Can a non-documented individual who has been in the country since childhood, can qualify for an R1? 3 Answers as of September 05, 2014

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Law Offices of Svetlana Boukhny
Law Offices of Svetlana Boukhny | Svetlana Boukhny
No, under the current immigration laws, only if the person entered the US lawfully can he/she adjust status to permanent residence within the US and only through an immediate relative petition such as through marriage to a US citizen.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 9/5/2014
Alena Shautsova
Alena Shautsova | Alena Shautsova
It depends on the history of the person's immigration: how he entered; when; if he qualifies for DACA, or for a grandfathering exception; or for VAWA or U visa.
Answer Applies to: New York
Replied: 9/5/2014
Law Offices of Grinberg and Segal
Law Offices of Grinberg and Segal | Alexander Segal
More information is needed to assess his potential eligibility.
Answer Applies to: New York
Replied: 9/5/2014
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