Calderón Seguin PLC | Ofelia L. Calderon
Everyone who is here illegally it is at risk of deportation if they come to the attention of ICE. Obviously, the filing of an I-130 petition may bring her to the attention of USCIS but I doubt that they would actually use resources to look for her unless she is also a criminal. That doesn't mean they won't. It just means that it is unlikely and I have rarely seen it.
Answer Applies to: Virginia
Fong & Associates | William D. Fong
The USCIS has never used the information disclosed on the form I-130 to institute removal proceedings. But, there is no protection from deportation with the filing. Most importantly, there is a backlog of about 11 years for the sibling visa category. You should consult with an experienced immigration attorney.
Answer Applies to: Texas