i live 12 yers usa
State/Country relating to question: South Carolina
Yes, hello. What is your question?
i live u s a 12 yers i pay tax to 41,000 yers bat i dont have greencard
How did you enter the U.S.? Illegally or with A visa? Which visa? What country are you from? And when did you enter the U.S.?
i lose 1999
i don't understand. What did you lose in 1999? Do you speak Spanish?
i came india to usa 1999 than
What visa did you use to enter the U.S.?
What is your current legal status?
What visa did you use to enter the U.S.?
I do not understand your response. I need to know WHICH TYPE of visa you used to enter.
Was it a B-2 tourist visa?
Was it an F-1 student visa?
Was it a C-1/D transit visa?
Was it an H-1B professional visa?
Was it an H-2B non-agricultural worker visa?
Which type of visa was it?
i live u s a 12 yers i mairrg i have 2 boy i dont have greencard
I need to know the TYPE of visa that you used to enter the U.S.
social secuity statement
i cross border
You crossed the border illegally with no visa?
with no visa ?
Unfortunately, the only forgiveness that existed for entering illegally was under INA 245(i) which states that if he had an I-130, I-140 or Labor Certification properly filed for him ON or BEFORE April 30, 2001, AND he could prove that he was inside the U.S. on December 21, 2000 unless the I-130, I-140 or Labor Certification was filed on or before January 14, 1998, and then he could pay a $1000 penalty and adjust status to U.S. Lawful Permanent Residency. If he did not have any of those types of applications filed for him before that date, then he has three options:
1) Wait for an Immigration law to come out that will help him. I have high hopes that next year or maybe the following, something good will come out.
2) Apply for Asylum (he had to have done this within the 1st year be being in the U.S. unless there are changed country conditions), Withholding of Removal, Convention Against Torture, or Cancellation of Removal. The first three things are if he fears to return to his home country because he believes that he will be specifically targeted due to his race, religion, nationality, social group or political opinion and that he runs a high risk of great bodily injury, torture, or death as a result. The last, Cancellation, he would have to prove that he has at least 10 years in the U.S. AND he must also prove that if he is deported, a U.S. Citizen or Lawful Permanent Resident that depends upon him will suffer exceptional and extremely unusual hardship. This hardship must be something more than emotional separation hardship or financial hardship, so it is difficult to get.
3) If he marries a U.S. Citizen (for love, of course), he could file an I-130 here in the U.S. (which will give him no legal status), but once that I-130 is approved, really the only thing he can do is leave the U.S. and apply to come back in at the U.S. Embassy/Consulate in his home country as the spouse of a U.S. Citizen. At that point, they will want to deny him because he entered illegally and stayed. So he would have to apply for an I-601 waiver (forgiveness) and to get this waiver he will have to prove that his spouse will suffer extreme hardship if he is not allowed back in to the U.S. These waivers are very difficult to get. The reason they are difficult to get is because the hardship probably will need to be more than just economic hardship or emotional separation hardship. So because they are difficult to get, no one wants to risk leaving the U.S. and getting stuck outside for 10 years if it isn't granted.
You can look at this link to get more information on I-601 waivers. It is from the U.S. Embassy in Syria, but it is a good description and the process should be similar in all U.S. Embassies.
and here is another link:
And here is a link to what extreme hardship is:
I am truly sorry for the bad news, but the options are very limited at the moment. Please let me know if you have any additional questions. I would be happy to answer them for you without additional charge. My goal is to provide you with top-notch service - please don't forget to leave me feedback if that is available for you to do so. Thank you!
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