What can I can do to keep my incarcerated boyfriend from being deported? 3 Answers as of July 28, 2011My boyfriend of 4 years is incarcerated and will be deported. He is being charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon but the person he assaulted is not pressing charges. He is currently married to a us citizen but they've been separated for over 4 years. I'm also a us citizen and we have 2 kids together. Is there anything I can do to keep him from being deported?
Eric M. Mark, Attorney at Law | Eric Mark
If he is here illegally he does not need to be convicted to be deported. If he is here legally then an acquittal should result in his remaining here. Hire a lawyer who practices both criminal defense and immigration.
Answer Applies to: New Jersey
Law Office of Immigration & International Trade Law | Linda Liang
Did you answer this question before? What you have here are multiple big problems. Problem No. 1 is he is aggravated assault. The person who was assaulted did not press charges does not mean he was not charged and was to be convicted. If he is convicted, it is ground for removal. Problem No. 2 is that although he has been separated with his ex for 4 years, he is still married thus your marriage with him cannot be valid. Your only solution is to find an experienced immigration lawyer locally to evaluate his case in the hope that he might be eligible for a form of relief. You are welcome to contact our law office.
Answer Applies to: Florida