There is no such thing as "voluntary deportation." If you were granted "voluntary departure" and left within the time period set by the Immigration Judge then you do not need to file an I-212 as you did not leave under an order of removal (though you may require a waiver for prior unlawful presence).
On the other hand, if you were ordered removed (deported) from the U.S. and simply left the country on your own (i.e. self-deported) then you most likely do need an I-212 unless the time...
You will need to file an application for a change of status with USCIS and establish that you are eligible for F-2 status as the dependent of an alien in F-1 status. Consult with an experienced immigration attorney for advice on how best to proceed with your case.
How best to deal with ICE after approval of your I-130 will depend upon
the specific facts of your case and the basis of your removal order.
Consult with an experienced immigration attorney who can review the
facts of your case and advise what needs to be done so that you can
obtain lawful permanent resident status.
Generally speaking the proposed motion is submitted to ICE for its review and subsequent decision. On occasion an attorney may meet with an ICE attorney to discuss the case. It really depends on the facts of the case.
Jeffrey A. Devore, Esq.
Board Certified Immigration Attorney
Devore Law Group, P.A.
2925 PGA Blvd., Suite 204
Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410
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As noted by my colleagues (some rather sarcastically), your question is very broad. What needs to be done and the best way to accomplish it will vary from case to case depending upon the specific facts of the matter in question. The best advice is for your friend and his Fiancee to schedule a consultation with an experienced immigration attorney who can review their particular situation, advise them of the options available and what to expect, and recommend an appropriate course of action.
When waiting for an I-751 interview 12-18 months is not necessarily unreasonable. Unfortunately, these are low priority cases to USCIS. You can certainly retain counsel to represent you and follow-up with USCIS and file a mandamus action, but whether the latter makes sense depends upon the specific facts of your case. I suggest you consult with an experienced immigration attorney who can review your case, advise you as to the options available and recommend a course of action.
Generally speaking, the purpose of a master calendar hearing is for the Court to determine the status of the case, the next steps that need to be undertaken, and to schedule the case for another hearing as warranted. Aside from asking the alien to confirm his or her identify and current address, relevant questions will be case specific.
If you have an attorney, he or she should be explaining this to you and your wife and what to expect. If you have not retained experienced immigration...
Your U.S. citizen spouse can petition on your behalf to accord you a green card. How long it will take is determined by your immigration history and in particular whether you were inspected by an immigration officer when you entered the United States. Consult with an experienced immigration attorney who can review the facts of your case and advise you of the options available along with a recommendation of how best to proceed.
Jeffrey A. Devore, Esq.
There is obviously a long history to your case and since you have been here since you were 10 you may be eligible for DACA benefits. However, more facts are needed to advise you as to any available options as well a a recommended course of action.
Consult with an experienced immigration attorney who can review your case and advise you how best to proceed to reach your goal.
Aside from the unlawful presence issues your husband may be inadmissible on medical grounds due to his multiple DUI's. This is a non-waivable ground of inadmissibility. Consult with an experienced immigration attorney before taking any further action.