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How much influence does a U.S. Congressman have with regards

How much influence does a U.S. Congressman have with regards ***** ***** an American citizen (family) being detained in another county?

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If I plead guilty to 2, 5 year deferred felony stalking charges,

If I plead guilty to 2, 5 year deferred felony stalking charges, will my wife (as of 02/14/2011), who is from Ukraine still be allowed to immigrate to the USA and will I be allowed to travel to her country in the interim or will I forfeit my passport?Thank you.

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Hi, If someone is requested to appear at the Master calendar

Hi, If someone is requested to appear at the Master calendar hearing before an immigration judge and does not appear because the person has voluntarily decided to leave, what is expected from ICE, especially when the passport was confiscated? How does it work? Also, does the person is given options the day of arrest on immigration laws with regard to deportation?

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My girlfriend is hiding with my son since she has been arrested

My girlfriend is hiding with my son since she has been arrested and immediately released by the police as her I-94 has expired. I do not have anymore news, except the place she stays currently but I do not have any contact with her. She might be upset because I have reported her illegal status in the US. What should I really do now to get in touch with my son as she does not answer to my calls. I am abroad. The family with which she stays does not also reply to my calls. They are being an obstacle between us. Thanks for your help.

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I was brought to live in California when i was eight years

i was brought to live in California when i was eight years old by my mother and born in Tijuana mexico i am now twenty and single. I have an employment authorization card provided by the U.S Citizenship and immigration services department and have my California drivers license is there any hope for me to ever become a permanent resident and eventually become a united states citizen?

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FOR, I am a Canadian citizen in the US on a B2 visa. My

FOR JAMESHi James,I am a Canadian citizen in the US on a B2 visa. My husband is a US citizen and plans to sponsor me to stay here soon. We are married religiously but plan to legalize our marriage once my husband finalizes his divorce papers with his ex, hence the delay in applying for change of status. My B2 visa expires on Feb 2, which is sadly around the corner. I was considering applying for a visa extension but was advised against it since I have no pressing reason to stay in the US except for my husband living here. Another immigration lawyer advised me not to and also advised that I would most likely be unable to re-enter the US if I leave now as I have been here for the past six months. I also don't want to go through the fiance sponsorship process from Canada as that would mean months of separation from my husband. So in so many words, the lawyer I consulted hinted at the best process being that I stay on and apply for change of status as soon as my husband's divorce is settled. He said that these days, getting a waiver for overstaying is highly possible as long as it's less than 3 months of overstay.Do you agree with his advice? I am anxious about my application being rejected for overstaying, but I do not want to leave my husband. The lawyer seemed pretty confident though and I trust his judgment from 20+ years' experience, but I just wanted a second opinion. I am getting more worried by the day since my visa will expire soon. From your experience, do I have a good chance of getting my petition accepted even though I might have overstayed for a month or two? How likely do you think is it for my application to get rejected? The divorce is almost settled and should be done in another month or two. We're rushing it along, but I definitely won't be able to apply for change of status before my visa ends. What do you think I should do?Sorry for the long question. I just wanted to explain my situation thoroughly.

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Currently on H1B with Company called as MavrickIT and I have

Hi ,I am Naseer Mohammed ,Currently on H1B with Company called as MavrickIT and I have got my I140 Approved through MavrickIT. 5 months back MavrickIT has applied for my H1B extension andits still pending at USCIS. Happened to send an email to USCIS and they referred to my case as Security Check . Currently Dec 2015 applications are been processed with USCIS and it will take more time.Meanwhile , I got an Offer from American Airlines and they are willing to bring me onboard and willing to transfer my h1b.Here are my Questions1. American Airlines HR is concerned about my H1b trasfer and valid I94, whether they can transfer my H1B without the current case being approved.2. Can you please let me know if there are concerns related to H1 transfer to American Airlines while the current extension is under process and I94 is expired on Aug 2016.3. if American airlines transfer h1b , is the new h1b will have valid I94 or do i need to exit re-entry USA to get the valid I94.4. if the current mavrick h1b extension case gets denied while AA is in the process of getting approved , will that effect my status.5. if the current mavrick h1b extension case gets denied after the AA gets approved, will that effect my status.6. My 240days of grace period is ending April 2017. Do I get any extension to stay legal while the current case is under process or what should i do after 240 days.

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I would like to consult about H1b transfer, I was told that

I would like to consult about H1b transferJA: Have you filed any paperwork with the U.S. government?Customer: I was told that my current employment would be terminated on Feb 3, and I am in the process of interviewing a new job. If I get the new job offer a few days after the termination, can I file a new H1b petition?JA: Have you talked to a lawyer?Customer: noJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: i want to know whether the gap between two jobs would matter

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I would like to know if i can marry my life partner of 15

Hi, yes. I would like to know if i can marry my life partner of 15 years while I'm in the US with a visa waiver, ESTA?JA: Are you planning to get married within 90 days of the arrival to the US?Customer: yesJA: Have you talked to a lawyer?Customer: No, just started looking nowJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: That is all

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