How can I obtain Legal Permanent Residency as a derivative asylee?

Asked about 1 year ago - Brooklyn, NY

In April it is going to be a year since my wife has been granted an asylee's status. However, about 3 months ago she filed for divorce. I have not received any papers from the lawyer yet that states our divorced status. I have been served with divorce paper but did not do anything with it.
So my question is, when I apply for LPR, will immigration know that I am divorced? It says that I have to send them copy of marriage papers, I-730, and court order. With providing them with all the papers that are needed, will they still know that I am divorced?
Thank you for your answers in advance !

Attorney answers (3)

  1. Jeffrey N Lisnow

    Contributor Level 15

    Answered . You should have the assistance of an attorney when filing for benefits. The forms may seem simple but a mistake can be very costly. Now is not the time to be looking to save money. It may wind up costing you much more later on. Good luck.

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  2. J Charles Ferrari

    Contributor Level 20


    Lawyer agrees

    Answered . Yes, because you are required to tell them what your marital status is. Not doing so can result in your deportation.

    J Charles Ferrari Eng & Nishimura 213.622.2255 The statement above is general in nature and does not... more
  3. Philip Alan Eichorn

    Contributor Level 19


    Lawyer agrees

    Answered . You must fully disclose all pertinent information to CIS. I'd encourage you to retain counsel to determine if you have an independent ground of eligibility for either asylum or another immigration benefit to protect yourself.

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