What are the chances of my friend being deported? 5 Answers as of September 15, 2011I have a friend who will be deported...this friend is in an abusive relationship, where their partner has stolen their passport. My friend wants to start school. My friend is afraid to go to the police fearing they will be deported. How will the police handle the abuse charges and stolen passport? My friend wants to stay in this country and go to school. Will that help them be able to stay? What should their next step be?
Feldman Feldman & Associates, PC | Lynne Feldman
There are options for abused spouses of a permanent resident or U.S. citizen to self-petition to remain in the U.s. and get their own permanent residency. If the abuser is not a R or USC, there may still be options to remain in the U.S. and leave the abuser. I recommend your friend consult with a qualified immigration attorney who can assess her case and properly advise her on her options. Get her to a battered women's shelter in your area as quickly as you can.
Answer Applies to: California
Law Office of Michael E. Hendrickson | Michael E. Hendrickson
The local police are unlikely to involve themselves in your friend's immigration status (whatever it may be),and, therefore, s/he should go to the local police authorities to report any crime of which he or she may be a victim.
Answer Applies to: Virginia
Law Office of Immigration & International Trade Law | Linda Liang
Your question is too vague to answer. How did your friend come to the country, what is his current legal status..was he in removal proceeding? more details need to know for advice. Your friend should schedule a face to face consultation with an experienced lawyer.
Answer Applies to: Florida