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If the sponsoring citizen has no say in having it taken away.. in case of things not working out etc? my question is about why do they have this thing and make people pay and file................ it seems to serve no purpose really, other then just another fee for uscis. i read cases on vj where people are seperating before the end of the 2 year conditional greencard and everyone advises them that ohhh dont even worry, he/she can not take your green card away. you can remove conditions on your own.

so my question is, if a marriage is less then 2 years old then why do they issue a "condtional" greencard? why not issue one with no conditions as these conditions don't really serve a purpose. just seems to me that uscis just wants another fee for nothing. someone people explain the point of the conditions and what purpose exactly does it serve?

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~~Moved to General Immigration Related Discussion from IR1/CR1 as it is not a question about the visa process but more of a discussion about the conditions of the 2 yr GC.~~


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See Immigration and Nationality Act (INA): http://www.uscis.gov/laws/immigration-and-nationality-act

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The conditional green card was created for the purpose you stated; to make sure that the marriage is legitimate.

If you've been married for more than 2 years when you apply for a green card, then you don't need a conditional green card.

If you've been married for less than 2 years, then you have to go through the ROC process.

However, after this was implemented, waivers were added to recognize special circumstances. Over time, these became giant loopholes. Some people may argue that it's time to do away with the conditional green card while others may argue that it's time to tighten the restrictions and make it more difficult for someone who is divorced to remove conditions.

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As currently configured it is pointless.

“If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat. If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will succumb in every battle.”

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