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Tag Archives: Family

Petitioner of Immigration petition deceases, then what?

For many decades, USCIS policy interpreted the INA to mean that if the approval of an immigrant visa petition, refugee/asylee relative petition, or application for immigration benefits requires the existence of a family relationship between the alien and another individual, the death of the individual, while the case is pending, generally meant that the alien […]

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What is VAWA?

VAWA is the abbreviation of the Immigration Provisions of the Violence Against Women Act.

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When does Affidavit of Support Obligation End

When U.S. citizens apply green card for their foreign spouses, they must file an affidavit of support with the government to show that they have sufficient means of financial support for their spouses. The affidavit of support serves as a contract between the U.S. citizen and the U.S. government in which the U.S. citizen promises […]

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Spouse of Deceased US Citizen Remains to be Immediate Relative

The Congress recently enacted a new law to address an issue in a situation where an U.S. citizen filed a form I-130 to petition green card for his or her spouse and the U.S. citizen deceased before the form I-130 is approved and the death happened before the second anniversary of the marriages.  The issue […]

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Untimely I-751 Needs Good Cause In Writing

An alien who obtains permanent resident status (green card) from the marriage to a U.S. citizen will receive a conditional resident status if the marriage is less than two years at the time the green card was approved.  A I-751 petition will need to be filed within a 90-day period immediately before the second anniversary […]

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