Immigration Issues/form i-130


hi i am a us citizen in the u.s. i petitioned for my wife and stepdaughter which are in panama and they were approved the visa they have till january to enter the u.s. but i tried to get my sons u.s passport but it was denied because i had to do a dna test and it came out negative, i was told to do the same steps as i did with my wife so i just sent in the paperwork in not to long ago. Now i send them a statement explaining the situation because we have no one to take care of my son which is alomost 3 yrs old  when my wife has to come to the u.s. So do you think they might work on my case since they got my wifes info and visa approved. Please i need some info some opinions. thanks

Eileen Chun-Fruto, Los Angeles immigration attorney writes:

Dear Marcos,

I am having a hard time understanding your question.  If you would like to call and follow up with a phone call, perhaps I can answer your question.  If however, the DNA test shows that your son is not your biological son, then he cannot immigrate with the rest of your family.  However, I'm not clear as to what your situation is.

I'm sorry, but if you like, you can call and have a free consultation with us or perhaps what is better is that you call a local attorney in your area and have them consult with you.  Timing is important and I understand your concern over your 3 year old son.  We have dealt with issues where a child may have to be left in the home country and whether or not anyone can help  depends on what the legal factors are, which as I said, am having a hard time gleaning from your email.

Kind regards,
Eileen Chun-Fruto

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Eileen Chun-Fruto


I can answer any employment-based immigration question including questions about PERM labor certifications, H-1B skilled workers, L-1A multinational managers or executives and L-1B specialized knowledge, R-1 and I-360 religious workers, investor cases (E Treaty Trader and E Treaty Investors and EB-5 "million dollar investors") and O-1 extraordinary ability cases. I can also answer any questions regarding family-based immigration, such as adoptions, waiver cases, consular processing (using foreign consulates to enter as an immigrant), marriage and fiance/fiancee cases, 245(i) cases, VAWA (Violence Against Women's Act), battered spouses, and Child Status Protection Act (CSPA).


I have over 12 years of experience in business and family immigration. I was a former law clerk for the Executive Officer for Immigration Review (the immigration courts) in San Francisco and I current serve as the California Service Center's (CSC) liaison on behalf of the Los Angeles County Bar Association. I represent individuals and corporations alike, ranging from professionals in the high tech, science, liberal arts fields. I have a special niche in working with start-up companies and individuals with more complex immigration issues.

Member, American Immigration Lawyers Association Member, Los Angeles County Bar Association, Executive Committee on Immigration

J.D., University of California at Davis - King Hall School of Law (1997) B.A., University of California at Irvine, cum laude (1994)

Awards and Honors
2005, 2006, 2007, 2008: Selected to Southern California Rising Star - Super Lawyers List (an honor shared by no more than 2.5% of the attorneys practicing in the entire Southern California region) Faculty/Moderator on various AILA and LACBA continuing legal education seminars in the following topics: H-1B, O-1, religious workers, business immigration visas

Past/Present Clients
My typical business clients can range from a start-up company, established engineering and software research and development companies, manufacturing, trade and distribution companies, public and private schools, and religious organizations. Family clients include spouses, parent-child petitions, siblings, naturalization, and most especially, representation of abandoned and neglected children viewed as orphans under the immigration law. I have represented many clients who relied on special provisions of the immigration law to preserve or "grandfather" benefits to family members in limited (and complicated) circumstances, to avoid re-application fees and longer waiting times.

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