If I came into the U.S. illegally as a baby and later married a citizen, can I apply for permanent residency?

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If I came into the U.S. illegally as a baby and later married a citizen, can I apply for permanent residency?

I was brought involuntarily into the states; I’ve been here for my full 23 years of life. I would

like to know if it’s possible for my wife to apply for me to become a permanent resident and

have our interview here in the states?

Asked on August 9, 2016 under Immigration Law, Texas

Answers:

SB Member California Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 5 years ago | Contributor

If you did not enter the US lawfully, it does not matter that you may qualiy for DACA but you are not eligible for adjustment of status to permanent residence within the US.  You will have to have your spouse petition for you and then you will need a waiver.


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