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Guillermo J. Senmartin, Esq.
Guillermo J. Senmartin, Esq., Immigration Lawyer
Category: Immigration Law
Satisfied Customers: 109656
Experience:  10+ years of experience in various aspects of U.S. Immigration Law.
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My mothers green card is expired and according to her

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my mothers green card is expired and according to her previous lawyer who has since retired they needed proof that my mother was in this country prior to Dec '81. Her actual proof is my birth in sep 0f '81. so now she is retired and needs to collect her SSi and other benefits she can't, how do i fix this?
JA: Have you filed any paperwork with the USCIS (U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services) yet?
Customer: no trying to find out the right course of action i believe she did but that was a few years back
JA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?
Customer: no
JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?
Customer: i believe i gave you the gist of the situation.

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So you can't just submit your U.S. birth certificate and hospital records of your birth which was prior to December 1981?

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
well I'm now taking over this process as nothing was getting done in the past. and i need the guidance to steer me on the right path and also to get it done right as i can imagine that this process can be lengthy

But you are saying that you have not submitted your U.S. birth certificate and other proof that you were born before December 1981 in the U.S. which means that your mother was obviously in the U.S. before December 1981?

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
my thoughts exactly but who do i submit them too?

The people that are asking for it. I mean someone is refusing to give her benefits unless she shows proof. So I don't really understand your question. You should submit that evidence to those people.

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
thanks

No problem. Just as additional information, I would also pull hospital records, maybe baptismal records, job and tax records, and maybe if she was in school at the time, school records as well. Also, statements from witnesses that she was in the U.S. before December 1981 can be helpful as well.

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