My Husband has been a permanent resident here from the UK for the past 13 yrs. He's in the process of becoming a US citizen, but there's a bump in the road. Back in 2006 he got pulled over by a DOT officer, (we own a semi truck) he was given a ticket for operation under false duty, which in layman's terms means his bill of lading, didn't match his log book, so he got a ticket, and sent on his way. He paid the fine, ($1200.00) , and it's over with. BUT, his immigration lawyer said that the immigration board doesn't know what any of that means, and will just think it's a moral issue, because of the wording (false duty). It's really no different than you or I getting a speeding ticket, seat belt ticket etc, except that he was in a commercial vehicle, and that's all federal, and they have to log everything, and it has to be accurate. Which it was, but the officer didn't read it right, and gave him the ticket, and my Husband didn't want to fight it over 2000 miles away from home, so he just paid it. I've sent his Lawyer everything I could find on what the ticket meant, even the court in Maine sent me the copies they had on file from when the ticket was issued.....
His lawyer said there could be a risk of deportation. I'm so worried for him. He's been here 13 yrs, we own our home, we're married, live a decent life. He's been self employed since he moved over here 13 yrs ago, and doesn't want to move back to the UK.
If it came down to it, we would move there if he had to go back, but our life is here, and we'd like to keep it that way...... So now we wait and see what happens. His lawyer is filing everything Monday..... I pray it all goes well.
So have any of you dealt with the Immigration process? Any words of advice? Thanks...
Asked by Anonymous at 10:15 PM on Apr. 25, 2013 in Relationships
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