my wife came here as a student but its been more than 10 years and shes out of status now. I have a green card and want to file for citizenship. What should i do?
You can not lie about your spouse's immigration status. That could jeopardize your application for citizenship. You could try to assert privilege, but in general USCIs rarely does anything if you list you spouse is out of status. Could they notify ICE.. yes.. but that is rare
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File for naturalization, being truthful in all your answers. Once you are a citizen, petition you wife.
You should retain an experienced immigration lawyer to review all the facts and advise you accordingly.
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I would be truthful in your application. It is unlikely that USCIS will prejudice your wife. You need to consult with an attorney
I agree with my colleagues -you need to be truthful. Once a citizen, she has better options. It is possible, but very unlikely, that your application will get her into trouble.
Speak with a lawyer for further guidance on this.
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