Matrimonial & Integrated Domestic Violence

IDV – Violation of Orders of Protection

Violations have potential immigration consequences.

  • The most serious is the possibility of deportation.
  • Any non-citizen who IS FOUND TO HAVE VIOLATED a Family Court protective order is deportable. 8 USC 1227(a)(2)(E)(ii).
  • This provision applies to:
    • Family and Criminal Court orders of protection.
    • Temporary and Final orders of protection.
    • Applies even when the violating conduct involved no actual violence or threat of violence.