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Overstayed on an F1 visa and wondering whether there will be an overhaul of immigration law to grant amnesty to people like me.

Eugene, OR |

Is it wise to wait and see what will come out of the new immigration bill that is going to be proposed or should I live for my home country before I overstay for long. I am wondering whether the Obama administration will introduce policies that will benefit people like me?

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One can only guess. if reform is introduced it will probably be for long time overstays.

Samuel Ouya Maina, Esq. 415.391.6612 Law Offices of S. Ouya Maina, PC 332 Pine Street, Suite 707 San Francisco, CA 94104


At this point it would be a largely speculative discussion, but, there's been talk that the president will discuss immigration reform at his inauguration.

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I agree with my colleagues. It is difficult to predict the future but immigration reform seems imminent. As to your particular situation, you may have other options available to you. It may be worth your time to seek a consultation with an immigration attorney. Good luck.

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