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Can my Mother still apply for citizenship on behalf of her U.S. citizen spouse even if she has a nondetained case on her

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My Mother was ordered a supervision case from ERO starting on 11-16-2010 and has been since reporting to this ERO department. She is married to a US citizen since 1994 but came illegally to the USA while she was in the process of becoming a legal resident. She was caught in the border and was sent back. Unfortunately she again tried crossing the border but this time with her sister-in-law's documents (not a us passport but a temporary permit while she received her passport). Again she was caught. She came yet again but this time with a coyote. ICE obviously found out of her presence on US soil on 2010 and gave her this case. So my question is, is she still eligible to become a legal resident of the US and be able to travel back and forth from Mexico? Thank you.

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Attorney answers 1


This will be a very difficult case to win.

Her second illegal entry appears to have imposed a lifetime bar against her being able to stay legally.

But, she should meet with an attorney ... there might be more to this case than you have told us.

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