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  1. Hello I am a case manager for a domestic violence family. The women has 2 sons, she moved to the united stated to be with her husband (father of the children) who is a us citizen There has been several incidents with abuse and thus she has managed to escape from him. Unfortunately he claims to have her green card and the oldest son who is now 18, although they have never seen it, he has also refused to turn it to the police and claims he lost it. He did manage to give her the youngest son us passport and her and the older son's foreign passport which are valid. My question is how can I assist her to obtain or check if she has a green card since she doesn't have any proof and can the application cost be waived and as for the 18 year old should he have recived citizenship paper or passport like his brother since he turned 18 after entering the u.s. Thank you
  2. Please Please help me out! We are really confused about this matter! I am about to have my interview soon and my fiance (the USC Petitioner) has a criminal record which is felony... The record was breaking and entering with a deadly weapon and robbery... It was filed by his ex wife against him but then he wasnt charged Domestic Violence so we didnt click the YES on the I-129f and we didnt submit his criminal records thinking we dont fall under those that are listed in IMBRA category since it's only Breaking & Entering with deadly weapon and Robbery and bothe were not listed there... And now as we read about domestic violence definition, it says: The term "domestic violence" includes felony or misdemeanor crimes of violence committed by a current or former spouse of the victim, by a person with whom the victim shares a child in common, by a person who is cohabitating with or has cohabitated with the victim as a spouse, by a person similarly situated to a spouse of the victim under the domestic or family violence laws of the jurisdiction receiving grant monies, or by any other person against an adult or youth victim who is protected from that person's acts under the domestic or family violence laws of the jurisdiction. So, our question is.... did his case still fall under Domestic Violence since it is a felony case filed by his ex wife? If so, will we be in trouble by not disclosing it and will we be denied because of it? We are really worried about it. Hope we knew earlier so we could have just sent them his criminal records and disclosed it... i feel so bad about this. My fiancee is a really good man and he's not even guilty about the charges and he was just set up by his crazy ex wife... he could have fought with it in the court for him not to be convicted but he pleaded guilty and paid the fine just for them to release him from jail and so he can get back to work fast and provide for his kids and his mom. Coz if he stays in the jail for a longer time while the trial is ongoing, then his family might have nothing to eat and cant pay the rent and the bills... This is really getting us down. Please help us out with your answers...
  3. I have read through 90% of this and can't find the best answer for myself... I have a lengthy criminal record dating 18 yrs back. Probably about 20 marijuana convictions, 2 DUIs and 2 assault domestic violence convictions. I know it looks bad and it certainly feels bad and embarrassing but I also know who I am and where I am in life now. I'm a single parent with full custody of my kids and run a successful business so my past is my past. My question or huge concern is about the i-129 form and approval chances. I have been completely honest about my past lifestyle and convictions with my fiancé so I'm not worried about her being shocked or what not. Is it worth me applying for the i-129 or should we just marry and do the i-130?
  4. Hello everyone, Thank you for reading my story, I am in a very dangerous place right now of my green card status, and I truly wish someone can give me some kind of guidance, so here is a brief timeline of my case, A little information about me, I am 26 and originally come from China, I met my ex-husband in China and came to the states together, he is 28 and originally from New Jersey, he is a smart guy and sometimes might be too "smart"=manipulative. He started physically hurt me about 10 months later we know each other, and we were getting ready to get married, I know that I should have left the relationship long time ago, but every time I change my mind when I see him put his knees on the ground and begging me to forgive him and said he will never do it again, and of course he did it again and again. 04/20/2013 we met each other by a chatting app in China 12/08/2013 He proposed to me 05/30/2014 Got married 08/16/2014 Arrived in the US 09/12/2014 I moved out after three continued fights and physical abuse again 09/28/2015 Divorce finalized 12/2015 Filed for waiver of my green card condition based on divorce and abuse 10/04/2017 Interview with USCIS at New Jersey Here is what happened during the interview: Officer told me that if I want to interview with him in NJ, he will most likely deny my case, reasons are he thinks that I didn't try to fix the marriage, and I used my ex-husband, but truth is we had restraining orders against each other, and I tried to talk to his lawyer to see if he wanted to reconcile, my ex rejected again and again and stated that he was only interested in divorce, that leaved me no choice but divorce him. Second option the officer told me was that to have my file transferred to California since I moved to California couple months ago from New Jersey, and let another officer decide my case. Because what happened in the interview, I am extremely worried that if my case can be still denied in CA office. I am trying to get more proof that I did not use my ex as a play doll, and I have the right to stay... ... More personally, I am in a committed relationship right now, and it would be enormously painful to even think about be separate from him and all of other people that I love here. I know my options are limited and I'm still waiting for interview notice from CA office, but will somebody can give a few advice to help? Thank you thank you so so so much! Whatever help can literally change my life. God bless all. Signed fighting for my right
