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Facts Christopher and Joseph were legally married in the fictitious U.S. state of Petoria in August of 2012. Petoria State Code O.C.P.A. § 9-2-37(b)(5) defines marriage as a union between any two individuals, over the age of 18. Christopher is a U.S. citizen, and Joseph is from Beijing. They are both twenty-five (25) years old. Christopher and Joseph are buying a home together, and they share in the household duties and expenses, and they have bills in each of their names. Christopher and Joseph were college sweethearts and knew each other for six (6) years prior to their 2012 marriage. Issues The issue in this case is if Joseph will be considered Christopher’s immediate relative spouse under the Immigration & Nationality Act for purposes of filing the petition? The other issue in this case is what effect will the fact that Petoria recognizes Christopher and Joseph’s marriage have upon USCIS’s decision? Rules Immigration & Nationality Act 42.21 Immediate relatives “(a) Entitlement to status . An alien who is a spouse or child of a United States citizen, or a
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