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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Panama
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I was just curious because somebody I know is going to marry her boyfriend who isn't legal.


May 7,2007-USCIS received I-129f
July 24,2007-NOA1 was received
April 21,2008-K-1 visa denied.
June 3,2008-waiver filed at US Consalate in Panama
The interview went well,they told him it will take another 6 months for them to adjudicate the waiver
March 3,2009-US Consulate claims they have no record of our December visit,nor Manuel's interview
March 27,2009-Manuel returned to the consulate for another interrogation(because they forgot about December's interview),and they were really rude !
April 3,2009-US Counsalate asks for more court documents that no longer exist !
June 1,2009-Manuel and I go back to the US consalate AGAIN to give them a letter from the court in Colon along with documents I already gave them last year.I was surprised to see they had two thick files for his case !


June 15,2010-They called Manuel in to take his fingerprints again,still no decision on his case!
June 22,2010-WAIVER APPROVED at 5:00pm
July 19,2010-VISA IN MANUELITO'S HAND at 3:15pm!
July 25,2010-Manuelito arrives at 9:35pm at Logan Intn'l Airport,Boston,MA
August 5,2010-FINALLY MARRIED!!!!!!!!!!!!
August 23,2010-Filed for AOS at the International Institute of RI $1400!
December 23,2010-Work authorization received.
January 12,2011-RFE

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The short answer is "it depends. Probably."

The longer answer is that it depends on what you mean by illegal. If he entered the country legally (and then overstayed or otherwise fell out of status), they'll file the I-130, the I-485 & other forms and it will proceed just like anyone adjusting off a tourist visa. If he entered without inspection once, he won't be able to adjust status, but will have to go home and file for a visa and a waiver (most likely with a good chance of success.)

And this is assuming that he's not currently under a deportation order, or that he hasn't been deported before and EWId again.


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Filed: 8/1/07

NOA1:9/7/07

Biometrics: 9/28/07

EAD/AP: 10/17/07

EAD card ordered again (who knows, maybe we got the two-fer deal): 10/23/-7

Transferred to CSC: 10/26/07

Approved: 11/21/07

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Panama
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The short answer is "it depends. Probably."

The longer answer is that it depends on what you mean by illegal. If he entered the country legally (and then overstayed or otherwise fell out of status), they'll file the I-130, the I-485 & other forms and it will proceed just like anyone adjusting off a tourist visa. If he entered without inspection once, he won't be able to adjust status, but will have to go home and file for a visa and a waiver (most likely with a good chance of success.)

And this is assuming that he's not currently under a deportation order, or that he hasn't been deported before and EWId again.

To my understanding,her boyfriend entered illegally through Mexico (he's not Mexican),and then came up here to RI.Since the governor signed a bill last week making it very tough for people to be here illegally,he's scared he'll soon get deported.


May 7,2007-USCIS received I-129f
July 24,2007-NOA1 was received
April 21,2008-K-1 visa denied.
June 3,2008-waiver filed at US Consalate in Panama
The interview went well,they told him it will take another 6 months for them to adjudicate the waiver
March 3,2009-US Consulate claims they have no record of our December visit,nor Manuel's interview
March 27,2009-Manuel returned to the consulate for another interrogation(because they forgot about December's interview),and they were really rude !
April 3,2009-US Counsalate asks for more court documents that no longer exist !
June 1,2009-Manuel and I go back to the US consalate AGAIN to give them a letter from the court in Colon along with documents I already gave them last year.I was surprised to see they had two thick files for his case !


June 15,2010-They called Manuel in to take his fingerprints again,still no decision on his case!
June 22,2010-WAIVER APPROVED at 5:00pm
July 19,2010-VISA IN MANUELITO'S HAND at 3:15pm!
July 25,2010-Manuelito arrives at 9:35pm at Logan Intn'l Airport,Boston,MA
August 5,2010-FINALLY MARRIED!!!!!!!!!!!!
August 23,2010-Filed for AOS at the International Institute of RI $1400!
December 23,2010-Work authorization received.
January 12,2011-RFE

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If he entered illegally, to the best of my understanding, he'll have to go home and file a waiver in order to get a family-based visa (fiance or spouse) to come here and adjust status.

Getting married, though, won't stop him from being deported, so if they're thinking of rushing into anything on that account, don't.


