Will Divorce Jeopardize the Green Card? (Family Advocate, Vol. 32, No. 4, Spring 2010)
David J. Hart & Jordana A. Hart
The effects of divorce or domestic violence on the immigration status of a spouse who is not yet a U.S. Lawful Permanent Resident (LPR) or “green card” holder are difficult to fathom for attorneys not familiar with family-based immigration law. That some foreign nationals (FN) may need an interpreter and have a culturally ingrained suspiciio of authority figures—including lawyers— could heighten barriers to effective advocacy. The basics Under the U.S. Immigration and Nationality Act (INA), a U.S...