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  • My girlfriend entered The US legally overstayed her visa, we are having a baby soon can we marry and adjust status with her here

    Visa expired a year ago, I am currently in devorce process with exwife which was also here on a visa and got a green card. Would that affect the new marrage?

    Sean’s Answer

    GENERALLY, one may adjust status after marriage to a U.S. Citizen following a legal entry into the U.S. Your case will depend on the circumstances of her obtaining the visa (dual intent), whether there is sufficient income in your household to sponsor her, as well as her criminal history/past immigration history etc... I suggest that you visit a good immigration attorney to be sure.

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  • Voluntary departure

    I have read scary stories about how ICE officials treat deportees, if I volunteer to go back to my country will i be arrested? will i have access to my finances? and my stuff?

    Sean’s Answer

    If you are granted the privelege of voluntary departure (without safegards) by the immigration judge, you leave how ever you want. There is no interaction with ICE, other than verifying the departure at a consulate or at the border.

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  • STATUS

    hi i'm an illegal in the US and would like to go to SCHOOL, I HAVE MY HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA FROM THE US AND WOULD LIKE TO CONTINUE MY EDUCATION UNTIL MY STATUS DATE, IS THAT POSSIBLE AND WHAT SCHOOL SHOULD I GO TO APPLY

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    First of all you "are" not "an illegal", you may be a person who is incidentally out of status, but as far as it goes, you "are" a human being and that is not illegal. I do not know what you mena by a "status date". Are you waiting to be granted relief or the right to remoan in the U.S. by a court or immigration service? Although you may not qualify for federal student loans or grants, there are some schools that may allow you to enroll as a student. It all depends on where you reside, and whether you are looking at a public or provate university...

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  • Procesing time throu green card holder

    my husbend live in Usa he have green gard if he sponser me how much procesing time

    Sean’s Answer

    It depends what country you are from. Use this chart online to determine the wait taimes: http://www.travel.state.gov/visa/bulletin/bulletin_5630.html . It is the Visa Bulletin issued by the Department of State. F-2A is the category but each country has different wait times... Good luck.

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  • I need help!

    My boyfriend was pulled over and fined back in july and had a court hearing. He had fines & had to go to classes. He went to classes one time and paid off most of the fine.His Liscense was taken away too. Monday ICE came to get him . He has a 10...

    Sean’s Answer

    He may ask the immigration judge to reduce the bond based on community ties, likelihood of appearing at all court dates and his past criminal history etc... Whether he might be able to avoid deportation is a matter that will require the professional opinion of a licensed immigration attorney that handles detention and removal cases. We handle these cases, or you might want to check the referral service at www.aila.org .

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  • Do I need to worry that my American husband wants to withdraw petition and affidavit?

    My husband and I've been married for over 2 years now. I had experience emotional abuse from him during this time, to the point that I had left in the middle of the night no knowing where to go for being afraid of him getting physical. During a tr...

    Sean’s Answer

    If you were controlled by him (friends you were able to see, money, your freedom), you may well need to see an immigration lawyer to go over your options for VAWA sef-petition, or even VASAW Cancellation fo Removal if you did not enter the U.S. legally. I would not agree to any divorce until you see an iummigration attorney. My office is in Nashville and we can assist. Sean Lewis" 615-226-4236.

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  • Is an alien registration number void when the holder loses his legal status?

    I was given an alien registration number with a H1B visa. Then I lost my job, and after that lost my legal status a couple of months later.

    Sean’s Answer

    Your A number will always be with you through thick and thin. AThe same A number can be on your natruralization certicifate, "green card" and immigration court's order of removal! It is just an identifying number and is neither "valid" nor "invalid"...

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  • Do i need an immigration attorney?

    i was asked to interpret for a friend for an appointment with a provation officer. the appointment was to obtain an ankle bra e for home monitoring program. The probation officer informed my friend he was being detained as She received a verbal ...

    Sean’s Answer

    Your friend needs an experienced immigration attorney. Once he pays the crimimal bond or is releasable from those charges, ICE will probably pick him up. ..

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  • Can a 25 year old guy from abroad (UK) visit his 17 year old girlfriend in Florida. Will I get in trouble?

    We have met when she came for holidays in UK, here as far as I know is not illegal. Now I want to visit her in Florida, will I get in trouble if her parents find out. I know is very strict the laws in US. What is the best think to do?

    Sean’s Answer

    It depends upon what happens at this "visit". I would check the age of consent under FLA. law to make sure there is not a statutory rape issue if the "visit" is more than just talking to each other.... In Tennessee solicitation of a minor or statutory rape is an immigration aggravated felony. That means deportation and mandatory detention.... Sorry for the "conservative" answer but you need to be careful.

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  • Can i stop someone from being deported his an ice detainer?

    My moms boyfriend got locked up for dui and he had a dui a few yrs ago he finished his probation and everything else he had to do! Now they want to deport him back to mexico what can i do in this situation? Is there a way for him to just get proba...

    Sean’s Answer

    You cannot represent him:unless you are an attorney. An attorney can file a g-28 and start talking about any bond with ICE. A good attroney will review this persons immigration, family and criminal history first to determine whether he might apply to stay in the U.S. before the immigration judge, or even attempt a request for prosecutorial discretion.

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