You should speak with a lawyer. Most will give you an in depth consultation with an overview of the process for a small cost. The divorce process is complicated, but often easier (and cheaper!) if he is in jail. If you are pregnant, the process is more complicated. Please call a lawyer to get help for your situation.
I practice BOTH family law and immigration in Houston, Texas. I would, of course, need more information about your situation, but based solely on what you have said here:
If you are a US citizen and last lived in Texas, you would need to have lived in Texas, with the children, for 6 months BEFORE filing any paperwork here. Texas courts believe that the proper court to determine custody proceedings is the court where the children have lived 6 months before any divorce papers are filed....
Your friend is in deportation proceedings now from what you describe.
Hopefully, he has a lawyer. If not, he needs one!
It sounds like he is in deportation, but he has a defense to being removed. This defense likely depends on how much hardship his family would suffer without him and how good of a person he is. So, the judge is telling you to get more evidence of your friends good deeds and why his family needs him here in the US.
Please call a lawyer ASAP to get help with these letters.
I think you have asked a few questions about your case, and I am sorry to hear about it. You cannot stop the divorce, but you should speak with a lawyer because there are different ways of proceeding if your goal is to get him to consider reconcile.
I have written a few guides on this. Please talk to an attorney about your friend's situation. With that said:
When the criminal bond is paid, ICE will place a hold on him. ICE usually has 48 - 72 hours to come and get him. If they do not, then he will be released to the street. If they come and get him, then he will be taken to an Immigration Detention facility and placed into deportation / removal proceedings. It is possible that he could be given a bond or released on parole, but...
Yes, you can marry your fiance in a traditional manner in a Hindu temple and invite your relatives from abroad to come for a visit to the wedding.
Your relatives would likely need to file for a B-1 tourist visa in their home country. For this, they need to overcome a presumption that they are trying to come to the US permanently. In other words, they will need to convince the US consulate that they really are just coming for a visit.
Useful things for your relatives to include with...
I do a lot of work in this area. It sounds like he has an ICE hold. This mean that immigration has determined that he is either here illegally or, if convicted, he would be removable, I.e., deported. If he has not pled to government tampering, then he can bond out. He may be taken from criminal jail to immigration jail in San Antonio (if you are in Fredericksburg). From there, you can get him a bond if the criminal case is still pending. You should call an immigration attorney ASAP.
In Texas, there is some law to support an argument that the I.864 gives you a right to get support. The argument is that you, as the beneficiary of the contract can sue to enforce it.
If you have domestic violence, there may be many other options. I handle domestic violence cases.