Immigration Q & A

Immigration Q & A April 2012

Author by Edward Boreth Q.I am a US citizen. My parents and 16 year old sister are in India. I want to apply for their green cards. Will my sister be included in the petition and will she able to come to the United States together with my parents? You are facing one of the difficult situations that is presented …

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Immigration Q & A March 2012

Author by Edward Boreth Has President Obama signed a new law to help immigrants get legalized? Not exactly. The administration proposed a change in the regulations that deals with how waivers are processed. The new rule is expected to go into effect toward the end of this year. Currently, people who have approved immigrant visa petitions, but are not eligible …

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Immigration Q And A February 2012

Author by Edward Boreth My wife is 71 years old and has had her green card since 1991. She does not speak English, only Punjabi. She is disabled and has difficulty walking. I am a US citizen. My wife applied for citizenship in November 2010 and was denied for lack of continuous residence. She was out of the USA for …

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Immigration Q And A January 2015

Author by Edward Boreth Q. I am a US Citizen. My mother just got her green card. Who should apply for 25 year old my sister to come to the US ? A. If your sister is married, your mother cannot apply for her until she becomes a US Citizen. If your sister is not married, both you and your …

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Immigration Q & A December 2011

Author by Edward Boreth My family (me, my wife, daughter and son both above twenty years of age) entered the United States on a B1/B2 visitor visa about ten years ago. We extended our stay for another six months. Then my wife and I got our permanent residence status about six years back. At that time, my wife filed a family …

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Immigration Q & A October 2011

Author by Edward Boreth How long can I stay outside the United States if I am a US citizen? As long as you want! Once you are a US citizen, there is no limit on the time you may stay outside the US. This is one of the many benefits of US citizenship. Green card holders risk losing their green …

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Immigration Q & A

Author by Edward Boreth I lost my naturalization certificate and my passport! Now I have no proof of US citizenship. What do I do? You may apply to USCIS for a replacement naturalization certificate. The fee is $345 and the application may take several months to process. You should also report your lost passport to the US Department of State …

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Immigration Q & A August 2011

Author by Edward Boreth My mother was a US Green Card holder, but unfortunately due to unavoidable circumstance we did not renew her re-entry permit.  It has been a few years since it expired.  Can my mother can revive her Green Card and get her permanent status in the U.S. again?  I am a permanent resident of the U.S. and …

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Immigration Q & A June 2011

Author by Edward Boreth I have had several traffic tickets in the past six years. Will that prevent me from getting my US citizenship? To get your US citizenship you must show good moral character for the five-year period immediately before filing. As long as the traffic tickets are simple moving violations (speeding, failure to obey traffic sign, etc.), it …

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Immigration Q & A May 2011

Author by Edward Boreth A company is sponsoring me for an H1-B visa, but the attorney has told me I cannot start work until the first of October. Why is that? Each year Congress permits 65,000 new H1-B visas to be granted. Additionally, USCIS accepts 20,000 petitions for aliens with advanced degrees (known as the Master’s Cap). Congress mandated that …

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