Edward Boreth

Edward Boreth
Edward Boreth About the Expert:

The advice in this column may not apply to your specific situation, even if it seems similar in nature. The only way to obtain legal advice is by speaking with a qualified attorney and reviewing your specific circumstances. If you have any questions, please call me at (954) 522-4115.

Edward Boreth is an immigration attorney who has practiced law for 20 years. He is a director of the Citizenship Clinic. He is also an avid cricket fan.

 

Edward Boreth

Immigration Q and A

Author by Edward Boreth Q.  My friend invested $100,000 in a business in the US and got his papers. How is that possible? I though the minimum was $1 million investment? There are several possibilities for how your friend was able to obtain immigration benefits through investment. He might have opened a company as a branch of another company he owned …

Immigration Q & A

Immigration Q and A

Author by Edward Boreth Q. I would like to get married to my fiancée in India. I am a US citizen. What is the best way to bring her here? A. You have several options. First, you can apply for a fiancé visa (K1) for your intended, if you have seen her within the last two years. Once your fiancée …

Immigration Q & A

Immigration Q & A April 2015

Author by Edward Boreth Q. I would like to get married to my fiancée in India. I am a US citizen. What is the best way to bring her here? A. You have several options. First, you can apply for a fiancé visa (K1) for your intended, if you have seen her within the last two years. Once your fiancée …

Immigration Q & A

Immigration Q & A March 2015

Author by Edward Boreth Q. I called the USCIS about my case. They told me that they would send me a decision in 30 days. It has now been 3 months and I have received nothing. When I called again, they now told me I have to wait 180 days! Why did they give me different information from the first …

Immigration Q & A

Immigration Q & A January 2015

Author by Edward Boreth Q. I came to the US with my husband and children almost 20 years ago on a visitor visa. My visa has long ago expired and I have no other immigration status. My daughter is now married and recently got her green card. What can I do about my immigration status? Does the nee announcement by …

Immigration Q & A

Immigration Q & A December 2014

Author by Edward Boreth OBAMA’S EXECUTIVE ACTION ON IMMIGRATION On November 20 and 21, 2014, President Obama announced his “immigration accountability executive action,” which includes a number of changes in immigration policies within the Department of Homeland Security and several benefits for immigrants. It is important to understand that this not a new law. Only Congress can pass laws. The …

Immigration Q & A

Immigration Q & A November 2014

Author by Edward Boreth I have been a permanent resident for five years. After I got my green card, I stayed in the US three months, then left for my country for five months. When I returned, I stayed for another three months and then left for my country for another five months. After that, I have been living in …

Immigration Q & A

Immigration Q & A September 2014

Author by Edward Boreth I filed for my green card based on marriage. My interview with immigration is coming up. How should I prepare? What questions will they ask me? It is important to prepare for a marriage immigration interview. The officer will want proof that you married your spouse to establish a life together and not just for the …

Immigration Q & A

Immigration Q & A June 2014

Author by Edward Boreth I filed for my green card through marriage. My wife and I had an interview 8 months ago, but we still have not received an answer. When I check the case number online at the immigration website, it says the case is still processing. How long after the interview will I get my green card and …

Immigration Q & A

Immigration Q & A May 2014

I married a US citizen and got a 2 year green card. I have had it for about 1 year, but our marriage is having problems. My husband leaves for long periods of time and I think he is cheating on me. When he does come home, he is abusive. He tells me that I got my green card because …

Immigration Q & A

Immigration Q & A April 2014

I have had my green card for 7 years. I met my fiancée on a trip back to India. We plan to get married soon and of course I would like her to come to the United States to live with me here. Our families are arguing about whether the wedding should take place in India or the US, where …

Immigration Q & A

Immigration Q & A March 2014

Author by Edward Boreth I received my 2 year green card through marriage to my husband who is a US citizen. It is time to renew it, but my husband and I are now separated. Do I need to write that we live together, or can I put down that we are separated? First, never provide false information on an …

Immigration Q & A

Immigration Q & A February 2014

My parents have their green card for 5 years now. They travel to India every year for 6 months, but because of my mother’s health, she stayed in India for the entire year last year. Can she still apply for citizenship? Not now. It seems that your mother spent most of the last five years outside the U.S. In order …

Immigration Q & A

Immigration Q & A January 2014

Author by Edward Boreth My parents have their green card for 5 years now. They travel to India every year for 6 months, but because of my mother’s health, she stayed in India for the entire year last year. Can she still apply for citizenship? Not now. It seems that your mother spent most of the last five years outside …

Immigration Q & A

Immigration Q & A November 2013

Author by Edward Boreth Q. I What’s going on with the new immigration law? Did they pass something that lets illegal immigrants get green cards? A. Although the Senate passed a bill this summer that would allow many undocumented immigrants to get work permits and eventually permanent residence, the House of Representatives has not yet taken up that issue. Although …

Immigration Q & A

Immigration Q & A October 2013

Author by Edward Boreth Q. I applied for my green card a few years ago. The case was denied. I just received a letter telling me that I need to go to Immigration Court. The letter does not state the time and date that I need to appear. What do I do now? A. Unfortunately you have been placed in …

Immigration Q & A

Immigration Q & A September 2013

Author by Edward Boreth Q. I came to the US on a fiancé visa, but as soon as I arrived, my fiancé change his mind and refused to marry me. Can I stay in the US if I marry another US citizen? A. Unfortunately you cannot get married to another US citizen and adjust your status in the US. The …

Immigration Q & A

Immigration Q & A August 2013

Author by Edward Boreth Q. I am married to a US citizen and I am applying for my green card. How long will it take to get my green card? Will I get a temporary work permit first and how long will that take? A. The processing times will vary depending on your location. Since the paperwork is first sent …

Immigration Q & A

Immigration Q & A July 2013

Author by Edward Boreth Q. I am a permanent resident for 9 years and 11 months, and I would like to apply for U.S. citizenship. Do I need to renew my green card first or can I just file the citizenship application directly? A. Generally no. Although USCIS representatives will tell you that you need to renew your green card, …