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What is the basis for you applying for U.S. Lawful Permanent Residency? If your husband has disappeared, how are you applying?
well i am not sure how to do anymore since my husband is gone, is there anyway i can apply without him? i have a 7 years old boy from my previous marriage, his dad is a us citizen but we divorced.
What was the visa that you used to enter the U.S.?
Did a U.S. Citizen or U.S. Lawful Permanent Resident husband abuse you and can you prove it?
i came with a tourist visa, my ex husband was abusive thats why we divorced, but my actual husband was in the army, he finished he's contract and we were supposed to live together but i guess he had other plans he just desappeared, he was in texas i was waiting for him in hawaii we got married in december 2012, i went to texas in febuary 2012 for one week leaving my son in hawaii but i came back because i could'nt handdle it over there...so how can i get my green card?
Unfortunately, unless you can prove that one or the other husband abused you, you need a U.S. Citizen husband sponsor. Since you entered the U.S., you have the following options:
1) Wait for the immigration reform that comes out. If it is approved the way that they are intending, then you may be able to get Residency if you entered the U.S. earlyenough.
2) Apply for Asylum (you had to have done this within the 1st year be being in the U.S. unless there are changed country conditions), Withholding of Removal, Convention Against Torture, or Cancellation of Removal. The first three things are if you fear to return to your home country because you believe that you will be specifically targeted due to your race, religion, nationality, social group or political opinion and that you run a high risk of great bodily injury, torture, or death as a result. The last, Cancellation, you would have to prove that you have been at least 10 years in the U.S. AND you must also prove that if you are deported, a U.S. Citizen or Lawful Permanent Resident that depends upon you will suffer exceptional and extremely unusual hardship. This hardship must be something more than emotional separation hardship or financial hardship, so it is difficult to get.
3) If you marry a U.S. Citizen (for love, of course), you could file for Residency without having to leave the U.S.
4) Or if you have police reports and/or medical reports to prove abuse, you can apply for Residency on your own. Here is a link:
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