I married my husband one year ago, brought him over from another country, he now holds a conditional green card, we separated 3 weeks ago bc he was abusive and married me for a green card. Should I divorce him now or wait until we have been married 2 years and say we are separated so he can be refused to get his conditions removed. I was told he can still get his conditions removed without my support if we are divorced . If I wait and not divorce him, he will need my signature and support to get his permanent green card. What is the best approach?
The outcome you seek is not clear from your question.
Do you want him to be able to stay or do you want him deported?
You should really talk to an immigration and divorce lawyer.
Mr. Krumbein is admitted to the courts of Virginia. His advice is often based on Virginia and Federal law, however, you should consult a lawyer in your geographic area for more detailed advice.
True, if you are not divorced, it will make it harder for your husband to remove his conditional status. If you are divorced, he will only have to prove a good faith marriage. If you are not divorced, he will have to prove that he was battered by you or subjected to extreme cruelty, or extreme hardship, which is a much higher burden. Speaking of which, you should report the abuse you suffered to law enforcement. That too will make it more difficult for him to get his "good" green card. If you think he committed marriage fraud, you may also report him to ICE. https://www.ice.gov/identity-benefit-fraud
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