Immigration Issues/legal advice


hello my husband had an immigration appiontment in virgina and he was suppose to leave on june 6 2010. i recently called 911 on him onn domestic battery. he was going to court. but i never put any charges on him. he came home. but on june the 7 he had another court and in court he was arrested. i filed an i-130 back in february 2010. i wanted to ask that if even if im filing the i-130 petition will he still be deported back home. or wat advice would you give me on what to do. i really want him to be here i have 2 kids with him

Eileen Chun-Fruto, Los Angeles immigraton attorney writes:

Dear Ana,

It's not that clear to me what you are asking, but if there is an issue of domestic violence, the immigration court may find that as a reason to remove him from the US.  Although I have some experience in VAWA cases (Violence Against Women Act) and domestic violence cases, I suggest that you do some research and perhaps reach out to some well known VAWA experts in the country.

You can google some of them on the net or start at

Good luck,
Eileen Chun-Fruto

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I can answer any employment-based immigration question including questions about PERM labor certifications, H-1B skilled workers, L-1A multinational managers or executives and L-1B specialized knowledge, R-1 and I-360 religious workers, investor cases (E Treaty Trader and E Treaty Investors and EB-5 "million dollar investors") and O-1 extraordinary ability cases. I can also answer any questions regarding family-based immigration, such as adoptions, waiver cases, consular processing (using foreign consulates to enter as an immigrant), marriage and fiance/fiancee cases, 245(i) cases, VAWA (Violence Against Women's Act), battered spouses, and Child Status Protection Act (CSPA).


I have over 12 years of experience in business and family immigration. I was a former law clerk for the Executive Officer for Immigration Review (the immigration courts) in San Francisco and I current serve as the California Service Center's (CSC) liaison on behalf of the Los Angeles County Bar Association. I represent individuals and corporations alike, ranging from professionals in the high tech, science, liberal arts fields. I have a special niche in working with start-up companies and individuals with more complex immigration issues.

Member, American Immigration Lawyers Association Member, Los Angeles County Bar Association, Executive Committee on Immigration

J.D., University of California at Davis - King Hall School of Law (1997) B.A., University of California at Irvine, cum laude (1994)

Awards and Honors
2005, 2006, 2007, 2008: Selected to Southern California Rising Star - Super Lawyers List (an honor shared by no more than 2.5% of the attorneys practicing in the entire Southern California region) Faculty/Moderator on various AILA and LACBA continuing legal education seminars in the following topics: H-1B, O-1, religious workers, business immigration visas

Past/Present Clients
My typical business clients can range from a start-up company, established engineering and software research and development companies, manufacturing, trade and distribution companies, public and private schools, and religious organizations. Family clients include spouses, parent-child petitions, siblings, naturalization, and most especially, representation of abandoned and neglected children viewed as orphans under the immigration law. I have represented many clients who relied on special provisions of the immigration law to preserve or "grandfather" benefits to family members in limited (and complicated) circumstances, to avoid re-application fees and longer waiting times.

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