Held liable for for what? The biggest risk is the denial of a the green card and possibly an accusation of marriage fraud. You are making a HUGE mistake if you go through with the interview without consulting with a lawyer. You need to give the lawyer time to prepare, as well, so do not wait until right before the interview. Find someone ASAP.
The standard is whether or not your marriage was bona fide when you entered into it. You should both speak to an attorney and explain the situation before your interview.
I agree with my colleagues. Have a discussion with an immigration attorney as soon as possible.
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I agree with Eric. You're making a grave mistake. Speak with any competent, experienced immigration attorney.
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I agree with my colleagues. Please meet with an experienced immigration attorney prior to doing what you are intending.
Liable? As in $10,000 fine and/or time in jail for committing marriage fraud on the US government?
Quite possibly. Talk to a lawyer.
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Yes. it is called a federal crime of marriage fraud. I strongly recommend deleting your initial posting as potentially incriminating if you decide to proceed.
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I agree with my colleagues on the care you should take to avoid criminal and civil liabilities regarding marriage fraud. Consult an experienced immigration attorney because you want to stay out of those troubles. You asked a question about liability, so I will focus on that. Unless certain exceptions are met, someone with a petition like yours typically files an I-864 affidavit of support (a contract you make with the US government). You agree in that form to be liable and maintain the immigrant at 125% of the federal poverty level for several years . In addition to an immigration attorney, you should consider taking your I-864 and get an additional assessment from a family law attorney to help you assess your liability.
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