Immigration Lawyer Ari Sauer – The Immigration Answer Man

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

I came to the US on an F-1 student visa. Am I subject to the Unlawful Presence 3-year or 10-year bar?

QUESTION: I came to the US on an F-1 student visa. I overstayed my I-20 document by more than 180 days. If I have to leave the country to get … Continue reading

August 10, 2018 · Leave a comment

Can I file my I-485 application before my I-130 petition is approved?

QUESTION: I am in the US is E-2 status. My husband is a Permanent Resident and he filed an I-130 petition for me last year. My priority date is available … Continue reading

July 10, 2018 · 6 Comments

Can I do anything to get USCIS to issue my Advance Parole travel document sooner?

QUESTION: I filed an I-485 with an application for employment authorization and advance parole based on my marriage with a U.S citizen. It has been five and half months, but … Continue reading

July 6, 2018 · 2 Comments

Can I still sponsor my step-daughter to come to the US even though my husband died?

QUESTION: I am a US citizen. I filed for my husband to come to the US from Ghana. The petition was approved, and he was scheduled for an immigrant visa … Continue reading

June 25, 2018 · Leave a comment


(The predictions section below were updated on 6/25/18 with more recent DOS updates.) The US Department of State has issued the July 2018 Visa Bulletin. The DOS Visa Bulletin lists … Continue reading

June 22, 2018 · Leave a comment

Do I need to inform immigration of my change of address after my citizenship is finalized?

QUESTION: I finally took my oath as a US citizen. If I move, do I still need to let immigration know about my new address?   THE IMMIGRATION ANSWER MAN:┬áNo. … Continue reading

June 11, 2018 · Leave a comment

If my ex-husband, who I helped become a citizen, files for a green card for his new wife, will I be questioned by USCIS?

QUESTION: I helped my husband get a green card, and he is now a US citizen. He has since divorced me and married the mother of his children that they … Continue reading

June 8, 2018 · Leave a comment


The US Department of State has issued the June 2018 Visa Bulletin. The DOS Visa Bulletin lists visa availability to let foreign nationals know when they can file an Immigrant … Continue reading

June 5, 2018 · Leave a comment

Can my grandmother withdraw her sponsorship for me even though my green card was approved?

QUESTION: I’ve been a lawful permanent resident in the US for almost 5 years. My mother petitioned for me to become a lawful permanent resident, but my grandmother was a … Continue reading

March 12, 2018 · Leave a comment

I came on an F-1 student visa, but have fallen out of status. Can I still apply for a green card through Adjustment of Status when my US citizen wife sponsors me?

QUESTION: I was an international student on an F-1 visa, but I stopped going to school, and have fallen out of status because I moved to another city to live … Continue reading

February 26, 2018 · 3 Comments

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.