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  1. #1
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    Default Divorcing An Immigrant

    What should I do if I (a U.S. citizen) married and immigrant from Guatemala, only to my surprise, she ran off with someone else. I want to file for divorce, but she told me that in the state of TN and MS that if I file for divorce within two years of marriage I will be put in jail. Is this true? What should I do to end this marriage?

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    Default Re: Married Immigrant

    Do you believe everything she tells you?

    File for divorce.

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    Default Re: Divorcing An Immigrant

    If you entered into the marriage for the purpose of helping her with her immigration, and not for legitimate reasons (Love), then you can be charged with committing Marriage fraud...but then again, so will she.

    She probably has more to lose than you, so I would be doubtful if she accuses you of fraud. More likely, if you file for divorce, she will try and claim some sort of mental/physical abuse so that if you do divorce, she still has a chance to continue with the permanant residency processess.

    Get a good divorce lawyer.

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    Default Re: Divorcing An Immigrant

    Marriage fraud charges? (i.e., executing immigration forms stating that you had married, knowing that you did not intend to establish a life together as husband and wife, but that you had married for the purpose of enabling your spouse to illegally remain in the United States.) The odds of any such charges are remote, even if we assume that there was collusion, and that type of fraud would make your wife ineligible to reenter the United States. But I'm assuming no marriage fraud on your part, as the citizen spouse wouldn't be surprised by infidelity if the marriage were a sham.

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