Q: Can a sponsor to the United States take advantage of an immigrant?
Yes, I am a 30 year old man who has been married to a 65 year old woman who is a very successful financial advisor for around 2 years now. On March 20th of this year, I immigrated to the United States. She is also my sponsor to the United States. As I arrived in Utah, United States where she is living, she had me sign a contract that entitles me to accept US $1,000 per month for three years. Three months following, she had me sign a contact to annul the marriage and threatened me to find an apartment by giving me a deadline to leave her house or she would take legal action against me. Because of the emotional stress caused, I took a plane flight to Tennessee where I am presently staying with my brother. I need advice on how to deal with this situation as I am sure she has violated her sponsorship responsibilities.
A: It's a little difficult to answer your question, because there is a lot of information that is missing. I am assuming that you have a two year conditional green card. I don't know if you are divorced yet. If so, you may be able to petition to keep your green card.
I would seriously urge you to consult with and hire an immigration lawyer to assist you with this case. Not because I think you’re not capable of handling it, you may will be, but in order for the lawyer to debrief and brief you, analyze, assess and evaluate your case in order to maximize the possibilities for a successful result.
Your question requires too many questions on my part and too many answers on your part before I can even formulate recommendations as to the course(s) of action you should take.
"Immigration law is a mystery and a mastery of obfuscation, and the lawyers who can figure it out are worth their weight in gold."…Immigration & Nationality Service spokeswoman.
Immigration law is repeatedly characterized by federal circuit courts of appeal as being second only to the tax code in its complexity, and one court even stated: “a lawyer is often the only person who could thread the labyrinth.”
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