In the employment-based category, your spouse generally can apply for a Green Card with you, presuming that your spouse is in the United States and in legal status.
In family-based categories, your spouse can come along with you as a derivative of your Green Card application.
In those cases, the principal, meaning you, is eligible for a Green Card because you either are in legal status or have been waiting outside the United States. Your wife or husband can come along with you.
In all other circumstances, your spouse probably can’t come with you to the United States.
The Senate Democrats have made a case to include a path to legalization for millions of immigrants in their $3.5 trillion bill to expand the country's social safety net. In a meeting with the Senate's Parliamentarian, Elizabeth McDonough, Democrats argued for their plan to give around 8 million immigrants the… Read More
Immigrants can lose the opportunity to obtain legal residency in the United States if they have received a criminal conviction. 212(h) waivers, fortunately, can be used by individuals with criminal records that are trying to obtain a Green Card. If you are in this situation, it is in your best… Read More
A Green Card can be very useful and can open up many different employment opportunities, give you the right to acquire a driver's license, and allow you to apply for a Social Security card. Also, a Green Card provides admission back into the United States if you leave the country… Read More