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Country: Peru
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I'm in a big bind. I entered the US illegally about 7 years ago. Since then my parents - US citizens petitioned me and now I'm being notified to appear to interview for my visa in my native home's consulate [south America]. I know if i do show up to the interview, i'll be told I cannot enter the US for 10 years. I cannot see myself waiting for who knows how much longer for an amnesty law. My parents live in the US but yet at this point cannot do any more than what they have already done which was - to petition for me to enter the US. Spoke to an attorney already and he said all he could do was to write a letter to the US consulate overseas or the NVC requesting a pardon but did not guarantee anything. Any help, advice, will be appreciated.

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Russia
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Your lawyer is right. The only thing he can do is apply for a waiver. Actually, you can do it yourself. You just need to make sure that you explain circumstances that may help you to receive such waiver. This is the only thing you can do.

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Filed: Country: China
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Once again, people will need a lot more information than this to really help you.

How old are you and are you currently in the US? How old were you when you entered? Did you ever attend school or anything here and did you ever ever even once put that you were a USC on any document whether it was a government document or not and if so, how old were you when you did? If/when you were a minor did your parents ever claim you were a USC(this could cause issues for them especially if they are naturalized citizens)? The biggest questions are current age and age when you entered because if you are a minor then it changes the rules. Presumably you aren't or the attorney would have used this approach, but current age does make a difference because what happens prior to 18 doesn't really count (it does but a lot of it is forgiven).


Service Center : California Service Center
Consulate : Guangzhou, China
Marriage (if applicable): 2010-04-26
I-130 Sent : 2010-06-01
I-130 NOA1 : 2010-06-08
I-130 RFE : 2010-11-05
I-130 RFE Sent : 2010-11-06
I-130 Approved : 2010-11-10
NVC Received CaseFile: 2010-11-16
NVC Casefile Number Issued: 2010-11-22
Received DS-3032 / I-864 Bill : 2010-11-23
OPTIN EMAIL SENT TO NVC: 2010-11-23
OPTIN ACCEPTED by NVC: 2010-12-14
Pay I-864 Bill 2010-11-23
Receive I-864 Package : 2010-11-23
Return Completed I-864 : 2011-03-30
Return Completed DS-3032 : 2010-11-23
Receive IV Bill : 2010-12-17
Pay IV Bill : 2011-03-16
AOS CoverSheets Generated: 2010-11-27
IV Fee Bill marked as PAID: 2011-03-18
IV CoverSheets Generated: 2011-03-18
IV email packet sent: 2011-04-4
NVC reports 'Case Completed': 2011-5-2
'Sign in Fail' at the Online Payment Portal: 2011-5-2
Final Review Started at NVC: 2011-5-2
Final Review Completed at NVC: ????
Interview Date Set: 2011-5-5
Appointment Letter Received via Email: 2011-5-6
Interview Date: 2011-6-1
Approved!!!!!

I-751 Sent : 2013-07-02

I-751 Bio Appointment Date 2013-08-02

10 Year Green Card Approved!!!!!

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Russia
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Once again, people will need a lot more information than this to really help you.

How old are you and are you currently in the US? How old were you when you entered? Did you ever attend school or anything here and did you ever ever even once put that you were a USC on any document whether it was a government document or not and if so, how old were you when you did? If/when you were a minor did your parents ever claim you were a USC(this could cause issues for them especially if they are naturalized citizens)? The biggest questions are current age and age when you entered because if you are a minor then it changes the rules. Presumably you aren't or the attorney would have used this approach, but current age does make a difference because what happens prior to 18 doesn't really count (it does but a lot of it is forgiven).

This is true. If your age was under 18 when you left you will be forgiven. However, from what is written by OP, he came to the country on his own (unless I am misunderstanding what is written) and left after 18 y.o.

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: India
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Wht are your options, say you would not go for the interview, do you want to continue living in US illegally?

Don’t bank on amnesty bill, don’t know if it will ever happen. Its simple whichever party makes it pass thru would lose elections and not be considered patriotic. To me only part of amnesty bill will ever make it.

As mentioned you have bigger problem like if u or your parents claimed you USC on any of the forms.

There are not very many alternative for you.

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