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IMPORTANT USCIS FORMS UPDATE 5.2023

USCIS Forms Update Notice05/26/2023USCIS recently updated the following USCIS form(s): Form I-485, Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status 02/21/2023 08:29 AM EST   Edition Date: 02/21/23. The USCIS will also accept the 12/23/22 edition. You can find the edition date at the bottom of the page on the form and instructions.Form I-485 Supplement J, Confirmation of Bona Fide Job Offer or Request for Job Portability Under INA Section 204(j) 02/21/2023 07:59 AM EST   Edition Date: 02/21/23. The USCIS will also accept the 12/23/22 edition. You can find the edition date at the bottom of the page on...

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Marriage-Based Green Cards: Scary USCIS “RED FLAGS” for marriage-based green card cases

MARRIAGE BASED GREEN CARD ISSUES One question I get a lot, is what the USCIS looks for when considering the legitimacy of a marriage. The reason that's important, is that a marriage entered into solely for the basis of gaining immigration benefits is unlawful. A sham marriage has been defined by the BIA as a marriage which may comply with all the formalrequirements of the law but which the parties entered into with no intent, or "good faith", to live togetherand which is designed solely to circumvent the immigrations laws. Sham marriages are not recognized forimmigration purposes. See Matter of Patel...

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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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