AOS

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Filed: 8/1/07

NOA1:9/7/07

Biometrics: 9/28/07

EAD/AP: 10/17/07

EAD card ordered again (who knows, maybe we got the two-fer deal): 10/23/-7

Transferred to CSC: 10/26/07

Approved: 11/21/07

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If he entered illegally, to the best of my understanding, he'll have to go home and file a waiver in order to get a family-based visa (fiance or spouse) to come here and adjust status.

Getting married, though, won't stop him from being deported, so if they're thinking of rushing into anything on that account, don't.

I told her that she probabaly will have to go back to Central America with him and live there because of the 10 year ban.


May 7,2007-USCIS received I-129f
July 24,2007-NOA1 was received
April 21,2008-K-1 visa denied.
June 3,2008-waiver filed at US Consalate in Panama
The interview went well,they told him it will take another 6 months for them to adjudicate the waiver
March 3,2009-US Consulate claims they have no record of our December visit,nor Manuel's interview
March 27,2009-Manuel returned to the consulate for another interrogation(because they forgot about December's interview),and they were really rude !
April 3,2009-US Counsalate asks for more court documents that no longer exist !
June 1,2009-Manuel and I go back to the US consalate AGAIN to give them a letter from the court in Colon along with documents I already gave them last year.I was surprised to see they had two thick files for his case !


June 15,2010-They called Manuel in to take his fingerprints again,still no decision on his case!
June 22,2010-WAIVER APPROVED at 5:00pm
July 19,2010-VISA IN MANUELITO'S HAND at 3:15pm!
July 25,2010-Manuelito arrives at 9:35pm at Logan Intn'l Airport,Boston,MA
August 5,2010-FINALLY MARRIED!!!!!!!!!!!!
August 23,2010-Filed for AOS at the International Institute of RI $1400!
December 23,2010-Work authorization received.
January 12,2011-RFE

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In this situation, it might be a good idea to at least ask an immigration attorney. That doesn't mean your friend would need to necessarily hire the attorney, but just pay for a relatively brief consultation. True, it might be somewhat expensive, but considering the touchy cicumstances, it might also be worth it.

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If he entered illegally, to the best of my understanding, he'll have to go home and file a waiver in order to get a family-based visa (fiance or spouse) to come here and adjust status.

Getting married, though, won't stop him from being deported, so if they're thinking of rushing into anything on that account, don't.

I told her that she probabaly will have to go back to Central America with him and live there because of the 10 year ban.

He can probably secure a waiver. She'd have to check to see what the approval rates are like out of his country (out of Ciudad Juarez, it's around 95%), but they likely have a decent shot. DeadPool has good advice; bouncing this one off a good lawyer probably isn't a bad idea.


AOS

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Filed: 8/1/07

NOA1:9/7/07

Biometrics: 9/28/07

EAD/AP: 10/17/07

EAD card ordered again (who knows, maybe we got the two-fer deal): 10/23/-7

Transferred to CSC: 10/26/07

Approved: 11/21/07

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If he entered illegally, to the best of my understanding, he'll have to go home and file a waiver in order to get a family-based visa (fiance or spouse) to come here and adjust status.

Getting married, though, won't stop him from being deported, so if they're thinking of rushing into anything on that account, don't.

I told her that she probabaly will have to go back to Central America with him and live there because of the 10 year ban.

He can probably secure a waiver. She'd have to check to see what the approval rates are like out of his country (out of Ciudad Juarez, it's around 95%), but they likely have a decent shot. DeadPool has good advice; bouncing this one off a good lawyer probably isn't a bad idea.

Her boyfriend is Guatemalan,not Mexican.He just cut through Mexico to get here.


May 7,2007-USCIS received I-129f
July 24,2007-NOA1 was received
April 21,2008-K-1 visa denied.
June 3,2008-waiver filed at US Consalate in Panama
The interview went well,they told him it will take another 6 months for them to adjudicate the waiver
March 3,2009-US Consulate claims they have no record of our December visit,nor Manuel's interview
March 27,2009-Manuel returned to the consulate for another interrogation(because they forgot about December's interview),and they were really rude !
April 3,2009-US Counsalate asks for more court documents that no longer exist !
June 1,2009-Manuel and I go back to the US consalate AGAIN to give them a letter from the court in Colon along with documents I already gave them last year.I was surprised to see they had two thick files for his case !


