There are no hard and fast rules on this. Applicants for visitor visas must declare whether they have family members in the U.S. and disclose their immigration status. If someone's relative is in the U.S. without status, that often says to the consular officer that people in the family may not be trustworthy or may be using visitor visas to try and relocate to the U.S. permanently, which is not allowed. Whether you file for adjustment or not, your mother will need to persuade the U.S. consular officials that she has a legitimate reason to visit the U.S., financial resources to support herself during the temporary visit, and circumstances that will compel her to return to her home country.
If you are out-of-status, you really need to consult with a good immigration lawyer.
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There are no reasons for them to go after you. However, right now things are different, anything that seems suspicious will be investigated by ICE and related departments. There is a big chance nothing is going to happen but you can never be sure.
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