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?
No one can answer your question unless and until an immigration reform bill is actually passed by Congress and signed by the President. I would advise you to schedule a consultation with an experienced immigration attorney to discuss options available to you.
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No one can answer that question. There is no new immigration law and there is uncertainty as to whether there will be. One can only speculate.
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The reform bill is not finalized yet. You have to wait to see what the final details are when and if it is passed.
The answer provided here is general in nature and does not take into account other factors that may need to be reviewed for a more precise answer. You should consult with an immigration attorney before taking any action. The answer here is not intended to create an attorney-client relationship.
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/CaseStatus.do.
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