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CONTACT IMMIGRATION LAWYER ARI SAUER

Address:

Ari Sauer

Siskind Susser, P.C.

1028 Oakhaven Rd.

Memphis, TN 38119

Phone:

901-507-4270

Email

immigrationanswerman@gmail.com

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43 comments on “Contact Ari Sauer

  1. ibrahim
    March 5, 2014

    hi ,i took the green card when i was 14 years old (my dad applied for us in the lottery and he won) and now my green card got expired in 2009 and i couldn’t go to the US to renew it because i was in my last year of university, then due to the law of my country i couldn’t travel out side for the next three years after finishing my university (because in my country when you have a brother you have to apply to the army after you finish studying and they put you on pause for 3 years and maybe the call you and maybe the dont , and in my situation they didn’t call me for the army) so is it possible that i can renew my green card now after it got expired 5 years ago ?

    • Please see my my latest post. http://immigrationanswerman.com/2014/03/24/i-stayed-abroad-after-my-green-card-expired-can-i-renew-my-green-card/

      * This is an advertisement. Ari Sauer is an attorney with the Siskind Susser law firm. http://www.visalaw.com/ari.html. On this blog we answer questions as a service to our readers, but we cannot assume any liability related to reliance on anything herein, and responses to questions are not intended to establish an attorney-client relationship. Immigration laws and regulations are constantly changing and the rules stated may not apply to your situation. Readers are cautioned to schedule a consultation with an immigration lawyer before acting on anything stated in this blog. This blog is not intended to substitute for a consultation with a qualified immigration law attorney. Ari Sauer is licensed to practice law through the states of Tennessee, New York and New Jersey but is eligible to assist clients from throughout the US. Certification as an Immigration Specialist is not currently available in Tennessee, New York or New Jersey. Siskind Susser limits its practice strictly to immigration law, a Federal practice area, and we do not claim expertise in the laws of states other than where our attorneys are licensed. the opinions expressed here are those of Ari Sauer and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of Siskind Susser.

  2. DarkStar
    December 15, 2013

    I teach in a Community College at Memphis. My Employer is interested to file H1B (Premium) petition for me. I have an MSc (Computer Engg) and an MBA, both from University of Memphis. What kind of fees / deals / offer / package you have for processing my petition on behalf of my College? Please respond at your earliest convenience.

    • I am sorry, but I do not discuss my fees on this site. If the college would like to schedule a time to talk to me about hiring me to file an H-1B petition for them on behalf of you or any other employee, they can call my office.

  3. Eunice
    May 19, 2013

    Hi, my name is Eunice, US citizen and I aplyed for my husband. I prepared a Waiver once I had an accident at my work place what caused me serious injury, so I need Spine surgery (cervical), and I am facing a lot of health problems. My husband went for interview on May 16th, 2013 and they marked seccion 212 (a)(6)(B), what look like no waiver for this…. What can I do once I have this serious health condition with all medical treatment in US, so no chance to live in Brasil…..

    • Eunice:

      There is no waiver for an inadmissibility under 212(a)(6)(B) for failing to attend an Immigration Court hearing. If he had a reason why his failure to appear was beyond his control then he should consult with an immigration attorney about the possibility of arguing that he should not be subject to that bar.

      If you would like to consult with me about this, you can call 901-507-4270 to schedule a consultation appointment.

      * This is an advertisement. Ari Sauer is a Memphis immigration lawyer with the Siskind Susser law firm. http://www.visalaw.com/ari.html. On this blog we answer questions as a service to our readers, but we cannot assume any liability related to reliance on anything herein, and responses to questions are not intended to establish an attorney-client relationship. Immigration laws and regulations are constantly changing and the rules stated may not apply to your situation. Readers are cautioned to schedule a consultation with an immigration lawyer before acting on anything stated in this blog. This blog is not intended to substitute for a consultation with a qualified immigration law attorney. Ari Sauer is licensed to practice law through the states of Tennessee, New York and New Jersey but is eligible to assist clients from throughout the US. Certification as an Immigration Specialist is not currently available in Tennessee, New York or New Jersey. Siskind Susser limits its practice strictly to immigration law, a Federal practice area, and we do not claim expertise in the laws of states other than where our attorneys are licensed.

