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Immigration Matters Related to a Divorce

A Summary from Blake & Associates Law Firm

By Rong Kohtz, Esq.

When a marriage between an immigrant spouse and a U.S. citizen/permanent resident spouse is dissolved, it immediately raises the issue of immigration status and removal proceedings are sometimes imminent. Once the divorce is finalized, most immigration officers will consider the immigrant spouse out of status even though a notice to that effect has not been issued. If desiring to stay in the country, the immigrant spouse should take steps to file a timely application of status adjustment in order to extend their stay without accumulating time for unlawful presence. There are several possible ways for you to maintain your status and continue your life the U.S. after a divorce. You should talk with an attorney without delay to adopt an appropriate strategy in order to maintain your legal status in the U.S.


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