Legal Question in Immigration Law in Idaho
I entered the U.S. in 1998 illegally with my two children when they were 2 and 6, now that their graduating from high school they want to go to college but they are not legal here what are my chances of obtaining residency?
1 Answer from Attorneys
No, unfortunately, you or they can't obtain residency.
Because all of you entered the USA illegally and, I assume, no one ever had petitioned for you, you are not eligible for a green card through adjustment of status. Even marriage to a US citizen will likely require going back to your home country and applying for a visa.
If and when the Congress will pass the DREAM Act, then maybe your children will have a chance to legalize their status.
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