If you've got specific questions about marriage-based immigrant visas or green cards, chances are good someone else has been through the same thing before. Check out our series of common -- or sometimes uncommon -- questions from readers.
I'm married to a U.S. citizen who mistreats me both physically and emotionally. He started the process of applying for my green card, but the application is still pending. I'm afraid he'll refuse to continue with the green card process if I call the police or leave him. More than that, I'm afraid he'll take the kids and let the immigration authorities deport me. What do I do?
I am a U.S. citizen, but my husband is here illegally. We were always told that if he wanted to apply for a green card, he'd have to leave the United States and then he wouldn't be let back in for many years. I heard something about a law that passed in the last days of Clinton's administration, allowing illegal immigrants to pay a penalty fee and apply for their green card in the United States. Does this law help us?
Until recently, if you were the spouse of a U.S. lawful permanent resident (green card holder) who died before you could immigrate, the visa petition was cancelled and you were out of luck. You could no longer use that visa petition as the basis to apply to become a permanent resident yourself. In October