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  • I paid 500 dollar to an immigration attorney to help me with Deffered action was that a reasonable price?

    I haven't submitted my documents to my attorney yet, and i dont know when my attorney said she will email me and contact me to get ready but was the price she charged me with reasonable? I've been here since i was 3 and hopefully i'll get granted ...

    Ricky’s Answer

    These applications are not that complicated for straight shot cases. While each attorney sets his/her own fees based on experience, time and location, I think $500 is more than a reasonable fee.

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  • Green card renewal and Misdemeanor Unclassified RSMo: 307.400

    My boyfriend got a ticket for a bad tire and it's been catorized as Misdemeanor Unclassified RSMo: 307.400. He is in the middle of renewing his green card and is freaking out that this is going to affect his status, will it?

    Ricky’s Answer

    It does not even sound like a crime/violation that carries a jail sentence. Further, a crime will not enable USCIS to decline issuing an I-90 renewal. If this is his only issue, he will be fine.

    Ricky Malik, Esq.

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  • I Have Question About deportation

    HELLO! My Question is, if judge orders deportation, Can person go home for prepare leaving country, or he/she will be taken at once from the court by iceand hold the person.

    Ricky’s Answer

    In a non-detained court hearing, the person is almost always free to go home and decide whether to appeal the decision or prepare to leave the country. Absent a significant criminal record, I don't think the person will be detained.

    Ricky Malik, Esq.
    www.rmlegal.com

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  • Does my 7 yr old need a re entry permit after 7 months in Brazil?

    I am a conditional green card holder and mother of a 7yr old . My 7 yr old is a conditional green card holder and has been in Brazil for 7 months. Does she need to get a re entry permit after 7 months out of the US?

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    No, if it has been under a year, however be prepared for some extra scrutiny at the airport on your return.

    Ricky Malik, Esq.www.rmlegal.com [http://www.rmlegal.com]

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  • Can i be deported for attempted robbery

    Can i get deported for a crime i did when i was 20 im 27 now i got charged with a felony but is this consider aggravated felony? & also i just sent in my green card for renewal will they deport me for something like this i did in the ...

    Ricky’s Answer

    We need a little bit more information, but to answer your question generally: yes you can be deported for a crime that occurred 7 years ago. You are asking the right question in terms of if it is an aggravated felony. To determine that we need to know what specifically were you convicted of (was it attempted robbery?) and what was the exact sentence? If the sentence was 1 yr or more, it may very well be an AF. If not, and they try to remove you based on information obtained from your renewal FPs, it sounds like you have a strong cancellation case.
    Ricky Malik, Esq.www.rmlegal.com [http://www.rmlegal.com]

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  • I got bonded out of a detention centre but the judge took my passport...i have no other form of id what do i do?

    I got bonded out and the judge and prosecutor took my passport as a condition of my release.I am from NY but was held in FL.I need to get back home but i have no way to board a plane or even drive back.My dad started a petition for me by filing my...

    Ricky’s Answer

    Sounds like you were in Krome. You should be able to obtain a copy of your passport. Along with the release docs ICE provided you, it should be enough to get you on a plane or greyhound bus back to NY. I know I have been able to have my clients use transportation with those docs.

    Ricky Malik, Esq.
    www.rmlegal.com

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  • Deportation letter and 7 months pregnant.

    Hi I was deported in 2006 however never received a deportation letter. Now I'm 7 months pregnant and have recently received a immigration letter saying to exit the country the letter says the end of March 2011 but I received the letter on April si...

    Ricky’s Answer

    As my colleague stated, you need to consult with an experienced Immigration Attorney. You may have an option to file a motion to reopen depending on the circumstances in 2006. Also, since you are pregnant, you may want to consider filing a stay of removal with ICE to give you some time for birth and thereafter.

    Ricky Malik, Esq.
    www.rmlegal.com

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  • How can i get the 5,000 dollar bond from ice in GA.

    my husband had a voluntary departure and he left and presented him self in mexico on the day that he had to leave now what do i do to get that money back and how long will it take?

    Ricky’s Answer

    The time varies and is usually longer than it shoudl be. Once he presents himself to the U.S. Embassy in Mexico, they will cable to release the bond. Once the paperwork is completed, the bond is released to the person/company who paid it.

    Ricky Malik, Esq.
    Attorney at Law

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  • I filed I-130 for my spouse and the case have been completed by national visa center(NVC) since january 2010 and they haven't sc

    hedule an interview date for her yet and i have always been calling NVC every month to enquire about the interview date and all the tell me is their waiting on the embassy in Ghana to give them an interview date bcos ghana have alot of backlog and...

    Ricky’s Answer

    I'm not clear on your question, but assuming you are a U.S. Citizen there should not normally be a delay of this long. You may want to hire an American Immigration Lawyer's Association (AILA) attorney to follow up on this issue. Alternatively, consider contacting your Senator or Congressman's office and speak to their immigration point person to assist you. You can find them at www.senate.gov or www.house.gov. Good luck.

    Ricky Malik, Esq.
    www.rmlegal.com

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  • Soliciting a prostitute

    I am a Green Card Holder. Six years ago, I was driving late at night in Florida, and saw lots of prostitutes walking on the street. I got my car close to one, low down my window and got arrested. Needed to pay $500 to be released. I completed m...

    Ricky’s Answer

    The question is were you convicted of soliciting a prostitute. Sounds like you were for immigration purposed if you had to pay complete community service. The INA definition of a conviction is very different from what most people believe is a conviction.

    Soliciting a prostitute is not an inadmissible offense and if you did not receive a jail sentence (including suspended time), you may be ok to apply for citizenship. More details are needed.

    I would recommend meeting with a qualified attorney or if you chose not to, you may want to wait until 5 years have passed.

    Ricky Malik, Esq.
    www.rmlegal.com

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