You aren't going to like the answer, unfortunately. It is too late for you to do reinstatement because you had 5 months to do it and at 8 months, it is too long. Sorry. So you have the following options at this time under the law:
1) Wait for the immigration reform that comes out. If it is approved, then you may be able to get Residency if you entered the U.S. early enough.
2) Apply for Asylum (you had to have done this within the 1st year of being in the U.S. unless there is a credible excuse or changed country conditions), Withholding of Removal, Convention Against Torture, or Cancellation of Removal. The first three things are if you fear to return to your home country because you believe that you will be specifically targeted due to your race, religion, nationality, social group or political opinion and that you run a high risk of great bodily injury, torture, or death as a result. The last, Cancellation, you would have to prove that you have been at least 10 years in the U.S. AND you must also prove that if you are deported, a U.S. Citizen or Lawful Permanent Resident that depends upon you 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 you marry a U.S. Citizen (for love, of course), or you have a U.S. Citizen son or daughter over 21, you could file for Residency without having to leave the U.S.
4) Because you have not begun to accrue unlawful presence yet since USCIS has not made a determination on your status, you do not have a 3 or 10 year automatic bar yet. This means that if you leave the U.S. within a reasonable time, like very very soon, you could apply for a visa to come back and not have an automatic denial. You still have to convince the visa officer that your overstay was brief, reasonable and would not happen again, but at least you have a chance.
I wish I had better news for you, but the options are limited.
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