Thanks for your continued patience. It is much appreciated.
However unfortunately, I do not have very good news to share at this time.
Unfortunately, there is no way for you to become legal right now because you are out of status. The only option available would be if you married a US citizen, or wait until one of your children turns 21 and sponsors you for a green card.
Your options are quite limited for any relief:
Option 1) Have an employer file an employment-based immigrant petition on your behalf. If approved, you would have to leave the US and process back in legally. The big problem with this is that if you leave the US now, you will be subject to a ban from re-entering the US for quite some time, due to your unlawful presence in the US. The only way to get around this ban is if you can show that your US citizen children will suffer extreme hardship if you are not allowed to re-enter sooner. Note that this is not just an emotional or financial hardship. It is more like one of them has a medical conditions and they need you to attend to them for their well-being.
Also note that you might not be eligible to come back with the employment-based visa until one becomes available, which can take a few years.
Option 2) You wait until one of your US citizen children turns 21 years old, and then they sponsor you for an immediate relative green card and adjustment of status.
Option 3) Marry a US citizen who sponsors you for a green card.
Option 4) Wait until the law changes (remaining int he US illegally), and hope that any new laws cover your current situation.
I'm very sorry. But these are your only options. Please know that I always do my best to help customers come up with a good solution, but from time to time, the law does not provide a good solution to every situation. Please do not hold bad news against me by giving me a negative rating.
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