I entered the USA in August 2000 at age 16 without inspection. I got TPS in May 2001 at age 17. I have not accrued any unlawful present because I still have TPS. I also went to my country with advance parole in 2010. My question is should I process my AOS using the regular method because I am still in lawful status when my priority date becomes available this year? My mother adjusted her status with 245i through employment, but I could not because I was over 21 in 2006. So she filed a F2B, but now it is F1. I would like to avoid paying the $1000 fee for 245i, but my concern is that USCIS may deny my AOS because I entered without inspection in 2000. Thank you.