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But couldn't she apply to Provisional Unlawful Presence Waivers especially that she is a parent of a US child? I wasn't sure if that is possible...
I heard there were some changes with the immigration reform...
I see there is something posted in USCIS: LINK
Beginning March 4, 2013, certain immigrant visa applicants who are spouses, children and parents of U.S. citizens (immediate relatives) can apply for provisional unlawful presence waivers before they leave the United States. The provisional unlawful presence waiver process allows individuals, who only need a waiver of inadmissibility for unlawful presence, to apply for a waiver in the United States and before they depart for their immigrant visa interviews at a U.S. embassy or consulate abroad.
It is confusing for me a little, I wish if this is what will grant my wife the GC, my citizenship eligibility is in 15 months.
I know you gave me a great answer above but maybe there is a way of getting the green card for my wife under the new law with the link provided in my reply.