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Old 05-31-2009, 08:43 PM
 
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This is what I mean when people don't know or understand immigration laws. Even if a person entered this country illegally, they qualify for legalization. I know many people that have done it this way. I believe they are now in the early 1990's. If they entered the country on or before, they can submit an application. Of course, there is always the risk of getting deported in the mean time but it is possible. I know there are specific guidelines and requirements but can't look them up now.
This is true; I don't know the speciics, either, but I know there's such a law. The problem is, it takes a lot of 'faith', because in order to qualify, a person must come out and openly declare his illegal status....then wait possibly for years for the 'payoff'.....during which waiting period, he COULD be suddenly deported with little or no recourse.

How many people this affects, I couldn't say. If you say they're "now in the early 90's", that means a HUGE number of illegals aren't even eligible, having arrived AFTER that time.

Don't know much else about it, though...
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Old 05-31-2009, 08:48 PM
 
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This is true; I don't know the speciics, either, but I know there's such a law. The problem is, it takes a lot of 'faith', because in order to qualify, a person must come out and openly declare his illegal status....then wait possibly for years for the 'payoff'.....during which waiting period, he COULD be suddenly deported with little or no recourse.

How many people this affects, I couldn't say. If you say they're "now in the early 90's", that means a HUGE number of illegals aren't even eligible, having arrived AFTER that time.

Don't know much else about it, though...
Thanks for the clarification.
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