your daughter depends on various factors (is she 21 yet? Did you ever enter the US lawfully? What is your criminal history?). Therefore, the best thing is to do is to consult an immigration attorney.

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  • WHERE CAN I FIND A PRO BONO IMMIGRATION LAWYER? I WAS ARRESTED AND NOW THEY WANT TO DEPORT ME.

    Carolina’s Answer

    You can look at the immigration website but also, when you go to court tomorrow, you can ask the clerk or the immigration judge for a list of pro bono immigration attorneys. You can also ask the judge for time so that you can contact the attorneys on the list and find representation. Best of luck tomorrow.

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  • Why is Ice allowed to detain a person who has a permanent Res.card. When the card does not expire for two more months?

    Carolina’s Answer

    ICE has the right to detain and possibly deport individuals who have are legal permanent residents when such commit an offense for which they may be deportable (such as drug offenses, domestic violence, and other crimes). Although the individual may have served some or all of the time given in criminal court ICE can and may put a hold on such person and transfer him/her to immigration custody. I suggest you contact an experienced immigration attorney to assist you on this matter.

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