my husband entered illegaly when he was 13 he is now 27. he has never been deported we got married in 2009 and had one child. i have asked people who we know that have gone through the process but they dont seem to want to help me out. i really cant afford a lawyer so i need to do this on my own can someone please give me at least the first step in this long process please! its hard enough being a full time student and living off of my husbands tiny check.
Unfortunately, the type of case will require the aid of an attorney. Save your money because if you do it yourself and you get denied, your husband will have to return to his home country for 10 years.
If you are US citizen, the first thing to do is to file a visa petition (Form I-130) for your husband. Whether or not he will be able to adjust status, however, depends on the manner of his entry to the US, or whether a qualfying petition was filed on his behalf on or before April 30, 2001. You need to consult an immigration attorney on this.
Contact Shokry G. Abdelsayed, Esq. at 201-471-7989. Answers on AVVO do not constitute legal advice and do not form an attorney-client relationship. Always consult an attorney for a legal advice.
You should file Form I-130, and then adjstment of status Form I-485, if he is eligible. You should consult an immigration attorney first. At least have a formal consultation to ask all of the questions. Otherwise, try to find a free legal center in the area, where they can help you.
Contact immigration attorney Gintare Grigaite at 646-407-2331. Answers on AVVO do not constitute legal advice and do not form attorney-client relationship. Always consult an attorney for a legal advice.
I agree with Mr. West. However, if you are a U.S. Citizen, it is unclear that paying the fees for an I-130 petition will help based on his limited means and your financial dependence upon him. I think that you've answered your own question.
The situation and decision to marry someone who unlawfully entered the U.S. creates additional hurdles. You have to decide your priorities. It appears that a second income is being deferred until you finish school. This likely means that your husband's situation may be best placed upon hold unless he is taken into custody. This means that saving some money for an emergency may be all that he can do.
If you take action too soon, then you and you husband may find yourself in worse shape. You seem convinced that getting an education is more important at this point. Good luck.
This is general information, not legal advice, and does not create an attorney client relationship.
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