We dated for a while, and this month will be our 2month of marriage, I am US citizen and would like to know how to help her?
She entered this country legally to go to school, she went for a while in brief she has been out of statute for 3yrs now. What should we do?
It is likely that she could qualify for adjustment of status and obtain her legal permanent residence in the US within a few months. I strongly suggest that you meet with an experienced immigration attorney.
Guerra Saenz, PL--Immigration Attorneys (954) 434-5800. This answer is of a general nature and should not be relied upon as final, nor is it intended as legal advice.
The good news is that if your wife entered (was "admitted") legally into the country, with a passport and visa and can prove it, it doesn't matter how long she remained out of status, as long as she married a U.S. citizen and he ends up applying for her.
Hire a local attorney in Chicago and you will do great: within a few months your wife will obtain her (conditional) green card, within 1 year and 9 months after that she will apply for her second, permanent green card, and finally within a year after that for her U.S. citizenship.
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You should consult with an experienced immigration attorney who can assess your wife's eligibility to adjust her status to that of a lawful permanent resident. Assuming she is admissible as an immigrant, she could likely apply in the U.S. for conditional resident status based on your marriage. At the same time she can apply for employment authorization and an advance parole travel authorization. But each case is different, so meet with an attorney at your earliest opportunity.
Scott D. Pollock
If your wife has no other grounds of "inadmissibility," she can probably file for a green card even though she has been out of status. Consult with an immigration attorney to review her history and be sure of the best course of action.
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You can most likely file to adjust status for her, but do consult with an attorney as there are a number of requirements to do this right.
Dhenu Savla, Esq.
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