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MARRIAGE: CA1 Upholds BIA’s Finding That Petitioner Had Not Entered into Marriage in Good Faith

MARRIAGE BASED GREEN CARD DENIAL The First Circuit found that it lacked jurisdiction to evaluate the IJ’s credibility determinations or to reexamine the weight given to certain evidence. The court then held that, considering the totality of the record, substantial evidence supported the IJ’s and BIA’s conclusion that the petitioner had not entered into his marriage in good faith, where his former wife could not recount basic facts about the marriage, there was evidence she was living with another man with whom she had a child while married to the petitioner, and the evidence showed there was a severely limited commingling...

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OPT: USCIS announces new premium processing expansion for certain F-1 students seeking OPT and STEM OPT extension

ONLINE PREMIUM PROCESS FOR OPT CARDS Online filing of Form I-907 for an OPT card now available for these F-1 students. Expansion will occur in phases, with specific start dates for different categories. Premium processing will streamline the immigration experience for many international students. Online filing increases operational efficiency and access to the immigration system. Online filing available for 16 forms, with more than 1.8 million filed online in FY 2022. Links: Forms Available to File Online Phase 1: Beginning March 6, USCIS accepts Form I-907 requests (paper or online) for F-1 students with pending Form I-765 in the following categories: (c)(3)(A) – Pre-Completion OPT; (c)(3)(B) – Post-Completion OPT; (c)(3)(C)...

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BEST TIPS: 8 Essential Steps to Get a Green Card Through Marriage to a US Citizen

How to Get a Green Card Through Marriage to a US Citizen: A Brief Guide MARRIAGE GREEN CARD Navigating the complex process of obtaining a green card through marriage to a US citizen can be challenging. This comprehensive guide outlines 10 essential steps to help you succeed, with expert advice from an experienced immigration attorney. Verify eligibility for marriage-based green card Before starting the process, ensure both you and your spouse meet eligibility requirements, including a legal marriage and proof of your spouse's US citizenship. Gather important documentation Assemble necessary documents such as marriage certificate, birth certificates, proof of US citizenship, and evidence of...

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