This Guide is an excellent resource for gaining a quick but deep understanding of the process. The guide also is full of valuable recommendations that go beyond a mere summary of the USCIS instructions. These recommendations incorporate personal 20+ year experience of dealing with the U.S. immigration laws and skills of dealing with the government. Examples include preparing for green card interview, practicing with 326 possible green card interview questions, addressing reasonable doubt around aspects of the application, providing adequate affidavits proving authenticity of your relationship and effectively demonstrating that your income levels meet or exceed required poverty guidelines.
Below are specific updates we incorporated in the second edition of the Guide.
We updated the list of definitions and provided explanation to more than a dozen new immigration concepts, which come useful during the green card application process. Having a quick reference guide to these important concepts will help the applicant understand and navigate the process. Also check out How to Immigrate to USA.
USCIS: Poverty Guidelines
Green Card Interview
Green Card Interview Preparation
Green Card Interview Don’ts
Through our research and own green card interview preparation efforts, we discovered there are consistent mistakes that people tend to make when preparing for the interview or during their interviews. This brand new subsection summarizes 22 “green card interview don’ts” that can easily derail your green card interview. If you don’t interview often, you must read this section.
Green Card Interview Questions - the Most Comprehensive List
Green Card Processing Time
Green Card Application Fees
Download Your Guide to Green Card Through Marriage
The US government can't enforce immigration laws by detaining and Monitoring Illegal Immigrants. The US government simply does not have money. This does not appear to be widely reported news but nevertheless, the WSJ published this story.
The Department of Homeland Security is a month away from running out of money to detain illegal immigrants—a fresh sign of federal budget dysfunction emerging less than two weeks after Congress funded the government through early December.
The US immigration laws are clearly dysfunctional. We talked about green card processing times, which often run into long wait times often spanning multiple months and years. We also discussed huge backlog primarily caused by the priority date concept in the immigration system. We wrote that often illegal immigrants are deported too fast to defend their rights not to mention that options for a green card for illegal immigrants (how can illegal immigrant become legal) are extremely limited.
This may sounds like a rant, but evidence is too plentiful to ignore. This country is in dire need of an immigration reform. We not only need a better system for screening the immigrants - the system that can do such screening much quicker and cost efficiently - but also allow for enforcement of the immigration laws. And the system should allow for a costly but legally available path to green card for whoever desires it.