My colleagues have advised you on this, correctly. One bright spot in your immigration history is that you came to the United States legally. If you are ever in a position to be sponsored for permanent residence by an "immediate relative" -- through marriage to a US citizen or through your parents if by chance they were to become US citizens -- then, assuming you have never left the United States since arriving, you could be eligible to apply for a green card.
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Use the evidence you have -- diplomas, transcripts, medical bills, utility bills, leases, car payments, tax returns, etc. -- to prove you have been physically present in the USA for the past 3 years. That is what USCIS is asking for.
I am very sorry to hear of your difficulty. I imagine you have tried counseling, or tried to get your husband to join you for marriage counseling, and either way it hasn't been possible.
I assume you came to the US as a fiancee and have been adjusted to 2-year conditional residence. You may have options, including filing a self-petition as an abused spouse, but please explore this with an attorney, in person. I suggest you contact the State Bar of Texas (telephone or website) and explain...
Yes, you can. Your criminal record does not affect your ability to sponsor him, either as a petitioner (to file the Form I-130) or as a financial Sponsor (to file the Affidavit of Support, Form I-864).
Your husband's 2 convictions for driving with an invalid license are probably not an issue BUT he must fully disclose the fact of his arrest and the disposition.
I would advise you to see a lawyer to review the overall situation and advise you both, that is as a couple.
Please review the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) website by USCIS:
I cannot tell if you qualify because I don't know how old you were when you returned to the USA, etc.
The fact that you were once deported, and returned (or never left), will not prevent you from applying for DACA.
The best answer is for you to see an experienced immigration lawyer right away. When his term is up, he will be transferred over to Immigration custody. Depending on the offense and conviction and sentence, he will likely face removal (deportation) charges. That could be the case, even if his green card hadn't expired. Green card holders are deported every day.
Thanks for the opportunity to respond. This is general information and is not intended as legal advice. No attorney-client...
To "El Paso, TX" --
Is the lawyer actually suing you on the debt? If you and the lawyer are in Texas, I suggest you contact the State Bar of Texas, of which I am a member. The State Bar has a program called CAAP to resolve disputes between clients and attorneys. Here is the URL link to the web page: http://texasbar.com/AM/Template.cfm?Section=Disputes_With_Your_Lawyer&Template=/CM/HTMLDisplay.cfm&ContentID=11003 ... en espanol, http://www.texasbar.com/AM/Template.cfm?Section=...
Attorney Kim is correct, you cannot apply for a work permit until your husband gets his citizenship. While he is a permanent resident, waiting for his citizenship, it is possible for him to file a partial case for you, but you must wait to file the application for work permit -- which is based on your being able to file an application for residence -- until he receives his Certificate of Naturalization, after being sworn in as a new US citizen at what is called the "oath ceremony."...
The Cuban person, who crossed from Canada into the United States, must prove that he or she did not have permanent immigration status in Canada. It is part of making his/her case.
El/ella tiene que probar como fue el estatus segun las leyes canadienses migratorias, que no tenia permiso de permanecerse en Canada. Es normal, es parte integral del caso para asilo del EE-UU.