Waiting for decisions
What type of decision are you waiting for? Are you waiting for the IJ to decide whether or not you are deportable as charged? Or did you apply for a form of relief from removal? Or perhaps it was a motion you filed--like a motion to change venue, or administratively close? Can you be more specific about the decision, and how long the IJ has taken so far?See question
I received a letter from the Department of Homeland Security immigration custom enforcement. It states I need to speak with a Duty officer (Non-Det). I am a legal permanent resident with an experied green card.
Do you have any criminal issues? How did you obtain the green card?See question
Being a Lawful Permanent Resident. Can I file Form I-130 and Form I-485 concurrently as my spouse is already in the US and is in a legal status ?"
Just to be clear--you're saying that you are a lawful permanent resident, correct? If so, then no, you will not be able to file concurrently. You can file an I-130 for your spouse, but your spouse will then need to wait for the petition's priority date to become current before filing for adjustment (assuming your spouse otherwise qualifies for adjustment at that point).See question
After living together for over 9 years and procreating a 9-year-old son with me, my Venezuelan husband-to-be finally divorced his former wife. I am an American citizen and have lived all my life in Venezuela. We plan on moving to the US next year....
Without knowing more, I'd say that getting married in Venezuela right now would be easier. But, again, this is based on a very limited set of facts.See question
Need information regarding AOS.
You are a U.S. citizen.
Your wife and her 14 year old son are citizens of another country.
Your stepson is currently in the U.S., having entered the country through a proper inspection process.
You want to petition for your stepson to get his green card.
Is that all correct, or have I gotten some facts wrong?See question
I arrived to the U.S back in the year of 2000 and in the year of 2012 I was detained and taken to court I started to have anxiety attacks and missed my second hearing which produce a deportation order. Long story short I am married to an American ...
How did you come to the U.S. in 2000? Was that your only entry to the U.S.? Your only attempted entry? If not, when and how were your other entries or attempted entries? When did you get married? Do you have any criminal issues? Have you ever misrepresented the truth to get any immigration benefits? Have you been treated for your anxiety attacks? On what basis was the government trying to deport you back in 2012/13? Besides your spouse do you have any other relatives who are green card holders or U.S. citizens?See question
My DACA permit expires in two years and I was wondering if I could apply for residency or reapply for DACA. I just had a daughter in May and I am not working at the moment; how will it affect me and my daughter?
Are you married? If so, is your spouse a U.S. citizen?See question
i have a household of 4. can i use child support i receive from my ex husband and student loan as a source of income to meet up with my annual income so as to meet up with the poverty guideline for 2016 to be able to petition for my spouse?
So, you're planning on submitting an I-130 visa petition for your spouse, and he'll be pursuing adjustment of status by concurrently filing an I-485 application for permanent residency? Understand that in connection with that green card application, which will take about a year to process, he'll be able to also file an application for a work permit, which should only take about 2-3 months to be approved, Once he's working with authorization, his income can be included in the public charge calculations. Perhaps once you factor in his employment you'll be able to clear the 125% threshold and you won't need to worry about arguing for alternative income sources or finding a co-sponsor. Best of luck. MarkSee question
I'm wanting to apply for citizenship since I been a resident for 16 years and I'll be renewing my card in 3 years so I'm ready to go with it as I'm very thankfull to this country as well and plan on going in the army afterwards. I am however worri...
If you're thinking of joining the Army in a year or so, that means you can't be too old--young 30s at most. And if you've been a green card holder for 16 years, that must also mean that you got your green card when you were still a child, probably under 18, is that right?
Are either of your parents a U.S. citizen? If so, how old were you when either parent became a U.S. citizen?See question
Enter illegally in 2000. In 2015 my US Citizen file for me i-130 combined with i-485 and advance parole. Advance parole was granted and I traveled to visit my ailing father. Last week on my interview, the officer did not want to talk about the i-...
How, exactly, did you enter illegally in 2000?
If you entered without going through an inspection process, and assuming certain exceptions don't apply, then you were most likely ineligible to adjust your status in the U.S. when you submitted your I-485. I would expect your green card application to be denied.
However, if you were to submit a new I-485, then you might qualify, because you would have an entry on parole prior to submitting that second adjustment application.
This is, understandably, not a thorough answer; for a more detailed analysis, including an assessment of whether or not you can still salvage the existing I-485, you'd want to have a comprehensive evaluation with a trusted immigration attorney.See question