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So my buddy is living in TJ because he knocked up his GF there. I'm pretty sure he is crossing the border everyday for work were they pay him under the table and he hasn't done his community service from a DUI last year so he might have a bench warrant soon. I don't know when his renewal is up. His whole family are now citizens after going through the process but he has just be a procrastinator. 

 

What advice should I give him ?

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Well he’s violating at least two responsibilities of a green card holder (obeying all laws of the US and declaring income and paying tax thereon to the IRS) and not properly maintaining residence from what you’ve said, but I suspect you know all that. 

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3 minutes ago, SusieQQQ said:

Well he’s violating at least two responsibilities of a green card holder (obeying all laws of the US and declaring income and paying tax thereon to the IRS) and not properly maintaining residence from what you’ve said, but I suspect you know all that. 

yah feel bad for the guy.... I told him its going to catch up to him one of these days.

 

Guess not much any more advice I can give him then what I've already told him. Get his life together...

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He may or may not be fine re-entering the US (possibly with a detention pending seeing an immigration judge) given that criminal history. The DUI is not an issue in itself, but refusing to comply with the sentence/agreement may result in a CIMT, which can be an issue upon entry or renewal of a green card (and for naturalization due to the Good Moral Character requirement).

If he is living and working outside the US, and not paying taxes he owes, he may or may not have difficulty showing that he has not abandoned permanent residence.

 

As for advice, i"m not sure what there is to say. If he wants to live abroad with his girlfriend, then he can continue doing that. If he wants to live in the US, the sooner he returns, the better IMO. His criminal activities may or may not come up as an issue either at POE or when renewing the green card.


Timelines:

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AOS (I-485 + I-131 + I-765):

9/25/17: sent forms to Chicago

9/27/17: received by USCIS

10/4/17: NOA1 electronic notification received

10/10/17: NOA1 hard copy received. Social Security card being issued in married name (3rd attempt!)

10/14/17: Biometrics appointment notice received

10/25/17: Biometrics

1/2/18: EAD + AP approved (no website update)

1/5/18: EAD + AP mailed

1/8/18: EAD + AP approval notice hardcopies received

1/10/18: EAD + AP received

9/5/18: Interview scheduled notice

10/17/18: Interview

10/17/18: Approved

10/24/18: Green card produced

10/31/18: Green card received

 

K-1:

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I-129F

12/1/17: sent

12/14/17: NOA1 hard copy received

3/10/17: RFE (IMB verification)

3/22/17: RFE response received

3/24/17: Approved!

3/30/17: NOA2 hard copy received

 

NVC

4/6/2017: Received

4/12/2017: Sent to Riyadh embassy

4/16/2017: Case received at Riyadh embassy

4/21/2017: Request case transfer to Manila, approved 4/24/2017

 

K-1

5/1/2017: Case received by Manila (1 week embassy transfer??? Lucky~)

7/13/2017: Interview: APPROVED!!!

7/19/2017: Visa in hand

8/15/2017: POE

 

 

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DUI's and poor decisions made while drinking are the fast track to losing status.  Having had immigrant friends from Mexico and seeing several sent back for that reason, I'd say people should really consider sobriety while here as a non citizen. 

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Met Playing Everquest in 2005
Engaged 9-15-2006
K-1 & 4 K-2'S
Filed 05-09-07
Interview 03-12-08
Visa received 04-21-08
Entry 05-06-08
Married 06-21-08
AOS X5
Filed 07-08-08
Cards Received01-22-09
Roc X5
Filed 10-17-10
Cards Received02-22-11
Citizenship
Filed 10-17-11
Interview 01-12-12
Oath 06-29-12

Citizenship for older 2 boys

Filed 03/08/2014

NOA/fee waiver 03/19/2014

Biometrics 04/15/14

Interview 05/29/14

In line for Oath 06/20/14

Oath 09/19/2014 We are all done! All USC no more USCIS

 

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