Im an american citizen who married an ecuadorian woman and i have filed a petition for both her and my step son on june 14 it was accepted and in process we live in ecuador but because of financial circumstances i would like to go back to ny asap but not alone with them i would like to know if what i heard is correct that president obama passed a law that supposable says that they cannlt seperate families because of immigration please help me
Unfortunately you may have to go back by yourself for now. You also have to reside in USA when petitioning (I am simplifying this point a lot). You filed the I-130 and that was the first correct step. It will take 5-6 months to be approved and then you will receive correspondence from the National Visa Center for consular processing. Consular processing will include affidavit of support and DS forms, submitting original documents and certain checks. You may want to look into hiring an attorney to make sure everything is done timely and correctly or if you plan on doing this yourself, the department of state's web cite is very helpful in directing you as to where to go and the process and required forms and documents. Good luck
Generally, it takes about 5-6 months for an I-130 Petition to be processed. Once approved, it takes about 1 month for the approved petition to be forwarded from USCIS to the National Visa Center (NVC) for immigrant visa processing. Once at the NVC, you will need to provide the appropriate documents for immigrant visa processing. It then takes about 1-3 months for a final interview to be scheduled. I would advise consulting with an immigration attorney to discuss the process and documents required.
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