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My boyfriend from the Dominican republic entered New York with a tourist Visa in february of this year 2022 and stayed. His visa is still valid until 2027. Is there a way he can legalize his status and stay here legally? I cant marry him because I'm going through a long divorce. Is there anything that can be done so he can become legal here?

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His 10 year visa will be worthless if he stays more than time allowed on I-94 ( assuming 180 days since he is still here). ..and will bar him from any other visas he may want to look into. 
 

What made him change his mind from tourist to wanting to stay? 

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20 minutes ago, Family said:

His 10 year visa will be worthless if he stays more than time allowed on I-94 ( assuming 180 days since he is still here). ..and will bar him from any other visas he may want to look into. 
 

What made him change his mind from tourist to wanting to stay? 

Things are very hard in the Dominican republic even with having a degree he could not get a good job. He came here and was able to start working. He is looking for opportunities to better himself. He is working and going to school here in ny but has a daughter he left behind in Dominican republic we would like for him to be able to visit her that's why we are trying to find a way to legalize him 

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Given that he is working and going to school while on a visitor visa , basically he just ruined his chances to even consider applying for any other non immigrant visas ( F-1 student or employment visas)…his 10 visa is as good as gone,…..and since you are not going to marry him , nothing else is available to him
 

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No other way to “legalize “ him. If he’s not over stayed yet by now, tell him to go back so his visa is not void and he might be able to come back to visit one day 

 

if he overstay his visa, his 10 years visa means nothing and void 

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Your bf is illegally using his tourist visa as a work and education visa. He'll be able to visit his daughter but he has damaged his chances of returning on a tourist visa.

His visa is valid till 2027 does not mean he can stay till 2027; that's not how it works. His stay is valid till whats indicated on the I-94. Since you can't marry him, there's nothing to help him stay in US legally.

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This is why it's hard on people actually coming to visit to get a B1/B2 visa. This behavior of, "coming for a better life" does not allow someone to violate US immigration law.

He has committed a crime by using his visitor visa to study and to work. The consequence is cancellation of his visa and no longer qualifying for a non-immigrant visa. He can absolutely see his daughter, and not leave her behind, BY GOING BACK! If someday you'd like to marry, you can petition for him. But in the mean time, he needs to exit before he is banned and making it that much more difficult to qualify for an immigrant visa.

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20 hours ago, Bubble1863 said:

He came here and was able to start working

So he came with the intention of staying? Unless he marries a USC his opportunities here are gone. And it has to be a true love relationship, otherwise he’d be perpetuating the immigration fraud he’s in.


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22 hours ago, Bubble1863 said:

He came here and was able to start working. He is looking for opportunities to better himself.

He's working illegally.

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23 hours ago, Bubble1863 said:

My boyfriend from the Dominican republic entered New York with a tourist Visa in february of this year 2022 and stayed. His visa is still valid until 2027. Is there a way he can legalize his status and stay here legally? I cant marry him because I'm going through a long divorce. Is there anything that can be done so he can become legal here?

He has no route to stay here legally or to bring his child over.  Visa validity is irrelevant, although it sounds like it will be revoked.

 

Overstaying and working illegally are serious, and will compromise any legal paths he may have had to be here.

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Noncontributory posts have been removed.  Please stick to the OP's questions.


06-04-2007 = TSC stamps postal return-receipt for I-129f.

06-11-2007 = NOA1 date (unknown to me).

07-20-2007 = Phoned Immigration Officer; got WAC#; where's NOA1?

09-25-2007 = Touch (first-ever).

09-28-2007 = NOA1, 23 days after their 45-day promise to send it (grrrr).

10-20 & 11-14-2007 = Phoned ImmOffs; "still pending."

12-11-2007 = 180 days; file is "between workstations, may be early Jan."; touches 12/11 & 12/12.

12-18-2007 = Call; file is with Division 9 ofcr. (bckgrnd check); e-prompt to shake it; touch.

12-19-2007 = NOA2 by e-mail & web, dated 12-18-07 (187 days; 201 per VJ); in mail 12/24/07.

01-09-2008 = File from USCIS to NVC, 1-4-08; NVC creates file, 1/15/08; to consulate 1/16/08.

01-23-2008 = Consulate gets file; outdated Packet 4 mailed to fiancee 1/27/08; rec'd 3/3/08.

04-29-2008 = Fiancee's 4-min. consular interview, 8:30 a.m.; much evidence brought but not allowed to be presented (consul: "More proof! Second interview! Bring your fiance!").

05-05-2008 = Infuriating $12 call to non-English-speaking consulate appointment-setter.

05-06-2008 = Better $12 call to English-speaker; "joint" interview date 6/30/08 (my selection).

06-30-2008 = Stokes Interrogations w/Ecuadorian (not USC); "wait 2 weeks; we'll mail her."

07-2008 = Daily calls to DOS: "currently processing"; 8/05 = Phoned consulate, got Section Chief; wrote him.

08-07-08 = E-mail from consulate, promising to issue visa "as soon as we get her passport" (on 8/12, per DHL).

08-27-08 = Phoned consulate (they "couldn't find" our file); visa DHL'd 8/28; in hand 9/1; through POE on 10/9 with NO hassles(!).

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