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Visa Waiver & I-130 Petition-urgent please

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: New Zealand

I am a permanent resident, with a 16 yr old daughter that lives in New Zealand with her father. Things have become extremely bad at home, her father is kicking her out and she has nowhere to go. She wants to come to live with me and obviously I need to get her here asap, or she'll be homeless, her fathers family and my family back there think shes acting out and wont let her live with them.

My question is: should I risk bringing her here on the visa waiver program and applying for the I-130 with the hopes that she wont be 'out of status' for too long before its approved. (I think current processing times are approx 5 mths) I did that myself when I came here and had no problems, I was out of status for a year before being able to process my paperwork.

Ideally I'm trying to find somewhere for her to live in NZ for a few months so the paperwork can start being processed first, but thats proving to be difficult.

If this were your child and she had nowhere to go - would you bring her here and file the I-130 knowing that she might go over her visa waiver time length?

May 20 03 - Entered US via Bahamas. I-94 90 days visa waiver

July 18th 2003 - Married!!

July 20 03 - I-94 expired

Feb 28 05 - 3 sponsors pulled out.

March 1 05 - Friend earns enough to sponsor

March 11 05 - Joint sponsors papers recieved, ALL GO

March 11 05 - Medical Exam complete $180 Bakersfield CA

March 23 05 - 10.45am Infopass appt Fresno Office - File AOS

March 23 05 - Didn't accept legal birth cert, Need more info & new appt

March 30th 05 - AOS appt 1pm

March 30th 05 - 5 hour wait EAD authorised

April 15 05 - Fingerprinting letter received, Bakersfield

April 21 05 - SSN applied for

April 21 05 - Fingerprinting appt..

April 26 05 - SSN Letter of receipt received

April 30 2005 - SSN Card received

June 10 05 - CoA sent to Fresno

June 13 05 - AOS Interview letter received

June 17 05 - CoA confirmation letter received, File transfered to KC Office

June 27th 2005 - New interview date KC -July 27!

June 27th 2005 - AOS APPROVED IN 15 MINS!!!

Nov 1 05 - Letter sent for status

Nov 4 05 - Letter back, case still pending

Jan 17 06 - Official Letter of Approval for Perm Residency!

Feb 11 06 - I-171 Notice of action letter for approval. Online status approved I-181

Mar 1st 06 - GREEN CARD ARRIVED, expires 2016!!! HOORAY its over!

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