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If a man from another country marries a us citizen and obtains a green card, can he divorce her? law answers (482238)

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Child Support Enforcement and Passport withholding

A:  1.  Did he retire from the military? 2.  Now that you filed with Child Support Enforcement, he is automatically entered into a database if he owes more than $2,500 in back child support. What that means is, he would be in the Passport Denial Program.  Now, it's feasible if his passport has not yet expired, he could exit the country.  Coming back into U.S. could be a problem for him if he had to renew his passport while overseas. 3.  If he works for a company in the U.S. and they are just sending him overseas for periods of time, then CSE can easily garnish his wages, intercept any US Income Tax refunds (if applicable).    "My question is this - if he does move overseas before I get child support enforcement...

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NSC I130 from 10/02 approved, others wait?

A:  Originally posted by savyrn Hi, Dont know how many people are waiting for I130s from NSC,,but I have filed mine in 9/02 and have been waiting for what feels like forever. However recently, there has been a case in Wisconisn, that has made media coverage the last 2 weeks about a woman awaiting deportation to ethiopia since July, and her I130 was filed in October of 2002, and since contacting the senator, having hired 2 attorneys, and making it to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, their I130 is approved. How can Octobers be approved when others waiting since June have heard nothing? I just don''t feel this is fair. Is that what it takes,,,getting your story in the paper, going to senators office?,,I have an attorney, have contacted congress

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AOS from J1 to permanent resident: start paying FICA?

A:  Rob wrote: Hello, I''m in the process of changing my status from a J1 (student visa) to a permanent resident alien status (married to US citizen) while residing here in the US. Since I was working under a J1 visa, I did not pay FICA. I only paid Federal Income Tax (we have no state tax). My questions: 1. Do I need to inform my employer to start taking out FICA now that I''m changing my status? It still might not be an issue. My wife worked as a tutor, while working on her degree, at the Univerisity and didn''t pay FICA. Thanks for your reply. Yes, it''s a very unclear to me right now if I need to start paying FICA or not. I''m done with my study and have a regular job now....

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AOS from J1 to permanent resident: start paying FICA?

A:  Originally posted by Rob Hello, I''m in the process of changing my status from a J1 (student visa) to a permanent resident alien status (married to US citizen) while residing here in the US. Since I was working under a J1 visa, I did not pay FICA. I only paid Federal Income Tax (we have no state tax). My questions: 1. Do I need to inform my employer to start taking out FICA now that I''m changing my status? 2. What''s the penalty for not paying FICA? All your help is appreciated. Thank you, Rob Which state are you in? CA? I think it depends on whether you are going to file a nonresident federal income tax for year 2004 or not. I''d try calling the IRS office in Philadelphia, it''s open almost 24 hours. International tax assistance...

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J1 asks if I I have ever applied to emigrate to US. lottery?

A:  I am in college and applying for J1 program for next summer. I am asked if I have ever applied for a visa to emigrate permanently to the US. Does having entered the green card lottery count as yes, to this question? If so, will this jeopardise my chances of getting the J1? Thanks No, just playing lottery does not constitute "applying to immigrate" unless you won. If you just entered, no need to mentione this to anybody. However, if ou get J1 with a 2 year home residency requirement and win the lottery you will not be able to procede with your application. > No, just playing lottery does not constitute "applying to immigrate" unless you won. If you just entered, no need to mentione this to anybody. However, if ou get...

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Homeowners Association - is it time to file law suit ?

A:  Nerijus: Before I forget, if you decide to file a lawsuit against your hoa, find an attorney who is NOT associated with Community Associations Institute or any of its offshoots. They are anti homeowner. Their ads may say they are members of CAI, or may not. When you call, ask what organizations they are members of. The secretary should tell you. Remember, too, that if you file a suit against your hoa, you are paying for the attorney to represent the hoa through your dues, and you are paying for your own attorney.  We trusted everyone and were always asured that our family is eqally protected by law. I hope you have learned to NOT trust sales people. Ask the same questions of several people and read, study, ask questions in...

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Husband won''t put my name on the deed

A:  What brought the issue up at this late date? He probably thinks that he did not tell you anything that you did not know or haven't figured out by now. I am sure that you are aware that men think differently. You should get some really helpful responses to your message on this board. "My question is this...Why am I putting all of my extra money into something that I don't have my name on?" Only you can answer that. Good Luck and I hope that you find the answers to your other questions. You can't force him to change the deed. In the event of a divorce, it somewhat protects him. While you would have a community interest in the property arising out of any increase in value since the marriage and community funds paying...

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do greencard holders get custody? Maryland

A:  i am pregnant by an immigrant who is married to a us citizen and has a greencard. does he have the same rights as a us citizen when child custody is concerned? Yes, quite often even illegal aliens get custody/visitation rights....

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Adopting directly from a country?

A:  Private adoption in Australia is illegal which is why there are no private agencies. All adoptions (local and international) must be done through the government agencies in each state (eg. Department of Human Services in VIC). It would not be possible to arrange an adoption through the U.S. system as this would be considered arranging a private adoption. While technically it may be legal for you to adopt a child in another country (what you do in another country generally falls under that country''s laws, not Australia''s) the likely-hood is that the child would never be granted a visa to enter Australia especially if they thought that you had adopted in this way to...

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Marrying an illegal

A:  There is unfortunately no way of making someone who entered illegally legal. If that person marries a U.S. citizen, he/she would have to return to the home country to process for the green card. The major problem then becomes the two years of unlawful presence that the person has now accrued in the United States. This will cause a 10 year bar to reentry when the person tries to get the green card. The only way around the bar to reentry is to have the u.S. citizen spouse file a special waiver application that will show "extreme and unusual hardship" in the spouses' absence. The idea of having this person...