I am a citizen of Ukraine with an ****87, USA since 2004. On July 24, 2011, while being in Ukraine on personal affairs,

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Hello. My name is Anton **. I am a citizen of Ukraine with an ****87, USA since 2004. On July 24, 2011, while being in Ukraine on personal affairs, I had a cervical spine injury, which caused complete paralysis of my body. Further treatment in specialized medical institutions and rehabilitation centers was impossible due to lack of funds, so I had to restore my body myself. It took 10 years of continuous hard work, but worse is the expiration of my Permanent Resident Card on 10/20/2016, and the loss of the opportunity to return to the United States. All this time my mother, ***7, USA. For 10 years she promised to help restore my documents and give me the opportunity to live in her apartment. But in the last two years since I started living with my girlfriend, (she's helping me tremendously in my everyday life since I'm still in the wheelchair), my relationship with my mother has deteriorated. My mother in collaboration with my cousin Oksana Yanovska are pressuring me to forget about returning to normal life in the United States, and they are insulting and discriminating against me and my girlfriend Vita Boiko, on the grounds that my girlfriend is “using me for money”, at a time when my girlfriend is working hard to help me in my daily affairs, totally ignoring her personal time. Due to the cold Ukrainian climate, I am forced to stay at home for 8 months a year (as under house arrest) because the infrastructure in Ukraine is not designed for the normal living of disabled people at all. I'm talking about basic things. My mom set the whole family against me. They just discriminate and intimidate me and my girlfriend and we are simply defenseless. We have been living together for more than 2 years but can't get married because we don't know how it will affect the status of my Permanent Resident Card. I started my own small business in the USA in 2018,(selling different products on eBay, Amazon and Facebook Marketplace) which I am not able to develop properly while in Ukraine, plus I am not sure that it's legal at all to have a business in the United States when I have an expired Permanent Resident Card. I do not and will not claim help from the United States government! I am ready to develop my own online business to provide financially for me and my family! I have questions about this: 1. Is there a legal opportunity to renew my Permanent Resident Card and come back to live in the United States? 2. Is it legal to have business in the United States with a valid bank account and expired Permanent Resident Card? Looking forward to your reply. Kind regards, Anton **. 941-*** JA: What steps have you taken? Have you filed any paperwork with the U.S. government? Customer: No I didn't. I think I need to Legal consultation first JA: Have you talked to a lawyer about this? Customer: no JA: Is there anything else the Lawyer should know before I connect you? Rest assured that they'll be able to help you. Customer: can I come back to the same house I was living before if my mother doesn't really want that.

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Hello Anton, my name is***** and I will be the immigration attorney helping you today. Please give me a few minutes.
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Hello Jen. Nice to meet you. Thanks.
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Anton when was the last time you were inside the US? When did you recuperate and was safe to travel?
Customer
The last time I was inside the US was April 2011. It was two months before I got injured.
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When I contacted the United States Embassy in Ukraine they told me that to get my permanent resident card I supposed to be the owner off The house in United States or a family member like my mother supposed to give me a special letter that she agree that I'm going to be living with her as I understood. for three years she was telling me that she's going to help me but suddenly she changed her mind and I am stuck in Ukraine.
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When did you speak to the US embassy ?

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Normally when a green card holder spends more than one year outside the US, they lose their green card automatically unless they can prove that they were outside of the US for reasons beyond their control such as a medical reason that did not allow you to travel. You also should show that you had a home in the US and a job if possible and other connections to the US as proof of ties to the US.  If you can show that you were not able to come home for medical reasons all these years and you have those ties to the US, then you can apply for a SB-1 Returning Resident visa which  allows you to come to the US and keep your  green card.  You would apply for that at the US embassy and if approved, you can come back here.

I am here to make sure you receive the best service possible. If you feel that you did not or if you would like me to clarify anything or answer anything related, please feel free to reply back with that question and ask me until you are satisfied with the assistance you received.  I am very happy to help you and it is all included.

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Thank you for your support. It is really helpful. I have a few more questions:
1. Is it legal to have business in US with the expired permanent resident card?
2. Is it possible to check how much money my mother sued her ex-husband's son for?
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You're welcome!

1. Yes it is legal to have a business in the US even if you don't have a permanent resident card at all.

2. If it is public record, you can try to look in the court records online of the county where it happened. That is not immigration law so I can't really help you with that.

Can I answer anything else?

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Can you please let me know which websites I should look for a Court records?
Customer
what is the Immigration Petition Which is supposed to be filed in the United States?
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Jen Marie, Esq., Expert

There is no petition in the US. You have to file for the SB-1 returning resident visa and get an appointment in your country.

I am not sure about the court records,  that is not  an immigration question. Sorry about that .

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Thank you for your support
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You're very welcome. Best of luck to you with this issue.

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