Twentynine Palms, CA asked in Immigration Law for California

Q: Is there anything I can do so someone I love in order for her to get documentation without marriage?

My girlfriend has lived in the US for practically her whole life she arrived here when she was about 1 year old. She is 18 years old now and she’s trying to apply for a visa to study here in the U.S. But if she doesn’t get her visa approved then she’s going to have to go back to Mexico and study over there. I know the simple solution would be to marry her and provide her a green card but I don’t want to rush things and force her to do things that she doesn’t want to do. I just don’t know how I can help her and all I want to do support her so that she can chase her dreams.

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Mario Musil
Mario Musil
Answered
  • Immigration Law Lawyer
  • Portland, OR

A: Thank you for your message. She may be eligible for DACA or other possible visa types, such as a U visa. She should speak with an experienced attorney to go through the facts of her life to determine what if anything she may qualify for.

Many immigration lawyers provide a free initial consultation to help her get started.

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Jesus Martinez
Jesus Martinez
Answered
  • Immigration Law Lawyer
  • FRESNO, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: Unfortunately, if she does not have DACA, USCIS is not accepting initial applications. She should obtain a legal consultation to see if she is eligible for anything.

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