I'm have been a F-1 international student since 2009 and always kept my status. This year i got married to an US citizen and we applied for the green card filling out I-485 and I-130 forms. By the time we sent out applications to the uscis my immigration status were legal, however, I recently had to leave school and become illegal. Is my dropping out of status going to affect the process of me getting a green-card ?
The only effect dropping out of status will have is eliminate options in the event there is an error in the case.
The Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit has stated that "Many courts have recognized that 'our immigration statutory framework is notoriously complex'" and that it is "ever changing"
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.
No it won't affect your eligibility for the green card; but it could affect your eligibility for advance parole. If you were out of status more than 180 days do not request advance parole and do not travel outisde the U.S. until you can travel n yoru green card.
Lynne R. Feldman, Attorney at Law
Concentrating in Immigration Law
2221 Camino Del Rio South, Suite 201
San Diego, CA 92108 | (619) 299-9600
Fax: (619) 923-3277
Former Adjunct Professor -- Immigration law
University of Illinois College of Law
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