Q: Will my fake-marriage wife be deported if I divorce her before her papers are here?
I was in a relationship with a girl was in the USA illegally. scared of deportation - no drivers license = criminal offense = she can get deported if stopped. After we broke up she talked me into marrying her for papers to protect her daughter and we started a family petition. We live in separate places. I started a new relationship, my gf moved in with me. She's been going through a custody battle with her ex. Her ex's lawyer ran my background and now everyone is asking "why are you living with a married man?" Should I try to talk my ex into just getting a divorce quickly since we're both going to be under scrutiny and people will figure out it's a fake marriage? Is she in danger of deportation if we end the marriage with an open process? I have 2 children of my own who stay with me full time. What's the safest way to end this?
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