Amnesty 245(i) Cases
Are You Out of Status?
If you are, you may have more options than you think. If you have entered without examination or your visa has expired, there is a chance that you may be eligible for 245(i) status. This temporary provision allowed foreign nationals who entered the country illegally, had been out of status, or worked without authorization to apply for adjustment of status without being required to leave the country to do so.
Before it was ultimately rescinded, President Clinton briefly brought back the 245(i) exception for the months of January through April 2001. However, one provision permits “grandfathered” immigrants (i.e. beneficiaries of visa petitions and labor certification applications filed by April 30, 2001) to file section 245(i) adjustment applications. Another provision allows certain employment-based immigrants to file for adjustment of status under the normal procedures set forth in section 245(a), despite periods of unlawful presence in the United States.
If you applied for a visa during that time, you would have been protected and may still be able to adjust your status now. If you or your loved one is living in the United States under these circumstances, contact The Law Offices of Susan W. Scheer for an initial consultation.
All of this information is quite general. If you want a clear picture of all your options, contact the office for a consultation.
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