  4. Andy
    April 16, 2013

    Under the new bill to be introduced people who have been here 10-20 yrs will have to wait another 10 for LPR and 13 for citizenship. This is ridiculous and if the republicans or Marco Rubio has initiated this then they are sure to lose elections in 2016 as well. People who have been here anywhere from 5-10 yrs have US citizen kids and have established roots they have to wait for another 10-13 yrs because the current system is inefficient/clogged with chain migration applicants. Ridiculous!

  5. Andy
    April 16, 2013

    Under the new bill due to be released 04/17/13 people who adjust under RPI will they able to sponsor and bring a spouse from overseas and how long would it take to bring their spouses from overseas if someone who adjust under RPI goes and gets married overseas after adjustment under RPI. We are still awaiitng details of the bill and could could you clarify this once the bill is introduced.

    • Andy, I am still going through the bill myself. It is 844 pages long. Hopefully I would get through it over the weekend and will be able to answer more questions about this. Until then, I would direct you to the blog of another Siskind Susser attorney, Greg Siskind, who has been putting out summaries of the senate bill. http://blogs.ilw.com/gregsiskind/2013/04/section-by-section-summary-of-the-rpi-and-dream-sections-of-the-senate-bill.html

      * This is an advertisement. Ari Sauer is a Memphis immigration lawyer with the Siskind Susser law firm. http://www.visalaw.com/ari. On this blog we answer questions as a service to our readers, but we cannot assume any liability related to reliance on anything herein, and responses to questions are not intended to establish an attorney-client relationship. Immigration laws and regulations are constantly changing and the rules stated may not apply to your situation. Readers are cautioned to schedule a consultation with an immigration lawyer before acting on anything stated in this blog. This blog is not intended to substitute for a consultation with a qualified immigration law attorney. Ari Sauer is licensed to practice law through the states of Tennessee, New York and New Jersey but is eligible to assist clients from throughout the US. Certification as an Immigration Specialist is not currently available in Tennessee, New York or New Jersey. Siskind Susser limits its practice strictly to immigration law, a Federal practice area, and we do not claim expertise in the laws of states other than where our attorneys are licensed.

  6. sukhvinder singh
    April 3, 2013

    respected sir,my uncle has applied in dec2005 to my family.when they will get visa and i recieved one letter.

  7. Juan
    March 29, 2013

    Thank you for the response, all that I read relates to challanging a non dsicion or delayed desicion rather than an adverse desicion. They keep talking about the so called non reviewable principle or diplomatic immunity of consular desicions.

  8. Juan
    March 25, 2013

    Hello Ari,

    My wife and I were both approved for our H1B visas at the time of the consular interviews we were both denied based onnthe wrong application of the law claiming unlawful prescense. Our attorney is suggesting that we file a Mandamus Writt lawsuit to challange the decision. Do you belive this could be sucessful given that non reviewability principle on all consular decisions. Your help would be much appreciated.

    • Filing a Writ of Mandamus against the Department of State is a possible option. But it is something that you would only due after exhausting all other options with the DOS. It is expensive and is not guaranteed to be successful, but there are situations where a Writ of Mandamus has been successful to “unstick” a visa application at the consulate.

  9. EyeEm
    March 22, 2013

    Hi Ari,

    We have applied an I 130 for spouse. After the petition was approved on the 4th Feb, 2013 later when we received no response from NVC, we found out from the NVC by calling that the petition had been returned to immigration for review. We do not have a reason as to why it was returned. Now USCIS says it can take up to 120 days before we would receive a response. The petition was sent back to “immigration” on the 8th of March. I want to know why has NVC sent the petition back even before an interview? At the CEAC tracking website, when you go to IV application status the case number given by NVC brings up a nonimmigrant application status. Whats going on here??

  10. MS MUNOZ
    March 4, 2013

    HI ARI MY HUSBAND AND I FILED A ON SEP 2012 I-130 AND GOT APPROVED ON 2013 I GOT THE AOS LETTER .HE ENTERED ILLEGAL TO THE US ON 2004 WE ARE MARRIED AND HAVE A DAUGHTER TOGETHER MY QUESTION IS CAN HE ADJUST HIS STATUS ??? AND HOW CAN HE GET A VISA NUMBER OR WILL MY HUSBAND HAVE TO GO BACK

    • I can’t say for certain without having a consultation and getting more information. It sounds like he probably is not eligible to apply for Adjustment of Status here in the US. But you might be able to file an I-601A provisional waiver for him. You should have a consultation with an immigration lawyer to find out for sure what options might be available. You can schedule a consultation appointment with me by calling 901-507-4270.

