if someone entered the U.S illegally over 15 years ago, and is being filed for by his brother about eight years ago,will he still be able to get a green card? and would the process be any different if he had entered legally? and would it take a long timehis brother did filed before April 31st , 2000 deadline, but was sent a rejection notice in June because of proper fee and he did not get a priority date or a processing date because of that. His brother did send the correct fee and thry said they received the application.... Well recently he got a letter stating that they transferred the petition. It has the SAME RECEIPT NUMBER AS THE REJECTION NOTICE RECEIPT NUMBER..... So could you tell me if he missed the deadline and if that means anything, also this transfer notice still doesn't have a priority date on it.