My husband came to the US illegally 9 years ago but we married and have filed a i-130 which has been approved. In the approval letter it stated that we would be hearing from the National Visa Center within 30 days. Can he still be deported even if he's in the process of legalization?
A pending petition will not stop deportation. However an immigration judge may be more likely to grant voluntary departure or keep the case alive in court before entering any orders.
I think it would be best to have a lawyer helping you with this case in any event, as it seems your husband might need to file an I-601 unlawful waiver.
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