on the 366th day but kicks in only with the first step not on US soil.
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Why can't she adjust her status in the US? Did she enter the US unlawfully?
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When the person leaves the US.
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I have seen this problem happen to folks who had never used an attorney when filling out the green card paperwork and they marked consular processing and not adjustment of status on the paperwork (not knowing any better) and thus National Visa Center followed up indicating their relative needed to go back home to get an immigrant visa. Yet another reason to consult or use an attorney from the beginning since this could have been avoided. Now that your mother did go outside the U.S., the 10 year bar should kick in since the day she left the US. I highly recommend getting attorney assistance this time around.
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