We dont know what any new law, if any, will say. Therefore we will need to wait and see. On the other hand, normally people who get voluntary departure and fail to depart are precluded from obtain certain immigration benefits. We need to wait what the new law says.
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At this point we have no idea what new laws, if any, will be enacted. We will just need to wait.
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We don't know yet whether the proposed bills will become law and what the final provisions will be. Your friend may have other options and should consult with an experienced attorney.
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