Bona-Fide Marriage or Marriage Fraud: What You Need to Know in Immigration Cases

When it comes to immigration cases, proving a bona-fide marriage can be critical. In fact, U.S. Citizenship, and Immigration Services (USCIS) requires evidence that the marriage is not fraudulent and entered into for the sole for the purpose of evading U.S. immigration laws. USCIS takes marriage fraud very seriously and has implemented various measures to...

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The Visa Bulletin is a critical resource for anyone seeking to immigrate to the United States. This monthly publication, issued by the US Department of State (DOS), provides valuable information on the availability of immigrant visas for individuals from various countries and categories. Understanding the Visa Bulletin and its complex system of priority dates and...

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I came to the U.S. in 2007, over 15 years ago.  I knew before I even came that I wanted to stay indefinitely.  My wife was initially sponsored for a J-1 and then quickly switched to an O-1, with myself trailing in the shadows. My wife was and still is a talented fashion designer.  She...

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So having filed your immigration paperwork with USCIS and after enduring the prolonged processing times USCIS has now sent you a notice asking you to appear for an interview. So, what can you expect? Clients often ask me how they can prepare for an interview and want a set list of questions; however, there is...

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Obtaining a green card through marriage is often described as one of the easiest ways to obtain lawful permanent residency.  However, what happens if after obtaining the green card you get divorced?  Can you get remarried and sponsor your new spouse? While this is certainly possible, if an individual received a green card through marriage,...

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Part 1: General overview. Which route is applicable? If you are a US Citizen or a Lawful Permanent Resident (LPR) your spouse is eligible to obtain his/her green card through your relationship. Within Part 1 of this article series, we will provide general information to help with determining which route is applicable when filing for...

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Part 2: Adjustment of status Please see the flowchart on our website, which provides the general steps involved with this type of filing. [Link-AOS Flowchart].  Part 2 of this series will provide further details on the steps and important items to consider when filing the cases with USCIS. If your Foreign National Spouse is immediately...

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