Matrimonial & Integrated Domestic Violence

This module provides information on how Divorce, Orders of Protection and Custody/Visitation have potential immigration consequences.

A change in marital status for certain non-citizen litigants may impact his/her immigration status, which can leave the non-citizen vulnerable to referral for removal from the United States.

  • Divorce – One parent who had immigration status, is here legally, and began a family, as planned for in the course of the marriage, may now not have legal status to remain.
  • Custody Orders may impact a non-citizen child’s ability to derive certain immigration benefits, status and/or even the child’s potential right to U.S. citizenship.
  • Willful failure to support may prevent individuals from becoming US citizens and may subject them to inadmissibility or deportability.