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Can you get deported with a green card marriage?


Yes, even after obtaining a green card through marriage, there are still circumstances under which you could be deported. While a marriage-based green card is a significant step toward secure legal residency in the United States, it doesn’t offer absolute protection against deportation.

Being aware of the following conditions can help you maintain your status:

  • Genuine Relationship: Ensure that your marriage is genuine and not solely for the purpose of immigration benefits to avoid risks of deportation.
  • Self-Sufficiency: Minimize dependency on public assistance as much as possible, as this can be a factor in deportation decisions.
  • Adherence to Laws: Stay connected to communities or activities that promote safety and legality, avoiding any associations that might be seen as threats to national security.
  • Compliance with Immigration Laws: Keep on top of your obligations such as maintaining continuous residence, working only with proper authorization, and adhering to the terms of your visa.
  • Avoiding Criminal Activity: Stay clear of any criminal activities; serious crimes can lead to deportation proceedings.

Remember, staying informed and proactive about your rights and responsibilities as a green card holder is key to securing your future in the United States.

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