  5. I would like to know if anyone has gone true this when applying for the second green card. My husband and i are still married, but we are separated, we both have a lot going on right now, we fight a lot and things went downhill, I talk to a lawyer and he told me that from what he knows about our marriage I could apply for the I751 with a waiver of domestic violence cause I can prove that, so my husband would have to go to a second interview if necessary. My husband is not reliable and I can't trust him. Has anyone done it ? how was it ? Thank You
  6. I recently posted about my issues with my US citizen husband, he has been torturing me , threatening me for along time i was stupid never told anyone never called police on him but after he calms down we talk about it and i have videos of him admitting and saying sorry to me , he once chocked me because i put his weed in a different place, last week he started an argument and in the process he either ran into adoor or the things the things he was throwing hit him on the mouth, when he saw blood he called the police and told him i beat him 😭we didn’t fight at all he got hurt idk how , the police took me to jail and i got abond of 500$ which i paid my self Cause i have no family in America.. i was given a no victim contact yet he’s the only person i have , I cannot talk to his parents cause they wanted him to marry a chinese gal so that’s obvious they don’t like me am sleeping jn my car right now😭sometimes with afreind ... idk what to do cause he always told me he will get me deported cause he’s a citizen,,, i was charged for domestic violence and i have court bext week ,, just wanted to know will i be able to remove conditions on my green card even without him ?? Cause he says he will never give me divorce and he won’t file for me again for the ROC also has anyone seen such a situation,, will the court take me back to jail again 😭😭😭am so scared am only 21yrs and he’s 28 i just need help cause i got no body to talk too ,, ur response will help thanks!!
  7. Hi. So long story short. I moved to California from the UK, after my ex-wife had told me she was pregnant from my previous visit. We had been seeing each other long distance over the years. So I adjusted status through marriage to her (US Citizen). I have my conditional permanent residency green card. It expires in DEC 2018. My wife and I ran into problems with our marriage after the first year. She drank a lot, and threw her phone at me and punched me in the face when I was holding our 1 year old daughter. So I called the police. As the police were arriving, my wife hit herself in the face as she didn't want to be arrested and taken away from our daughter, as she had already been arrested for domestic violence and cruelty to a child in the past. Bare in mind, I'd never been arrested for anything before. The police only took her side and arrested me. I spent 3 days in LA Jail, the public defender managed to bring the charge down from spousal abuse(felony) to domestic violence(misdemeanor). I couldn't afford an attorney at the time. I was basically advised to take the plea deal of no contest because if I had pled not guilty and was found guilty, my public defender said I could of been placed into removal proceedings there and then. Now skip forward a couple of months, my wife and I were back together, trying to work things out. I have multiple screenshots of texts from her apologising for hitting me, and hitting herself and acknowledging that I'd never physically abused her. Things didn't work out and she ended up filing for divorce and a restraining order. The divorce hearing is tomorrow. I didn't contest it. I just want visitation of my daughter and that's it. My ex wife caused me nothing but hurt and misery, to the point I even stayed in a Domestic Violence shelter for months because of her abuse. I'm just looking for any advice, or anyone to share their success stories(if any), where people have gotten divorced while they're still on their conditional green card, have a DV conviction, and have still managed to have the conditions removed and been granted a 10 year green card. I'm trying to save up money right now for an immigration attorney for when the 90 day expiry period comes up to renew. But is it even worth paying out all the money for an attorney and the fees, if it's just going to be a firm NO from USCIS. Is there literally any hope? My biggest fear is having to go back to the UK and not be able to see my daughter grow up, and her not to have her father in her life. Also once you file to have the conditions of your green card removed, how long does it take for them to approve or deny? And do you get some kind of extension on your green card while it's been reviewed? Thank you
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