My fiancé was released from ICE on bond this month and was scheduled a master hearing at the end of the month. We will be getting married next week and I am a United State Citizen.
Yes, this is normal. Your fiance is now in Removal Proceedings in Immigration Court. A Master Calendar Hearing is an administrative hearing, not the actual "trial" on the merits of the case, but some very important things take place at the Master, including pleading to the charges. It is critically important that the pleadings are made in a way that does not harm the Respondent's (that's what a defendant is called in Removal Proceedings) chances of winning his or her case. Also during a Master, the Respondent will need to explain what forms of relief he or she will be applying for. In your case, you need to get married and file an I-130 as soon as possible, however, depending on whether there is a criminal history or other aggravating factors, other applications for relief may be necessary. I recommend hiring an experienced immigration attorney to handle this matter for you, because if you lose in Removal Proceedings, your fiance will be ordered removed. Good luck!See question
Is it possible to get a green card through investment? I read somewhere that you can start a business , invest a certain amount of money, and employ around 8-12 people and your good to go? If thats true can you do it with a B or a F visa?
There are indeed options to obtain visas and green cards through investment, however, the requirements are substantially more complicated than your summary above. If this is something you are actually interested in pursuing, retain an experienced immigration attorney to advise you and represent you in the process, if you are eligible.See question
Is it possible to convert a tourist visa to a fiance visa or does my fiance have to go back to her country and then wait there for her visa?
There is no such thing as "converting" a visa. If your fiancee entered on a B2 and you now want to get married, you can either apply for her green card here in the US, or if she wants to go back, you can do it through the US consulate in her home country. Generally, folks prefer to do it here in the US, and provided that she did not plan to marry you and stay at the time she obtained the B2 visa and traveled on it, she should be eligible to Adjustment of Status here in the US. USCIS recently updated the forms required to apply and the new filing packet is quite confusing. Preparing your case incorrectly can cause your case to be rejected, delayed or denied. I recommend that you hire an attorney to avoid common pitfalls committed by self-filers. Good luck!See question
Have uk citizenship born in Scotland but isn't a house here in Florida as well as Scotland . I am a qualified paralegal
That depends on your status here. The fact that you own a home here does not confer any kind of immigration status or work authorization. Employment in the US requires that you have an immigration status that permits employment. You would be wise to consult with an immigration attorney to discuss your options, if any, for securing such status in the US.See question
My child 7 yrs old has lived in the usa waiting for his citizen dad to file for legal status for him. His dad insists that son stays in usa but dad refuses to file. There is no one in abroad for my child to return who can care for him. Im his moth...
It is possible that your son may already be a citizen, if he was born to a US citizen father. You should discuss the details privately with an attorney.See question
I had a legal marriage and obtained a green card that will expire this year by 24 December 2017 on condition that I remain married. To apply for unconditional permanent I need to submit a form with my partner 90 days before the expiration date. ...
The good news is that the law was designed to protect people in your situation. You can apply for a waiver of the joint filing requirement based on divorce. In order to do that, you must prove that your marriage was in good faith (that you didn't just marry for the green card). Additionally, you must submit the divorce decree either with your waiver request or within 87 days of receiving the request from USCIS. This is where timing becomes important. I-751's, especially based on the divorce waiver, are often improperly adjudicated by USCIS. Specifically, the adjudicators often insist that you prove things that are not required of you by law. In the last two years, we have seen dozens of these types of cases where the applicant was denied when they tried to file on their own. I recommend you work with an experienced attorney on this.See question
I am currently browsing the internet for information on how I could obtain a new work permit for the US. Brief description of the situation: I was granted an E-2 visa in 2012 (will expire in Sep 2017), worked for this company until 2015, left the ...
You cannot transfer your old visa, but your new employer can apply for a new visa for you, if the employer and the position qualify. I would recommend that you reach out to an experienced immigration attorney to determine the best way to proceed forward.See question
My documents received by uscis on January 17 /2017 i was also filled asylum before I got married i received work permit on the asylum case i was waiting for interview they never call my case from 2015 to 2016. My wife decided to send a petition ...
You could get your driver license if you had a valid work authorization document. You either need to renew your EAD based on awaiting your asylum interview or wait for your EAD based on a pending I-1485 if you filed for one.See question
I am a USA Citizen and I'm going to be marrying an afghan next month in Afghanistan. We will then be applying for the spouse visa (cr1). What is the current processing time for an Afghani to come to USA?
The process, from the filing of the petition to the time the interview is scheduled has been taking, on average, 7-9 months. However, since the new administration, things have been slowing down, so it may take a bit longer than that. The best way to ensure that your case is processed as quickly as possible is to prepare it correctly. Mistakes in the preparation of your case can lead to delays and even denial. I recommend that you hire an attorney,See question
My husband and I are in process with trying to get his 10 years approved so he does not have to go back to his country and to try to fix his status here in the U.S (I have health conditions and we have 4 children) will getting housing or food stam...
If your husband does not have status in the US, he is not eligible for public benefits. You and your children may receive benefits.See question