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- Massachusetts Board of Bar Overseers
- Supreme Court of Ohio Office of Attorney Services
- English: Spoken, Written
- French: Spoken, Written
- Turkish: Spoken, Written
- Simmons College
- MBA (2001) | Business Administration
- Honors: Deans Merit Scholarship Award.
- Activities: Marketing research assitantship.
- Cornell Law School
- LL.M. (1995) | Law
- State Bar of Ohio  # 0084784
- Hampden County Bar Association
- - Current
- Activities: Participated in volunteer attorney for consumer credit card debt relief program.
- Boston Bar Association
- - Current
- Naturalization , Longmeadow Senior Center , Massachusetts
- Longmeadow Senior Center
- Presentation to the Community at the Longmeadow Senior Center regarding Naturalization requirements.
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- Q. I am currently stuck in the US due to the covid outbreak the borders of my country are closed. What are my options
- A: This really depends on the type of visa you have now. For example there are exceptions for visa program waiver/ESTA holders where you can get an extension for your stay for one to two months from customs and border protection or USCIS. This is not possible if you are on a tourist (B2) visa. Then, you would need to do an application to extend your nonimmigrant status (Application to extend/change nonimmigrant status https://www.uscis.gov/i-539). However, in immigration law there are always exceptions to the rule. Therefore, it is best to discuss the details of your situation with an experienced immigration attorney to find out the best solution for your specific case.
- Q. My husband is a New Zealander. I am a US citizen. Spousal Visa:do I have to pledge to be his sponsor & financial guardi
- A: The following individuals are required by law to submit a Form I-864, Affidavit of Support completed by the petitioner (you would be the petitioner for your husband) to obtain an immigrant visa or adjustment of status: All immediate relatives of U.S. citizens which include spouses who qualify for immigration to the United States under one of the family based preferences. Form I-864, Affidavit of Support under Section 213A of the INA, is a contract an individual signs agreeing to use their financial resources to support the intending immigrant (your husband) named on the affidavit. The individual who signs the affidavit of support (yourself) becomes the sponsor once the intending immigrant becomes a lawful permanent resident. The sponsor is usually the petitioner who filed an immigrant petition on behalf of the intending immigrant. An affidavit of support is a legally enforceable contract, and the sponsor’s responsibility usually lasts until the family member or other individual either becomes a U.S. citizen, or is credited with 40 quarters of work (usually 10 years).
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