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I-918 (U Visa) deferred status - married to USC

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Hi,

Looking for some info - brief intro re: immigration status:

1. Partner came in w/o inspection

2. Was violently robbed about 1.5 years ago

3. We got married (after 18 years together w/ TONS of proof of bona fide relationship & years together)

4. He got into some trouble - driving w/o license (arrested)

5. U visa was put in and approved! Now status is deferred until next Oct when more visas available but apparently he can & has submitted app for temp employment authorization

6. He's still in removal proceedings from the driving trouble ...

7. I-130 has been submitted as well - but like a year after U-Visa app - applied November, 2014 (last month)

8. Removal court date, end of March, 2015

2 questions:

1. What to expect at the removal court date??

2. Also - now that this visa is semi-approved does this make it so he won't need the hardship waiver for the I-130 due to entry w/o inspection?

Thanks for any / all advice.

Al in SoCal

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Wales
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U is pretty specialised.

Why not ask your lawyer.

As I understand it you have a route to GC via U and one through I 130 and waiver.

Which one is best would be an interesting call.

There are various strategies that could be used to close or delay the removal.


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Filed: Timeline

U is pretty specialised.

Why not ask your lawyer.

As I understand it you have a route to GC via U and one through I 130 and waiver.

Which one is best would be an interesting call.

There are various strategies that could be used to close or delay the removal.

Sure - definitely understand. Lawyer's opinion is that removal will be delayed then dismissed.

High level question is that I'm just looking for what the removal hearing is like - am I (the USC spouse) allowed to be in there - allowed to talk? Lawyer also says that GC through I 130 will be faster than the U-Visa which only lets you apply for perm residency after 3 years of having the U-Visa.

I'm mostly worried about court...and wanted opinions or experiences.

Thanks.

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~ Moved from AOS from Family Based Visas to Waivers and Administrative Processes - waiver case, best fit there ~


Link to K-1 instructions for Ciudad Juarez, Mexico > http://travel.state.gov/content/dam/visas/K1/CDJ%20-%20Ciudad%20Juarez.pdf

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Once the atty tells IJ he has a U visa pending

it puts his removal on hold, your atty is correct.

U visa is the only visa that cancels all inadmissibilities

including drug convictions. only Nazi affiliation , murder,

terrorism, espionage. child molestations it does not cover.

If the I918 is already in , the atty will do a I912 waiver

which needs no hardships arguments like other waivers after

3 yrs one can file for GC but since you have I 130 in U

can choose, that will take him str8 to GC in less time, &

traveiing while on U visa is not advised CBP can deny U entry,

and U have to re-apply

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