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- Immigration Law
- Asylum, Citizenship, Deportation Defense, Family Visas, Green Cards, Immigration Appeals, Investment Visas, Marriage & Fiancé(e) Visas, Student Visas, Visitor Visas, Work Visas
- Criminal Law
- Criminal Appeals, Drug Crimes, Expungement, Fraud, Gun Crimes, Internet Crimes, Sex Crimes, Theft, Violent Crimes
Free Consultations for Criminal, DUI, and Personal Injury cases only.
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
- 9th Circuit
- Russian: Spoken, Written
- Spanish: Spoken, Written
- Senior Attorney
- Elliott Law Group, PLLC
- - Current
- Law Offices of Lana Elliott, PLLC
- Humboldt Superior Court
- University of Idaho College of Law
- J.D. (2004) | Law
- Ukrainian National Academy of Law
- Masters in Law (2000) | Law
- Honors: Honors
- Nursing College
- Nursing (1986) | Nursing
- Honors: Honors
- Washington State Bar Association  # 36496
- - Current
6 Questions Answered
- Q. I am here in the US on ESTA with my minor child. My parents are Green card holders. They have petitioned for our I-130.
- A: I am sorry to hear about your mother's health issue. To answer your question; a stay under the Visa Waiver Program (ESTA) cannot be extended, unless there is an emergency medical situation (but it must be on the part of the applicant. I do not believe your mother's medical situation qualifies for an exception). However, as you probably know, after the departure, you can re-enter the U.S. for another 90 day period. I would strongly advise that you depart, because when a priority date for your immigrant visa petition becomes current, you may experience complications in obtaining your Green Card if you previously overstayed your visa. Sorry for not having better news.
- Q. My wife is waiting for her adjustment of status and she has an advance parole document. Is she able to travel to canada
- A: Yes, she is able to travel abroad as long as she not only filed her I-131 (Document for advance parole), but also received it. If she just filed and is waiting for it while her AOS is pending, if she travels, her adjustment of status application is considered to be abandoned, and unfortunately, she will need to re-file it (and other negative immigration consequences might apply).
- Q. Ive got a question on child US immigration (citizenship) that has been bothering me for a long time
- A: I am not aware of the process that would allow a minor to renounce their citizenship. Parents are not allowed to make this decision on behalf of their children. A child must be at least 16 years of age to present himself at the US consulate abroad and request renunciation of h their citizenship. Even then a consulate officer might still find that a child lacks maturity and recommend them to wait util the age of 18.
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