Episode 86

Published on:

12th Feb 2021

Perilous Road To Green Cards Through Second Marriages

In general, obtaining permanent residence through marriage is one of the easier paths to winning a green card.

The same cannot be said about winning lawful residency status via a second (or third) marriage.

There are two remarriage situations which the government views with extra scrutiny.

In the first, the immigrant spouse was granted a green card via her first marriage.  Now she seeks to immigrate a new husband.

In the second, the immigrant did not win a green card through the first marriage.  After divorce and remarriage, a new spouse seeks to petition her once again.

Both scenarios present complications surpassing the difficulty level of succes in first marriages.

Recommended Links For More Information:

What You Need To Know About Remarriages And Green Cards

What Every Immigrant Needs To Know About Hostile Divorce Cases

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The Immigration Mastermind is a podcast for immigrants and their families that shares tips, insights, and tidbits to help guide the quest for permanent residence and citizenship in the United States. The podcast strives to build knowledge, while dispelling myths in short bite-sized, easy-to-understand snippets of pull-no-punches information.

Designed for both immigrant families who have already started the immigration process and those just starting to think about their journey, the Immigration Mastermind provides a mix of expert tips about legal rules, insights about breaking news, and tidbits to help immigrants and their families to keep their chin up, even when the road to success seems to be a never-ending road.

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Carlos Batara

Carlos Batara is an immigration lawyer, author, educator, public speaker, and online talk show host. A graduate of Harvard Law School, he has cared for, protected, and guided immigrants from over 100 countries on their journeys to the United States. His goal is to help at least one family from every nation in the world before he calls it quits.

With family roots from Mexico, Spain, and the Philippines, as well as Native American, Greek, and Turkish ancestry, he brings a broad multicultural background to the practice of immigration law.

Combined with knowledge gained from advanced studies in international relations and constitutional politics, Carlos is always willing to speak his mind openly on immigration issues.