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
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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