Mark A Ivener, A Law Corporation

Category: Marriage

Ninth Circuit Finds Sponsor Did Not Qualify Because Not Domiciled in U.S.

In an opinion on July 9, 2009, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit found that substantial evidence supported the Board of Immigration Appeals’ determination that a South Korean’s U.S. sponsor (and husband) did not qualify as a sponsor because he was not domiciled in the U.S. At the time of the adjustment… Read More

USCIS Provides Guidance on I-751s Filed Before Termination of Marriage

Donald Neufeld, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Acting Associate Director, sent a memo (PDF) to the field on I-751s filed before the termination of a marriage. The memo provides guidance on how to adjudicate an I-751 petition if the conditional permanent resident and petitioning spouse are legally separated or have initiated divorce or annulment proceedings,… Read More