I entered US on 1 visa , but never joined the ship , so not sure if I'm a crew member at this point . I applied for asylum withing 1 year of entrance , but has been illegal for more than 6 months . I am waiting for an interview now . Me and my boyfriend thinking about getting married , but not sure if it would benefit / make worse / influence my current situation - should we better get married before or after the interview ? Is there any chance I could be eligible for SOS through marriage ?
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what visa did you enter in with the C-1/D visa? The marriage is better before you may be placed into immigration court for removal proceedings. If she is a US citizen than this is beneficial but if you are here on a C-1/D visa, you may not apply for adjustment of status throough marriage to a US citizen in my opinion. So, asylum may be better for you "if" you have a good, compelling case and can get approved but being married to a US citizen doesn't hurt the application.
Visas in the US begin with a letter and are not a single digit.
If you entered as a crewman, you cannot adjust your status in the US on the basis of a marriage.
You should retain an experienced immigration lawyer to review all the facts, advise you, and handle the case. You can find one through http://www.ailalawyer.com.
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