Lewisville, TX asked in Immigration Law for Texas

Q: My girlfriend lived in the US illegally as a kid but left before she was 18 Will that keep her from getting a green card

My girlfriend lives in Mexico and we've been talking about getting married for a while now but we weren't sure if she could come back. When she was younger she lived in the country illegally and their are records of her like high school yearbooks and stuff but she left voluntarily when she was 17. Since she wasn't actually deported would this keep her from getting a green card either through normal application or through marriage?

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Lindsay G Gray
Lindsay G Gray
  • Immigration Law Lawyer
  • Austin, TX

A: The answer to this question depends on whether she entered the U.S. multiple times without permission and how long she stayed each time.

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