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Monday, February 15, 2010

Legalizing children

     As if my last blog about parents discussing their children's status with an immigration attorney had been a call to action, today I met with a woman who was ordered removed by an Immigration Judge in 2005.  To her surprise, her (now 17-year-old) daughter was not ordered deported with her.  Because the child has accrued no unlawful presence, she can leave the U.S. before her 18th birthday and return legally.
     Normally, having a mother who was ordered deported would be a sure-fire way to get a visa denied.  However, the child is a Greek citizen by virtue of her father and her grandfather.  Although Greece is a member of the European Union, its citizens do not yet enjoy the privilege of visa waiver (entering the U.S. for 90 days without requesting a visa).  This may change as early as this year (click here for information from the Dept. of State).
     I just love it when a dream is turned into a reality.
    

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