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Old 04-09-2017, 12:11 PM
 
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What I don't understand is why groups do not go after being able to adjust status in country or cancellation of removal. These are things that many here illegally use to their defense and end up getting residency through. However I almost never see it used as a point of attack.
As far as I know, you can only adjust status if you came LEGALLY in the first place. If you sneaked in you are just plain illegal. And you can't do anything about it.
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Old 04-09-2017, 12:17 PM
 
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As far as I know, you can only adjust status if you came LEGALLY in the first place. If you sneaked in you are just plain illegal. And you can't do anything about it.
Right, what I mean is those who overstayed that are here illegally. They are permitted to AOS in country
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Old 04-09-2017, 12:28 PM
 
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It's called birth tourism and it's a scam. Mexicans aren't the only ones doing it.

Federal agents raid homes, some in Irvine, in crackdown on pregnant Chinese women traveling to U.S. to give birth - The Orange County Register
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Old 04-09-2017, 12:28 PM
 
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Right, what I mean is those who overstayed that are here illegally. They are permitted to AOS in country
Oh, I think I see what you mean. Those who came here on a visa and just overstayed can probably go to a lawyer and have their status adjusted from temporary to permanent resident. Also, the legal fees are expensive as are the high fees to USCIS for every packet of documentation they are required to submit, probably in the thousands of dollars, at least. It's not an easy process and it can take a long time. Probably could get deported while trying.

But I would be more in favor of that because at least they came here LEGALLY in the first place. They didn't snub our laws and come here for some ulterior purpose, like taking a grunt job and then just going into hiding. They actually had the decency to apply in the first place--I'll give them credit for that. They are the ones who usually get caught too--because they had the decency to apply, to provide papers/documentation. We know who they are, unlike the true illegals who have no papers and no one has any idea who they really are.
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Old 04-09-2017, 12:35 PM
 
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Oh, I think I see what you mean. Those who came here on a visa and just overstayed can probably go to a lawyer and have their status adjusted from temporary to permanent resident. Also, the legal fees are expensive as are the high fees to USCIS for every packet of documentation they are required to submit, probably in the thousands of dollars, at least. It's not an easy process and it can take a long time. Probably could get deported while trying.

But I would be more in favor of that because at least they came here LEGALLY in the first place. They didn't snub our laws and come here for some ulterior purpose, like taking a grunt job and then just going into hiding. They actually had the decency to apply in the first place--I'll give them credit for that. They are the ones who usually get caught too--because they had the decency to apply, to provide papers/documentation. We know who they are, unlike the true illegals who have no papers and no one has any idea who they really are.
Once your AOS packet has been accepted you're enters into a period of authorized stay so likely not deported unless you commit a new crime. It's doable on your own and often is successful. Until recent I'd never heard of ICE nabbing an AOS applicant. Overstay is forgiven as is illegal work for the spouse/immediate relative of a US citizen.
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Old 04-09-2017, 01:00 PM
 
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Do you honestly believe that this would get past congress and/or SCOTUS? I'm pretty middle of the road and don't think so.
IMHO yes. Trump's now POTUS, the Senate changed the filibuster rules to a simple majority rules and, the SCOTUS is becoming more conservative.
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Old 04-09-2017, 01:05 PM
 
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IMHO yes. Trump's now POTUS, the Senate changed the filibuster rules to a simple majority rules and, the SCOTUS is becoming more conservative.
I could see them saying going forward, but not retroactively
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Old 04-09-2017, 01:09 PM
 
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I could see them saying going forward, but not retroactively
Agreed, if at least talking about people 18 or older when the new law kicks in.
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Old 04-09-2017, 01:12 PM
 
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Old 04-09-2017, 01:38 PM
 
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IMHO yes. Trump's now POTUS, the Senate changed the filibuster rules to a simple majority rules and, the SCOTUS is becoming more conservative.
Impossible for all intents and purposes. A Constitutional amendment is a very difficult thing requiring a very broad general consensus to pass. There is not even a majority.

Given the performance of Trump it may well change radically in 20l18.
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