If my family entered the US 2 years ago on a tourist visa but we’ve been overstaying since, is there a way that we can be granted permanent residency?

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If my family entered the US 2 years ago on a tourist visa but we’ve been overstaying since, is there a way that we can be granted permanent residency?

Asked on July 2, 2013 under Immigration Law, New York

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Tricia Dwyer / Tricia Dwyer Esq & Associates PLLC

Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

Hello. First, you should not post this issue on a public website, because your statements may be used as evidence. You should contact an attorney for help right and confidential legal advice right away; you may definitely contact me for help. In immigration law, there are many rules, and many exceptions.  Sometimes, special exceptions are granted.  Also, immigration reform appears to be nearing final approval. Some attorneys are available seven days for emergency legal needs. Many attorneys will confer initially at no charge. Then, if legal work is performed, some attorneys will provide a reduced fee for financial hardship. Some attorneys may also assist you in limited scope manner to conserve legal costs. All the best.


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