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Marriage-Based Immigration

Marriage to a U.S. citizen is normally the easiest and often the only path to permanent residence.  There is no quota backlog for husbands and wives of U.S. citizens, and bars to adjustment of status (such as unauthorized employment) are removed for marriage-based immigrants. 

The special rights given to spouses of U.S. citizens, have encouraged fake marriages over the years, so additional hurdles have been added to ensure that green cards are awarded only to those with legitimate marriages.  For example, the green card is normally issued on a conditional basis, and the immigrant must file an additional petition after two years to demonstrate that the marriage was entered into in good faith.  If marriage fraud is discovered, the applicant may never again file an immigrant petition, and might never be allowed to return to the U.S.

The Law Offices of James A. Bach specializes in guiding clients through the marriage-based immigration process, without undue stress or intrusion into your privacy.  Over several decades we have established a solid reputation for presenting only bona fide cases.  Mr. Bach represents the interests of both the U.S. citizen and immigrant spouse, and accompanies both to the interview at the local offices of the USCIS.

The legal fee in marriage-based cases is normally modest compared to other types of legal services, and a consultation with a lawyer should be helpful to all prospective applicants and their U.S. citizen spouses.  We invite you to make an appointment to speak with Mr. Bach about your case.

 

 

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Divorce Within Two Years Of Marriage Will Not Preclude Green Card For K-1 Applicant

Green Card May Be Possible Despite Immigration Violations For Spouse Of U.S. Citizen

Abused Immigrant Spouse May Apply For Green Card Without Cooperation Of U.S. Spouse

 
 

 

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