please work with a local imm attny there are many greeat ones here on avvo, take care.
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Your question will have to be answered in the context of a full consultation where a lot more information will need to be provided. Immigration is not just "form-filling" "get my papers" type of practice. It involves a lot of careful thought and attention. A question cannot be answered without sufficient information, inquiries, and even sometimes requests for information from agencies. Search Avvo; for an excellent immigration attorney in your area and who has a lot of experience. Best of luck
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Definitely get a full consultation to look at all factors, including the possible new laws that are not out yet but may help her on a path to legalization. You may find that waiting a few more months will make a difference in whether an attorney can help you and your sister. Remember, there are no new laws yet to help her and go to a qualified immigration attorney not a notario
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As a sister, if you sponsor her, you have to start with I-130. Once that is approved, it is going to take about 14 years before the talk about immigrating could become relevant. Even if it is, you will not be eligible for AOS unless they change the law. I-601 will also not be available, unless they change the law.
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Will she qualify for 245(i)? In any event, she needs an immediate relative to sponsor her (like a husband or a son/daughter), or she needs to have an employer to sponsor her, and probably she will need a waiver... Unless Immigration reform will help her.
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You and your sister will get the most comprehensive and helpful answer by consulting with an attorney who can ask and get answers to all of the questions (and more) posed by my colleagues.
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Have you looked into deferred action for childhood arrivals? It's a temporary program for two years and does not provide legal status but it will protect her from deportation and allow her to work legally in the US and obtain a driver's license. This can be done along with your petition for her as your sister.
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