If she is picked up she would likely be released under the curent guidelines for prosecutorial dsicretion but why take the chance, apply for her permnent residency so she can obtian a work card, driver's license and otherwise have a legal existence in the U.S. What if you were sent overseas? wouldn't you worry about her?
Lynne R. Feldman, Attorney at Law
Concentrating in Immigration Law
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Former Adjunct Professor -- Immigration law
University of Illinois College of Law
I'll be direct with you ... Washington County Oregon is one of the worst places for an 'illegal' person to live.
I suggest you talk to a lawyer about why you don't want to file for her papers pronto.
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Without a petition and adjustment of status application having been filed, she remains deportable and can be deported.
J Charles Ferrari
Eng & Nishimura
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