This is a very serious matter. The Avvo forum is not an adequate substitute for individual legal advice obtained through a formal consultation with an attorney. Take your criminal records and see an immigration attorney right away.
These are very serious charges and are very likely deportable offenses. Your friend needs to hire a criminal attorney who will work closely with an immigration attorney to accomplish a criminal disposition that is least likely to get your friend deported.
Because your husband entered lawfully, he is eligible for adjustment of status based on marriage to you. However, there are certain issues with your case, including, as you already pointed out, your lack of income. You may need to explore obtaining a joint sponsor for the Affidavit of Support. You should also speak to an immigration attorney regarding any other possible issues with your case.
Dobriy den! Given the new anti-gay law in Russia, this process is not going to be as straight-forward as it would be for a heterosexual couple. Doing a fiance petition, or getting married in Russia, could be very dangerous for your boyfriend in light of the political situation in his country. This is going to take some strategizing and I would highly recommend a consultation with an immigration attorney before you proceed any further.
It seems you are saying that the case was denied because it was not properly prepared and the attachments were missing. Since the burden falls on the applicant, the poor preparation of an application is not grounds to overturn a denial. That is why it is important to use an immigration attorney. The applicant should consult with an immigration lawyer to discuss other options, if any.
The structure of the investment and the investment amount may be insufficient to get you an E-2 visa. You would be well-advised to schedule a consultation with a US licensed immigration attorney to discuss your options for bringing your family to the United States. Many attorneys offer consultations via Skype for individuals who are located overseas. Good luck, sir!
When you are filing for a waiver of the Joint Filing requirement with respect to Form I-751 based on divorce, you have to include the final divorce decree. If you do not include the divorce decree, USCIS will send you a Request for Evidence and give you 87 days to provide the final decree. If you do not provide the final divorce decree within that time, you may be placed in removal proceedings. Consult with an experienced immigration attorney right away.
I have some concerns about what have outlined. Unless your fiance's tourist status was extended beyond the 6 months typically given, she is likely already out of status. Remember, the Visa does not determine how long you are permitted to stay in the US; the I-94 card that she would have been given at the airport does that. Typically, you get 6 months on the I-94.
Because you are a resident, you will need to marry your fiance before anything can be done on the immigration side. Once you have...
Your wife is not your sister's immediate relative within the meaning of US immigration law, therefore, while your sister's wife can certainly file a family petition for her, your wife will end up having to wait for 10+ years (based on current estimates) before she can get her green card. You and your family will not be able to remain in the US during that time, unless it's in some other lawful immigration status. Given the amount of time involved in obtaining a green card through your sister's...