Section 245(i) Adjustment of Status
Dedicated Orange County Immigration Attorney
If you entered the country unlawfully, or failed to maintain a lawful status,
you may be eligible to apply for a change of status under the Legal Immigration
Family Equality Act. However, this LIFE Act also extends to a number of
other immigrants who were previously ineligible for an adjustment of status.
To discuss your eligibility under this program, contact our Orange County
immigration attorney today.
We provide skilled guidance to immigrants in Orange County and the surrounding
communities. Call (949) 478-4963 today to get started.
Who Is Covered Under Section 245(i)?
At its core, the 245(i) amendment essentially allows those who do not have
lawful status, entered the country without an inspection, or violated
a non-immigrant visa to apply for an adjustment of status. The person
must meet other requirements to qualify for a green card, but the aforementioned
issues will be overlooked with the payment of a $1000 penalty.
You may be eligible to apply for a change of status if you:
- Entered the United States unlawfully
- Worked in the U.S. unlawfully
- Did not maintain a continuous lawful status
- Entered under the Visa Waiver Pilot program
- Entered as a foreign crewman
- Entered the U.S. as a foreign traveler without a visa
However, not all immigrants who fall into one of the above classes will
be eligible for adjustment of status under this program. 245(i) will only
apply if you meet the following:
- You were physically in the U.S. on December 21, 2000
- A labor certification application, or immigration petition was filed on
your behalf on or prior to April 20, 2001
- This application or petition must be eligible for approval at the time
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Applying for an adjustment of status under Section 245(i) is a great option
for those who would otherwise be required to leave the country before
applying. At the Law Offices of Ashkan Yekrangi, our skilled Orange County
immigration lawyer can help you better understand your options for an
adjustment of status. As an immigrant himself, Attorney Yekrangi is dedicated
to helping our clients resolve these complex legal matters.
For the dedicated counsel you need,
contact the Law Offices of Ashkan Yekrangi today.