I have 4 DWI in my record. Two are misdemeanor and two are D-Felonies. All of them are non-violent , on all 4 occasions I was caught sleeping inside the car so there was no accidents or chases. As a result of the two felonies I was sentence to...
More information is needed. An attorney should review all the criminal records. An applicant should demonstrate good moral character to the satisfaction of the naturalization examiner. The offenses don't involve physical injury, but if you drove on a suspended license, this can raise concern, delay and possible denial.
I strongly recommend an appointment with a competent and experienced immigration attorney. One who will take the time to review the criminal court orders and explain the challenges to your satisfaction. You should avoid filing until the challenges and risks are better understood.
The jail sentence is a challenge.See question
My husband and i were working with an immigration attorney on the I601a waiver. we were told our file had been sent back because the address was wrong. That was May/June. I asked a few weeks ago and she got defensive and stopped returning our mess...
I agree, but it's unclear whether you will ever get your money back. What does she mean by "waiting for the new waiver?"
It is always best to avoid law firms, who make promises of approval and won't spend much time investigating the situation. Some attorneys who charge less or give free consultations are desperate, have many staffers to pay, inexperienced or unwilling to do enough research to understand the waiver process.
Once they have your money, they insist on more. There must be trust, but an attorney that is reasonably paid for a one hour or more appointment is more likely to tell you details that others may ignore. Possession is often two thirds of the law of the jungle.
Demand your file back in writing! Send it regular and certified mail. Give the attorney ten days to return it. Next, file a complaint with the bar, where you have proof that the attorney is deceptive and/or lacks due diligence. The latter is a claim that the attorney is incompetent. The internet is a means to express your outrage, as well.
Hopefully, it will scare the attorney. If not, then you may have company in that others may have complained with the bar. Good luck.See question
I am a technology startup founder. My startup is incorporated in Delaware C corp. I was in Silicon valley from Mar15 to Aug15 and have come back in Aug16. If I stay for 6 months till Feb 17, Is there a restriction that I can not travel to US for 6...
Living, working and deriving income therefrom is an arguable grounds of inadmissibility and summary removal. Seek an appropriate investor visa and make sure that you comply with the terms of that visa.
The B1 visa is not meant to be used in this way. As it is said, it is unclear if this is 'arguable gray area,' so seek legal advice from a competent and experienced attorney before your dream suddenly ends.See question
Is it possible for someone to enter the US legally, with a 3month waiver program visa and over stay for 7months and than marry and file for adjustment of status ?. If the person doesn't get caught by immigration or gets into trouble while overstay...
This depends upon the discretion of your local USCIS Office. It is possible, but I strongly recommend an appointment with a competent and experienced immigration attorney before ninety days expire.
In general, those who enter on a visa waiver are not entitled to a hearing before an immigration court if taken into custody. As a result, use care in deciding whether to overstay, because you will find it difficult or complicating to visit, or get a visa, again.See question
My husband was given the white slip 221G after the interview and was told that "it will take 1 to 2 months". They also kept his passport and returned all other original documents. Is there any hope?
A Section 221(g) decision is a denial. If additional documents are requested or if the officer is mistaken, then either way, an attorney should look into it. A carefully worded inquiry and possible request for an advisory opinion can help at this point.
If the consular official believes that the applicant misrepresented a fact affirmatively or by leaving out a fact, then this a challenge and may require a petition for a waiver. The petition can be denied, so an attorney should be involved before a possible second determination. Yes, there is hope.See question
My father came to the US (2003) with a B2 visa but he overstayed it. Now, I am 21 and US Citizen, and I would like to petition for him. Only problem is that he lost his I-94 and the passport of the stamp. All he has is the Visa passport and a copy...
A FOIA request will do little at USCIS unless there is a receipt number for a previously filed application which included a copy of the I-94 entry card. If not, there may be enough proof to show a lawful entry, but assistance from an experienced immigration attorney seems best. Good luck.See question
I'm French, married to an American. I hired a rather shitty lawyer. I realize now it was stupid. He is sexist. He has been rude to me, my husband, his secretary in front of us, he stood my husband up when they had an appointment, he never calls...
More information is needed, $10,000 seems like a bit, but an attorney should serve as a good counselor. That means, taking the time to explain things in a reasonable manner. Sometimes, when a client is promised results at a free ten to twenty minute consultation, then they often are willing to pay a bit more than those who would take the time, charge a fee, investigate and potentially charge less.See question
I am 32 years old male got married in India to U.S citizen. We had a big wedding two months ago and now i have been sent on my work training through my company to newyork for 6 months. i am wondering if its possible that my wife can apply for my c...
I agree. As far as fees, these can vary depending upon facts that should be carefully disclosed and discussed at an appointment, not simply through a brief meeting, phone call or post. Otherwise, the fee structure may suddenly change a month or two after you hire a less attentive office.See question
My husband was deported after being convicted of a drug charge and serving 1 year in prison and being release on parole, but now we want to know if he will ever be able to get a visa etc? I am a USA citizen?!
I agree. The high cost and substantial risk of loss, combined with the delay and uncertainly make this sort of effort an extremely emotional roller coaster for the client and any attorney that is serious about doing justice. You have the right to move to be with your husband; you can always return to the U. S. if you can afford it.See question