Immigration Lawyer Ari Sauer – The Immigration Answer Man

Memphis immigration lawyer Ari Sauer provides news and information on US immigration law.

Summary of changes to the Public Charge Rule

Attorney Greg Siskind, from my law firm, authored a summary of the new changes to the Public Charge Rule. These long-anticipated and controversial changes expand the government’s use of a … Continue reading

August 13, 2019 · Leave a comment

I got my green card through my employer 9 months ago. Am I allowed to change employers?

QUESTION: I am a nurse who was sponsored by my employer/petitioner as an EB-3. I have had my green card for 9 months and have been working for them since … Continue reading

May 20, 2019 · Leave a comment

Can a work authorization card (EAD) holder start a new job after their EAD expires but within the 180-day extension of work authorization while their I-765 is pending?

QUESTION: I am in L-1A visa status and applied for extension. We also applied for an extension of my wife’s L-2 visa status and her work authorization (EAD). Her EAD … Continue reading

April 25, 2019 · Leave a comment

How do I know if my medical examination report (I-693) has expired and I need to bring a new one to the interview?

QUESTION: I have just been scheduled for my green card interview. How do I know if my medical examination report has expired and I need to bring a new one … Continue reading

March 14, 2019 · Leave a comment

Will traveling abroad before my Advance Parole is issued cause my application for Work Authorization to be denied?

QUESTION: I applied for Work Authorization (EAD) and Advance Parole along with my I-485 application. Will travel before the Parole is approved forfeit just my Parole application or will that … Continue reading

February 28, 2019 · 2 Comments

Can I have both an H-1B visa and an H-4 visa at the same time?

QUESTION: I have a valid H1B visa stamp. But my employer in the US does not have a project for me to work on at the moment so I cannot … Continue reading

October 19, 2018 · 3 Comments

Can I expedite my wait for a visa for my I-130 petition due to my petitioning father’s advanced age?

QUESTION: My father is a US citizen. He filed an I-130 application for me in 2012, which was approved in 2012. At the time I was unmarried, but I got … Continue reading

October 8, 2018 · Leave a comment

As a green card holder, how long can I stay outside of the country before I abandon my green card?

QUESTION: Is there a specific amount of time that a green card holder can spend outside the US without abandoning their green card?   THE IMMIGRATION ANSWER MAN – ARI … Continue reading

September 28, 2018 · 2 Comments

What do I do when I become a US citizen after filing an I-130 petition for my spouse?

QUESTION: I filed an I-130 petition for my wife, who is in India. When I filed the I-130, I was a permanent resident. Now I am a citizen. What is … Continue reading

September 17, 2018 · Leave a comment

My father filed an I-130 for me when he was a Permanent Resident. I got married before my father became a US citizen. Is the petition he filed for me still valid?

QUESTION: I am from India. My father filed an I-130 immigrant petition for me under the F2B category in 2012. I did not know the immigration rules, and I got … Continue reading

August 20, 2018 · Leave a comment

Ari Sauer

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