I'm a immigrant who got married to us citizen and later found out that she has criminal record.she has been arrested for aggravated robbery,kidnapping and forgery,beside she doesn't file for tax return but I already have work authorization so I have being working for 3 years and I do have all my tax return but I want to know if she can sponsor me for my green card.
Certain crimes will prevent her from being able to petition you (though not the ones you've mentioned). She will also need to obtain a co-sponsor if she cannot meet the affidavit of support requirement. You would both want to meet with an immigration attorney to discussion your case.
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The crimes that you have specified will not prevent your spouse from filing a FORM I-130 on your behalf. You should meet with a qualified immigration attorney to review your entire case to determine if you may have any complications in the future based on your spouse's tax situation. Good luck to you.
Very few crimes limited the US Citizen from being able to petition an alien. (Adam Walsh Act limits) These limits appear to not apply to your fact pattern.
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How were you able to get work authorization if the green card (I-130/I-485/I-765) application has not been filed yet and you are contemplating on having the green card filed now?
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She can sponsor you but has to file tax returns or have a joint sponsor who files tax returns who is a US citizen or permanent resident. We would need to know more about the kidnapping and robbery charges to ensure its an offense that does not preclude her filing for you
Her criminal past, whether only arrested or convicted, as you have described it, would not prevent her from petitioning for you. You may have some personal concerns as to why she did not inform you of this earlier. The tax return issue needs to be looked at and addressed as needed. I recommend you consult an immigration attorney before filing anything.
yes she can sponsor you for resident status
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