I have a friend who was brought by his parents to the US when he was 17. Apparently, he had legal status when he came to the US, but he does not have legal status now.
His parents both have green cards. He has a younger sibling who is a US citizen and is over 21. And his older siblings have status because they married US citizens.
I’ve said I would look into his immigration issues and try to help him. I’m not an immigration lawyer, but I’m going to try to help him prepare everything, so that when we do go hire an immigration lawyer, we can minimize the money he has to spend. So, I’m not looking for legal advice here.
But, he has told me that he went to see an immigration lawyer seven years ago, and the lawyer told him that he could not file for a green card based on either his mom or dad’s status or his younger brother’s status.
Which, in poking around on the INS website, doesn’t make sense to me. The only thing I can think of is that possibly there’s some rule that’s impacting him because he’s in-country?
If you just want to link to something, I’ll go read it. You don’t have to answer the question. But I’m trying to determine if there’s some rule about being in-country which affects your ability to file for something like F2B.