My husband is currently incarcerated, he had a split vote last year and looks good for release this year. When I attended the interview I was told that we would not be penalized because of his incarceration and the file was put on hold awaiting his review. Then suddenly we received a notice to revoke his sponsorship of me as not qualifying as spouse. Originally Texas Dept of Criminal Justice stated only proxy marriage was available which is what we did. We were blessed to be re-married by ordained minister in the visitation room with a Texas license and filed marriage also last year.
Field officer that interviewed stated she did not feel it was fraud but field officer reviewing filing recognizes non proxy marriage in her assessment but is stressing about consummation. Prison visitation has had couples "consumate" their relationship sometimes getting caught and getting punishment sometimes not but in no way can we provide any "proof" one way or the other, the first request was Marriage Ceremony where we were both present OR consumation - we provided marriage ceremony but now are being told to prove consumation despite letters from clergy, attending marriage seminar 3 days inside prison run by ministry, parole lawyer etc. We just want to be living as close as we can until his release when he can parole out to our home.
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