Nicastro Piscopo, APLC | Louis M. Piscopo
Unfortunately, there is no law that allows you to get legal status based on being in the U.S. for 5 years or more. Also, as a J1 holder, you ability to adjust or change your status could be negatively effected if subject to the 2 year foreign residency requirement, and because you are out of status.
Answer Applies to: California
Law Office of Immigration & International Trade Law | Linda Liang
You overstayed your visa to a large extent. Once you are caught, you will be deported. The only way out is a good faith marriage, which, in your case, will be under extreme scrutiny. Therefore, I don't suggest you to have false marriage. A person should never have fraudulent conduct whatsoever. But if you happen to have a spouse who is citizenship, if you contact us, we may help you.
Answer Applies to: Florida