Hi I'm a US citizen and I have filed I 130 for my mother and received the receipt number. Can I file the I 485 form before receiving I130 approval? My mother is currently in US and her return back to India is Nov 20
It would be important for you to consult directly with an experienced immigration attorney regarding the case. It might be possible but it would be important to go over some details in order to help you avoid potential pitfalls and to have the best chance of success.See question
I want to ask at arraignment should i go for no contest option as iam not a citizen n can I able to enter in this country again
I agree. For purposes of immigration, no contest is the same as a guilty plea. In order to determine what are the immigration/deportation consequences of your criminal matter, you need to consult with an immigration attorney who has experience in reviewing the consequences of criminal matters. Best wishes.See question
I am on probation and have violated my probation due to smoking marijuana. I have scoliosis and would like to get my green card
What is the basis for your application for a green card? Family-based? Employment-based? Depending on the details of your probation violation, you might be considered to be inadmissible to the United States based on your incident of smoking marijuana. There is a waiver available under certain limited circumstances, but it can be complicated to apply for the waiver. We would also need to know what was your conviction that led to your probation. At this time, there are many more questions than answers. I suggest that you consult directly with an experienced immigration attorney. Best wishes.See question
I mean does a denial case of a persecution waiver blocks my husband from applying for hardship waiver in behalf of me now?
A person may apply for a J-1 hardship waiver, even after having been denied for a J-1 persecution waiver. J waivers involve many complications. I suggest that you work with an experienced immigration attorney to avoid problems and to have the best chance of success.See question
My wife's family came to the US in 1995. My wife at the time was only 4 years old. When they arrived here in the US, her dad's had a legal social security # here in the US, and her mom started the process of citizenship through her brother (legal ...
The answer to your question depends on some additional details. Regarding your wife, we would need to know her exact dates (or, as accurate as possible) of each of your wife's entries to the US, and departures from the US. One of the reasons that the dates are very important is that immigration laws have changed over the years, and so the dates of entry and departure are important to determine exactly which legal issues your wife is facing. As a DACA recipient, your wife might have a couple of options in order to apply for permanent resident (green card) status. But we need the details in order to know. I suggest that you consult with an experienced immigration attorney. Best wishes to you.See question
This is a travel situation. I am in Michigan but I have to go to Mexico just before my green card expired . But I already did renew my green card days ago. Living in Michigan with green card more tan 10 years
If you submitted your application to renew your green card, then within a few weeks you should receive a notice to appear for biometrics (fingerprints and a digital photo). When you appear for that appointment, you should receive a sticker on the back of your current green card which will extend the expiration date on the card. Then you should be able to travel without worries. Best wishes.See question
I am planning to apply to a new F-1 visa as an international student, as my current student visa has been expired. Yet, two months ago, I was given a traffic ticket on I-94 near battlefields for a traffic misdemeanor charge -- improper use of pla...
The answer to your question depends on the details of the documents related to your case. I strongly suggest that you obtain certified copies of the records from the court, and then consult directly with an immigration attorney who has experience dealing with immigration consequences of court and criminal matters. Best wishes to you.See question
I was granted asylum seven month ago. My husband lives out of USA. He has a job that he can not leave. If I am to pettition him through i730 he would have to stay in America one year before he can apply for green card and he can not do that. Can I...
Based on your posting, it appears that both your husband and you wish to spend significant time outside the United States. If you become a permanent resident and then you spend large amounts of time outside the United States, you will be putting your permanent resident status at risk of abandonment, which could result in revocation of your status. I strongly suggest that you work directly with an experienced immigration attorney to avoid serious problems and to arrive at solutions that will be good for you.See question
My MIL entered legally in 1992 and has a i94 but no visa (she says). So the i485 asks were you inspected I put yes but the next question is asking about visa info. Could she have entered without a visa? She entered the same way as my husband (lega...
It´s possible that she was paroled in, or that she had a border crossing card, or an advance parole document, or some other document that gave her permission to enter. Does your mother in law have the passport that she used when she entered in 1992? Does the I-94 have any notations that might provide some clues?See question
We hired and immigration lawyer out of Detroit. He was really nice at first and seem willing to help he answered his phone, called back Went to court with us. Well my husband only option the immigration judge said was to take the voluntary depart...
I am sorry to hear about your problem. You may contact the Attorney Grievance Commission to file a complaint if you wish. http://www.agcmi.org/ You may hire a new attorney. You may seek copies of your immigration documents through the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). Best wishes to you.See question