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My friend is looking about an immigration question. 1. She

My friend is looking for advice about an immigration question.1. She obtained permanent residency through marriage to a U.S. citizen in 2004. She had legal entry when she adjusted status with a previous I-94 at the time. She was originally born in 1973 in the Philippines.2. She thought that she was completely and officially adopted in the Philippines by U.S. citizen parents. She submitted this adoption paperwork with her applications I-130, G-325a, etc. when she applied for and received permanent residency through marriage in 2004. So she stated on those applications that her parents were her adopted parents not her natural parents. ** Her adopted parents did go through with 95% of the adoption in the Philippines, however the final submission was not sent to the Philippines authorities at the time (by the lawyer there), and there was a 3 month window to do so. She only learned of this when requesting a new adoption certificate when visiting the Philippines in 2014.3. Now she wants to renew her green card and obtain naturalization, and even petition her natural birth parents.4. Can she somehow get her USCIS records changed (G-325a, etc.) so that it more accurately states her birth parents as her parents? How should she fill out her green card renewal and naturalization forms now? Should she just play dumb for now and continue to use her adopted parents names (as the previous applications were completed) when she completes her green card renewal and naturalization forms? When she is able to petition her natural parents, she would then need to try to get her adoption terminated in order to petition her natural parents, but she would be unable to terminate a petition if her adoption was never 100% complete.What would be the best route to take?

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I am a Green card holder with a drug paraphernalia citation

I am a Green card holder with a drug paraphernalia citation (it is a marijuana pipe), I pleaded no contest to enter deferred disposition at the time to get the citation dismissed (was told by the county clerk that this can stop it from going on my record - the clerk wasn't aware that I am not an U.S. citizen), I didn't seek legal advise at the time and didn't know the serious consequence of pleading no contest to that citation... I researched all over the internet, some says it is an exception if the drug paraphernalia is involved with a single offense of possession of marijuana 30 grams or less, some says it cannot be waved because it is not a marijuana possession charge, some says it is not sufficient to deport a legal alien but it results in inadmissibility thus should not travel outside of U.S.I would like to apply for naturalization eventually, but I am really worry that if I'm going to get deported. In 2014, I renewed my green card without any issues, is it possible that USCIS overlooked my record, or it just means it's not an offense that triggers deportability?

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On the green card renewal form online on the processing information

on the green card renewal form online on the processing information section, it asks the following questions:Where did you apply for your immigrant visa or adjustment of status?Where was your immigrant visa issued or which USCIS office granted you adjustment of status?Did you enter the United States with an immigrant visa?If you received an adjustment of status, How do you answer the 3rd question? Do I answer NO because I was on a green card at the time or Yes because I previously had entered on a visa?

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My green card renewal was denied due to an error on my part.

My green card renewal was denied due to an error on my part. I made a mistake of adding my middle name (common to Filipino culture) in the form. I was asked to submit proof of evidence but I don't have any except my birth certificate. Anyhow, can I just re-file without the middle name or schedule appointment with a representative from USCIS?

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I have some questions regarding green card and

Hi, I have some questions regarding green card and naturalization. I have three misdemeanors over 10 years ago. Two of them for petty theft, and one was for interference with a business. I have been crime free ever since then and my green card renewal is about to come up next year. Would this affect me getting a green card renewal or worst case scenario get me deported? I renewed the green card after the misdemeanors about 10 years ago and nothing came up. And what are my chances of getting naturalized with those records? Thank you

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My aunt was released on Parole to Detainer (ICE). She served

My aunt was released on Parole to Detainer (ICE). She served 19 years of her 20 year sentence for injury to child under 14. She has her papers, not a US Citizen. Her mother is a natural born citizen. Since her green card expired while in jail, does she run the risk of being deported for not having her green card renewed? Please help! Thank you.

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I am a US Citizen and my son green card is expiring in 20 days.

I am a US Citizen and my son green card is expiring in 20 days. He is 16 years. Can I apply for US passport or should I apply for his green card renewal.JA: Thanks. Can you give me any more details about your issue?Customer: My question is should I apply for my son's green card renewal or can i apply for US passport for him His existing 10 year green card is expiring on March 02, 2016. My son is 16 years old.JA: OK got it. Last thing — Immigration Lawyers generally expect a deposit of about $18 to help with your type of question (you only pay if satisfied). Now I'm going to take you to a page to place a secure deposit with JustAnswer. Don't worry, this chat is saved. After that, we will finish helping you.

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JA: Thanks. Can you give me any more details about

Hi, JA: Thanks. Can you give me any more details about your issue? Customer: I have a question regarding my green card. I moved to the United States from Canada with my husband. We moved here for his work and both received Green Cards in 2011 (I ultimately received one as his spouse). He just left me (and the kids) and is deciding whether he wants remain married. I am just wondering whether my Green Card will be eligible for renewal in 2021 if we in fact get a divorce. JA: OK got it. Last thing — Immigration Lawyers generally expect a deposit of about $18 to help with your type of question (you only pay if satisfied). Now I'm going to take you to a page to place a secure deposit with JustAnswer. Don't worry, this chat is saved. After that, we will finish helping you.

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