June 15,2010-They called Manuel in to take his fingerprints again,still no decision on his case!
June 22,2010-WAIVER APPROVED at 5:00pm
July 19,2010-VISA IN MANUELITO'S HAND at 3:15pm!
July 25,2010-Manuelito arrives at 9:35pm at Logan Intn'l Airport,Boston,MA
August 5,2010-FINALLY MARRIED!!!!!!!!!!!!
August 23,2010-Filed for AOS at the International Institute of RI $1400!
December 23,2010-Work authorization received.
January 12,2011-RFE

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Mexico
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The best source of info for your friend is www.immigrate2us.net. And Caladan is right...he will have to go back to Guatemala after he goes to his visa interview in Guatemala City. At that point he'll be told if he's elgible for a waiver. The length of the ban depends on the sum total of his time illegally here, but the waiver is meant to be a way for that illegal presence to be forgiven (only because of his marriage to a USC).


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The best source of info for your friend is www.immigrate2us.net. And Caladan is right...he will have to go back to Guatemala after he goes to his visa interview in Guatemala City. At that point he'll be told if he's elgible for a waiver. The length of the ban depends on the sum total of his time illegally here, but the waiver is meant to be a way for that illegal presence to be forgiven (only because of his marriage to a USC).

Thanks.They're scrambling since that ****head Governor Carcieri signed that bill.Did you see him on Lou Dobbs ?


May 7,2007-USCIS received I-129f
July 24,2007-NOA1 was received
April 21,2008-K-1 visa denied.
June 3,2008-waiver filed at US Consalate in Panama
The interview went well,they told him it will take another 6 months for them to adjudicate the waiver
March 3,2009-US Consulate claims they have no record of our December visit,nor Manuel's interview
March 27,2009-Manuel returned to the consulate for another interrogation(because they forgot about December's interview),and they were really rude !
April 3,2009-US Counsalate asks for more court documents that no longer exist !
June 1,2009-Manuel and I go back to the US consalate AGAIN to give them a letter from the court in Colon along with documents I already gave them last year.I was surprised to see they had two thick files for his case !


June 15,2010-They called Manuel in to take his fingerprints again,still no decision on his case!
June 22,2010-WAIVER APPROVED at 5:00pm
July 19,2010-VISA IN MANUELITO'S HAND at 3:15pm!
July 25,2010-Manuelito arrives at 9:35pm at Logan Intn'l Airport,Boston,MA
August 5,2010-FINALLY MARRIED!!!!!!!!!!!!
August 23,2010-Filed for AOS at the International Institute of RI $1400!
December 23,2010-Work authorization received.
January 12,2011-RFE

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The best source of info for your friend is www.immigrate2us.net. And Caladan is right...he will have to go back to Guatemala after he goes to his visa interview in Guatemala City. At that point he'll be told if he's elgible for a waiver. The length of the ban depends on the sum total of his time illegally here, but the waiver is meant to be a way for that illegal presence to be forgiven (only because of his marriage to a USC).

Thanks.They're scrambling since that ****head Governor Carcieri signed that bill.Did you see him on Lou Dobbs ?

No, I try to avoid things that raise my blood pressure! ;)

But I did read in Latino Express about all of the businesses patronized by Latinos severely hurting right now!


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The best source of info for your friend is www.immigrate2us.net. And Caladan is right...he will have to go back to Guatemala after he goes to his visa interview in Guatemala City. At that point he'll be told if he's elgible for a waiver. The length of the ban depends on the sum total of his time illegally here, but the waiver is meant to be a way for that illegal presence to be forgiven (only because of his marriage to a USC).

Or his relationship. (They could be just fiances, too.) :)


AOS

-

Filed: 8/1/07

NOA1:9/7/07

Biometrics: 9/28/07

EAD/AP: 10/17/07

EAD card ordered again (who knows, maybe we got the two-fer deal): 10/23/-7

Transferred to CSC: 10/26/07

Approved: 11/21/07

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Mexico
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The best source of info for your friend is www.immigrate2us.net. And Caladan is right...he will have to go back to Guatemala after he goes to his visa interview in Guatemala City. At that point he'll be told if he's elgible for a waiver. The length of the ban depends on the sum total of his time illegally here, but the waiver is meant to be a way for that illegal presence to be forgiven (only because of his marriage to a USC).

Or his relationship. (They could be just fiances, too.) :)

I should have said pending marriage too, but I got lazy! ;)


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I met a man who came here on a visitor (tourist?) visa. When we met his visa had already expired. I didn't know anything at the time about immigration. Anyway, I married him. We were really slow at doing anything about fixing his papers. I was lazy and didn't know much about it. I didn't know how important it was and I guess he was lazy as well. We were married almost 2 years before he finally got around to applying for a greencard. He got it pretty much without a problem.

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