This person was married on May, 2006 with a citizen who brought him as fiancé, but he left the country without legalizing his residence in 2009, he attempted to enter again through the border on April, 2013, but he was arrested, he stayed 1 month in a detention center, he was released by his citizen sister with a bond 1 month ago. He is serving a probation through 2015, also he has a felony for domestic violence. Is there any way to get the residence without use his marry because his ex-wife can't help him by the problems he had with her family and her children on the past years and also she wants the divorce. His ex-wife says divorce is better for both, and maybe is possible to him get legalized by his citizen sister. What other options he has to become legal in this country.
It is doubtful that he can obtain some form of legal status in the US. Having a felony for domestic violence makes his options almost impossible. His sister can file an I-130 for him but then he will have wait about 12 years before he would be eligible for a green card. He should bring all of his documents to an immigration attorney.
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