Asked 5 months ago - Conroe, TXFlag
Iam 20 yrs. old and came in with a tourist visa 15 yrs. ago
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Unless you have been maintaining a valid immigration status, you cannot adjust status while remaining in the US. For immigration purposes, your sister is not your immediate relative and you must be in certain valid immigration statuses to adjust status while remaining in the US.
If you "came in with a tourist visa 15 yrs. ago", you likely are not in a valid immigration status now and likely have overstayed your authorized stay by at least a year. If you leave the US, you will be barred from re-entering the US for at least 10 years.
If you marry a US citizen for purposes other than to gain immigration benefits, your overstay would not be held against your petition to adjust status.
You should review your specific facts with your attorney to see what legal options you may have.
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