Sorry to hear of your wife's troubles and I hope all is now going well. However, this forum is not the place to quote a legal fee and doing so is inappropriate. You should consult with an experienced immigration attorney who can review the facts of the case to determine exactly what needs to be done. Once that is clear the attorney should be able to provide you with an estimate of the anticipated legal fees and costs.
It would appear that ICE believes that your husband's criminal history
makes him amenable to deportation and are therefore seeking to take him
into custody. Whether this is true, of course, will depend upon your
husband's specific criminal record. Consult with an experienced
immigration attorney who can review the facts of his case and advise you
as to the options available.
Generally speaking, in the case of siblings who have the same father but different mothers and were born out of wedlock, evidence must be provided to show that the parent took actions to legitimize the child prior to the child turning 18 years of age. What needs to be done, of course, will depend upon the child's country of birth.
Additionally, since you indicate that your father's name does not appear on your brother's birth certificate you should expect to have DNA testing done to confirm...
If your case is still on appeal to the BIA you can file an I-130 and a motion to remand with the Board. The requirements for this are very technical and failure to properly follow them will result in the denial of your motion. It is not necessary for the I-130 to be approved prior to filing the motion to remand if the case is handled properly. If you do not have qualified immigration counsel representing you before the Board then you should retain counsel immediately. if you are already...
I would say the likelihood of your obtaining a new visa in any category is poor. This is because it appears that the government took the position that you gained entry into the United States by fraud (i.e. misrepresenting your intent) as you admitted that you "abused" your visa. A finding of fraud renders one permanently inadmissible, though waivers are sometimes available
You need to consult with an experienced immigration attorney who can review the specific facts of your case, advise you...
For immigration purposes you are a non-resident since you have not been granted permanent residence as of yet. For tax purposes you are a resident since you have no intention of departing the United States.
Unaccompanied minor policies are set by individual airlines. For international flights a representative of the airline will escort the child through U.S. immigration and customs inspections. Consult with the airline you wish to use for information on their unaccompanied minor policies.
Just because your applications were filed together does not mean that they will be approved at the same time. There may be issued which need to be addressed before your wife's application can be approved. For example, we don't know her immigration history which may cause complications with her application and delay its adjudication. Most of the time dependent family members applications are adjudicated at the same time as the principals, but not always. Also, the online system you are...
The fact that he has been deported multiple times does not bode well for his return. The history of his case is going to be quite relevant in formulating a plan for his possible return. Consult with an experienced immigration attorney for assistance.
You need to apply for an EAD. Hopefully you have an attorney who is assisting you with your case (and he or she should be handling this for you). If not, then you should strongly consider retaining experienced immigration counsel.