Kolken & Kolken. Results-oriented immigration lawyers - specializing in Green Card, Deportation Cases and Temporary Visas.


Published: Sep 6, 2012 8:00 am

Our client is a Canadian citizen. She is married to a United States citizen. She was lawfully admitted to the United States prior to the marriage. Her status had expired.

Our client and her husband retained our firm to obtain lawful permanent resident status for her. We advised her that because she is classified as an immediate relative as the spouse of a United States citizen, the fact that she was out of status and employed without authorization did not prevent her from adjusting her status inside the U.S., thereby avoiding a lengthy separation of the parties if she had to obtain a visa in Canada.

We prepared all of the necessary paperwork to support her husband’s petition for her and her application, and documented it to show that she was entitled to a “green card”. We prepared our client and her husband for the Marriage Fraud Interview, and appeared with them during the examination under oath by USCIS.

The green card was approved at the conclusion of the examination. Less than 2 ½ months transpired between the filing of the paperwork and the approval of the green card.

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