No, it is an administrative office at this point.
However, I do not want to sound too daunting yet, it is my professional opinion, based on everything I know about this process, that the immigration reform does not have plausible changes to be enacted this year for the reasons that are too voluminous to discuss in 3657 characters remaining.
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Not a criminal offense. Are you under a removal order already? If not, you may wish to contact a lawyer who handles removal matters in your area and consult w/ him or her about your options. If you have been ordered removed and remain unlawfully, I have a hard time thinking you'll be among the groups who benefit from any comprehensive immigration law that will be passed, whether soon or in the future.
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I must disagree with you .... clearly you don't appear to 'understand the risks'.
Yes, being a fugitive from the law can be a crime.
Further, even if the new law passes it can take up to a year to implement ... maybe more.
You didn't mention anything about your immigration lawyer ... I certainly hope that you have one ... this plan of running-from-the-law is ill conceived.
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