Asked in Immigration Law for California

Q: Permanent resident status

Hi..I am a u.s citizen and my wife is a greencard holder and I am currently outside the u.s and my stay was protracted (more than 5 years) due to me being alongside my mother who was ill and my wife was forced to stay with me this period as she obviously couldn't leave me and travel back to the U.S I am now planning to come back home as soon as possible with my 2 kids and wife and I know that this period may have invalidated her greencard status and I cannot file a visa for her abroad it will take a long time. Upon our arrival will airport immigration force her to go back or will they let her enter considering my case and I can than apply for her again from inside the u.s ? Thank you for your time

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Kyndra Mulder
Kyndra Mulder
Answered
  • Immigration Law Lawyer
  • Jacksonville, FL

A: If your wife took no action to preserve her status and she has no visa she may not be admitted at the border.

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