Many people call to speak with me and schedule a meeting because they want to understand what the ramifications are if a divorce happens while an immigration petition is pending. I felt that there were really not any books out there that touched on this subject. Even folks in my industry either practice family law or immigration, and they didn’t really see how the two intersected, but I did. I have been invited to speak at different conferences, specifically the family law conference, to talk to family law lawyers about how family law and immigration intersect. I think that people are starting to get a handle or a better understanding on why these two areas of law make sense.
That's the reason why I want to write this book. This book is for both US citizens that are married to immigrants, and immigrants that are married to a US citizen, so that they can understand what the law really entails, and what the ramifications are when a marriage doesn't work out. The US citizen spouse is the one who petitioned for you. Not only that they petitioned for you, but they're also your financial sponsor, and they made a promise to the US government that they would be responsible for you until such time that you can become a US citizen on your own accord, or for at least ten years. So, that's really what and who it’s for.