alien to prove that he married in good faith assuming that he is put in removal proceeding and found himself in front of the judge. Are the list of bonafide evidence of marriage the same for the immigration judges and the USCIS?
Mr. Shusterman is correct ...you're already playing the wrong 'game' if you are trying to prove bona fides to a judge.
Hire a lawyer ... you're in over your head and this is too serious to learn-as-you-go.
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The Judge does not decide the I-130 petition. The Judge will let the USCIS do so.
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(213) 394-4554 x0 Mr. Shusterman is a former INS Trial Attorney (1976-82) with over 35 years of immigration experience. His response to your question is general in nature, as not all the facts are known to him. You should retain an attorney experienced in immigration law to review all the facts in your case in order to receive advice specific to your case. Mr. Shusterman's statement above does not create an attorney/client relationship.
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I agree with my colleague.
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Generally, if you are seeing approval of an immigrant visa petition based on a spousal relationship, you must satisfy the USCIS, by a preponderance of the evidence, that you entered the marriage in good faith. If you entered into the marriage AFTER the commencement of removal proceedings, however, the burden of proof is "clear and convincing" evidence. The Immigration Judge does not have jurisdiction over the visa petition, but does have jurisdiction over any application for adjustment of status once the visa petition is approved.
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