If I showed someone else's US birth certificate to an immigration officer but then said it wasn't mine, am I still eligible for a green card?
Question Details: I came illegally 11 years ago. At the airport an officer asked for my ID, I showed him the birth certificate and said, "I can check this - do you still want to say it's yours?" I said it wasn't, was fingerprinted, had my information put in the computer and driven back voluntarily to Mexico. I came back again 2 days later.
If you reentered the US unlawfully, what is the basis you would use for a green card application? You have to enter the US lawfully in order to be eligible for a green card (eventually) or for any type of other lawful status.
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