Establishment of paternity is essential in order to protect a child’s right to obtain immigration benefits based on a father’s status in the future. Legitimacy of a father, for immigration purposes, requires: An action to legitimate child under the law of the child’s or father’s residence or domicile, AND The child must be under 18 at the time of legitimation, AND There […]
Any allegations (i.e., testimony, findings, admissions, etc.) of marital abuse, unauthorized employment, domestic violence or willful failure to pay child support will result in denial of immigration benefits/relief and likely referral for removal proceedings. For example, support testimony that may include work that could be ‘off the books’ or unauthorized.
When one spouse/parent/child is a US Citizen or LPR and other spouse/child is an immigrant, the spouse or parent may have signed an Affidavit of Support (USCIS Form I-864) on behalf of their spouse, parent or child. The Affidavit of Support (federal) grants the sponsored immigrant standing to sue the sponsoring relative in state court […]