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What is the best US state as of today to file the Form I-589

What is the best US state as of today to file the Form I-589 and get the approval? In other words what state has the best history of granting the asylum status: low number of denials at the USCIS interview and low number of denials in court as compared with other states? Asylum status is seeking upon persecution on religious backgrounds. If the request is too complicated please compare Hawaii and California. Applicant's country of residence is Belarus and she is currently in the US right now on b1/b2 visa.

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Hellp I have a question about Change of Status from B1/B2 to

Hellp hello! I have a question about Change of Status from B1/B2 to F1JA: Have you filed any paperwork with the USCIS (U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services) yet?Customer: I am filling out the formJA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: No!JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: That's It

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I am european citizen on ESTA living in permanently in

Hi.I am european citizen on ESTA living in permanently in Mexico,working for a Mexican company. I am doing ERP implementation for a client in Miami. I have been travelling back and forth to US from mexico for few months now. Am I allowed to do this?My company says it is ok, but I do not want to get into a sort of trouble.JA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: noJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: that is all th einfo really

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Judith, Hoping you can help us with this one on mothers day!

Hi Judith,Hoping you can help us with this one on mothers day!My mother entered the US last year on a new, multi-year B-1 visiting visa. We decided she should stay and applied for an i-485, i-130 and i765. I became a US citizen a few years ago and petitioned for her. She has done biometrics but has been waiting for her interview letter for many many months.Now, she's had a change of heart and wants to withdraw her applications for a variety of reasons. She also wants to try and be here for summer (guessing on a visitor visa again), then return to her origin country around July/September. We have withdrawal letters for the i-485, i-130 and i765 ready to send to USCIS right now.- Can you please let me know if this sounds like the right process to you?: We send the withdrawal letters now, then receive confirmation replies in say in 2-3 weeks. Then she leaves the country within 10 days of the reply letter dates (maybe going to Toronto), applies for a new US B-1 visa there, and then re-enters the US to stay until July/September before leaving for her country of origin.- Or, instead of sending the withdrawal letters today, is it better to just take them to the eventual interview (whenever that is)? (Thinking this could get an immediate confirmation, giving us time to plan around the 10 day window as soon as we know the interview date.)- Or should she send the withdrawal letters and leave right now, voiding her current application, get her new b-1 visa and return on that. (This could avoid rushing around within that 10 day window.)- Will any of these be looked upon badly in consideration to her maybe trying to get a new green card 5-10 years from now?Thankyou so much for any help you can give to clarify this all for us!ac

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The situation is I'm planning to apply for Change of Status

The situation is I'm planning to apply for Change of Status (I-539) to F1, and I would like to also apply for visitor visa extension (B1/2) along with Change of Status application.So the question is can I apply for Change of Status and visitor visa extension simultaneously? If I apply both applications at the same time, would there be any negative implication/issue toward my applications? Or is it better to submit visitor visa extension first, then submit Change of Status later (may be one or two weeks later)? I clearly understand that Change of Status to F1 is for study and visitor visa extension is for business/travel, etc.Currently, I'm legally in the US, eligible to apply for both applications, and totally fine with days requirements based on USCIS guidelines. I want to travel as much as possible till my semester begins.

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Guillermo J. Senmartin, Esq. My Boyfriend is currently is

Guillermo J. Senmartin, Esq.My Boyfriend is currently is holding a B1/B2 visa , and he's been in USA for 2 months , can he visit canada under the B1/B2 visa?

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I have an employee on H1B, we filed his H1B extension, which

I have an employee on H1B, we filed his H1B extension, which is pending, we have receipt notice but based on the processing it may take long time for approval, and the premium processing is also not an option. He wants his wife to come to US on dependent visa or visitor visa or any other visa that is possible, would that be possible to bring her here while the H1B is still in processing and the prior H1B has expired? Is there any other way, we as a company assist her with any documentation,visa or visitor visa as an option for her to come over and stay in US. She has visited in the past while his spouse was on an approved H1B with our company. This would be her second visit.

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I have a question regarding money transfer in the USA. I

Hi,I have a question regarding money transfer in the USA. I have been to USA 3 times on b1/b2 visa and when I was there my father's friend used to provide me money wheneverI ran out of money.In return, my father used to give the equivalent amount of money to his friend's relatives in my country. Is it ok to take money this way?I am going to have my J-1 visa interview in few days.awaiting a prompt responseThanks

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I'm a U.S. citizen. My fiancé is a Chinese citizen. We

I'm a U.S. citizen. My fiancé is a Chinese citizen. We crossed paths one day while she was visiting the USA on a B1/B2 visa. The relationship progressed and now we are going through the K1 process. Our I129F Petition has been approved by USCIS. Recently, she was been contacted in her country to begin filling out forms. One of the questions asks about her affiliation with the Communist Party.She is a member and has been since 2013. She is currently a PhD candidate and joined while she was earning her Master's degree. She joined on the advice of her parents, because they told her that will help her get a better job when she finishes school.Her affiliation, thus far has been nothing more than paying her membership fee. She has never acted as a recruiter or advocate of the party.How should she answer this question? How should she prepare for the interview? Will the finance petition encounter delays or worse?

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