I'm a permanent resident. Can my wife adjust status, she overstayed tourist visa (been two years). she has an approved i-130, and her priority date is current. do i have to be a citizen to overcome the overstay. is there any way around her leaving, and facing the 10 year bar. her I-130 was filed in 06. thank you
Unless she is eligible to file a residency application based on Section 245i (which requires that she have been in the U.S. in December 2000 and that her I-130, or other such petition, have been filed by the end of April of 2001), then she would not be able to adjust based on your I-130 until you become a U.S. citizen. It appears from the information you have provided that she is not 245i eligible based on this I-130 petition - was there any other application filed on her behalf?
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I will agree with Sandra. Are you not eligible for citizenship? You might want to consult with an attorney in this case.
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