Bronx, NY asked in Immigration Law for New York

Q: How can a person obtain a visa or tps or a green card if they came to the united states illegally? They are a minor.

They came here from Italy this year and now they live here with relatives that were born here.

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Kevin L Dixler
Kevin L Dixler
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  • Immigration Law Lawyer
  • Chicago, IL

A: More information is needed. How old are you? If a person comes to the U.S. on their valid visa, then this is different, although the person ‘may’ be deported without a hearing.

The person who acts as your guardian should seek legal assistance from a competent and experienced immigration attorney before there are any other complications.

There are extremely limited circumstances when a person enters without inspection and admission. The situations are exceptional, but it is unclear without an appointment.

The above is general information, not legal advice, and does not create an attorney client relationship.

Hector E. Quiroga
Hector E. Quiroga
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  • Immigration Law Lawyer
  • Las Vegas, NV

A: TPS isn’t an option for Italian citizens.

As to the other options, there is probably no direct path. It depends a great deal on the person’s circumstances and the relationship between the person and their family in the US. The best bet would be to discuss the situation with an immigration attorney.

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