Me and my husband just got married yesterday after being together for a year.. I have heard all kinds of steps to take and some don't mesh. So needing to know what steps to take as he would like to travel back to Mexico to visit his mother who is ill..
You are obviously very confused about this whole immigration process. It is normal.
The road for your husband to acquire lawful residency in the US (forget TX for a moment) will be a long and arduous one for both of you. You will never adequately comprehend the process and all that needs to be done , and most importantly solving the problem by posting questions in a general forum such as this. You need to urgently sit down with a competent, experienced immigration lawyer in your area or the largest city closest to you to start moving on this.
First of all I will advise your husband not to travel at this point if he can help it since he has remained in the US unlawfully for 17 years, this will trigger the 10 year ban from the US.
The first step you need to take is to file an I-130 petition for your husband to establish your relationship. The subsequent process after the I-130 is filed will depend on several other factors such as your own status as either a Citizen or greencard holder, your husband's immigration history such as how many times has he entered or departed the US illegally or has anyone ever filed a relative petition on his behalf or parents behalf; and your husband's criminal record, if he has a criminal history.
You will need to consult with a competent lawyer who can review your entire case before giving you competent counsel as to the appropriate steps for your own particular situation. Good luck and ongratulations on your wedding.
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