I'm going to be 20 this year. I'm a college student currently with a full ride. I'm a US Citizen. My father crossed the border around 1995. My mother in 1997. They are undocumented. No criminal background. I have younger siblings in high school, middle school and elementary school. My father has been very involved in the community through church groups and community service, so has my mother. With current laws in place, will I be able to do anything for my parents?
No, I am afraid not under current law, and not under the foreseeable future, if your parents were not previously legally admitted into the US, with a visa and passport. Sorry,
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Not really, I think all your parents can hope for would be cancellation of removal.
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If your parents entered with a visa or border crossing card, then you can file for them when you turn 21 yrs old. If they crossed without permission, then they will need a waiver. As a US Citizen child, you cannot submit the waiver. If they happen to have a US citizen parent, then contact an immigration attorney to help with the details. Also, if someone in your family filed an immigration application for one of your parents before April of 2001 you should contact an immigration attorney.
No. Your immediate family members flagrantly disregarded present federal laws without any current recourse to remedy that lapse in judgment.
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