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Thread: My immigrant friend wants a divorce from her American husband

  1. #1
    Hi,

    My friend from Guatemala has been married to her husband for eight months here in the US. He is an American citizen. She is not. She wants to get a divorce because she says her husband is "loco". She is a dear friend. She does not want to go back to Guatemala and she fears if she gets divorced that she will be deported. Is there any way that she can get divorced from him and stay in the US? I will marry her to keep her here but is this possible? Can she get divorced from him and stay here and then marry me? I do not know much about immigration but she is a great person and a great friend and I want to help her. I appreciate any advise you have.

  2. #2
    Hi,

    My friend from Guatemala has been married to her husband for eight months here in the US. He is an American citizen. She is not. She wants to get a divorce because she says her husband is "loco". She is a dear friend. She does not want to go back to Guatemala and she fears if she gets divorced that she will be deported. Is there any way that she can get divorced from him and stay in the US? I will marry her to keep her here but is this possible? Can she get divorced from him and stay here and then marry me? I do not know much about immigration but she is a great person and a great friend and I want to help her. I appreciate any advise you have.

  3. #3
    Marrying someone solely for the purposes of immigration is illegal... The immigration services would detect the sham marriage and you would be jailed and she would be deported.

    Its not worth the risk and besides, you can bet your life, doing that would destroy the friendship you two have.

    I'm not entirely sure being "loco" is grounds for divorce either... lol

  4. #4
    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Rainman4051:
    Hi,

    My friend from Guatemala has been married to her husband for eight months here in the US. He is an American citizen. She is not. She wants to get a divorce because she says her husband is "loco". She is a dear friend. She does not want to go back to Guatemala and she fears if she gets divorced that she will be deported. Is there any way that she can get divorced from him and stay in the US? I will marry her to keep her here but is this possible? Can she get divorced from him and stay here and then marry me? I do not know much about immigration but she is a great person and a great friend and I want to help her. I appreciate any advise you have. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
    1.Could you define "loco?" This will help determine if divorce is a viable solution.

    2. Did she come on the K1 or K3 visa?

    3. If she came on the K1, has her status been adjusted?

    Depending on how she arrived in the US will determine whether she is required to go back or not.
    "Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passion, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence." John Adams on Defense of the boston Massacre

  5. #5
    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Eeyore:
    Marrying someone solely for the purposes of immigration is illegal... The immigration services would detect the sham marriage and you would be jailed and she would be deported.

    Its not worth the risk and besides, you can bet your life, doing that would destroy the friendship you two have.

    I'm not entirely sure being "loco" is grounds for divorce either... lol </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
    Nothing in the post suggested immigration fraud. If you are going to offer advice, I strongly urge you to understand the immigration laws first before making a complete arse out of yourself.
    "Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passion, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence." John Adams on Defense of the boston Massacre

  6. #6
    Hudson,

    I didn't detect anything about immigration fraud in the question either. Strange how people read their own thoughts into things. Shows how things can get distorted so easily.

    Do you think one could be scrutinized much more so when the marriage has been short-term? And wanting to join into another union so quickly? If immigration knew about the second relationship, that might pose a problem, don't you think? Depending on circumstances such as you were asking, of course.

    Nothing but a curiosity question here.

  7. #7
    I'm not saying I would marry her just for citizenship, I'm saying I would marry her because I believe our friendship will lead to a long happy life.

  8. #8
    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">1.Could you define "loco?" This will help determine if divorce is a viable solution.

    2. Did she come on the K1 or K3 visa?

    3. If she came on the K1, has her status been adjusted?

    Depending on how she arrived in the US will determine whether she is required to go back or not. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>


    1. She has told me that sometimes her husband hits her and is completely unbareable to live with and at this time she does not live with him.
    2. I'm not sure which visa she has but I will ask.

  9. #9
    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Rainman4051:
    1. She has told me that sometimes her husband hits her and is completely unbareable to live with and at this time she does not live with him.
    2. I'm not sure which visa she has but I will ask. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
    If your friend's husband is beating her, then your friend can get help. I strongly urge you to advise her to call the Domestic Abuse hot line for help. This would be grounds for divorce. BTW, as long as she entered into the marriage in good faith, then it would be easier for her to keep her status and remian in the US.
    "Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passion, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence." John Adams on Defense of the boston Massacre

  10. #10
    It is not a big deal to remarry. There is NOTHING illegal about getting a divorce. I was remarried within 2 weeks of my first divorce.

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