Three ways families can legally enter the United States

Immigration law in the United States allows for both citizens and legal permanent residents to petition for entry on behalf of their relatives who live in other countries. While it is generally easier for immediate relatives of US citizens to obtain visas, spouses and unmarried children of green card holders are also eligible. Different rules apply depending upon the petitioner’s status and the status of the person wishing to gain entry, and it is important to understand these differences before filing. Continue reading

Are you and your spouse facing a Stokes interview?

On behalf of Harrington Law Offices, Immigration Lawyers posted in Injuries on Friday, December 9, 2016.

One way to obtain a green card is to marry someone who is already a United States citizen. The vast majority of these unions are legitimate, legal marriages based on mutual love, respect and shared values. However, because some immigrants have entered into sham marriages simply to get the coveted status of legal permanent resident, immigration officials have devised ways to ferret out these fraudulent marriages.

One of these processes is known as a Stokes interview. If you and your spouse are suspected of being in a sham marriage, you will receive notice to appear – together, and with certain documents – for an interview with immigration officials.

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