Do I need Immigration Lawyer!?

Asked over 1 year ago - Los Angeles, CA

I am planning to apply for US green card through my wife. I am currently on J1 visa working as a postdoc scholar and my wife is a dental residence . Even though my wife is American, she lived her whole life in Toronto so she never filed US taxes. I was wondering if that would cause any troubles with my green card application? Also we both are paid from where we work although not much!!

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  1. Carl Michael Shusterman

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    Answered . Not necessarily. What your wife probably needs is a joint sponsor for the affidavit of support.

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  2. F. J. Capriotti III

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    Answered . I agree with Mr. Shusterman ... she will need a co-sponsor.

    Plus, she will need to prove that she's moving back to the US.

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  3. Morgan Laine Place

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    Answered . I agree with my colleagues.

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  4. J. Thomas Smith Ph.D.

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    Answered . I agree with my colleagues. A co-sponsor will be needed.

    Law Offices of J Thomas Smith J.D., Ph.D 11500 Northwest Freeway, Suite 280 Houston, TX 77092 713-LAWYER-2 www.... more

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