One of the paths to legal status for immigrants is to marry a United States citizen. In addition to completing an application and background check, an interview has to be conducted with the immigrant and his or her spouse. The interview has a large impact on whether or not an application for citizenship is approved. If you and your spouse have an interview with a United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) officer, here is what you need to know.
Same-sex couples have been fighting for equal immigration treatment for many years. Despite being married in a state which legally recognizes same-sex couples, bi-national individuals have still been threatened with deportation in the past. If you are hoping to bring your partner to live with you in the U.S. but you are worried the immigration process might be too challenging for same-sex couples, relying on the help of a knowledgeable attorney could be beneficial.