1. What Information is Required on An Approved I-130?
My wife is a US citizen and filed I-130 for me, which was approved after 1.5+ years and sent to Islamabad Pakistan embassy more than 1 month ago. But I didn’t receive any information from embassy about any interview etc? What things I must keep ready and required by embassy?
Mr. Lee answers:
Your situation is not uncommon, and I expect that you will receive a notice of interview soon. You should ensure that you have the original of all the copies of documents that were previously sent to the National Visa Center. If the police certificate or affidavit of support are old – one year and six months respectively – they should be renewed. Other than those, you should maintain records of all your communications and meetings with your wife as this is a marriage based case in which a chief question is whether there is a bona fide marriage.
2. I Am An Illegal Immigrant Living in the USA. Will Anyone at the Airport Check My Legal Status or Ask Me Questions?
I need to go to another state but I’m an immigrant from Mexico. I have always flown in airplanes using just my Mexican passport. Now in 2019 will they be checking any legal status of a person or asking questions at an airport?
Mr. Lee answers:
Unfortunately Pres. Trump has implemented a policy of tough immigration enforcement, and the Department of Homeland Security officers are energized to enforce the laws against the undocumented. Traveling by air may now become more dangerous, especially where the entry is made from outside the mainland, e.g. Puerto Rico, Hawaii, or to and from places close to the borders of this country. Also airports are places of high security, and so there may be more risk of encounter with DHS there than in many other places.
3. Am I Qualified to Apply for Citizenship?
I have 3 questions: 1. I am a foreign people. I married America citizen on Jan, 2005 outside of USA. My permanent resident Green card date was on Dec, 2007. Because my husband abused to me, I left him and lived in a shelter on Jan, 2008. I divorced with him on June, 2009. Now I have lived in America for 9 years, and I want to be an America citizen. Will It influence my application for my citizenship? What papers do I need to prepare for citizenship? 2. I changed my address 3 times. I did not know that I should tell USCIS or I would be punished me? I worry Trump’s policy will push me to outside of USA. 3. I did not have job since 2010 up to 2017 because I was a student in a university. Therefore, I could not proof tax return “transcript.” Does this case will reject me to be US citizen?
Mr. Lee answers:
Although your green card is based upon your prior marriage, your showing proof of abuse and having lived in a shelter would go a long way to convincing a naturalization officer that your green card was legitimately obtained and should not be questioned again in the naturalization setting. Changing addresses and not informing U.S.C.I.S. is only a non-favorable factor if it was done intentionally. A tax transcript or other proof of having paid taxes is not required except in situations where individuals have worked in this country and are supposed to have filed tax returns.