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Warning! The following may contain spoilers for 90 Day Fiancé: Happily Ever After Season 5. Read at your own risk!
90 Day Fiancé can be a series about couples from separate countries finding true love despite their distance, but there is a nastier side to the franchise. Some of these couples link up for the wrong reasons, or perhaps unsurprisingly, realize that 90 days isn't enough time to get to know someone before marriage. Such was the case with Colt Johnson and Larissa Dos Santos Lima, and following their divorce, it's looking like Larissa could be deported soon.
This news may come as a surprise to those currently watching 90 Day Fiancé: Happily Ever After, considering Larissa has been able to find work and is talking on the show like she still has a solid chance of staying in America. According to experts at the US Citizenship and Immigration Services who spoke to Soap Dirt, things aren't looking good for her.
The deportation process first started when Colt withdrew his affidavit of support, which said he would financially support Larissa. Then came the domestic violence charge which, while Larissa pled guilty to that and got it lessened to a "disorderly conduct" charge, does not change much in the deportation proceedings.
Those two things alone should classify Larissa as deportable, yet she's still in the United States and has a job. That job isn't really a sign she's making progress towards a green card, but rather a work permit allowed to those while they're awaiting their removal hearings. All signs point to Larissa being kicked out of the United States when her hearing comes, though there is still hope.
To stay, Larissa needs to get married to another U.S. citizen. Larissa has been out on the dating scene in recent episodes of 90 Day Fiancé: Happily Ever After, but so far, no luck. Those following the tabloids may know that Larissa has been on and off again with her boyfriend Eric Nichols, so there is a potential option for marriage. Of course, the "on and off again" part may show how reliable that option is for Larissa, who has a hearing on her status on the way.
However, the experts claim that deportation hearings can take three to four years, and in a COVID-19 world, hearings have been delayed pushing that timeline even further. So there's a chance Larissa has some more time to get married than we may realize, though that seems to be her sole saving grace from getting deported and sent back to Brazil. She's got a shot, though may struggle a bit to find someone so soon who doesn't realize her dual motives for finding a spouse.
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