2) file I-130/I-485 packet.
You should retain an experienced immigration lawyer to review all the facts and advise you accordingly.
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I do not exactly agree that you should just file an application for adjustment of status. I agree with my collegue that you need to seek immigration counsel from an immigration attorney. The attorney will need to review the legality of your prior entry, whether your spouse is active military and whether you might qualify for parole-in-place which might qualify you for adjustment of status depending on many other complex factors. If you file an application and do NOT qualify for residency, you could be placed into deportation proceedings. Be careful and good luck!
If you entered lawfully when you were 8 and have not left the US, you are eligible to apply for adjustment of status. You do not need to go to Mexico to process your case. Consult with an experienced immigration attorney.
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