How can I get my green card without my husband?

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How can I get my green card without my husband?

Been married in the us husband left for another
state he is in contact with a lawyer however the
lawyer doesn’t want to file my paperwork.

Asked on December 14, 2016 under Immigration Law, Louisiana

Answers:

SB Member California Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 5 years ago | Contributor

You can't file on your own if your filing would be on the basis of a bona fide marriage to a US citizen.  If you are no longer in a bona fide marital relationship, you cannot file on your own unless you can somehow prove domestic violence, abuse, etc.  How long were you married?  Is your husband initiating divorce proceedings?


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