Hi I came on work visa in 1998. I was in US till 2010. I left the country and came back on visitor visa in 2012. My brother applied for my I 130 under sibling category then. I never left the country since 2012 and I am illegal now for more than 180 days.
The current immigration reform bill considers people who filed before 2011 to be pardoned after a lengthy process. I stayed legally for 10 years and went out of the country and came in legally and became illegal in 2012. Will I qualify for the pardon?
There's no new law yet so there's no way to know if you would qualify for the pardon. Either way, the proposed bill suggests a cut-off date of entry as Dec. 31, 2011, but again, this is still indefinite. Since you are here without status just try to lay low until you get a response for your petition. You can check the status of your application here: https://egov.uscis.gov/cris/Dashboard/CaseStatu....
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