My boyfriend and i had been planning to get married. not to long ago he got arrested with a charge of a DWI and an INS hold. will i be able to marry him. will i have problems with immigration? please help!!!!
If your boyfriend got deported he will have to stay out of the United States for 10 years under current immigration laws. If he was allowed to leave voluntarily, he may be able to come back sooner if you are married and he qualifies for a waiver for unlawful presence. While the DWI is not usually a deportable offense, immigration may view him as an alcoholic and require a medical waiver as well. The best approach is to consult with an immigration attorney before you do anything else.
The answer provided here is general in nature and does not take into account other factors that may need to be reviewed for a more precise answer. You should consult with an immigration attorney before taking any action. The answer here is not intended to create an attorney-client relationship.
You should talk to an attorney, to see if he qualifies for any waiver.
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