So confused, my husband has a DUI record!

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Subject: So confused, my husband has a DUI record!
  Hi I?m a canadian citizen who married my husband just last year, he is a US Citizen. He was denied entry into canada in 2005 because of a DUI which occured in 2001 he was questioned at the land border immigration and answered honestly and was deemed inadmissable. We went back into the US to get all the necessary court papers and documents stating his conviction and we went back to border crossing and was granted a TRP into canada, he did not go back into the states ever since so he has overstayed his TRP. We have a newborn who is 5 months old and my husband has been working and being paid cash, and now I am pregnant and awaiting the arrival of our second child and I want to sponsor him but don?t know where to begin and how? Would it be better for him to go back into the states and apply there or can he stay with us here in canada? I don?t know how I would manage if he had left us, any suggestions or information or even someone who can help me would be very much appreciated!! I?m in dire need of some help....don?t know where to begin....
[13-03-2007,05:27]
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KiK
(in reply to: So confused, my husband has a DUI record!)
It is difficult to say for sure, but Canada takes DUI offences pretty seriously and I doubt that enough time has passed for your husband to not still be inadmissable for PR because of it. The fact that he´s now overstayed a TRP doesn´t work in his favour either. My suggestion would be for the two of you to consult with an immigration attorney - but find one who is reputable. Once you have more info on the rehabilitation requirements, it might be in your best interest to look into settling, at least until he´s considered rehabilitated, in the States. You can´t go on like this - you´re setting yourself up for bigger problems than you want to have to deal with when you´re trying to raise two children. It´s easy to "guilt-trip" about past mistakes - but they are a reality and you and he need to protect your family from the consequences for now. There will be time to immigrate to Canada - if not now, in the future. If being together is most important (and I´m sure it is), find out how to make a life for your family now where his DUI isn´t an issue.
[13-03-2007,22:31]
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oromum
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P.S. Also, he´s playing with fire by working "under the table" in Canada. He´s setting himself up to be deported if he´s caught, and then he will never be able to immigrate.
[13-03-2007,22:33]
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oromum
(in reply to: So confused, my husband has a DUI record!)
Thank you for your input and I do understand the consequences, so should I look for a immigration lawyer out in BC or in WA state where he is from?? I guess we have to make sacrifices for our families even if we have to be apart for a few years, it will be hard and it will be hard for our kids but I guess that´s the only way??

Thank you again for your information.

[14-03-2007,02:31]
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KiK
(in reply to: So confused, my husband has a DUI record!)
Get an immigration attorney in BC - seems they´d be better "versed" on Canadian Immigration and the rehabilitation issue.
[17-03-2007,01:53]
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oromum
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