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In 2011 my close friend was sentenced for immigration marriage fraud and few other immigration related charges,

New York, NY |

She got 3 years of probation. She has 3 years old child USC, her husband is LPR, but he is going to apply for citizenship very soon. She is a legal permanent resident herself, entered the country in 2001 and got her permanent status in 2006. Her husband has severe depression, he is under psychiatric care and cannot take care of himself and their child without her. She has very good recommendations from everywhere. If there are any chances she would not be deported? This is about immigration and deportation.

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  1. There is not enough information here. Did she plead guilty to the charge? Where did it happen? Was it a federal case? Is she in Immigration proceedings? Was her husband charged with anything? Did she have a criminal attorney? They should consult with an Immigration attorney ASAP.

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  2. Not enough information.

    If she was convicted of marriage fraud, her LPR status has probably been terminated.

    Meet with an attorney.

    PROFESSOR OF IMMIGRATION LAW for over 10 years -- This blog posting is offered for informational purposes only. It does not constitute an attorney-client relationship.


  3. More likely than not she will be placed in removal proceedings. The sooner she hires an attorney the better. My firm is experience with criminal immigration matters in NY.
    Regards,
    Nicklaus Misiti
    Law Offices of Nicklaus Misiti
    212 537 4407

    Legal disclaimer: The statement above is general in nature, as not all the facts are known. You should retain an attorney to review all the facts specific to your case in order to receive advise specific to your case. The statement above does not create an attorney/client relationship.


  4. I agree with my colleagues--this person needs to contact a lawyer as soon as possible.

    Please contact (212) 901-3799 for more information. Mr. Goldman's response to your question is general in nature, as not all the facts are known to him. You should retain an attorney experienced in immigration law to review all the facts in your case in order to receive advice specific to your case. Mr. Goldman's statement above does not create an attorney/client relationship.


  5. I believe what you are wondering is whether the wife might obtain a hardship waiver if her husband obtains U.S. citizenship. It would be the hardships of the U.S. citizen that might save the wife from being removed from the U.S. Based on what you wrote this is a possibility, but you will likely need to have a paid consultation with an attorney to help sort out an immigration plan. Kind regards, Allan

    This information is general in nature and is not legal advice to be relied upon for any particular matter.

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