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My friend emigrated to the US close to two years ago,

My friend emigrated to the US close to two years ago, through marriage to a US citizen. They reside in Virginia. They have a two three year old daughter, and they were married in good faith. Upon entry to the US, my friend was issued a conditional two resident permit, which is up for renewal for the 10 years permanent resident in August.Shortly upon her arrival to the US, her husband started to verbally, physically, emotionally, and sexually abuse her. My friend was advised by the african and church community to not report these incidents. However, during one of the verbal confrontations in the home, a neighbor called the police. When the police arrived, my friend out of fear, did not make a report. However, she moved to a domestic abuse shelter for about three weeks. During that time, her pastor convinced her to move back home with her husband. Since, then, the sexual abuse and other abuse has continued frequently to the point that my friend can no longer take it. She refuses to be intimate with him any longer. She is suffering from depression and is in constant fear of her husband and what he might do. He keeps threatening her that he is going to call immigration on her. her daughter is a US citizen by virtue of her father being a citizen. Other than the brief shelter stay and that one police call, she doesn't have much to prove that she is being abused, because she ignorantly failed to gather and save evidence.My question is, in the event that she moves away from her husband, is she able to renew her permanent resident on her own? since the condition of her permanent resident is based on her marriage?

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Friend of mine just received a decision from BIA where BIA

Friend of mine just received a decision from BIA where BIA denied her asylum application but remanded her case back to the trial judge regarding her application for withholding of removal. While her BIA was pending (took almost 5 years to issue BIA decision) she got married to US citizen. If she is granted withholding of removal can her status be adjusted later for the path to permanent residency because she already is married to US citizen.

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My wife is a Canadian citizen with a card. When we travel

My wife is a Canadian citizen with a green card. When we travel can she just go in the US line and use her Canadian passport and her green card or does she have to go in the line for all others?

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My husband owes some property taxes but our home is only in

my husband owes some property taxes but our home is only in his name. how do i answer question 6 on section 12 of the n-400?JA: Have you filed any paperwork with the USCIS (U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services) yet?Customer: no not yetJA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: no, i am filling out the naturalizaton app myself. i've been a resident almost my whole life.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: no, that's it

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We were non-immigrants residents in the states on H1 visa

we were non-immigrants residents in the states on H1 visa and payed taxes. Now our visas expired and we are leaving the country. Are we still obligated to pay taxes while working abroad for an US company located in the US?

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I want to ask a few questions about my current situation.

I want to ask a few questions about my current situation.JA: Have you filed any paperwork with the USCIS (U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services) yet?Customer: yes i didJA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: no i didn'tJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: I applied for GC based on the L1A visa. And It was approved last week. But right now the company havs a problem with me, the boss wants to inform the USCIS to revoke my Green Card. I just want to know. Will they be able to do it? is it easy to be revoked?

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Can i get a greencard w/o going back in my home country

can i get a greencard w/o going back in my home country (philippines) ??i'm a J1 visa and NOT SUBJECT TO 212(e) and I'm marrying a legal permanent resident this june (she's still 1yr resident) m. Can i still get tho?

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My wife and I are getting a divorce. We would have been

My wife and I are getting a divorce. We would have been married for 10 years this June. We have 1 child. She is French and we are worried about her citizenship and ability to stay in the U.S. as long as she wants. I can't seem to find answers on the internet anywhere. Can you help?JA: What is your official status? Do you have any pending applications or petitions with USCIS?Customer: I am a U.S. CitizenJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: For the divorce? Not yet. I was going to tomorrowJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: No

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I was born in the Dominican Republic and became a

Hello I was born in the Dominican Republic and became a naturalized american citizen. I have a 14 year old child also born in the Dominican Republic with me being the sole physical and legal custodian. Immigration services is requesting proof of this, what documents are deeemed appropiate and whre can I obtain a certified transltaion from spanish that is certified in order to be able to submit them. I have the letter sent by immigration services.JA: Have you filed any paperwork with the USCIS (U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services) yet?Customer: yes and they only need prrro that I have legal and physical custody of the child, also all fees have been paidJA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: I meant proof sorryJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: My husband is a lawyer-physician and asked me to get advised by an immigration lawyer

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