There are multiple ways to change your immigration status in the United States. Recent laws have made some of these possibilities seem more daunting or confusing then ever. Below are two ways in which a person could potentially adjust their immigration status.
Parole In Place
“Parole in Place” (or PIP for short) allow family member who U.S citizens who are in the military to “adjust status”—that is, apply for lawful permanent residence or a green card—without leaving the United States. This change in status means you would not have to leave the country even if they are living here illegally right now; hence 'In Place'. For more information on PIP feel free to contact our firm or check out this helpful resource.
El parole in place (PIP, por sus siglas en inglés) es un camino poco conocido que permite obtener la tarjeta de residencia, también conocida como green card, a migrantes indocumentados que son familiares inmediatos de ciudadanos militares, reservistas o veteranos.
If the person petitioning you case has passed away, reinstatement is another option to receive a change of status.
Reinstatement is the process of re-establishing the status of a person, company or law. In Immigration law, you may be able to reestablish your status under certain circumstances. Basically, if the person that submitted the petition to Immigration passes away, then the petition gets denied. There are however some circumstances, where if the person resided in the United States at the time when the person that submitted the petition died, that person may still be eligible to continue their immigration case.
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