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  • Hi I'm a father of three USC. My oldest will be 21 next month. Is it safe for her to file I-130 for me with my condition?

    The problem is I had flee a final deportation order 6 years ago. Both of me and my wife filed an asylum in 2001 and denied. But my wife got her administrative closure in 2013. So her case would be straight forward. What is my remedy if any? Should...

    Carl’s Answer

    Not a great idea for your 21-year-old to submit an I-130 on your behalf if you are under a Final Order of Deportation. Your son could sponsor your wife for a green card first. This is not the kind of problem that you want to try to solve online.

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  • Hello I was granted Employment Authorization Document based on TPS /Syria last year ,I'm waiting for the TPS/EAD renewal ,

    so knowing that I'm also an asylum case pending applicant ( since more than a year ) ,I'm considering applying to the EAD based on the asylum case, just to be on the safe side if there was no renewal for the TPS /EAD for Syria this year. SO,If...

    Carl’s Answer

    You can apply for a new EAD based on your pending asylum application.

    https://www.avvo.com/legal-guides/ugc/asylum-in-the-united-states

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  • How I can get DL

    I win my asylum case from SF Emigration court last Friday I received emigration court decision But in DMV don't accept court decision

    Carl’s Answer

    In California, you can get a drivers license no matter what your immigration status is.

    https://www.avvo.com/legal-guides/ugc/asylum-in-the-united-states

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  • WHAT NEXT

    in removal proceedings i 130 approved did defensive filling with my i 485 waited to get current and made a motion and terminated my asylum preceedings file the termination notice with my local office of the uscis,in removal proceedings i 130 ap...

    Carl’s Answer

    If you are eligible for adjustment of status, the Immigration Judge can either rule on your application, or terminate proceedings to allow the USCIS to do so.

    Regarding asylum, please see https://www.avvo.com/legal-guides/ugc/asylum-in-the-united-states

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  • How long it may take for a decision? Does that mean they want to approve the case?

    Applied for asylum in 2013 and was interviewed and got NOID the next month. Sent the rebuttal the same month. No response until this month. Suddenly got a letter for finger-prints.

    Carl’s Answer

    It could be. You should discuss this with your attorney.

    https://www.avvo.com/legal-guides/ugc/asylum-in-the-united-states

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  • EAD on TPS, currently Asylum pending (previously EAD received through Asylum). Can I apply EAD again through Asylum.

    Hi, I received my EAD based on Asylum in 2014 which later expired; and later adjusted my status to TPS and got my EAD based on TPS. Currently I have my EAD based on TPS (expires December) and have my Asylum case pending. Can I apply EAD based o...

    Carl’s Answer

    Yes, as long as your asylum application continues to be pending, you can apply for another EAD.

    https://www.avvo.com/legal-guides/ugc/applying-for-asylum

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  • I am Christian and he is a Muslim, seeking Asylum ?!!

    I live in Egypt and my Palestinian fiancee lives in Saudi Arabia. We can not get married in any Arab country cuz it is extremely dangerous for me because of my family and the church here will stop any legal papers.. I already have a tourism visa f...

    Carl’s Answer

    As Engineers, you may also have the option of immigrating to the US through employment.

    Please see https://www.avvo.com/legal-guides/ugc/green-cards-through-employment

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  • Work permit after asylum application

    I cam on an F-1 visa, but applied for asylum after arriving here. I have not has my interview. Can I get work permit, or will that affect my status as a student. If I am denied asylum what problems might I have if F-1 with work permit.

    Carl’s Answer

    You can apply for a work permit after your asylum application has been pending for 150 days. However, once you use this work permit, you will no longer be in F-1 status. If your asylum application is denied, you will be placed in removal proceedings.

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  • Can an American assylee apply for Canadian student visa ?

    I am an asylee in America.My mom actually applied for an asylum case in February.We had to give our finger prints and we have also applied for work permit.I have always wanted to study in Canada,but for certain conditions I couldn't.So,my question...

    Carl’s Answer

    You need to direct your question to a Canadian immigration attorney. We are all practice US immigration law.

    Good luck!

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  • Can my mom apply for a visitor visa since i am on a pending asylum status?

    I m on a pending asylum status and my case is been sent to the immigration Court for future hearing. is it possible for my mum to apply for a visitor visa in my country to come visit me? is that any risk for me if she does apply since my case i...

    Carl’s Answer

    It may be difficult for her to obtain a visitor's visa since you are applying for asylum.

    https://www.avvo.com/legal-guides/ugc/asylum-in-the-united-states

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