My husband is an illegal immigrant. He crossed the broader and got arrested by immigation. He told me that he was taken to a prison in Texas where they took his finger prints and had him do some paper work and gave him some paper to take. He told me he had to take those paper to a court so they can set a date for a hearing, but he never went. He's been living in the US for 7 years and is a hard worker. His boss loves him and wants to help legalize my huband but we dont know what we can do.
if your husband knew about his court hearing and did not go he was probably ordered deported in absentia (his absence) because he didn't show up for the hearing. You should consult with an immigration attorney immediately who can review your husband's case and recommend how best to proceed.
Foreign nationals who have been ordered removed because they did not attend an Immigration Court hearing limit their options. However, if a spouse is a US citizen or other circumstances exist, the foreign national’s case can be reopened. An order of removal that has not been executed (meaning he has not been deported) is an obstacle that can sometimes be overcome. It is very important that you both speak to an experienced immigration attorney on this matter.
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