What are our chances of obtaining a green card for my husband, if my bad past has stopped us obtaining joint accounts?

Asked over 1 year ago - Allen, TX

Myself & my husband have been married for 14 months.We had our interview 6/26/12 & we've been told we will hear back from them by 3/12/13.My minor criminal record & money owed to almost every retail bank (even the banks inside Walmart) as made it difficult obtaining joint credit. When we applied for an apartment lease, we were turned by 4 apartment complex due to my criminal record. After more than 13 months of marriage & searching we've only managed to find a bank that would accept us for a joint account & we have a sub lease from a family friend, who had to leave town for work and didn't want to break his apartment lease.Our main concern is immigration will expect us to have had all this for a while,what are our chances that we will get accepted for a green card now?

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  1. Carl Michael Shusterman


    Contributor Level 20


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    Answered . What is your "minor criminal record"?

    (213) 394-4554 x0 Mr. Shusterman is a former INS Trial Attorney (1976-82) with over 35 years of immigration... more
  2. Elizabeth Diane Alvarez

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    Answered . I agree. It's extremely important that you meet with a qualified immigration attorney in your area. This question requires a good deal of information that is of a personal nature and ought not be discussed on a public forum. Please feel free to call myself or another colleague in the north DFW area for a consultation.

    Please remember this is not official legal advice, and this is no way establishes an attorney-client relationship.... more
  3. Jose Antonio Moreno

    Contributor Level 15


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    Answered . Tough to say without evaluating your complete case.

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