My dad came to the US 3 months before my mom and I did. I came here just 15 days after my 16th birthday on a tourist visa and overstayed. I graduated from HS in 2004, graduated from community college in 2008 and now I'm attending University of South Florida getting my bachelor's degree in computer engineering.
My colleagues have advised you on this, correctly. One bright spot in your immigration history is that you came to the United States legally. If you are ever in a position to be sponsored for permanent residence by an "immediate relative" -- through marriage to a US citizen or through your parents if by chance they were to become US citizens -- then, assuming you have never left the United States since arriving, you could be eligible to apply for a green card.
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