90 Day Fiance‘s Larissa Dos Santos Lima may not be in the clear and still faces deportation. Two different sources tied to the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) explain why she’s not eligible to remain in the country and when she could face ousting from America unless something changes.
90 Day Fiance: Colt Johnson Withdrew Larissa Dos Santos Lima’s K-1 Application
While some divorced pairs from the TLC show allow their spouse to stay, that’s not what Colt plans. And Larissa confirmed it. When you bring a future spouse over on a K-1 visa, you file an affidavit of support. That’s the document that says Colt would financially support Larissa.
Other TLC divorcee Danielle Mullins, for instance, agreed not to withdraw her affidavit. That’s why Mohamed Jbali got to stay. But, Colt said he withdrew his application for her. That’s step one towards Larissa’s deportation.
Recently on 90 Day Fiance: Happily Ever After, Larrisa Dos Santos confirmed he’d done so. And she admitted her immigration status was at risk. And, there’s another strike against her, says one of our USCIC sources. It relates to her arrest.
Larissa’s Domestic Violence Conviction is Step Two
US visa officer “Agent C” protects his identity but weighs in often on 90 Day Fiance K-1 and spousal visa issues. He said Larissa “no longer has a legal basis” to get a green card. But the more significant problem, says this expert, is her conviction on a domestic violence charge.
While Larissa Dos Santos said she wasn’t convicted of that charge, she was. Soap Dirt’s Vegas reporter was in court for the verdict. However, after community service and domestic violence offender classes, the judge modified it to “disorderly conduct” on her permanent criminal record.
Yet, the 90 Day Fiance K-1 officer said that makes no difference for a deportation case. He said despite the “pled down charge” that Larissa “falls squarely into the category” of a deportable alien. So, why is Larissa still in the US when she doesn’t meet requirements?
Another Immigration Expert Explains Why 90 Day Fiance Deportation Taking So Long
According to one agent, the 90 Day Fiance deportation should be a done deal unless Larissa Dos Santos Lima remarries someone who files a new affidavit of support. Now, a second expert weighed in on Larissa’s immigration case, why it’s dragging, and how she got a work permit.
At a glance, you might think Larissa getting a US work permit is a sign the 90 Day Fiance can stay. But it’s not. That document, an EAD (employment authorization document) doesn’t point to Larissa staying or getting her green card. In fact, the immigration lawyer said it confirms she’s in “removal proceedings.”
So, if USCIS was going to deport Larissa, why would they grant a work permit to the 90 Day Fiance cast member? The lawyer said that permission to work offers financial relief to the applicant while they wait for their deportation case to come up for a hearing.
Two Legal Sources Say 90 Day Fiance Celeb Larissa Should Pack Her Bags (Slowly)
By letting her work, the visa lawyer says Larissa Dos Santos Lima can support herself while she waits (possibly years) for her USCIS hearing. If she can find another husband before then, she might get her green card. Otherwise, both sources agree she has little chance of staying.
The immigration attorney who works with 90 Day Fiance type visas, says Larissa’s three arrests are a “huge hurdle” to staying in America. But, that lawyer said, before COVID, courts were backlogged three to four-years for deportation hearings. Now, she thinks it could be even longer.
In the meantime, Larissa Dos Santos Lima has a work permit to support herself. But, it’s not a sign that she gets to stay. The two experts concur. If she doesn’t find another US citizen spouse before her final 90 Day Fiance hearing, she’ll very likely be deported.
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