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Green Cards for Liberians through 12/20/2020

Liberians who have have been continuously physically present in the United States from Nov. 20, 2014 and who file an application for adjustment of status by Dec. 20, 2020 are eligible to adjust status to lawful permanent resident (that is, receive a “green card”) under Section 7611 of the National Defense Authorization Act (PDF) Liberian Refugee Immigration Fairness (LRIF), signed into law on Dec. 20, 2019. There are certain issues that will make a Liberian who has been present since 11/20/14 ineligible.

Contact Attorney Ellen Sullivan so that you can determine your eligibility for this program.

Getting a Marriage-Based Green Card in the U.S. Versus at a Consulate

Getting a Marriage-Based Green Card in the U.S. Versus at a Consulate

If you are a U.S. citizen or permanent resident married to a foreign spouse, getting a marriage-based green card can follow more than one path. If you are both living in the United States, your process will differ from that of a couple living abroad or living in different countries. However, no matter where you reside, eligibility for a marriage green card requires a valid marriage to a U.S. citizen or a US “LPR.”  

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Common Marriage-Based Green Card Interview Questions

Common Marriage-Based Green Card Interview Questions

The last part of the marriage green card process is an interview with the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). Many of my clients thinks that idea of a face-to-face interview with a USCIS is scary and overwhelming. In most cases, I assure my clients that the interviews are generally easy-going conversations if they are prepared.

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The Importance of a Practice “Green Card Interview” with a Lawyer

The Importance of a Practice “Green Card Interview” with a Lawyer

If you are a U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident with a foreign spouse that you wish to bring to the United States to live and work, you will need to apply for a marriage green card. Part of this process involves an interview with an officer from the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) or a consular officer abroad. In the U.S. the interview may be done with the two of you together or separately. While this can be the most intimidating part of the immigration process, being prepared can help everything go more smoothly, make you less anxious, and dust of rusty memories that you will need to recount to the USCIS interviewer.

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The Role of Family & Friend Letters in Green Card Filing

The Role of Family & Friend Letters in Green Card Filing

Congratulations on your marriage! Now what happens if you are a U.S. citizen and your spouse is foreign? You likely want to petition for your spouse be “get a green card” either by coming to the U.S. or applying for a green card from within the US. to the U.S. as a permanent resident. As part of that “green card” application, you will also need to show that your marriage is “real.” Real? You may be wondering what on earth a “real” marriage is. Well, when people get married solely just to obtain a green card, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) does not consider the relationship to be legitimate. These “sham” marriages are illegal and carry heavy penalties for fraud. The USCIS carefully scrutinizes the authenticity of marriages when applying for a green card. As a result, you and your spouse bear the burden of proving that your relationship is valid.

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