My boyfriend is illegal and has a DUI. I want to marry him. How can I do that without risk of deportation?

He came into the states about 7 years ago. He received a DUI but never finished his probation. How can i marry him without the risk of him being deported? Can he still apply for citizenship? What are the steps I need to take to live without worry?

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Giacomo Jacques Behar

Giacomo Jacques Behar

Immigration Attorney - San Diego, CA
Answered

Your BF needs to consult with both a criminal defense lawyer to take care of his DUI, if did not comply with the terms of his probation, and most importantly both of you need to consult with an experienced immigration lawyer to examine BF's immigration history and explain the process of legalizing him. It is not going to be easy or "cheap", and you certainly cannot obtain the answers and legal help you need in a free general forum such as this.

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Harry Asatrian

Harry Asatrian

Immigration Attorney - Paramus, NJ
Answered

Time to call an attorney to assist you with sorting this out. Depending on the facts it is possible that your bf may be able to get his residency through you. But many key facts are not in your email...

This is not legal advise and should not be construed as such by anyone.
Nicolas Andres Olano

Nicolas Andres Olano

Immigration Attorney - Miami, FL
Answered

ThemDUI is something to keep in mind, but it is not the most important thing. How did he enter the country? Did he come in legally? To become a resident a person must have come in legally (in most cases). If he did and he has no other criminal record I would contact an attorney to help you with your process.

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F. J. Capriotti III

F. J. Capriotti III

Immigration Attorney - Portland, OR
Answered

You two need to talk to an immigration lawyer.

Too expensive, not necessarily ...

NOTE: If you are low income go here: www.justice.gov/eoir/probono/states.htm or http://www.immigrationlawhelp.org/

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Justin Gary Hausler

Justin Gary Hausler

Criminal Defense Attorney - Casselberry, FL
Answered

He probably became deportable when he was adjudicated on the DUI and is more so now that he has a new charge for Vop and outstanding warrant. I agree with my colleagues, call an immigration and criminal defense lawyer. How much probation did he complete before being violated? How did he violate?

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Robert Louis Brown

Robert Louis Brown

Immigration Attorney - Cleveland, OH
Answered

You should consult with an immigration attorney. It may be possible to obtain resident status but a lot more information is needed and there are numerous issues that need to be resolved. The immigration worry will not go away until the process is completed.

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