How do I get my wife her citizenship fi she was brought here as a baby? 4 Answers as of June 10, 2011My wife was brought to the US illegally as a baby and has lived in the US ever since. We have been married for almost 2 years and now I'm about to transfer to a deployable unit. Will my wife be deported if I attempt to apply for her citizenship, and what would happen to our kids if I'm deployed and that happens?
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Please make an appointment with a competent immigration attorney before you are deployed. They expedite cases for petitioners who are on active duty in the US military. If your wife entered illegally as a baby, she is technically not allowed to file in the US. However! She may be eligible under an old law called 245(i)- if anyone filed any paperwork with immigration or the Dept of Labor before 4/30/2001 for her parents or her. This happens more often than you would think so have her call everyone. It might be an aunt/uncle or other family member who filed papers for a parent or an employer. If your wife was ever a victim of a crime in the US and helped the police, she may be able to get a U visa too.
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