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Can a MA Police Officer be in any legal trouble for dating an Illegal Immigrant?

Beverly, MA |

I dont want to put him through any trouble with his PD. I know some lawyers like to use the "Harboring an Illegal" but I would not want to get him into any trouble for "looking the other way" when it came to my legal status. Is there Legally anything wrong with dating an Immigrant? I have an overstayed J-1 visa. thanks for the help

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  1. Should be fine.

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  2. No! If each police officer who dates an "illegal immigrant" (I prefer "undocumented") would be in trouble for that then many cities and localities across this great nation would be left with dangerously low levels of police protection.

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  3. He should be fine. Don't worry. Good luck!

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  4. No, it is not illegal to date an undocumented person.

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  5. Last time I checked love Love is legal in the United States of America.

    Mr. Asatrian's practice is dedicated to the area of immigration and nationality law. Please note the information provided herein does not constitute legal advice and should not be construed as such by anyone. It should not be relied upon as legal advice as more specific facts, research and analysis may be required to formulate a proper strategy and action in your matter. Please note this does not create an attorney-client relationship whatsoever. You should seek the assistance of an experienced immigration attorney to review your matter thoroughly and gather all of the necessary information and documentation to provide you with the best possible legal solution.

  6. He should be OK

  7. No. There is no law against dating or marrying an undocumented immigrant. Although, you should consult with an immigration attorney to discuss your options to potentially regain legal status.

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