I have a son 18 yrs old being held by immigration:
I came here from UK in 2000 on a B2 with my 2 children who were 12 and 10 yrs old:
I extended my B2 for several months after being here:
In January 2001 my B2 ran out - I found this out now 8 years later that I had a lapse of status - I married a US Ciitizen in Augist 2001 about 7 months after the lapse of status:
I file papers for me and the children for green cards and get them through the marriage to my wife:
My children were 14 and 11 when I married the US Citizen:
Now I find out that my son now 18 is being held because of this laspe which is MY fault for not filing papers and losing track of my status and the childrens and now he is being targetted and held because of my mistake or lack of responsibility when he was only 11 years old:
He is also being held on a detainer because he has a petty larceny class A misdemeanor charge on his record - recent conviction - a CMT:
What can I do about the out of status charge and what could or would happen?
How about the CMT conviction?
Can I claim 'petty offense' and avoid depostation for him for the CMT?
we all got our LPR cards in DEcember 2005:
We have never left the USA for any period since being here from 2000 and have been here for over 7 years:
You help or advice on similar situations or scenarios would help: