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Guillermo J. Senmartin, Esq., Immigration Lawyer
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Passport renewal and Remedieis

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Hi! I am a Filipino citizen and one of the overstay case. yesterday, i went to the consulate office to renew my passport which is about to expire by October. I was skeptic to do it but i heard some say it is hassle free. besides waiting for 4 hours in line i did not encounter problems. Today, i was informed by phone, to go back as the processing was on hold due to some problem and not made clear to me besides going back. What could be the trouble? I am scared of worst scenario since i have been supporting my family with my little earnings especially with my health afflicted son who needs special medical attention. Can i get diviorced and remarrying solve my status here. In the event that my status change can i get my son over for medical treatment without problems with immigration and plane  carriers. What are my remedies, solutions, and/or legal means to resolve?

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I cannot tell you what problem you are having at the Filipino embassy, but I doubt U.S. immigration will be there to grab you. They don't have the time or money to engage in that type of thing. So it is probably just a problem with your own passport that they want to resolve.


Here is the proof that if you do not have any crimes, ICE won't really be looking for you because you are not a priority to them. They don't have the money to deport everyone, so they are focused on those with crimes:


As far as your other questions, IF your marriage to a U.S. Citizen is real and not just to stay in the U.S., then yes, you can marry and file paperwork and your new spouse can petition for your son to come as a step-son and that process will probably take about a year after you become a Resident.



There is also the Humanitarian Parole that your son could use if he has a serious medical condition that cannot be treated in his home country:


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Customer: replied 4 years ago.

I am actually satisfied with answers only i need an important follow-up question. questions and answers in this site are not considered as leagal advise but inspite of you yourselves having the professional expertise. are you also available for the legal service and if so do you accept clients from this site and how can you be reached.


Thank you so much, God bless and good health.