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I recently got married to an Irish woman, who is legally here on an F-1 visa. We are currently completing her application for a marriage visa and are concerned about a continuous residency requirement. There is a possibility that we will move to I...
This is good that you are thinking about this. Some people are very surprised when they return to the U.S. and find out they have lost their residency. There are two major issues you need to consider there. The first is establishment of residency. If you move immediately after your are married it may be difficult to show that your wife ever established her U.S. residency and she could loose it that way. The other issue you have identified deals with abandonment of residency. If a U.S. resident is gone for more than 1 year they can be found to have abandoned their residency. However, this can be dealt with by filing for advance permission to return to the U.S. In any case, I would recommend that you firm up your plan and then discuss it with an immigration attorney so he or she can help you make the appropriate arrangements for maintaining your future wife's status. Best of luck.See question
My Fiance' is employed for a global company, He is from Nigeria, We have applied for our Fiance' VISA with all the supporting documentations and we are waiting for approval before the paperwork goes to the Consolute in Nigeria. He is due to get of...
Well, there are a few prospective problems here. First, your fiance many have some trouble obtaining a visitor visa since he has a fiance visa petition pending. The other issue is that if he enters the country on a tourist visa with the intent to stay it could be considered a fraudulent entry which can also be problematic. In this case a subsequent marriage after an entry on a visitor visa would be especially suspect since the K1 petition is pending. This isn't something you ought to risk so I would suggest speaking with an attorney if there might be a change in plans. Best of luck.See question
I got recommended asylum approval in May 2008 and filed for EAD in June 2008. Its more than 30days since I applied for my initial EAD. On the application form it says that if you don't receive your EAD within 30 days after filing for it, you can g...
The local offices have changed a lot of policies that aren't always consistent with the USCIS instructions. It has alwasy been the case that you can apply for an interim EAD at the local office if your I-765 is not processed in a timely fashion. I would check the USCIS website for the policies of your local office. If your petition has only been pending since June I would wait a bit longer before taking any further action.See question
I have a stepson living with us he is eighteen. I married his mother and they are from another country. I filed the correct imigration papers so they could live in the US. In those documents I am their sponsor according to immigration. Now The boy...
There seem to be a combination of immigration and family law issues in this question. With respect to your sponsorship of the young man, if he receives any public assistance from the government you would be contractually obligated to reimburse them. If he doesn't want to leave the house you probably can't have him arrested. The proper procedure would be to have him evicted. Presumably there is a better solution to this and I would encourage you to work with the young man and his mother to find an amicable family solution.See question
Can a non family member sponsor an immigrant in the United States. For instance, my son-in-laws sister wants to come to the US to go to school, and I would like to be able to help her do that.
Good question. If she just wants to come to the U.S. to study she does not need a U.S. Citizen or resident sponsor. She would need to apply for an F-1 student visa. Most U.S. universities have international student offices that can assist her with this process. You could help her by assisting her find these resources. If she is interested in coming to the U.S. for a non-university education (i.e. vocational school or secondary school) there are also options available for her. In either case, there is not anything you can do to help "sponsor" her but you can help by connecting her with the appropriate resources. The first step would be to identify the U.S. educational program she is interested in and then contact that institution about some assistance. If it is a secondary school you may not find anyone who can help at the school and may need some help from an immigration attorney. Hope this helps.See question
I was denied entry with B/2 visa in 2003 because I was married to a US citizen, They wrote down 212a(7)(A)(i)(I) and a A# on my old passport. I got my conditional green card very fast when my husband came to my home country to apply for me. We no...
I guess I am not clear why you were entering the country with a B1/B2 visa if you had a green card. If you have been denied entry to the U.S. I think you first need to be concerned about the status of your residency before you jump ahead to citizenship. Please provide some more information if possible.See question
My boyfriend and i have been living together for 2 and a half years we also have a 3 month old baby. He is now in custody and they want to deport him. Will it help to get married and how much do i have to pay?
Your boyfriend is in a difficult situation. In most cases a marriage that takes place after deportation proceedings have been initiated will not be a defense. This is a very complex area of immigration law. I would recommend that you immediately retain counsel in your area that has experience with removal cases. Best of luck to you.See question
If parents who are legal citizens in the US cannot afford to have their children become legal, will they deport the children back to Mexico. Both children were adopted from Mexico. They are 9 and 16.
In order to really provide some general guidance it is important to know how the adopted children entered the country.
That being said, any person who is not lawfully present in the U.S. is subject to removal. If the filing fees are the only issue there are waivers available for people who cannot afford the fees. Please provide some more information so we can help give you some more guidance.See question
are their people getting their greencards in juarez in 3 to 6 months instead of having to wait 10 years?
The processing time for greencards shouldn't have anything to do with Juarez. The processing time for immigrant visas depends on the preference category of the immigrant. Immigrants who are in a higher preference category will have their visas processed faster. I have included a link below to the current visa bulletin which provides current processing time information.See question
If i am a permanent US resident how long can I stay abroad?
Generally, speaking if you are a permanent resident you should not stay abroad for more than 1 year without first applying for advanced permission to return to the U.S. If you do not do this you run the risk that the immigration officials would find that you had abandoned your LPR status. I hope this helps.See question