We’re separated: Can I continue with my marriage-based green card application?
One can get a green card when living apart and having marital difficulties, so long as you have not gotten a legal separation or divorce.
I came to the U.S. as a student, and fell in love with and married a fellow student. He is a U.S. citizen. He submitted all the immigration (adjustment of status) paperwork for me, without a lawyer. I have already been called in for an appointment to take my fingerprints, so I expect to receive the interview appointment notice from USCIS soon. But now that we are both out of school and working, our relationship does not seem to work so well. In fact, he has moved back in with his mother and father. He is still willing to help me get a green card, if I want it, but is there any point in trying, or will USCIS just think we are committing a fraud and deny my green card and maybe punish us?