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- Criminal Law
- Immigration Law
- Juvenile Law
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
- Golden Gate University School of Law
- J.D. | Law
- Santa Clara University
- B.S. | Political Science
- Honors: Bernard Kronick Political Science Research Award
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4 Questions Answered
- Q. I am currently awaiting my green card. Mother was approved, my case is still pending. Both filed at the same time.
- A: Hopefully, you already received you green card by now. If not, don't worry. USCIS works in mysterious ways. There is no way to predict why some dependents are approved before primary applicants and vice versa. Keep checking in periodically. Unless USCIS has a reason to delay your application (criminal conviction, grounds for inadmissibility), you should receive your green card very soon. Good luck!
- Q. Whats my options when buying our first home as a couple when im a US citizen and my fiancee is yet to enter the US?
- A: This questions has both immigration and real estate dimensions. Ultimately, the decision how/when to purchase a property will rest on your personal goals. Foreign nationals can purchase property in the United States. In fact, if you purchase together before the marriage, this may be a strong indicator of your bona fide intent to enter into a valid marriage. However, you must also consider that there are different ways of taking title in the US: tenancy in common, joint tenancy, and tenancy by the entirety (only available for married couples). Please consult an experienced attorney to help you navigate all these issues.
- Q. I am a US citizen and just married. My husband entered illegally at age 19, now is 30. what can I do to legalize him?
- A: You need an experienced immigration attorney to review whether you husband is eligible for a I 601 Waiver of Grounds of Inadmissibility. If he entered without inspection, he must leave the US in order to apply for an immigrant visa at the US Embassy abroad.
- Q. I-130 approval what next ?
- A: You can find basic information about what happens after the I-130 approval at: http://travel.state.gov/visa/immigrants/types/types_1309.html As the site explains,if your Priority Date meets the most recent Qualifying Date, the NVC will: 1) Invoice you for your visa application fees 2) Collect your visa application and supporting documentation 3) Hold your visa petition until an interview can be scheduled with a consular officer at a U.S. Embassy or U.S. Consulate General abroad. Thus, please wait for NVC to contact you with the invoice and request for further documents.
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