Risks associated with LPR's sponsoring of a spouse - LPR with abandonment of status issues.

Asked almost 2 years ago - Pasadena, CA

The situation is this. The LPR has been in school for 7 years (undergrad and professional school for 3) abroad. Because of the US job market could not land a job and so worked in the country of origin for about a year. Came back to the US and was given trouble about the green card but was allowed in (LPR shared the above facts with officers). They urged LPR to apply for re-entry permit, which they did. LPR is now in the US and working. LPR has a spouse and wants to sponsor - will this be an issue on the G-325A form (must disclose past 5 years)? Can the application be denied and the LPR himself suffer from removal proceedings?

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  1. Fernanda Nunes Hottle


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    Answered . An Immigration attorney would have to evaluate his/her case thoroughly. Re-entry permit is normally given BEFORE the person leaves the country, not after. Was his/her case referred to an Immigration Judge? How long ago has it happened? For how long has he/she been back in the US? These and other questions will have to be answered so an attorney can assess the options available.

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  2. Tripti Sharad Sharma


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    Answered . As long as you continue to maintain your residency, you are unlikely to face issues with USCIS.

    This response is general in nature and cannot be construed as legal advice, given that not enough facts are known.... more
  3. Dean P Murray

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    Answered . I agree with Attorney Hottle. It should not be a problem since you have returned and been working here, but you should nevertheless consult an immigration lawyer.

    Good luck to you.

    Dean P. Murray
    The Murray Law Firm
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    Englewood Cliffs, NJ 07632
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    Mr. Murray's response is NOT legal advice and does NOT create an attorney-client relationship. You should NOT rely... more

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