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Forgive me if this is the wrong section but it might be a great warning for all who are thinking about bringing this person they love to the U.S. and the complications that arose. Please move it if necessary.

I brought the woman I later married to the U.S. in January 2014. I was in the process of buying a house and was not able to close before her K1 would be up so we got married during escrow. She signed a quitclaim. She came with nothing but $1000 and a suitcase.

Immediately the issue of being away from her family came up. I helped her explore ALL legal avenues of getting her brother here but her disappointment turned to rage in which I was the scapegoat. Soon, this turned to very bad plans of her brother and his wife divorcing and plans to marry Americans for money. They had plans to write a book about the Ukraine conflict, go to Russia and pay for a bad news story on the book and return the brother to the US to claim Asylum even. 6 months of my 11 month marriage were with her brother on my couch and even after reporting him to ICE for being violent with me and working illegally, they let him back into the country for court where I was suing him for unlawful detainer which was countered with false claims of abuse and a restraining order.

Ny wife that has a minor in translating has a translator in court. A restraining order for reporting someone to ICE. That is insane! I have binders full of phone records, he opened a bank account and deposited his pay every week, applied for a CA drivers license under AB60, etc. Our court system kept me out of my home for 4 months. Homeless and because the car I was driving broke and my wife refused to turn over the other 2, carless. Her brother needed a car to drive after all. Court finally gave me one back and she had broken it down. I know the brother worked until the last day he was here because my first load of laundry I was pulling electricians caps out of the dryer. I have had to commute 300 miles a day as a result of this for 4 months!

The US government will not protect you from a fraudulent K1 wife. FYI. I am now in court at around $20k lawyer fees and $20k marital debt from only 11 months! We haven't even gotten to the fact she is going after premarital cars, my home and everything. I'm about to lose my home and job if she obtains this BS restraining order that is literally only: I chewed her out for changing the address on every bank account, removing me from my own car/home insurance and when I finally got the house back she even left the fish dead on the counter, etc.

Life sucks and I would seriously reconsider a K1 visa. I had nothing and thought I could lose nothing but not in the US "justice" system.

Edited by Penguin_ie

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Not an uncommon story,but how did her Brother enter the US?

“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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B1/B2 visa. I wrote him a support letter for a visit back in M/2014 and the stupid Embassy gave him a multientry Visa. My wife then said she would divorce me if I didn't get him a plane ticket and a job. She maxed out every card and I got her a job making 52k/yr and she refused to help pay anything down. All debts are in my name and nothing I can do. :-(

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“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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***** Moving from K1 to Effects of Major Changes forum as the best fit. *******

Bye: Penguin

Me: Irish/ Swiss citizen, and now naturalised US citizen. Husband: USC; twin babies born Feb 08 in Ireland and a daughter in Feb 2010 in Arkansas who are all joint Irish/ USC. Did DCF (IR1) in 6 weeks via the Dublin, Ireland embassy and now living in Arkansas.

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Hope you have a good prenup.

I-129F Mailed: Aug 16, 2013 | Interview at Embassy Jan 24, 2014

K-1 VISA IN HAND: March 6, 2014

I-485 Mailed: June 20, 2014 | NPIW: October 15, 2014 | Welcome Letter: June 23, 2015

2 YR GREEN CARD IN HAND: June 26, 2015

I-751 Mailed: March 20, 2017 | Approval Letter: February 24, 2018

10 YR GREEN CARD IN HAND: March 23, 2018

N-400 Filed Online: March 20, 2018

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you have an attorney that will fight ?

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so sorry this happened to you

but face it, could have happened if you had married an American

i am old enough to see men do this to women and women do it to men

Rule 1 divide life into fixables and unfixables

Rule 2 try to avoid the unfixable like hurting another as you can not take it back

Rule 3 even if you owe the IRS there is a fix, not one we all want and like, but it can be done

Rule 4 turn the unfixables over to a higher power as you messed it up and can't fix it and need help

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I'm not an authority on this but I think she has no claim on your home if it was paid for using money from an inheritance. Just do a bit of online research to verify this, but this is what I found via a quick google search http://heleneltaylor.com/inheritance-separate-property/

You guys weren't married very long so hopefully that is useful in terms of fighting for your premarital assets.

I'm not able to offer much in the away of advice, but I am sorry this is happening to you. Don't give up before you've explored every single option.

Consulate: South Africa
Married: 2011-06-25
I-130 Sent: 2011-07-22
I-130 NOA1: 2011-07-25
I-130 Approved: 2011-07-27
Receive I-864 Package: 2011-11-10
Return Completed I-864: 2011-11-14
Packet 3 Received: 2011-11-10
Packet 3 Sent: 2011-11-10
Packet 4 Received: 2011-11-15
Interview Date: 2011-11-30
Interview Result: Approved
Visa Received: 2011-12-06
US Entry: 2012-01-11
Port of Entry: San Francisco

ROC I-751 Filed: 2013-12-19

NOA1: 2013-12-23

Biometrics: 2014-01-16

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When did you marry? Right now she should still be under the 2 years conditional residency. If the marriage doesn't last 2 years then her conditional residency is void, no?

