Legal Question in Immigration Law in Washington

legal status

my husband entered the us illegally and i need to know the steps on what forms to file and what to do please help

Asked on 1/02/09, 2:16 pm

2 Answers from Attorneys

Philip Eichorn Hammond Law Group

Re: legal status

If your husband entered illegally, there are few avenues for him to access lawful status. Consulting with an immigration attorney who is skilled in family based adjustment of status and consular processing is critical to protecting your husband's rights. Do not engage in a course of conduct with USCIS prior to fully discussing your case with an attorney.

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Answered on 1/02/09, 2:19 pm

Isabella Mayzel, Esq. Law Offices of Isabella Mayzel

Re: legal status

Under the current law, only three categories can legalize in case of entering the U.S. illegally:

1. Battered Spouse

2. Asylee

3. An alien who has protection under LIFE Act.

Otherwise, the consular processing might be an option but in this case you are taking a huge risk.

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Answered on 1/02/09, 9:45 pm

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