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Hi I met my husband in 1990, we applied for green card right away by years went by and nothing from immigration so 2012 we spoke to. A lawyer he helped my husband get the greencard. Problem I divorced him in 2010.I am bipolar on top of other mental issues.. Will he be deported even though we lived as husband and wife for 26 years.. We was only apart 1,yr

Lawyer's Assistant: Because family law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?

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Lawyer's Assistant: Has anything been filed or reported?

Homeland security came to our house recent. To talk to me they took photos. Told me to get a marriage consular.. Also told me we should go to church

Submitted: 6 months ago.Category: Immigration Law
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Immigration Lawyer: Expert James, Lawyer replied 6 months ago
How did the lawyer help him get a green card through marriage in 2012 if you were divorced in 2011?
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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
He didn't know we was divorced or over looked it.. I had papers from a therapist stating how the relationship between myself and my ex husband was an unstable one. Yes in the paper work it said he was my ex husband
Immigration Lawyer: Expert James, Lawyer replied 6 months ago

Which paperwork said he s your ex-husband?

Did he ever have a conditional green card that was good for 2 years and then apply for removal of conditions?

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
He's had it for about 2 years now.. Maybe a little longer. But I don't think the lawyer said he had to remove any conditions.. He actually told him in 6 months he could apply for citizen ship.And the paper work was my mental health records.. He was showing the court how he was my support.
Immigration Lawyer: Expert James, Lawyer replied 6 months ago

Did he refile for the green card in 2012? Or was it the same case as from 1990, it's just that the lawyer helped move it along and find out what was wrong in the case?

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
We didn't get one in 1990, but he just tried to see why we never heard from immigrations. After he resend our paper work back in with the fees I think we got it less than 6 months.
Immigration Lawyer: Expert James, Lawyer replied 6 months ago

OK, then something is very wrong here. Either the USCIS made a mistake or the lawyer made a mistake or the information you are giving me is incorrect. There is no way that someone who is not currently married to a US citizen would be able to get a green card. The basis for his green card is marriage, so you needed to be married.

Has the USCIS challenged his permanent resident status yet?

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
No but the people from homeland security said he would get a letter starting deportation
Immigration Lawyer: Expert James, Lawyer replied 6 months ago

So someone brought this to their attention? Or did he receive a letter? What did they say is the reason for starting removal proceedings?

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
I guess it was brought to thier attention.. I really don't know. The reason they said they would start is the fact we wasn't legally married when he applied second time. Even though we lived together 26 out of 27 years
Immigration Lawyer: Expert James, Lawyer replied 6 months ago

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ANSWER: You asked if he will be deported. Unfortunately, there is no way for me to predict if he will actually be deported. But there is a basis for deportation based on the fact that someone did not provide truthful information for him to get his green card: that is considered material misrepresentation, which is a deportable offense. IT does not matter that you lived together for so long. That would mean any roommate for someone would be able to get a green card, but that is not the case.

A marriage based green card means there has to be a MARRIAGE. And since there was not, he was not entitled to a marriage based green card. I'm very sorry, but again, I do not make the rules. I am just here to give you information, so please do not give me a negative rating for that.

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