Marta is an LPR who is married with three children. She is eligible to naturalize, but wants to know whether to proceed. She filed an I-130 petition for her husband, Pablo, and named their three children as derivatives. The I-130 was filed on November 12, 2010 and was approved on April 13, 2011. The F-2A priority date became current in September 2013, and everyone filed for an immigrant visa within one year. The eldest child, Diana, was born on November 24, 1992.
By Susan Schreiber
When you read the words "marriage fraud,” you probably think of a marriage entered into for purposes of obtaining an immigration benefit. Such marriages, among other things, trigger INA § 204(c) consequences, i.e. a bar against petition approval where the beneficiary has previously sought status based on a fraudulent marriage or "has attempted or conspired to enter into a marriage for the purpose of evading immigration laws."
Have you considered how recent executive actions on immigration may create new opportunities to adjust status and overcome inadmissibility? For example:
Read about the government launching an overseas processing program for certain central american refugee children, find out who's accredited for the month, and see the study that indicates a significant percentage of unauthorized immigrants may be eligible for permanent status.
On November 20, 2014, President Obama announced executive actions to change immigration policy. One of these reforms will expand the existing “parole in place” program for the spouses, children, and parents of members of the U.S. Armed Forces. That program was officially recognized and implemented by a November 15, 2013 memo that described eligibility and filing procedures for parole in place. This FAQ summarizes that memo and the proposed expansion.
What is parole in place?
Topics include an article on the updates to the fee schedule by the state department, as well as a new network profile.
Topics include information on how to advocate locally on behalf of unaccompanied minors.
Topics include an update on the USCIS changes to a policy on medical examination reports and a network profile.
Topics include an article on the BIA issuing three decisions examining the Adam Walsh Act. A listing of BIA accreditations for the month is also included.
By Sarah Bronstein