      * This is an advertisement. Ari Sauer is a Memphis immigration lawyer with the Siskind Susser law firm. http://www.visalaw.com/ari.html. On this blog we answer questions as a service to our readers, but we cannot assume any liability related to reliance on anything herein, and responses to questions are not intended to establish an attorney-client relationship. Immigration laws and regulations are constantly changing and the rules stated may not apply to your situation. Readers are cautioned to schedule a consultation with an immigration lawyer before acting on anything stated in this blog. This blog is not intended to substitute for a consultation with a qualified immigration law attorney. Ari Sauer is licensed to practice law through the states of Tennessee, New York and New Jersey but is eligible to assist clients from throughout the US. Certification as an Immigration Specialist is not currently available in Tennessee, New York or New Jersey. Siskind Susser limits its practice strictly to immigration law, a Federal practice area, and we do not claim expertise in the laws of states other than where our attorneys are licensed.

  11. Anonymous
    February 19, 2013

    Hello Ari, I have entered USA in 2003 from Russia, applied for politival asylum within a year and case was denied at 2007, filed appeals which were denied as well, right now my case is in 9th circuit of appeal, it is in mediation.
    I got married to US citizen 2 years ago, and got I130 approved, but it was after 90 days period. So we asked chief counsel to join us in MTR, which he didn`t. My attoerny filed for MTR via sua sponte, and it got denied. My husband and I are young so my husband doesnt have a critical health condition, and he does have a phsycologist evaluation where it states he suffers from severe anxiety from all my immigration problems and it is recomended for his wife to remain with him.
    And he s an engineer here, he wont be able to make a living if he goes back to my country with me. He also has a younger sister and mother he doesnt want to leave behind. But apparently that wasnt enough for them. My attorney says we can file for motion to reconsider, because they actually didnt get his doctor evaluation on time before decision was issued.
    At the same time if worse comes to worse and I have to go back, he will have to file 601 and 212 wavers, but how do we prove extreme hardship, when so far we got denied with all the evidence we have.
    Thank you

  12. Che
    February 5, 2013

    Hello Ari Sauer ….My son is 5 years old and he is a US citizen I have been goin back and forth for years but this last time I decided to stay because I want my son to go to school here in the US but i came here on a visa and overstayed my 6 months. Can my son situation help me? I have been here for 10 months….

    • A US citizen must be at least 21 years old before they can petition for their parent. You should consult with an immigration attorney to see what options may be available. You should do so as soon as possible, since you are likely accruing Unlawful Presence and may limit your options if you wait to long.

      Call 901-682-6455 to schedule an appointment with me to discuss your options. A standard consultation fee will apply.

      * This is an advertisement. Ari Sauer is a Memphis immigration lawyer with the Siskind Susser law firm. http://www.visalaw.com/ari.html. On this blog we answer questions as a service to our readers, but we cannot assume any liability related to reliance on anything herein, and responses to questions are not intended to establish an attorney-client relationship. Immigration laws and regulations are constantly changing and the rules stated may not apply to your situation. Readers are cautioned to schedule a consultation with an immigration lawyer before acting on anything stated in this blog. This blog is not intended to substitute for a consultation with a qualified immigration law attorney. Ari Sauer is licensed to practice law through the states of Tennessee, New York and New Jersey but is eligible to assist clients from throughout the US. Certification as an Immigration Specialist is not currently available in Tennessee, New York or New Jersey. Siskind Susser limits its practice strictly to immigration law, a Federal practice area, and we do not claim expertise in the laws of states other than where our attorneys are licensed.

  13. Anonymous
    February 3, 2013

    hi good night . my husband is a permanent u.s. resident who file for myself and daughter july 16th. 2012 can u tell me how many years it will take to get our visas thank you .

  14. juan
    January 14, 2013

    thanks for all the answer the you give to everybody and a wod likw to ask the i was stop at the border and they took my information 7 years ago one time, and i try again cruzin the border now i live inside the usa sins then marriend whith mi wife american citizen and 3 kids all citizens , i have not criminal records can applyed for the I-601A. sorry for my tipyng errors.

    • The question is whether you were issued an order of removal when you were stopped at the border 7 years ago. If so, then you may be subject to a permanent bar rather than a 10 year bar for unlawful presence. An attorney would have to request a copy of your file from CBP and possibly do an FBI fingerprint search inquiry before they could answer your question.

