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Wendy Rebecca Barlow
If you marry, your spouse would no longer be eligible to be a derivative beneficiary of her parent's approved immigrant visa petition by operation of law. She would, however, be eligible to be a derivative beneficiary of your approved Form I-140. You should strongly consider consulting an attorney... Read More
If you marry, your spouse would no longer be eligible to be a derivative beneficiary of her parent's approved immigrant visa petition by operation of... Read More
Wendy Rebecca Barlow
It could be an issue. USCIS cannot approve any visa petition if the beneficiary previously entered into a marriage for the purpose of obtain immigration benefits. Whether you should apply for naturalization will depend upon the circumstances surrounding your marriage and whether you can establish... Read More
It could be an issue. USCIS cannot approve any visa petition if the beneficiary previously entered into a marriage for the purpose of obtain... Read More
Wendy Rebecca Barlow
Assuming you have not maintained lawful nonimmigrant (i.e. you stayed beyond your I-94), you will not be able to adjust your status based upon marriage to a resident. You would need to pursue an immigrant visa through consular processing, which means submitting the paperwork through the NVC. The... Read More
Assuming you have not maintained lawful nonimmigrant (i.e. you stayed beyond your I-94), you will not be able to adjust your status based upon... Read More

travel document for pending asylum case

Answered a hour ago by attorney Wendy Rebecca Barlow | 1 Answer

Legal Topics: Immigration

Wendy Rebecca Barlow
It is extreme difficult to obtain advance parole based upon a pending asylum application. It is unlikely you will be issued a travel document as you are still technically in removal proceedings. A grant of prosecutorial discretion simply administratively closes your removal proceedings.... Read More
It is extreme difficult to obtain advance parole based upon a pending asylum application. It is unlikely you will be issued a travel document as you... Read More
Wendy Rebecca Barlow
You will need to contact the National Visa Center and explain why the fee cannot be paid online. The National Visa Cebter will then make arrangements for the payment of the fee through other means. You can read more... Read More
You will need to contact the National Visa Center and explain why the fee cannot be paid online. The National Visa Cebter will then make arrangements... Read More
Wendy Rebecca Barlow
You will need to file an application for a passport. Along with the application, you will need to submit evidence showing you derived citizenship through your parents. It is also recommended that you request a certificate of citizenship. I have seen circumstances where a passport was issued by the... Read More
You will need to file an application for a passport. Along with the application, you will need to submit evidence showing you derived citizenship... Read More

What should I do in my situation?

Answered a hour ago by attorney Wendy Rebecca Barlow | 1 Answer

Legal Topics: Immigration

Wendy Rebecca Barlow
You and your husband, assuming he is a United States citizen, need to start the marriage-based adjustment of status process. This requires both you and your husband to complete a variety of forms for submission to USCIS. These forms must be accompanied by evidence establishing your respective... Read More
You and your husband, assuming he is a United States citizen, need to start the marriage-based adjustment of status process. This requires both you... Read More
Wendy Rebecca Barlow
It will honestly depend upon what he did years ago when he was young and immature. Certain criminal and immigration violations permanently bar a person from future admission whereas others require a waiver to be approved. It would be best if you could take a copy of your brother-in-law's... Read More
It will honestly depend upon what he did years ago when he was young and immature. Certain criminal and immigration violations permanently bar a... Read More
Wendy Rebecca Barlow
Your fiancé will need to request a birth certificate from his country of birth. He can contact the consulate or embassy of his birth country to inquire about how he can obtain a copy of his birth certificate.  My our fiancé is not eligible for an SSN. An alien is only eligible... Read More
Your fiancé will need to request a birth certificate from his country of birth. He can contact the consulate or embassy of his birth country... Read More
Wendy Rebecca Barlow
There is no path to lawful permanent residence based upon length of time in the United States. You may be able to obtain lawful permanent residence through marriage to your United Stares citizen girlfriend. The process will depend upon how you entered the United States. You can read more about... Read More
There is no path to lawful permanent residence based upon length of time in the United States. You may be able to obtain lawful permanent residence... Read More
Wendy Rebecca Barlow
It is not clear what your are asking. Are you asking whether you could switch employers? If so, the answer is no. Your employment is tied to a specific employer and L-1 status cannot be transferred to another employer. You would need a different nonimmigrant status to change employers. If you... Read More
It is not clear what your are asking. Are you asking whether you could switch employers? If so, the answer is no. Your employment is tied to a... Read More
Wendy Rebecca Barlow
You may be able to obtain your ten-year green card. You will need to file a petition to remove conditions on your permanent residence. You will need to seek a waiver of the joint filing requirement. You are typically required to establish you entered the marriage in good faith when seeking a... Read More
You may be able to obtain your ten-year green card. You will need to file a petition to remove conditions on your permanent residence. You will need... Read More

Power of attorny

Answered a hour ago by attorney Patrick Johnson | 1 Answer

Legal Topics: Wills and Probate

Patrick Johnson
Just because she has the POA does not make her personally liable for the bills. She must use his money to pay his bills but if she abuses the POA and spends his money for her own benefit, then they can come after her. She needs to keep her money separate from his.
Just because she has the POA does not make her personally liable for the bills. She must use his money to pay his bills but if she abuses the... Read More
Patrick Johnson
Vanderbilt is not a public hospital but a private facility. There is no law that regulates a proper or improper way to discharge a patient from a hospital as that is left up to each hospital to chose its own method. If you have a complaint about the method that you were discharged, then you should... Read More
Vanderbilt is not a public hospital but a private facility. There is no law that regulates a proper or improper way to discharge a patient from a... Read More

Chapter 13 Bankruptcy

Answered 4 hours ago by attorney Matthew A. Dunaway | 1 Answer

Legal Topics: Bankruptcy

Matthew A. Dunaway
Installment loans can be paid through a Chapter 13 case.  If the loan is a "short-term" loan (5 years or less), then the loan is typically paid through the Chapter 13 case.  If the loan is a "long-term" loan (i.e.- mortgage) then the loan is paid outside (separate from) the Chapter 13... Read More
Installment loans can be paid through a Chapter 13 case.  If the loan is a "short-term" loan (5 years or less), then the loan is typically paid... Read More
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