Fighting a Second Deportation

Aggie Hoffman

The immigrant was convicted or plead guilty to interference with reporting domestic violence in 2004. Immigrant was an LPR at that time, and was deported. The immigrant then came back to the US, illegally, and is now in a detention center. I believe this could possibly be a civil issue as well, as the immigrant did not understand that pleading guilty or being found guilty could permanently affect his status. He is now facing deportation for the second time, and I am his fiancé, attempting… [ Continue reading ]

Cancellation of Removal

Aggie Hoffman

Can a person who has been ordered removed, file a 240a after their single felony conviction has been expunged? Is there a different process for aggravated felonies that have been expunged? Impingement does not erase a criminal record under immigration law. To erase it for immigration purposes, it is necessary to file a coram nobis, which is done by returning to the criminal court of the conviction, reopening the criminal matter, and persuading the judge that the conviction was an error. However, there is not… [ Continue reading ]

Incorrect Birth Certificate

Aggie Hoffman

My husband recently became a US citizen from Iran. We would like to petition his mother to come live with us, however, on his birth certificate, his parents listed are actually his grandparents (so his mother shows as his sister). This was done because his mother was unwed when she gave birth. I am just trying to find a starting point, who to contact so that we can bring his 70 year-old mother to live with us. How do we establish correct paternity? My husband… [ Continue reading ]

How Can I Find a Sponsor?

Aggie Hoffman

My host family told me they will not be my sponsors for a student visa because it’s a very big responsibility for them (like if somebody does something bad to me, or I have a car accident, they may be sued). They really don’t know what is meant by “sponsor may be sued if person in item 3 becomes a public charge after admission [into the country]”. It’s not the same rules for everybody and it’s easy for me because I want to change my… [ Continue reading ]

Verbal Employment Offer

Aggie Hoffman

I am a non-U.S. citizen with authorization to work in the U.S. I have recently earned a teacher’s certification and a Master’s dergree in special education from a U.S. higher education institution. I applied for a teacher position at one of Texas ISDs, went through the interviewing process, and got a call from HR verbally offering me the position. After they learned I am not a US citizen, they changed their mind. Consequently, they asked the school principal to look for another applicant, and they… [ Continue reading ]

Change My F-1 Visa Sponsor?

Aggie Hoffman

I would like to change my F-1 visa sponsor. Is this a legal process? If yes, what is the procedure to do so? The answer to your questions depends on multiple variables. Has your current sponsor notified you that (s)he is no longer willing to continue to serve as the sponsor? What is the relationship between you and the proposed new sponsor? When do you want to make the change?