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Marriage-Based Green Card Interview Victory – Awesome Interview #2

Marriage-Based Green Card Interview Victory - Awesome Interview The interview is a critical part of your USCIS immigration application, if your case requires an interview. Being represented by an attorney at the interview sometimes makes the difference between winning and losing your case.

A client needed to submit an application very quickly due to deadline issues in her particular case and the client did not have time to provide us with any supporting documentation of the marriage. Unlike the Awesome Interview #1, we entered the interview with the Officer suspicious of the case. However, as soon as I sat down, I asked the officer if I could give a brief overview of the case. The Officer allowed me to explain the legal reason for the quick filing and our inability to submit the original application with supporting documents. I explained to the officer that we had brought many documents to prove the marriage and I asked the Officer to allow me to present the documents. I handed the Officer a package with a clear, concise index (with pagination) and briefly explained what the package contained. The package contained the couple’s joint lease, many months of joint bank statements, the couple’s first (and only) joint tax returns, documents relating to joint family health insurance, proof of the recent birth of their daughter, proof of the couple’s years-long history of joint travel around the world, and photos of the couple on various dates, in various locations, in different clothing, and with various family and friends. The Officer immediately let down his guard, thanked us for preparing so thoroughly for the interview, and conducted a friendly, short interview of the couple. The case was approved on the spot.

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Marriage-Based Green Card Interview Victory – Awesome Interview #1

Marriage-Based Green Card Interview Victories and Horror StoriesThe interview is a critical part of your USCIS immigration application, if your case requires an interview. Being represented by an attorney at the interview sometimes makes the difference between winning and losing your case. 

(This exact interview scenario happens often!) Cambridge Immigration Law prepares amazing application packages for our clients because we know that a USCIS will look at the application package at least for a few minutes before calling the applicants into the interview. When that USCIS Officer sees a clear, well-documented application that addresses all legal and factual aspects of a case, the Officer can start the interview with approval in mind. In fact, many times when my clients and I have entered the interview room, the USCIS Officer says, “I’ve looked at the case. I’m going to approve it. I just need to ask a few questions.” I have been in and out of even marriage-based interview in less than 10 minutes with approvals!

If you need to talk to an experienced immigration attorney. We’ve helped hundreds of people traverse the complicated immigration and citizenship process. We would love to help you as well.  Call (617-272-7980) or email hello@cambridgeimmigrationlaw.com to get in touch.

Can You Get a Green Card with a Criminal Background?

Green card with criminal backgroundYes, no, or maybe. This is a complicated question because there are so many types of “criminal backgrounds.” In some cases, you will absolutely not be able to get a green card, for example, if you have a conviction for drug trafficking. In other cases, you may be eligible to get a green card, but with a waiver (special permission) of the criminal violation that would otherwise make you ineligible for the green card. Finally, there are some cases when the criminal background should have no impact on your case. For all types of criminal backgrounds, you will most likely need to provide certified court dockets and police reports.

 

If you need to talk to an experienced immigration attorney. We’ve helped hundreds of couples traverse the complicated immigration and citizenship process. We would love to help you as well.  Call 617-744-7919 or email hello@cambridgeimmigrationlaw.com to get in touch.

Green card Approved at US Embassy in Spain

 Green card Approved at US Embassy in SpainOur client’s immigrant visa (green card) application approved at US Embassy in Spain, and bonus? The client was able to travel to the US while he was waiting for the final approval. The US citizen spouse needed to return to the US before our client was able to get an immigrant visa, aka as a “green card.” We represented the couple as they were separated for over a year and half, during COVID, waiting for his immigrant visa to process through USCIS, the National Visa Center, and the US Embassy in Europe. Many months into the National Visa Center process, the client wanted to travel to the United States to see his US citizen daughter graduate from high school. Our team prepared a strong package for our client to show to US Customs and Immigration, proving that while he wanted to move to the US with a “green card,” at that time, he just wanted to enter the US for a few days to see his daughter graduate. His quick trip was a success, and a few short months later, he had his Embassy interview and his immigrant visa approved. He wrapped up his life in Europe and moved to the US to start a new life with his wife and children.

 

If you need to talk to an experienced immigration attorney. We’ve helped hundreds of couples traverse the complicated immigration and citizenship process. We would love to help you as well.  Call 617-272-7980 or email hello@cambridgeimmigrationlaw.com to get in touch.

I’m married to a US citizen. Can I get a green card if I crossed the border to get into the US?

How to get a green card even if crossing the border in illegal entry

‘Yes. Crossing the border—which is a certain type of illegal entry to the US—will not prevent you from getting a green card if you meet other requirements.

The most important other requirements are (1) that your US citizen or Lawful Permanent Resident spouse or parent will suffer extreme hardship if you don’t get the green card and (2) that you have an approved I-130, I-140, or I-360 petition or that you have been selected for the diversity visa.

If you can meet those requirements, you may be eligible for a green card even if you entered the US by crossing the border “without inspection”/ illegal entry. You will need to go through a multi-step, multi-year process that will end with you leaving the US for an appointment at a US Embassy or Consulate in your home country or other country outside the US. 

 

 

VAWA Green Card Removal of Conditions Approved

VAWA GREEN CARD REMOVAL OF CONDITIONS APPROVEDOur client is thrilled this week that her long, long pending green card renewal was approved. She originally filed it without an attorney and with her ex-spouse. When she hired our firm, we identified abuse in the relationship and represented her on a VAWA/ Abuse waiver for her I-751. It was pending for nearly 2 years and was finally approved last week. The next step for our client is approval of her pending citizenship application.

 

If you need to talk to an experienced immigration attorney. We’ve helped hundreds of couples traverse the complicated immigration and citizenship process. We would love to help you as well.  Call 617-714-4375 or email hello@cambridgeimmigrationlaw.com to get in touch.

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Marriage-Based Green Card Document Guide

We work hard to make your immigration case easy for you. Use this easy guide to help you organize the documents that you would use if you are eligible to submit an application for a marriage-based green card application. You should consult with an attorney to figure out if you are eligible for a green card before you submit any applications or documents to the U.S. government.