What You Should Know About Marriage Fraud

What You Should Know About Marriage Fraud

As a Miami immigration lawyer and an Austin immigration lawyer, I represent many immigrants who are applying for their green cards based on a marriage to United States citizen. Every couple in which a U.S. citizen marries and sponsors a noncitizen for an immigrant...
Illegal Entry and Subsequent Marriage to U.S. Citizen

Illegal Entry and Subsequent Marriage to U.S. Citizen

As a Miami immigration lawyer, I often receive questions from clients who entered the U.S. illegally as to whether they can “just marry” a U.S. citizen to obtain a green card. As you will see in these frequently asked questions, it’s not that simple....
Proving that You’re in a Bona Fide Marriage for Immigration Purposes

Proving that You’re in a Bona Fide Marriage for Immigration Purposes

As a Miami immigration lawyer,  I often receive questions from my  marriage-based green card clients about how  best to document their bona fide marriage (i.e. how to provide that their marriage is real). Unfortunately, there have been enough cases of fraudulent...
Marriage Petitions for Same Sex Spouse

Marriage Petitions for Same Sex Spouse

Looking back on 2013 as a Miami immigration lawyer, I must remark on the fact that it truly was a momentous year for LGBTQ rights. Following the decision by the Supreme Court holding that Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) was unconstitutional, President...
Removing Conditions on Permanent Residence After Getting a Divorce

Removing Conditions on Permanent Residence After Getting a Divorce

As a Miami immigration lawyer, I have represented many clients who have obtained their conditional residency via marriage to a United States citizen. However, what happens if you became a conditional resident (a two-year green card-holder) based on a marriage, and the...