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Should I fall out of status so I can get a green card through the New Immigration Bill?

Should I fall out of status so I can get a green card through the New Immigration Bill?

Many of our clients are wondering if they should fall out of status and become illegal, and get the benefits of the possible new law. Unfortunately, the bill has stated that you must be already out of status as of April 16, 2013 which was the day the bill was introduced. There will be some questions as to when person fell out status for Student and Business Visa, but the simple answer is that people legally in status as of April 16, 2013 should stay in legal status.

The actual bill language of the bill is the “Applicant cannot have been an LPR, refugee, asylee, or lawfully present nonimmigrant (with certain exceptions) notwithstanding any unauthorized employment or status violations, on the date the bill was introduced in the Senate (April 16, 2013).”

We will blog every couple days to keep you updated.

Andrew Johnson, Esquire
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Andrew P. Johnson

Immigration lawyer Andrew P Johnson is a prominent advocate within the immigration community and is regularly interviewed by major press organizations and invited to speak at diplomatic events regarding immigration law. The Law Offices of Andrew P Johnson represents corporations, diplomats, nonprofits, entrepreneurs, families, and individuals. Our immigration lawyers in New York City have represented and litigated thousands of cases throughout the country. Our Senior Partner, Andrew P. Johnson, was a government prosecutor until he started the immigration law firm in 1999. He has authored numerous articles on immigration and international matters which have been published by the American Bar Association and the American Immigration Lawyers Association. In 2013, Andrew P. Johnson was invited to speak to over 30 United Nation Ambassadors regarding the EB-5 visa investor program. In 2015, Mr. Johnson was invited to Washington DC to speak to over 40 United States Ambassador about the EB-5 investment program. Immigration lawyer Andrew P Johnson has been featured in the New York Times, interview by CBS, quoted by USA Today, Fox News, Washington Times, ABC, Indian Post, Associated Press, Radio Free America, Boston Globe, Chicago Sun-Times, along with over 50 other periodicals around the country.

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