How can she get legal U.S. resident status?
February 12, 2010 4:33 PM Subscribe
[immigration filter] How can someone who has overstayed her Visa gain legal status in the United States?
posted by kensington314 to law & government (8 answers total)
An acquaintance wants to remain in the United States legally, though she is currently here on an expired travel Visa. Here are the details, as a I understand them:
* She is from Guatemala.
*She is going to give birth next week in the United States.
* She has been here for about five years, and works under the table in Los Angeles.
* I do not know the legal status of the child's father.
I know that our immigration laws tend to frown on people whose status is not legal, and I know that we don't shy away from splitting up families if the parents are not citizens and the children are.
But what are her options?