How can an illegal immigrant become legal?
An “illegal immigrant” is usually refers to someone who either:
- Entered the United States without legally documentation
- Entered the U.S. with legal visa but then did not depart until the expiration of their authorized stay
There are two ways for an illegal immigrant become legal:
- Qualify as a asylee or refugee
- Comeback to their homeland and apply for reentry under US immigration laws
Remember that, according to US immigration laws, an alien who illegally present in the US for less then 1 year will be prevented for the registration for 3 years. A foreign national illegally present in the US for more than 1 year is prevented for the registration for 10 years.