Nicastro Piscopo, APLC | Louis M. Piscopo
If you are not protected under Section 245(i) and you last entered the U.S. illegal and without inspection, then you are not eligible for adjustment of status. Instead, after your petition is approved you would have to leave the U.S. and apply for an immigrant visa at the U.S. consulate in your home country. Since you have been illegally in the U.S. for so long you would be barred from returning to the U.S. for 10 years unless a waiver is granted. Waivers are not easily granted and are best handled by an immigrant attorney.
Answer Applies to: California