Begin by filing Form I-130 and seek the help of a competent immigration lawyer to assist up with both the USCIS and consular immigrant visa application, and most importantly with extreme hardship waiver you'll need to file on your husband's behalf.
Wait and see. If your employer does not pay the prevailing wage upon you getting your green card, you can:
1. Quit your job and find a better paying one; and
2. No, no one will blame you for your employer's failure to keep his promise and take your hard earned, long awaited green card away.
The Best to you!
1. Relax. Have have the court certified copy of your case's final disposition on you when you return to the US, ready to be handed to the CBP officer, when he notices a "hit" upon scanning your passport or fingers on his scanner. Nothing will happen - you will not be deemed inadmissible just because of a petty theft. Besides, the one time petty theft conviction exception to inadmisibilty will apply to you.
2. You will be able to apply for citizenship after five years when you have a green...
I think I'll wish you luck and hope you succeed.
In case you get stuck, however, an immigration lawyer who knows what he/she is doing will cost you much more to clean up the mess than what he/she would have cost you had you had the lawyer from the beginning, when things were still looking good.. And with all due respect, you are wrong about the "consul". Lastly, having a master's degree (I don't know in what field) is not relevant and cannot help you comprehend the complex (and illogical)...
I hope you'll have an attorney soon. Only an attorney can stipulate with the lawyers representing ICE to agree to have the immigration judge to terminate the removal proceedings In immigration court so that your husband can proceed to adjust his status to lawful permanent resident.
There is absolutely nothing either the court or ICE can do to him if he accepts any kind of employment now.
The proper way of proceeding with all this is to have a lawyer terminate the proceeding and help...
An expungement is worthless for immigration purposes. A DUI conviction, while not disqualifying you from DACA relief altogether, makes approval more difficult. You'll need a top calibre immigration attorney in your area to represent, prepare and file your case.
It is not legal to stay even one single day after the I-94's expiration. There is no such "grace period" in your category.
You will have difficulties obtaining a visa again or being readmitted if you overstay your I-94.
Upon seeing that he speaks with an accent or does not fully comprehend the questions posed to him, he could be questioned about his immigration status, asked to show his "green card" and when he'll tell them he has no such thing, he'll be asked to produce his visa,,,,,,,and....ICE will be called to come in and to investigate further. You know what will happen next.
In case you don't: step dad will next call you from an immigration detention center, telling you or your mom that he has been...