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Thank you.Because every person's status and case is different, it is impossible to provide a "blanket" answer as to "do this and everything should be okay."Generally speaking, the employees basically fall under the following categories:ENTERED WITHOUT INSPECTION - generally can do little for them;ENTERED WITH VALID VISA BUT OVERSTAYED VISA - may be able to claim lawful residency status via color of law doctrine but this is very hard. See HERE. This works best if they have been paying taxes;Aside from that, it is very hard to say which employees CAN be made "legal" for residence and which cannot since every story is different. The best the company can do is retain counsel for those in question.
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