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Most types of nonimmigrant visas are subject to the presumption of immigrant intent under INA 214(b), where they must presume that you are an intending immigrant (i.e. you intend to immigrate on this visa), and thus ineligible for the nonimmigrant visa, unless you convince the officer otherwise. And having a petition from a US citizen spouse would certainly ...


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It was part of a broader redesign that was intended to combat document fraud. The New York Times notes in New 'Green Card' To Tackle Fraud (August 24, 1989) that the color and other characteristics were to change, "largely...to stem a black market in alien certification." It reports that forged cards were thought to number in the tens of thousands. New ...


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Yes and no. There are ways to come to the US based on having a sizable amount of money to invest, but none of them allow you to "invest" it in your own bank account. You actually have to put the money at risk in a way that will substantially enhance the US economy. If you are looking for a green card by investment, you would have to apply for an Employment-...


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No, neither having money in a bank account nor earning work income qualifies a person to immigrate to the US. You generally must be petitioned by a US citizen or permanent resident relative, or petitioned by a US employer who plans to employ you, to legally immigrate to the US (though there are some self-petitioning employment-based categories). There is ...


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