Here’s a listing of questions previously asked and answered. Simply click the blue link and you’ll be taken to our answer.
“I was sent to a woman’s shelter because my husband beat me up. I do not have legal immigration documents. A counselor told me I might still get a green card, even if my husband never filed papers for me. She said there is a special program for wives who are abused by their husbands. Is this really true?”
“About 3 ½ years ago, I filed for protection under the Violence Against Women Act and was given permanent residency. My husband was born in Escondido. I would like to become a U.S. citizen. I told a friend and she said I could file right now. Another friend, who is a naturalized citizen, said my first friend was wrong. She told me I have to wait until five years after I received my green card. Which friend is telling me the truth?”
“I was picked up in the hills when I tried to enter the U.S. My husband got his papers through a program for Cubans. I’m from the Dominican Republic. He was able to get me out of immigration jail because we have a three-year old daughter. I have a court hearing coming up. My husband wants to help me file papers, but he is not yet a U.S citizen. A friend told him to immigrate me under the Cuban program. We don’t know what to do.”
“My father is from Honduras. He’s had TPS for a long time. We’re scared because we heard a news story that TPS is ending soon. He is living in Brooklyn with my younger sister, her husband, and kids. He moved there after he and my mother got a divorce. My sister and I are afraid he is going to get deported when TPS ends. Is there anything we can do to help him become a permanent resident?”
“Saul and I married last month. I filed a petition for his green card two weeks ago. He was born in Nicaragua. A friend told us that Saul could get a green card because of a new TPS law. He started receiving TPS in 1999. Two days ago he got a letter from the government denying his re-registration and withdrawing his TPS because he had two misdemeanor convictions. They happened in 2007 and 2008. How can he fight the denial? Is this going to cause problems for his permanent residence case?”
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