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I was defrauded for green card, but when we went in to get approved for the first time

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not only we did not submit joint documentations, but when we arrived there, the interview (if I can call it that) did not last more than 2 minutes. I am perhaps even exaggerating about those 2 minutes to be honest. It was the quickest in and out I've done and the questions were only asked from my spouse (husband). He was only asked his current address and the date when he met me. We actually got married after 20 days of meeting each other, so they did not even care about that. Now that I am defrauded by him, I hope that they do not go so easy on him considering our previous easy interview. What could be the reason that we were not even really asked anything having not submitted any joint docs. The officer simply asked him those 2 easy questions, left the room for a minute to talk to

someone and came in announcing that we were approved. It's just now, since things turned differently, I hope that my spouse does not get away so easily when we no longer lived together when his conditional green card arrived, so he does not have evidence to submit that he lived with me, plus we are divorced now and I also have reported him to the USCIS. So why do you think they went so easy on him without really asking questions. I was shocked to be honest.

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No way to tell. Perhaps the two of you presented a picture of true marital bliss and convinced the Adjudicating Officer that your marriage was real.

Samuel Ouya Maina, Esq. 415.391.6612 Law Offices of S. Ouya Maina, PC 332 Pine Street, Suite 707 San Francisco, CA 94104


It sounds like you have some healing to do. You should try to move on and let USCIS deal with your spouse. You can be sure that they will. Your "easy" interview is unusual, and your husband will have his hands full when he tries to get the conditions of his green card removed. Chalk it up to a lesson learned and try to move on.

Andrew M. Bramante, Rosner Partners, 216-771-5588. Free telephone consultation. You should always consult with an experienced immigration attorney to make certain that the advice you received is appropriate for your particular immigration case.



Thanks for your comments. He still has nothing to show for as evidence unfortunately for him as I quickly filed for divorce after 2 months later when his conditional status arrived, so no hands full for him once again. This is why I am concerned that he could get his green card easily once again even with a divorce when he has no evidence and a brief marriage.


Please, do yourself a favor, consult with an immigration attorney in private.

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It is his conditional residency and waiver application. The burden is on him. Let him figure things out. Even if you write to the the USCIS, there is very little weigh given to such letters considering the bitterness between parties after a divorce.

This response is general in nature and cannot be construed as legal advice, given that not enough facts are known. Any comments offered on Avvo are of a general nature only, and are not meant to create an attorney-client relationship. If you would like additional information based on this response, please contact my office at 510 657 7665 or 415 902 0832 to schedule a consultation.

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