A person who signs the insurance under oath under Section 213A of the Immigration Act and the National Law, enters into a legally enforceable contract with the U.S. government to support the sponsored alien with an annual income equal to 125% of the federal poverty limit for a generally 10-year period. There may be a possibility of B-2 extension (visitor visa) for same-sex partners if the partner or spouse is here in the United States on another type of non-immigration visa such as an H-1B (work visa). The CBP is authorized to grant the initial duration of the stay in B-2 and the CIS may grant extensions of B-2 to the same period for which H-1B is granted in certain circumstances. Things are not always what they seem to be. Before a couple married in 2009, the husband – a U.S. citizen from Turkey – agreed with his immigrant mother that there would be no underhuntles in case their marriage ended. Because of these life-changing benefits, federal authorities require these couples to prove that they are getting married because they want real marriages and that they are not only receiving immigration benefits for the foreign partner. The authorities will investigate marriages that show they were contracted for fraudulent reasons. Entering into a marriage of convenience to grant immigration benefits to a foreign spouse without a genuine marital relationship is a federal crime. Trump has also reinstated a program that requires local law enforcement agencies to support federal immigration agencies.
Immigrants on valid visas were arrested while trying to reintegrate into the country and people who have lived here without incident for years are deported, according to media reports. A marriage deal could also complicate the green card application process, said Boston immigration attorney Joshua Goldstein, who said he was talking “all the time” with people considering postponing their marriage plans because of Trump`s policies. Post-marriage agreements are also called marriage contracts, they occur after the couple`s marriage. Sometimes immigrants sign them for the cooperation of a U.S. citizen or LPR spouse who does not appear to be “motivated” to file immigration papers for the other spouse. Signing one can also reassure the other spouse`s mind that the immigrant married her out of love, not for immigration purposes (to obtain a green card).