She obtained a Bachelor degree in our country and also she is a Chiropractor as well as a Technician in rehabilitation. She has been in this country since 2001. She has been working since then and paying taxes. Be that as it may, she has a tax number that she can use. I want to help her to get her legal in the country so that she can be free to go back to school and most of all, be legal. She could be working for doctors or even hospitals and have a normal life in this wonderful country. I do not know what to do. If I start the I-145 or I-601 then I am afraid that she would be sent back to our country which right now that would be dangerous since the conditions in our country are extremely difficult economically. I need some support and help to see what to do.
As a sister, if you sponsor her, you have to start with I-130. Once that is approved, it is going to take about 14 years before the talk about immigrating could become relevant. Even if it is, you will not be eligible for AOS unless they change the law. I-601 will also not be available, unless they change the law.
Your question will have to be answered in the context of a full consultation where a lot more information will need to be provided. Immigration is not just "form-filling" "get my papers" type of practice. It involves a lot of careful thought and attention. A question cannot be answered without sufficient information, inquiries, and even sometimes requests for information from agencies. Search Avvo; for an excellent immigration attorney in your area and who has a lot of experience. Best of luck
Have you looked into deferred action for childhood arrivals? It's a temporary program for two years and does not provide legal status but it will protect her from deportation and allow her to work legally in the US and obtain a driver's license. This can be done along with your petition for her as your sister.
Definitely get a full consultation to look at all factors, including the possible new laws that are not out yet but may help her on a path to legalization. You may find that waiting a few more months will make a difference in whether an attorney can help you and your sister. Remember, there are no new laws yet to help her and go to a qualified immigration attorney not a notario
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