      If you would like to discuss with me the possibility of requesting your file from the government you can schedule a consultation appointment with me by calling 901-682-6455. A standard consultation fee would apply.

      * This is an advertisement. Ari Sauer is an attorney with the Siskind Susser law firm. http://www.visalaw.com/ari.html. On this blog we answer questions as a service to our readers, but we cannot assume any liability related to reliance on anything herein, and responses to questions are not intended to establish an attorney-client relationship. Immigration laws and regulations are constantly changing and the rules stated may not apply to your situation. Readers are cautioned to schedule a consultation with an immigration lawyer before acting on anything stated in this blog. This blog is not intended to substitute for a consultation with a qualified immigration law attorney. Ari Sauer is licensed to practice law through the states of Tennessee, New York and New Jersey but is eligible to assist clients from throughout the US. Certification as an Immigration Specialist is not currently available in Tennessee, New York or New Jersey. Siskind Susser limits its practice strictly to immigration law, a Federal practice area, and we do not claim expertise in the laws of states other than where our attorneys are licensed. the opinions expressed here are those of Ari Sauer and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of Siskind Susser.

  15. Samantha
    January 8, 2013

    Thanks for your answer. based on your previous answer i’ll have to wait for the 5 years, since we haven’t been married for three years, even if i have been here for that period of time.

  16. Samantha
    January 8, 2013

    Mr. Ari,
    I obtained my gren card through my employer. I have been a permanent resident for a litte over two years now. My fiance and i are getting married this year and i was wondering if by the time i have been here three years in total i can apply for the citizenship since i’m married to an american and have been here for three years. Or do i have to wait until the 5 year period to apply?

  17. Jennifer Mendoza
    January 4, 2013

    Hello Sir,

    I am an active duty Air Force member, I’m 21 years old and filing for both my parents who have been living in Mexico since 2004, while I’ve been here all on my own since I was 14 years old. As soon as I turned 21 I filed the I-130 for both my parents, It was approved. I am just now submitting the Affidavit of Support forms and Visa Application for both of them. Their cases are scheduled for May 2014. Would the new I-601A waiver apply to them? I am very confused… I read your article and I don’t think they do since they are not currently in the US but just want to verify. If not, is there anything else I can do to speed up the process? Please let me know. I’m planning my wedding for May 2014 in Colorado but need to know they will be able to make it. They’ve missed school awards, my High school graduation, Military training graduation, rank promotions… I want to have them here asap.

    Thank you for all you do. It means a lot to us who are in these kind of situations for you to take time out of your schedule to answer our questions. I really appreciate it.

    -Airman Mendoza

    • The Provisional Waiver rule only applies when the foreign national is in the US. The point of the Provisional Waiver rule is to allow certain foreign nationals who are in the US to remain together with their family in the US while the unlawful presence hardship waiver is being decided by USCIS. If the foreign national is already abroad, and a waiver is required, they would apply for the waiver under the regular waiver process and wait abroad while the waiver is being decided.

  18. Naeem
    November 29, 2012

    Currently I am working on H1-B visa. My highest qualification is Masters in Information Technology from a recognized university in United Kingdom. Its a one year degree course. Before my UK Masters degree I have a 2 years non recognized bachelor’s degree and 2 years non recognized Masters degree from non accredited colleges.For my H1B visa I did a Foreign degree evaluation of all my degrees. In my evaluation report only my UK Masters degree was evaluated since that is the only recognized degree I have. My UK Masters degree was evaluated as equivalent to Masters of Science Degree in Information Systems in United States. The people who gave me the evaluation report told me that the report can only be used for H1-B visa only and not for Green Card Purpose. I want to apply for Green Card as soon as possible. But I am not sure in which Green Card category I fall in

    • You should have a consultation with an attorney to review your degrees and experience and you will possibly need a new evaluation report done for your degrees with the PERM process in mind, especially if your evaluation takes into consideration a combination of your degrees and experience. You should qualify for the EB-3 category, but it does not sound like you would qualify for the EB-2 category.

