We were not living together. We do not have children. We have been dating for 8 months and were looking to get married in May 2014. We were starting to plan the wedding. But have now put a rush on it.
How and when did your boyfriend first enter the country? After he entered, did he ever leave? If so, how and when did he come back? Were either of you married before? What is his criminal history?
He had been here a few times before but had always left on time. The last time he came into the country
Was in June 2011; I am unsure when his permit expired, or what tje terms of it were... Neither of us has ever been married and we do not have kids. He has no criminal record, nor do I.
Wait, I though you said he had an "immigration hold." This usually means that someone had some contact with the criminal justice system, and as a result of that interaction ICE becomes aware of the individual and asks the state agency to "hold" the individual once the criminal case is done so that the person can be transferred to immigration detention.
So, please describe exactly how your boyfriend landed in immigration detention.
If there truly are no criminal issues, and no prior removals, then he will most likely be able to bond out, and his removal proceedings will be continued downtown. Once he his bonded out, you can arrange your marriage, and, if other factors are met, your boyfriend/husband may be able to obtain his residency on the basis of that marriage.
I'm inching closer to getting an understanding of your boyfriend's case, but this internet back-and-forth on a public forum isn't really the best way to go about this. You're really going to want to meet with a good immigration attorney near you and discuss the case in some depth. It's sounding like you probably have a few attractive options, but you need and deserve an in-depth analysis.
There are many good immigration attorneys working in or near Denver that I'm sure would be glad to set up a consultation with you and/or your boyfriend.
Really hope everything works out for you both.