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Hello Mr. Arora,
 I'm in the USA on a CR1 visa and working at a university here. My marriage is not working but my spouse told me they would not give me a divorce and would kill me before they do. I don't want to give up my job but I also do not want to stay with a person who treats me as their maid instead of their mate. Please tell me what I can do to end this loveless marriage and hold on to a job I have come to love.

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Hi Desha,

A conditional resident such as yourself is normally expected to file a petition jointly with the sponsoring spouse in order for the conditional resident spouse to be granted permanent resident status.

However, Form I-751 does allow for you to sign the form (Form I-751) singly (without the support of the sponsoring spouse) and still obtain permanent resident status as long as you can show that the marriage was a bonafide marriage at the time that it was entered into. Normally you would also have to show that you have been subject to physical abuse or extreme mental cruelty.

Form I-751 can be found here: http://www.uscis.gov/files/form/I-751.pdf

Regards,
Ajay K. Arora, Esq.
www.h1b1.com

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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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