I-751 waiver based on good faith marriage: hopeless?

my spouse and i have decided to end our 1.5 year marriage. i have heard that getting a 1-751 waiver based on legit marriage is hard to get approved and only a few who can provide stacks of documental proof get called in for tough interview, and even then, only a few of those who get interviewed get approved. what do i do at this point? i dont want to get deported; my life is here. i only have joint tax return, joint bank account, joint car loan, and lots of pictures that i can think of. help!

Los Angeles, CA -

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Carl Michael Shusterman

Carl Michael Shusterman

Immigration Attorney - Los Angeles, CA
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Cheer up! Your evidence looks good. Our law firm has been preparing I-751 waivers for over 25 years and we have yet to have one of our 751 clients deported.

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Christian Schmidt

Christian Schmidt

Immigration Attorney - San Francisco, CA
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You will have to demonstrate that you tried to make your marriage work. A lof of factors go into that and your case may not be as difficult as you seem to see it. You should consult with an immigration attorney for an assessment of your case and not look for answers online.

Irene Vaisman

Irene Vaisman

Immigration Attorney - New York, NY
Answered

It is not completely hopeless. It is all fact specific and depends on the documents you have and your interview. Typically though waiver based I-751 petitions should be filed with the help of an experienced immigration attorney.

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J Charles Ferrari

J Charles Ferrari

Immigration Attorney - Los Angeles, CA
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It all depends on the qualify and amount of evidence submitted.

You should retain an experienced immigration lawyer, whether myself or one of my colleagues, to review all the facts, advise you, and handle the case.

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Sanjay Augustine Paul

Sanjay Augustine Paul

Immigration Attorney - Pasadena, CA
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It's not hopeless - you just need to strategize and work with what you have. Every case is different and immigration officers understand that. What's important is that you provide all the evidence you can based on the facts of your case in an organized manner.

Best of luck,

-Sanjay Paul, Esq.
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Obadan Unuigbojie Iziokhai

Obadan Unuigbojie Iziokhai

Immigration Attorney - Worcester, MA
Answered

The evidence you have is good. You can also obtain affidavits from family and friends about your bona fide marriage.

You should note that if you are filing a waiver based on a good faith marriage, you have to have been divorced from your husband. In the meantime, if you do not file an I-751 before the termination of your conditional residency, you become deportable and could be placed into removal proceedings. So consult with an immigration attorney to help you explore other I-751 waiver options.

Nicklaus James Misiti

Nicklaus James Misiti

Immigration Attorney - New York, NY
Answered

It's not hopeless. Hire an attorney experienced with these cases. My firm handles them.
Regards,
Nicklaus Misiti
Law Offices of Nicklaus Misiti
212 537 4407

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