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Category: Conditional Permanent Residence Based on Marriage

Chicago Based Applicants for Green Cards and Citizenship: DHS/CIS Processing Times

Feb 6, 2018
Published February 6, 2018   Marriage based adjustment of status applicants living in CIS Chicago’s jurisdiction are seeing an approximately 7-8 month wait to be scheduled for an interview.  Applicants...

Update: Green Card Interviews for Marriage Based Applicants, Including for Same Sex Partners

Nov 28, 2017
Published November 28, 2017     A foreign national applying for permanent resident status by way of marriage to a U.S. citizen, continues to enjoy a mostly efficient and streamlined...

Beware Immigrants: Automatic Voter Registration

Nov 15, 2017
Published November 15, 2017   On the topic of well-intended laws and unintended consequences, one of the first things that come to my mind is the law requiring local Department...

Marriage Based Green Card Interview Horror Stories; Where Do They Come From?

May 9, 2017
Published May 9, 2017   Question: Which travels quicker – good news or bad news?  Bad news, of course. “Train Wrecks” are exciting, interesting, sensational and sometimes, satisfying – especially...

A New Look for Green Cards and Employment Authorization Documents

Apr 25, 2017
Published April 25, 2017   Toward enhancing security and combatting document fraud, U.S. Department of Homeland Security will begin issuing a newly redesigned Permanent Resident Card (“Green Card”) and Employment...

Applying for U.S. Citizenship: The Top 4 Things That Matter

Mar 21, 2017
Published March 21, 2017   To be sure, a foreign national residing in the U.S. as a lawful permanent resident (aka “green card” holder) is not required to apply for...

For Those Who Entered the U.S. Under a False Identity and Now Want a Green Card

Jul 25, 2016
Published July 25, 2016 Foreign nationals who enter the U.S. under a false identity or assumed name usually do so because conventional legal avenues to gain entry are not available to...

I-751 Petitions to Remove Conditional Basis on Residence: For When the Marriage Works, and For When It Does Not

Apr 20, 2016
Published April 20, 2016   Usually, foreign nationals obtaining immigration benefits by way of a marriage to a U.S. citizen are only initially granted resident status on a 2 year...

Current (2015) Poverty Guidelines for Sponsors Completing Affidavits of Support

Feb 12, 2016
Published February 12, 2016   Intending applicants for immigrant visas or for adjustment of status based on a family relationship must document that their petitioning U.S. family member, or a...

Green Cards for Battered Spouses

Feb 6, 2016
Published February 6, 2016   In the world of U.S. immigration law, the battered husband or wife, and sometimes child, may be eligible for special immigration benefits, including permanent resident...