My boyfriend applied to immigration about 8 months ago to be able to stay in this country. What chance does he have?

Asked over 1 year ago - Chicago, IL

My boyfriend crossed the border illegally about 9 years ago, has held the same job since then, and didn't have trouble with the law until about 2 years ago. He had a girlfriend with whom he had a child and the girlfriend called the police on him for domestic violence charges, saying he hit her, even though he did nothing. He got a bad lawyer for court and the lawyer told him to plead guilty because that's the fastest way to be done with the problem. He ended up with a misdemeanor in domestic violence with no evidence of the girlfriend being hurt. Since then, he has been battling for custody of his child and applied to immigration about 8 months ago to be able to stay in the country. His lawyer right now is telling him he has 80-90% chance he will be able to stay. What is your opinion?

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  1. Stephen D. Berman

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    Answered . Not enough information. His lawyer has all of the procedural history but based on this information alone there is no way he is entitled to stay in the U.S.

    The above is intended only as general information, and does not constitute legal advice. You must speak with an... more
  2. Giacomo Jacques Behar

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    Answered . These questions should be addressed to your lawyer, for only he/she is familiar with all the facts in your BF's case. We are not.

    Behar Intl. Counsel 619.234.5962 Kindly be advised that the answer above is only general in nature cannot be... more
  3. J Charles Ferrari

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    Answered . His attorney knows the facts of his case. We do not.

    J Charles Ferrari Eng & Nishimura 213.622.2255 The statement above is general in nature and does not... more
  4. Alexus Paul Sham

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    Answered . He should contact his attorney. Given these facts, I am not sure what your boyfriend qualifies for. It is best to ask his attorney.

    Alexus P. Sham alexuspshamesq@gmail.com (917) 498-9009. The above information is only general in nature and does... more
  5. Khaja M. Din

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    Answered . You didn't provide enough information to give you a proper answer. Schedule a consultation with an immigration attorney who can go over his case with him.

    Best,

    Khaja M. Din, Esq.

    Din Law, LLC
    (312) 361-8462
    www.DinLaw.com

    Free Initial Consult For All Your Immigration Questions

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