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Saving Conditional Green Cards In Removal Proceedings

Are you suddenly facing deportation proceedings because you and your wife seperated while you are a conditional green card holder?

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If you received your green card as a result of a family-based application based upon your marriage to a US citizen or permanent resident, your green card is conditional for the first two years and will expire unless you file an I-751 petition to remove conditions on residence within 90 days prior to the expiration date. Failure to do so may result in revocation of your green card. This becomes complicated if you find yourself in removal proceedings, and your case must be handled carefully. When USCIS denies a joint petition or waiver petition  to remove the condition on your green card ( when separated or divorced)  which can happen even if your spouse is cooperating, USCIS will issue a Notice to Appear, placing you in removal or deportation proceedings. You will have to defend against potential charges that you entered into a sham marriage, one that was entered into only for immigration purposes.

Call us today to discuss your case. We will help you prepare documents, legal arguments and testimony  that explains that although your marriage ended, the marriage was a real one from the beginning, and that you are still eligible for permanent resident status in the U.S.

About Our Firm

The Law Offices of David S. Santee is a Philadelphia-based law firm that represents individuals and businesses in a variety of immigration matters, including family-based applications for permanent residency and naturalization, employment-based immigrant and non-immigrant petitions, asylum petitions, and removal defense. We have  extensive experience with the EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program, having worked on more than 175 projects seeking EB-5 financing. Our firm’s founder, David S. Santee, Esquire, has nearly two decades of experience practicing law. A seasoned courtroom advocate, Mr. Santee is the former Director of Trial Advocacy Programs at Villanova University School of Law, where he continues to teach a course in Trial Advocacy as an Adjunct Professor. In addition to representing clients in immigration matters, Mr. Santee has also tried hundreds of criminal cases. He often represents individuals who are at risk of being removed from the United States due to pending or past criminal charges.

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  • “I have had the privilege of working closely with Mr. Santee for over 5 years and have relied on his superb skills and excellent judgement to assist me in completing complex cases to successful outcomes. Our organization wouldn’t be where we are today without the strong relationship we have with Mr. Santee.”

    Thomas Martin Vice President, Baker Tilly Capital
  • “Mr. Santee represented me on my appeal. He got my conspiracy charge reduced and my sentence cut in half so that I ended up with time-served. He saved me four years of parole!”

    K.T. Lawncrest
  • "I thought I was going to die in prison. However, today I can see the light at the end of the tunnel because of the dedication and hard work of Attorney at Law David Santee. Anyone who is seeking true representation from an attorney who is not going to take your money and sell you out should consider David Santee because he will ensure your rights are protected."

    Luis Gonzalez Former Juvenile Lifer

More About Our Immigration Practice


Family Petitions

We represent individuals who are seeking to immigrate to the United States through a family member who is a United States Citizen or Lawful Permanent Resident. This includes spouses, finances, children, siblings, and other family members.


Employment Petitions

We represent individuals who are seeking to travel or immigrate to the United States based on their employment status. This includes priority workers, skilled workers, professionals with advanced degrees, and foreign investors.


Removal Defense

We represent individuals in removal proceedings in Immigration Court. If you or a loved one has been served with a Notice to Appear in Immigration Court, contact us now to find out what defenses are available.

Based in Philadelphia
Serving all of Pennsylvania

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