      * This is an advertisement. Ari Sauer is a Memphis immigration lawyer with the Siskind Susser law firm. http://www.visalaw.com/ari.html. On this blog we answer questions as a service to our readers, but we cannot assume any liability related to reliance on anything herein, and responses to questions are not intended to establish an attorney-client relationship. Immigration laws and regulations are constantly changing and the rules stated may not apply to your situation. Readers are cautioned to schedule a consultation with an immigration lawyer before acting on anything stated in this blog. This blog is not intended to substitute for a consultation with a qualified immigration law attorney. Ari Sauer is licensed to practice law through the states of Tennessee, New York and New Jersey but is eligible to assist clients from throughout the US. Certification as an Immigration Specialist is not currently available in Tennessee, New York or New Jersey. Siskind Susser limits its practice strictly to immigration law, a Federal practice area, and we do not claim expertise in the laws of states other than where our attorneys are licensed.

  19. Anonymous
    November 16, 2012

    respected sir,
    my category is f3 my mother is us citizen.and my priority date is april2004.pls tell me when i will be called for interview.

    • It is not possible to say when a visa will be available for your petition. This is because the Visa Bulletin does not move at a fixed pace. Even the people at the DOS who make the Visa Bulletin wouldn’t be able to answer your question.

  20. Jagjeet
    October 31, 2012

    Hello Mr. Ari,
    I am glad to see that you are helping many of us by answering our questions online. I have a specific question. I also called in our office, I am not sure if I shud make an appointment for this question.
    I am an adult son of American citizen currently on work permit in Canada and I also have 10 yrs visitor visa for US. My nationality is Indian. In 2008 when my family immigrated to US I was not qualified because I was only 4 months over 21yrs. An application was filed by my dad as a green card holder for his family in E3 category for me, my mom and my younger brother. My application was in processing as well but at the time priority dates became available I was 4 months over and was not able to immigrate. Now my dad wants to apply I-130 for me and I am curious how long will be the waiting time if he applies today. Will there be any connection with my previous case where I can be qualified for any special benefit this time?
    What is your best advice? If you would like to call me I can call you but if there is a quick answer for this you can tell me then please answer me here. Please advice me what to do so that I can follow your advice to not delay the process any further.
    Thanks

    • Thank you for your question, but there are a number of factors that need to be determined in order to answer that question. I would have to review your documents and get your whole history before I could answer you. I am not able to answer specific questions about specific cases on this forum. I am only able to answer general questions about immigration law. You should have a consultation appointment with an attorney.

      If you would like to schedule a consultation appointment with me, you can do so by calling 901-682-6455. I am available to do consultation appointments by phone or in my office. Standard consultation fees apply.

      * This is an advertisement. Ari Sauer is a Memphis immigration lawyer with the Siskind Susser law firm. http://www.visalaw.com/ari.html. On this blog we answer questions as a service to our readers, but we cannot assume any liability related to reliance on anything herein, and responses to questions are not intended to establish an attorney-client relationship. Immigration laws and regulations are constantly changing and the rules stated may not apply to your situation. Readers are cautioned to schedule a consultation with an immigration lawyer before acting on anything stated in this blog. This blog is not intended to substitute for a consultation with a qualified immigration law attorney. Ari Sauer is licensed to practice law through the states of Tennessee, New York and New Jersey but is eligible to assist clients from throughout the US. Certification as an Immigration Specialist is not currently available in Tennessee, New York or New Jersey. Siskind Susser limits its practice strictly to immigration law, a Federal practice area, and we do not claim expertise in the laws of states other than where our attorneys are licensed. The opinions stated here are the opinions of Ari Sauer and do not necessarily reflect those of Siskind Susser.

  21. kristy
    October 8, 2012

    if my fiance comes over on a visa and we get married in the us is it easier for him to get his paper?

    • This is not an easy question to answer on this forum. You should consult with an immigration lawyer so that you can get the best answer for your situation.

      • Anonymous
        October 10, 2012

        ok thank you my only worry is he will have to go back and wait a long time over their i jhad hurd they where changeing the time frame but not sure if that was true or not

  22. kaisar
    September 12, 2012

    hi ,my category is F1 my father is us citizen and my periority date is 21april 2008 .plz tell me when i will be called for visa interview and as october 2012 visa bulleten is announced what effect it has on F1 catageory.

  23. Anonymous
    August 20, 2012

    Respected sir i wanted to know few things-
    1. If My fiance’s green card is being sponsored by his employer and is being processed and is in the final stages, in this process if we get married will i receive a green card too along with him?
    2. if yes how long will it take for me to receive a green card?

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Ari Sauer is an immigration law attorney with the Memphis office of the Siskind Susser law firm. Ari answers questions on US immigration law submitted by readers. Email Ari Sauer to submit a question. immigrationanswerman@gmail.com

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