I'm in the Army National Guard. My girlfriend came here legally and overstayed her visa.

Asked about 1 year ago - Hillsboro, OR

She's been here for over 2 years. Will we get in trouble if we get married and don't apply for adjustment of status right away?

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  1. F. J. Capriotti III

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    Answered . I'll be direct with you ... Washington County Oregon is one of the worst places for an 'illegal' person to live.

    I suggest you talk to a lawyer about why you don't want to file for her papers pronto.

    PROFESSOR OF IMMIGRATION LAW for over 10 years -- franco@capriotti.com -- www.capriotti.com -- This blog posting... more
  2. Lynne Rogers Feldman

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    Answered . If she is picked up she would likely be released under the curent guidelines for prosecutorial dsicretion but why take the chance, apply for her permnent residency so she can obtian a work card, driver's license and otherwise have a legal existence in the U.S. What if you were sent overseas? wouldn't you worry about her?

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  3. J Charles Ferrari

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    Answered . Without a petition and adjustment of status application having been filed, she remains deportable and can be deported.

    J Charles Ferrari Eng & Nishimura 213.622.2255 The statement above is general in nature and does not... more

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