She has to leave the country if you divorce her. Anyway that is how I thought it worked.

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OP, have you set an InfoPass appointment and spoken with an FDNS supervisor at USCIS? If not, do so, taking all the evidence and facts as you know them, and don't leave the office until you've spoken with the FDNS agent.

06-04-2007 = TSC stamps postal return-receipt for I-129f.

06-11-2007 = NOA1 date (unknown to me).

07-20-2007 = Phoned Immigration Officer; got WAC#; where's NOA1?

09-25-2007 = Touch (first-ever).

09-28-2007 = NOA1, 23 days after their 45-day promise to send it (grrrr).

10-20 & 11-14-2007 = Phoned ImmOffs; "still pending."

12-11-2007 = 180 days; file is "between workstations, may be early Jan."; touches 12/11 & 12/12.

12-18-2007 = Call; file is with Division 9 ofcr. (bckgrnd check); e-prompt to shake it; touch.

12-19-2007 = NOA2 by e-mail & web, dated 12-18-07 (187 days; 201 per VJ); in mail 12/24/07.

01-09-2008 = File from USCIS to NVC, 1-4-08; NVC creates file, 1/15/08; to consulate 1/16/08.

01-23-2008 = Consulate gets file; outdated Packet 4 mailed to fiancee 1/27/08; rec'd 3/3/08.

04-29-2008 = Fiancee's 4-min. consular interview, 8:30 a.m.; much evidence brought but not allowed to be presented (consul: "More proof! Second interview! Bring your fiance!").

05-05-2008 = Infuriating $12 call to non-English-speaking consulate appointment-setter.

05-06-2008 = Better $12 call to English-speaker; "joint" interview date 6/30/08 (my selection).

06-30-2008 = Stokes Interrogations w/Ecuadorian (not USC); "wait 2 weeks; we'll mail her."

07-2008 = Daily calls to DOS: "currently processing"; 8/05 = Phoned consulate, got Section Chief; wrote him.

08-07-08 = E-mail from consulate, promising to issue visa "as soon as we get her passport" (on 8/12, per DHL).

08-27-08 = Phoned consulate (they "couldn't find" our file); visa DHL'd 8/28; in hand 9/1; through POE on 10/9 with NO hassles(!).

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Sorry to hear about your bad experience. Unfortunately, you're not alone in your situation, it's actually quite common. :(

If you live in California, it's a community property state so it was good that you did the quitclaim deed. I always say that when one person have considerably more than the other person, a prenup is always a good idea. You had a house on the way, three cars and a full-time job, she came with a suitcase and $1,000... A prenup would've been a pretty good idea. Just something to consider for the future. If two people truly love each other, signing a prenup is not an issue.

I hope you have a good lawyer that can help you. This woman sounds like a typical user and she's gonna try everything she can to get as much out of this as possible, including claim domestic violence and everything else she can probably come up with to portray herself as the sweet innocent battered spouse and you as the monster... Thank you for sharing your story. I hope everything works out for the best for you.

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Engaged December 31st 2011

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September 8th 2014 - Filed I-130 with Nebraska Service Center

September 16th 2014 - NOA1 received

March 2nd 2015 - NOA2 received :dancing:

NVC Stage

March 28th 2015 - Choice of agent complete & AOS fee paid

April 17th 2015 - IV fee paid

May 1st 2015 - Sent in IV application

May 12th 2015 - Sent in AOS and IV documents

May 18th 2015 - Scan Date

June 18th 2015 - Checklist received

June 22nd 2015 - Checklist response sent to NVC

June 25th 2015 - Put for Supervisor Review

Sept 15th 2015 - Request help from Texas US Senator Cornyn and his team

Sept 23rd 2015 - Our case is moved from supervisor review to NVC's team for dealing with Senator requests

Nov 4th 2015 - CASE COMPLETE!!!! :dancing:

Embassy Stage

Dec 16th 2015 - Medical exam

Dec 21st 2015 - Interview

Dec 21st 2015 - 221(g) issued at interview for updated forms

Jan 13th 2016 - Mailed our reply to the 221(g) to the US Embassy, received and CEAC updated the next morning

Jan 20th 2016 - Embassy require more in-depth info on asset for i-864

Feb 1st 2016 - Sent more in-depth info on assets as requested. Received the next morning

Feb 16th 2016 - Visa has been issued :dancing: :dancing: :dancing: :dancing: :dancing:

In the US

April 5th 2016 - POE Newark. No questions asked.

April 14th 2016 - SSN received

May 10th 2016 - First day at my new job :dancing:

May 27th 2016 - Green Card received

June 7th 2016 - Got my Texas driver's license

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