What happens if i get divorced while waiting for my ten year resident green card?

Asked almost 2 years ago - Allentown, PA

i have been married for two years and nine months, i have my temporary green card and i have already took my fingerprints for my ten year resident green card. i have a 8 monthbaby with her. and she is acusing me of adultry.

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  1. Stephen D. Berman

    Contributor Level 20


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    Answered . You can divorce and file based on good faith marriage ending in divorce.

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

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    Answered . If you filed the I-751 jointly but separate while the petition is pending, you cannot pursue the joint petition and must obtain a final divorce for a waiver of the joint filing requirement.

  3. F. J. Capriotti III

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    Answered . Talk to a lawyer ... if you filed a joint I-751 ... she could make problems.

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

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