Problems with Marriage-based Green Card Interviews
Anecdotal evidence among immigration attorneys suggests that a foreign national applying for a green card via marriage to a USA citizen may need to be prepared for a more difficult interview experience.
Stories are being shared of interview experiences where more and more couples are separated and questioned individually to determine if the marriage is fraudulent and entered into solely to obtain an immigration benefit. One story making the rounds described a situation where the adjudicating officer threatened the US petitioner with filing charges if the petitioner didn’t withdraw the petition.
Other attorneys share experiences where it appeared that the officer focused on one discrepancy in answer between the petitioner and beneficiary and sought to use that discrepancy to deny the application.
In view of the more challenging environment, more marriage-based applicants are seeking assistance with the stressful green card interview. If you need assistance, please contact our office to see how we can help.