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Getting a green card for parents outside vs inside the US

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I am planning to apply for a green card for my parents and I just read that the process is different depending on whether they're inside or outside the United States. My question is: is one way better (meaning easier or faster) than the other, because in their situation they are tourist visa holders and they could come to the US and start the process from here. Now I've read against using the tourist visa with a different with a different intent than it was granted to. My question is has anybody had a similar experience? They could come a long time in advance to be here way beyond the 30/60 days they advice to presume intent. Say if they came 4 or 6 months before they apply would they still be at risk of being considered as misusing their tourist visa if they came so long before applying for the green card?


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Entering the U.S. With the intent to stay and adjust status is fraud, no matter how long in advance they enter. Clearly they have intent to do so because you just stated they did. Using a visitor visa to enter with intent to adjust status carries a lifetime ban with no appeal.. You can apply while they are here, but they MUST NOT overstay and they MUST return home to do their interview in Mexico. Period.

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