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  • Form I-485. Part 5, signature.

    My dad be honestly does not speak English. He can understand something but not a lot. The form I 485 he can fill out by himself using a dictionary. With dictionary he can understand questions. My concern is can he mark the fist option (that he d...

    Cassandra’s Answer

    Use a translator and mark it accordingly.

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  • What is the best way to get my husband a work permit or permanent residency without him leaving the country?

    My husband and I are trying to get his permanent residency or work permit so that he is more stable here, we have 1 child together and I have 2 from a previous marriage. I am the homemaker and he works. I want to find a way for him to get his work...

    Cassandra’s Answer

    If he came into the country with a visa, he may be able to adjust status to become a resident here in the US without leaving the country. If he came undocumented to the US it is a much more complicated procedure, however, dependent upon various factors, it is a very plausible thing to do! I have helped many clients "legalize" through what's called a 601a waiver process. If it is the case that you must obtain a waiver and he must leave the country, that is not such a bad thing....you just have to do things intelligently and make sure to get a professional to help you! Use the attorney finder on avvo to speak with a qualified immigration attorney. Best of luck to you.

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  • As an international student on F1 visa can i buy firearms?

    As an international student on F1 visa can i buy firearms?

    Cassandra’s Answer

    If you are a non-immigrant alien, the answer generally speaking is NO. However, there are certain exceptions, such as if you obtain a valid hunting license. I personally would be quite leery of possessing a gun as a non-immigrant. There are many laws and restrictions on the possession and use of firearms and any infraction of the law involving a firearm is going to mean a one way ticket back to your native country.

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  • Is it possible I'm already a US citizen? I became a US Permanent Resident a few months before my 18th birthday.

    My green card is 10 year card, Category IB7. That means that I got it because one of my parents was a US Citizen, right? The green card says I've been a resident since Jan 2004. This was 7 months before my 18th birthday, and I was in high school t...

    Cassandra’s Answer

    If you call USCIS the will walk you through a series of questions to see if you indeed are a citizen or sit down with an attorney. If so, you can request a certificate of citizenship through the form N-600. But from what you're telling us, it appears that you are.

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  • As a convicted felon, will I be stopped or questioned in any way when returning to the US?

    I have several felony convictions, for which I served all the requirements of my probation and subsequently had my probation terminated. A year later, I traveled out of the country and am just now getting ready to return. Will I be stopped or ques...

    Cassandra’s Answer

    Are you an immigrant? You posted this in the immigration section. If you are an immigrant, felony convictions can cause problems for you upon re-entry to the country. It can result in being put on track for removal from the country. If you are a USC, I don't know why you'd be concerned about being detained or questioned, unless you've committed a new crime. And in that case, this is the wrong practice section.

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  • Will I still get my EAD card?

    I have applied for AOS back in April of 2016, I had my biometrics appointment in May of 2016 and AOS interview is scheduled for July 2016. I have not been able to track my i-765 case status online and I am assuming my EAD will not arrive before I ...

    Cassandra’s Answer

    The EAD typically arrives before your residency is approved. However, once you get your residency, you will no longer need the ead.

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  • I was charged with theft and I'm not a us citizen should I hire a lawyer or what would I have to do?

    I have a charge for theft and I'm not a us citizen what will I have to do to get out of this situation I need help

    Cassandra’s Answer

    YES get the best lawyer you can afford. Preferably one who practices both immigration and criminal law, as a conviction for theft can have a significant negative impact on your immigration status

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  • What Shlould i do about my case ?

    Last year i had an issue about illegal working and i was given a NTA but it was never filed in an immigration court . I applied for asylum Affirmatively and got the reciept for acceptance of my case and done the fingerprints . I applied for EAD 6...

    Cassandra’s Answer

    If an asylum application is denied you can be placed into removal proceedings. If you were convicted of a crime you can be put into removal proceedings. I can't really tell from your post exactly how immigration became aware of you...

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  • Is it possible to take off the arrest warrant for misdemeanor without presence of a wanted person?

    I was convicted for shoplifting back in 2001. I admitted my guilt, and have been sentenced to serve 40 hours of public work. I haven't served my sentence and later in 2005 I have left the territory of the US. The arrest warrant has been issued. No...

    Cassandra’s Answer

    I am a criminal defense attorney in Ohio and I practice immigration law as well. Here in Ohio, it would be virtually impossible in all of the courts I am familiar in to clear up this Failure to comply with a court order that you have without appearing at court at some point. Although a local attorney may possibly be able to get you on the docket again without you being there, I would highly doubt you can resolve the case without ever appearing personally. Regarding immigration, a theft is considered a crime of moral turpitude and will probably prevent you from ever coming to the United States. however, to give you any definitive answer, I would need to know much more about your situation, what did you steal? Where did it take place? were you here on a visa? Are you a resident? etc. etc. Sometimes there are waivers available to "excuse" a mistake, but I just don't know what you might be eligible for or not based upon the info provided. Also, so long as you have an outstanding warrant, you probably won't get back into the country.

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  • When can i receive my ceremony for citizenship

    Hello, I did apply for citizenchip at January 2015 and got my interview at october 2015 away late than normal processing time for newark is 5 months ..then when i went there i passed the test easily and the officer only asked me for 2014 taxes be...

    Cassandra’s Answer

    Your best shot is to request an info pass appointment. You can do it online.

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