If you came in lawfully when you came to the U.S.,and you have no fraud/misrepresentation with the U.S. government and have no criminal convictions (minor violation is okay), then yes, you can apply for a green card based on your marriage to a U.S. citizen. You should consult an immigration attorney for assistance.
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The answer is maybe. You appear to have different options, however you need to sit down with an experienced immigration attorney to properly advice you. You may be eligible to request parole in place if you entered illegally and then file for adjustment of status. There is deferred action as a possibility. Take the time to consult with an experienced immigration attorney. Good luck.
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The Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit recently stated: "The Immigration and Nationality Act is a bit of a beast. It is not known for being warm or cuddly; words like "intricate" and "Byzantine" come more readily to mind. Nor is it known for being easy to understand; we have often re-marked on its fiendish complexity."
You should retain an experienced immigration lawyer to review all the facts, advise you, and handle the case. You can find one through http://www.ailalawyer.com.
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