I am a Canadian Citizen, can I live in the US?

Asked over 1 year ago - Nashville, TN

I am a Canadian Citizen and my fiancee just did his refugee papers to the US, his application got accepted but he didn't apply for the green Card yet as it hasn't been a year yet... What would be my status if we got married... after he applies for the green card and gets it? can he do the papers for me so I can move? what is the best solution for this... is it better to live in Canada, or can he do the papers for me so I can live in the US?
please advice,
thanks

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  1. Stephen D. Berman

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    Answered . Getting married to an asylum /refugee does not change your status in the U.S. If and when he gets his green card he can file a petition for you to immigrate. Until the visa is approved and available, it will not give you a right to live and work in the U.S.

    The above is intended only as general information, and does not constitute legal advice. You must speak with an... more
  2. Irene Vaisman

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    Answered . I agree with Mr. Berman

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  3. F. J. Capriotti III

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    Answered . I agree with Mr. Berman.

    PROFESSOR OF IMMIGRATION LAW for over 10 years -- This blog posting is offered for informational purposes only. It... more
  4. J Charles Ferrari

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    Answered . I, too, agree.

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

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