If you are in removal or deportation proceedings and you have a family based petition (Form I-130) petition pending or it has been approved, you could go home is as little as 30 days! This article addresses the new handling proceedures for individuals in removal or deportation (issued an NTA) with a pending or approved application or petition with USCIS.
Petition for Alien Relative (I-130) Expedites Removal:
A recent policy memo instructs the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) on handling removal deportation proceedings of aliens with pending or approved I-130 applications or petitions. The new ICE policy outlines a framework for ICE to request expedited adjudication of an application or petition for alien relative in removal proceedings. The petition must be pending before U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS). The case will be expedited if the approval of such an application or petition would provide an immediate basis for relief for the alien.