Marriage and Adjustment of Status Interview – When USCIS agents go bad….

I recently posted an article about what is actually happening at a Marriage based adjustment interview Read here But it seems that from time to time, innocent immigrants may face unethical, criminally motivated immigration agents that take advantage of their position to exploit immigrants. We as lawyers make sure to follow our clients’ cases from early document preparation stages to the final interview and beyond. We make sure that stories like the one you are about to read will never happen.

This is a story of a bad agent pursuing a young immigrant after her marriage interview with the spouse. The calls from the agent started three days later. He hinted, she said, at his power to derail her life and deport her relatives. He called her to a private meeting. And at noon on Dec. 21, in a parked car on Queens Boulevard, he named his price — not realizing that she was recording everything on the cellphone in her purse.

“I want sex,” he said on the recording. “One or two times. That’s all.

Read the story here

We expect the agency to create a system to root out these bad apples and protect the innocent immigrants. One of the advantages of hiring a lawyer to assist and be present the interview is to make sure that you will get the best treatment from the government at all times. If not, we are here to respond.