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Golden Gate

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Golden Gate last won the day on July 29 2011

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  1. Also be clear about any community service or restitution or counseling or anything that shows that you did good on rectifying your mistake.
  2. If you still are concerned about it and you aren’t able to get anything (when I called the police department and clerk’s office, they told me my case was sealed and there was nothing they could provide to me), then I would think it would be sufficient to just explain what you tried to do to get the record, get a signature if you can, and just send that off. Then at least you know that you did your best and they are aware and you now have it attached to your case. Can’t believe a lawyer would charge that exorbitant amount to basically do the same thing.
  3. When I called Immigration and explained the issue of first time arrest for slapping my partner on the head that my file was permanently closed according to a law in my state that applies to this particular situation and I had no record, then not sure why they aren’t trained to tell you they can’t answer that. In fact, they specifically told me that I didn’t need to report this on my application and my petition went through without any problem. Would be curious what Immigration told him when he called. I was an adult and actually arrested, booked, and required to admit guilt.
  4. Here is US Immigration's phone number: 1 (800) 375-5283. They were very helpful in answering my question concerning a very similar issue.
  5. Again, there should be a number to call immigration and ask them directly to tell you whether you even need to do that or not. That is what I did. That could save you time and money.
  6. "I don't know why you are so defensive. My comment wasn't directed at you in particular. " You basically replied to the post within an hour or so of my post, so I got that notification thinking you were replying to me. If you weren't responding to me, I am sorry.
  7. Beloved dingo: That’s why I told them to call immigration. They can ask them directly because papers were already sent in and no one is saying “immigration won’t care and so they shouldn’t worry about it and wait to see. Repeat: I told them to call immigration, did you read that part? And based on what happened to me where I actually got arrested and didn’t provide that info, that took me to the conclusion that they didn’t even care I had that arrest and didn’t put it on my application. Read everything in context of what I was saying instead of picking apart my sentences and misinterpreting what I meant. No need for you to reply to this comment.
  8. You should call the Immigration contact number. I honestly don’t think they care about that offense and you will be fine. I called them because I was arrested for slapping my children’s dad on the head and he called the police and I admitted it because I am a way more honest person than he is. My case is not available to anyone because of a first time offense and I didn’t have to put it on the form to sponsor my now husband. Just for context, I was in the hospital for five days and no one in my family would take care of my children. I was forced to have him do it and he took the opportunity to move into my house and because of the law in Michigan once someone moved in, you can’t get him out and I previously had a restraining order against him for abusing me, so the slap was the accumulated frustration of me having to get through school to get a better job so I could move out of my own apartment away from an abusive partner again.
  9. But aren't the two brothers in the F4 category which has the date 22MAR07?
  10. I hope so too. How long did it take for your mom to get here?
  11. Can you share a link as to where we can see timelines for family visas?
  12. Can you show me where you get the information for how long it would be? Is there some link you can share?
  13. I don't know if I am reading this right, but it says for Family-Based, All Chargeability Areas Except Those Listed the date they were on in December was 01OCT07. So, if your brother's PD is 2017, he has 10 years while the others have like 13. https://www.uscis.gov/green-card/green-card-processes-and-procedures/visa-availability-priority-dates/when-to-file-your-adjustment-of-status-application-for-family-sponsored-or-employment-based-71
  14. " To see what priority dates are becoming "current" (meaning that people with those dates are now becoming eligible for visas/green cards), check the Visa Bulletin published by the U.S. State Department every month. It shows a list of visa cutoff dates, in every category. In some cases, the categories are also broken down by country, due to the fact that there are per-country limits on visas, and the demand from those countries is especially high. This is usually true for China, India, Mexico, and the Philippines. If the Visa Bulletin shows "C" or "current" under your application category and your country of citizenship, it means that there are visas available under the said category for your country and you should either expect to see correspondence from the National Visa Center (NVC) soon or should, if you're adjusting status, prepare and submit your green card application. If the Visa Bulletin doesn't have a "C" but instead shows a date for your category and country, it means that all the people whose priority dates are prior to that date can apply for an immigrant visa under that category. So, when you see a date that's later than your own priority date, get ready to apply for your immigrant visa and green card."
  15. I don't know if this helps. Do you have priority dates for each of these people? https://www.alllaw.com/articles/nolo/us-immigration/how-determine-your-priority-date.html "If the visa petition for your green card is approved, USCIS will issue its approval on Form I-797, "Notice of Action." Your Form I-797 will contain your priority date." Is your mom a citizen or a permanent resident? I think this makes a difference in timing.
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