Miller Mayer immigration attorney Sandra Bruno recently received an approval of an I-130 immigrant visa petition, and subsequently received approval of an I-485 adjustment of status application, for a DACA recipient from Mexico who is the spouse of a U.S. citizen. The I-130 petition was approved in under 5 months without a request for evidence and without an interview. The recent move by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) towards waiving interviews in many marriage-based green card applications is welcomed but also makes it all the more important to submit a well-documented initial filing, thus avoiding a request for evidence and leading to a prompt approval instead.

Permanent resident (“green card”) applications are filed for either employment-based categories or family-based categories. Miller Mayer has decades of experience with both and we proudly represent families in their immigration journeys. Spouses of U.S. citizens are immediately eligible to apply for adjustment of status with the submission of their I-130 petition. If you have an immigrant relative for whom you would like to petition to help them obtain permanent resident status in the United States, or have any other immigration questions, please consult with a Miller Mayer attorney regarding next steps. To schedule a consultation, visit our website at