You must have met personally within the last two years; otherwise, you must write a statement and provide evidence detailing extreme hardship or other cultural circumstances that have prevented you from meeting.
It could be that if your fiance was previously in immigration court, got voluntary departure, and never left, so the voluntary departure turned into a final order of deportation that ICE is now going to execute by deporting him. You should consult an experienced immigration attorney and provide the details of your fiance's situation.
If you were treated as a juvenile for your felony, it is not a conviction for purposes of US immigration law. It sounds like you can start the petition process for your parents, but you should consult an attorney to determine if your parents are actually eligible for green cards.
If you confirm her eligibility with an experienced immigration attorney, she should apply right away. It sounds like she is eligible, and by not fixing her status, she risks being arrested and placed into deportation proceedings which are very costly and it can take many years to fight against deportation.
Being in immigration proceedings means going to an immigration court to see a judge for a trial about whether you should be deported from the US. Usually people know if this has happened to them.
However, some people don't, because the immigration service sent the paperwork to the wrong address. To try to find out if you fit in this category, you can call the immigration court hotline, 800-898-7180, and enter your A Number. If it says "your number was not found in the system," then you...
The other two responses miss an important point - if your fiance has "245i protection" because a family member or employer filed a green card petition for her or one of her close family members prior to 4/30/2001, then she can avoid the whole consular processing and 3/10 year bar ordeal and get a green card within the US within a couple of months.
You should consult with an experienced attorney to confirm it If you think she might have this protection. If she does, then once you get married,...
Unfortunately the CA law is on hold and gay and lesbian partners cannot currently get married here.
However, if you decide to get married in a state that allows same-sex marriage, we could assist you to apply for a green card based on Judge Vaughn Walker's recent decision if your partner is otherwise eligible.
We would be challenging the way things are currently done - which is that there are no immigration benefits for same-sex couples. However, such a challenge might succeed based...
You can't do the H1B extension alone; your employer needs to continue to sponsor you. Since your employer filed the labor certification 365 days before your H1B is expiring, it sounds like you are eligible for one year extensions.
This is a very complicated situation. The nature of the conviction for the immigration context depends heavily on the specifics of your case. You should get as complete a copy of the criminal record from your criminal defense attorney, and a certified copy of the docket from the court. Take these to an experienced immigration attorney for an evaluation of your situation and to learn about possible strategies for dealing with the immigration consequences of the conviction.