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Hello,
I have been married for 5 years now but have been separated
for about 2yrs. I signed paperwork for her from immigration
regarding permission to work about 6 months ago even though
we are not together anymore. What is the law for that if you
are trying to be in this country legally but we are
separated? If we get divorced can she still get her green
card or naturalization. Its been about 4 yrs now she has
been trying. Something happened and she had to wait and
start all over again. We also have two children together.
Was i wrong to sign the papers since we are separated?

Answer
If you are not in a bonafide marriage, you should not sponsor your spouse. I recommend contacting the USCIS and revoking the I-130 petition that you filed.

Your spouse cannot obtain her GC based on marriage to a U.S. citizen if you revoke the I-130, but please carefully read the first two sentences of our response.

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Ajay K. Arora

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I can answer your questions on employment and family-based U.S. Immigration Law. Expertise in various immigration categories includes the following: H-1B, L-1, O-1, PERM (labor certification), EB-1 to EB-3 I-140 employment-based immigrant petitions, family or fiance(e) or spousal sponsorship, visa extension or change of status, adjustment of status, naturalization (citizenship), etc.

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Ajay K. Arora attended Pennsylvania State University and the University of Wales at Swansea (United Kingdom), and earned his law degree at Temple University School of Law, Philadelphia, in 1993. Mr. Arora has practiced Immigration Law since graduation and is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association since 1995.

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American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) full member since 1995.

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Ajay K. Arora attended Pennsylvania State University and the University of Wales at Swansea (United Kingdom), and earned his law degree at Temple University School of Law, Philadelphia, in 1993. Mr. Arora has practiced Immigration Law since graduation and is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association since 1995.

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