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    Sponsoring my Canadian daughter - permanent resident

    I got some really great news to share - my daughter's greencard arrived today!!! I did all the paperwork myself back mid-November and it really took quite fast to get through the whole process without any RFE, interviews or other bumps that are not uncommon. I did call the real immigration...
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    Sponsoring my Canadian daughter - permanent resident

    Thanks Jackolantern. I just called him again and left a message asking for clarifying the details about filing Form I-130 in my case. If he does not call me back, I will go with someone else, no big deal. On the other hand, I don't really get why would he want to take over a hopeless case and...
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    Sponsoring my Canadian daughter - permanent resident

    Sure, makes total sense. It was a brief free phone call, not a full consultation, I could not really demand all the benefits for free. This attorney's contact information was given to me by a friend and she knew some people who got success with him. I just don't want to share the details. But...
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    Sponsoring my Canadian daughter - permanent resident

    Does that mean that the attorney is not really familiar with FTJ or something? Thanks TheRealCanadian.
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    Sponsoring my Canadian daughter - permanent resident

    I spoke to the immigration attorney today which was recommended to me by some friend of mine. He said that my daughter has high chances of success and I can apply myself or go through his firm, either way is fine. There may be questions asked by USCIS. When he cited the processing fees of $1490...
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    Sponsoring my Canadian daughter - permanent resident

    Thanks a lot everyone. I will look for a good lawyer in my area first thing on Monday to schedule a consultation.
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    Sponsoring my Canadian daughter - permanent resident

    9 FAM 42.42 N12.6 Sought to Acquire LPR Status Provision (CT:VISA-1568; 10-04-2010) a. In family and employment-based preference, DV, and SIV cases the alien must seek to acquire LPR status within one year of visa availability. The one year requirement does not apply in IR or immediate...
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    Sponsoring my Canadian daughter - permanent resident

    TheRealCanadian - thank you, just to clarify that there should be no limit for FTJ dependents like in my case? If not, they cannot legally deny I-485. Am I still missing something maybe?
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    Sponsoring my Canadian daughter - permanent resident

    Thanks everyone. What would you folks recommend as a general advise for increasing chances of approval.... Should I write a good cover letter detailing the situation with the family, explaining why I could not include her with my application back in 2010 (ex-wife clinging to my child support...
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    Sponsoring my Canadian daughter - permanent resident

    Strange, I am really confused now because it sounds like CSPA states that there is no time period during which a child can apply. I found another link about it - http://blogs.usembassy.gov/philippines/?p=380&cpage=1#comment-109331
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    Sponsoring my Canadian daughter - permanent resident

    Thanks TheRealCanadian! As always, people like you, Jackolantern, Nelsona and others always inspire and reinstate partially-shatterred hopes in desperate peoples' minds who are experiencing tricky situations like mine. I also took it with a grain what this guy on the phone said to me because...
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    Sponsoring my Canadian daughter - permanent resident

    URGENT!!!!! Kind of bad news.... I just called the USCIS to discuss the follow-to-join situation in my case and talked to the immigration officer there. He said that follow-to-join is usually allowed within 1 year after getting a permanent residency. In my case it is already over 1 year - 1...
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