My boyfriend is an immigrant and has a warrent for an unpaid ticket. He has to attend court soon. Is there any way we can avoid a deportation?I am newly pregnant and do not want our baby to grow up...

My boyfriend is an immigrant and has a warrent for an unpaid ticket. He has to attend court soon. Is there any way we can avoid a deportation?

I am newly pregnant and do not want our baby to grow up without a father. I would love to marry him, but wouldnt want that to affect anything that is presently happening.

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William Delaney | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

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This sounds like a serious situation and one that you should not be trying to solve on your own. Your boyfriend should talk to a lawyer. If he can't afford a lawyer, there are various legal-aid services that would give him some advice without charge. It might be a good idea to try to get a postponement of his court appearance so that you would have more time to seek advice. I find it hard to believe that he would be deported for not paying a ticket, especially if he is willing to appear in court on the warrant. The court that adjudicates the warrent would not, in my opinion, have the authority to order deportation. That would be a federal matter. Your pregnancy certainly complicates matters. You are facing some serious problems for a girl who is only a freshman in college. Perhaps you ought to talk to a counselor at your college too. Get some professional adult help!

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bor | (Level 1) Valedictorian

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Title 8 of the US Code concerns deportation reasons, see starting at:

(2) Criminal offenses

(A) General crimes

 

http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/html/uscode08/usc_sec_08_00001227----000-.html 

IF for some unobvios reasons he is brought before a deportation court, he must be guilty of one of the deportation reasons.

The state court has NO power to deport, that is strictly a federal matter. If for some reason his case is referred to such court, he can present a defense. Don't rely on any words of legal wisdom except that of an attorney, which I am NOT, but IMO, he can not be deported for the reason stated.

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