Your mother would need to apply at the U.S. consular post serving the area where she lives for a B-1/B-2 non immigrant visa, completing the DS-160 form online and paying the required fee. She would need to supply evidence of the purpose of the planned visit (something from the school officially stating your graduation date), your birth certificate to prove she is your mother, evidence that she will have a place to stay/funds for room and board during her visit, and evidence of her intent to...
Nothing you can really do here.
When the I-130 was approved, notification was sent to NVC so that they could start working with you on the consular process. If they don't hear from you for over a year, they terminate the case in their system and send it back to USCIS for revocation.
If anything ever passes either allowing your spouse to get a green card here without leaving OR removing the reentry bar so the spouse can safely process abroad, you would file a new I-130 and start again....
I completely agree with my colleague on the two possible outcomes.
I normally suggest that my clients check their case numbers online in the online system starting 48 hours after the interview - often, the case will pop up as approved here first (though don't worry if it doesn't - this isn't the most reliable system).
Use this link to get status using your I-130 and I-485 case numbers: https://egov.uscis.gov/cris/Dashboard.do
OK - a few things here.
First, to get a student visa, you need a form called an I-20 issued by the school where you will attend. You need to decide where you want to go to school and speak - the earlier the better, with the foreign student adviser (often called a "DSO") at that school.
For most people who have been here without legal status for a long time, leaving the U.s. is a problem: 180 days of "unlawful presence time" means a three-year bar to coming back, and a year or more of "...
I'm afraid this won't work, only certain categories can sponsor someone, all of them relatives. The only way someone can sponsor a friend is through employment.
It's possible in theory to sponsor someone for a job even without a degree, but it's difficult in practice because of status issues. Speak with an attorney to see what might be possible.
Speak with an attorney about this.
While marrying just after the citizen naturalized as a citizen might not be an enormous problem, the fact that the citizen originally got permanent residence through marriage to a citizen might be an issue, depending on how long ago this was.
The situation needs to be discussed with an attorney.
Congratulations on your engagement!
I would agree with everything my colleague said - given that this is a change in circumstances long enough after both the B-2 entry and the F-1 change of status (both of which require the intent to only visit the U.S. and return, rather than do something indicating the intent to stay like marry a citizen), there is no problem here.
I would only add that, even before a marriage-based petition is filed, I would advise against using the F-1 to travel out...
Yes, paying for premium processing of an L-1 extension will normally speed processing of a SIMULTANEOUSLY-FILED L-2. extension.
But the EAD is a separate filing, and it will do nothing to speed up this application - there really is no way to speed up an EAD other than perhaps the USCIS expedite procedure, and meeting the criteria is difficult (and can actually delay the case if they pull the case to make a determination and determine.that it doesn't meet the criteria). There's a link...
What is the actual date of the denial? And, have you discovered from USCIS if the letter informing you of the interview was returned to then? Had you at some point changed address -and if so, had you properly informed USCIS?
You have 30 days from the date of a denial to file an Appeal/Motion to Reopen/Reconsider (33 if the decision was mailed to you). You might want to consider doing this first, if a case can be made that you were not at fault.
If you have to re-file, your I-94...
The second question is really the answer to your first - being eligible for that law is the only way I can see for you to become legal. The law was called "245(i)"
To be eligible for that law, you would need to have had some sort of green card case filed for you (or maybe for a parent naming you as a dependent) that was filed BEFORE April 30, 2001, and that case would have needed to be approvable at the time it was filed (even if it was never actually approved).
Not sure when you first...