Can you get a green card if you are in the U.S. illegally?
Question Details: I am married to an illegal women from Mexico. We have been married for 6 years. We have a son who is 5 but she has another daughter with another man. I want to help her get her green card, however I did not know if we had a case since she came illegally to this country. I just want to protect my son and not loose his mother.
Under the current immigration laws, if she entered the US unlawfully she is not eligible to legalize her status within the US. Did she enter the US unlawfully or just overstayed a lawful entry? The two are quite different. Maybe the laws will change in the near future to enable her to adjust status to permanent residence but for now, this is not possible.
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