Dear Mr. Senmartin,
No, we didn't file an I-751, I am thinking he got the ten year Green Card because he arrived in the US in 12/2009, we married in 6/2010, since they lost his file and it took more than 3 years after our marriage date to get the interview. But he did get the 10 year green card it expires in 10/2013.
There were many things in our marriage that made me think he may have married me for a green card, but he continued to say it wasn't true. I never felt that he loved me, as in the love I have felt from every other relationship I have had in the past.
Now he is saying he wants to help me financially to get a place, as I hurt my back a year ago and am unable to work and have no income. My son just moved back to CA and is staying with us. Now my Husband pushed me off to my 22 y.o. son, who said he would get a place and help me.
I can't trust my husband to hold up any financial agreements, since it is apparent he has shammed his way through the entire marriage. Things that he did that made me question him were, 99% of the time we didn't sleep in the same bed, he preferred to sleep on the floor on a thin mat. He wanted sex all the time, but it was only about him, three mins and he was done (he said he didn't have much sexual experience before me since it was not socially/religiously acceptable for sex before marriage). Earlier in the year he told me he didn't want to marry me in the Church, because this meant a "forever marriage." There's lots of little stuff like that, no cards, or presents during holidays...I could go on. I mean he has worked and provided when I wasn't working but even after I hurt myself I had workers comp, and I still "pay" for my own things.
I hope this gives you enough info.
Yes, married on 6/21/2010, interview in 9/2013, green card received 10/2013.
18 U.S.C. § 1325(c), provides a penalty of up to five years imprisonment and up to $250,000 fine for any "individual who knowingly enters into a marriage for the purpose of evading any provision of the immigration laws."
So that is one criminal penalty. The immigration penalty is PERMANENT deportation. That means even if he married a U.S. Citizen for real this time, even if he had U.S. Citizen children, none of that would ever help him.
You can report marriage fraud in three different ways:
1) You can go to http://www.ice.gov/exec/forms/hsi-tips/tips.asp and file the report there.
2) You can call the ICE hotline at 1-(866)(NNN) NNN-NNNN
3) You can contact the local USCIS field office by going to http://www.uscis.gov/portal/site/uscis/menuitem.eb1d4c2a3e5b9ac89243c6a7543f6d1a/?vgnextoid=050d6c94d87c6210VgnVCM100000082ca60aRCRD&vgnextchannel=050d6c94d87c6210VgnVCM100000082ca60aRCRD
You should have evidence of the marriage fraud handy in case they want to ask you questions or have you send evidence into them.
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Well, just the fact that he hasn't even had his card for a month should show something. I have several close friends and family who have known the things I have gone through. He continues to say he loves me, and he will help me, but sorry, marriage is forever...or at least you attempt to be a husband and work out any issues. I realize this is serious, but if you get a green card via marriage, then you need to be married, you don't get a green card and a couple of weeks after that say you want a divorce. Right??? I know I am asking for more of a personal answer than a legal one, but how can this look good?
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