My husband is a legal resident and has never been in trouble, this is his first offense. He was sentenced to 9 days in jail with work release than was moved and now is on immigration hold. I am a U.S. citizen and we have a baby and another due in less than 2 weeks. Is there anything I can do to help?
Hire a good immigration attorney now. Your husband may lose his green card, but may also have the ability to remain in the US. It depends on what the conviction was for and how long he has had his green card.
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.
The criminal charges here are almost secondary to the immigration consequences, which can be far more severe. I agree with the advice above that you need to discuss this with an immigration attorney immediately. They will be able to assess the situation and figure out what options your husband has and how to minimize the danger of this situation.
You need a good immigration attorney ASAP. You do not mention the charge but 9 days jail can mean it is not an agg. felony. Some of this therefore does not make sense. Call that immigration attorney ASAP. The attorney may be able to arrange a release regardless of the ultimate outcome.
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