I am about to file for a I-751 waiver, but I did not live with my wife after the green card arrived and she petitioned for divorce approximately 1.5 months after I got my card. It was filed in California where it is a no fault state, so no complaint was declared. I have a feeling that the USCIS might reject me, but I would like to know if I could have a chance in front of the immigration judge or going away from my wife immediately after the green card is not going to looked at positively by the immigration judge either?
Why are you being so pessimistic? Your I-751 can still be won at the USCIS level by invoking one or more of the various exceptions that exist to the joint filing requirement. But you are certainly not going to solve your problem or get your case approved if you file the I-751 on your own by relying on general responses from a blog such as this one. Hire an immigration attorney now. Before it gets too late and you made lots of mistakes.
Whenever you file for a I-751 waiver, you need to show that you entered into the underlying marriage in good faith, and show the bona fides of the marriage. It doesn't matter if the adjudication is before the USCIS or the Immigration Judge.
You should definitely hire a good immigration lawyer who will be able to analyze the situation and guide you through this process. Good luck!
Being successful before USCIS or an IJ would depend on whether you can show that the marriage was entered into in good faith, even though a separation immediately followed. I'd recommend you consult with and hire a reputable and experienced immigration attorney to help you with your waiver. Good luck.
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