The unlawfully present foreign national will be required to voluntary leave the US or be deported to their country of origin.
Due to their unlawful length of stay he or she will be barred for applying for reentry into the US for 10 years.
The exception would be if the foreign national qualifies as a refugee or asylee.
The above answer is both misleading and incorrect. The CORRECT answer is:Who Qualifies for a Green Card (Permanent Residence) Categories of people who can apply for a green card, to make their home in the U.S.
A green card identifies its holder as a U.S. permanent resident, with rights to enter, exit, work, and live here for their entire life. But before you think about applying, make sure you're eligible under one of the following categories.1. Immediate Relatives of U.S. Citizens
Immediate relatives include:
An unlimited number of Green Cards are available for immediate relatives whose U.S. citizen relatives petition for them -- applicants can get a green card as soon as they get through the paperwork and application process. For more information, see Nolo's articles on Sponsoring a Fiancé or Spouse for a Green Card or Sponsoring a Family Member for a Green Card. Also see the book Fiancé & Marriage Visas: A Couple's Guide to U.S. Immigration , by Ilona Bray (Nolo).2. Other Family Members
Certain family members of U.S. citizens or permanent residents are also eligible for green cards -- but not right away. They fall into the "preference categories" listed below, meaning that only a certain number of them will receive green cards each year (480,000). The system is first come, first served -- the earlier the U.S. citizen or permanent resident turns in a visa petition, the sooner the immigrant can apply for a green card. The waits range from approximately three to 24 years in the family preference categories, which include:
For more information, see Nolo's articles Sponsoring a Fiancé or Spouse for a Green Card or Sponsoring a Family Member for a Green Card. Also see the book How to Get a Green Card , by Ilona Bray (Nolo).3. Preferred Employees and Workers
A total of 140,000 green cards are offered each year to people whose job skills are needed in the U.S. market. In most cases, a job offer is also required, and the employer must prove that it has recruited for the job and not found any willing, able, qualified U.S. citizens or residents to hire instead of the immigrant. Because of annual limits, this is a "preference category," and applicants often wait years for an available green card. Here are the subcategories:
Employment First Preference. Priority workers, including:
Employment Second Preference. Professionals with advanced degrees or exceptional ability.
Employment Third Preference. Professionals and skilled or unskilled workers.
Employment Fourth Preference. Religious workers and miscellaneous categories of workers and other "special immigrants" (described below)
Employment Fifth Preference. Investors willing to put $1 million into a U.S. business -- or $500,000 if the business is in an economically depressed area. The business must employ at least ten workers.
For more information, see Nolo's article Sponsoring a Worker for a Green Card: Employer's Tasks. Or get the book U.S. Immigration Made Easy , by Ilona Bray (Nolo).4. Green Card Lotteries: Ethnic Diversity
A certain number of green cards (currently 50,000) are made available to people from countries that in recent years have sent the fewest immigrants to the United States. For more information, see Nolo's article Winning a Green Card Through the Visa Lottery. Also see the book U.S. Immigration Made Easy , by Ilona Bray (Nolo).5. Special Immigrants
Occasionally, laws are passed making green cards available to people in special situations. The current special immigrant categories are:
certain members of the U.S. Armed Forces who enlisted overseas and served 12 years.
The U.S. government offers refuge to people who fear, or have experienced, persecution in their home country. A person still outside the United States would apply to be a refugee; a person already here would apply for asylum.
The persecution must be based on the person's race, religion, nationality, political opinion, or membership in a particular social group. If you are fleeing only poverty or random violence, you do not qualify in either category.
For more information, see either How to Get a Green Card or U.S. Immigration Made Easy , both by Ilona Bray (Nolo).7. Amnesty and Special Agricultural Worker Status
Years ago, a green card based on "amnesty" was offered to people who had been living in the United States illegally since January 1, 1982. There was a similar amnesty for laborers who worked in the fields for at least 90 days between May 1, 1985 and May 1, 1986. Although the application deadlines have long passed, certain class action lawsuits mean that some applications haven't yet been decided on. See an attorney if you should have qualified.
In 1997, Congress added an amnesty for Nicaraguans and Cubans, called the Nicaraguan Adjustment and Central American Relief Act (NACARA). Some provisions also benefit Salvadorans, Guatemalans, and Eastern Europeans. The deadline for filing applications has passed.8. Long-Time Residents
The law allows certain people who have lived illegally in the United States for more than ten years to request permanent residence, usually as a defense in immigration court proceedings. You must also show that your spouse, parent, or children -- who must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents -- would face "extraordinary and exceptionally unusual hardship" if you were forced to leave. Consult a lawyer if you think you qualify. Do not go straight to USCIS -- you could cause your own deportation.
Another remedy called "registry" allows people who have lived in the United States continuously since January 1, 1972 to apply for a green card. You'll need to show that you have good moral character and are not inadmissible. Your stay in the United States need not have been illegal -- time spent on a visa counts. For more information, see the book How to Get a Green Card , by Ilona Bray (Nolo).9. Special Cases
Individual members of the U.S. Congress have, on occasion, intervened for humanitarian reasons in extraordinary cases, helping someone get permanent residence even if the law would not allow it.
The last name Green is one of the most common and widespread of English surnames. Either a nickname for someone who was fond of dressing in this color from Old English grene or a topographic name for someone who lived near a village green.
The president lived in the white house and plants lived in the green house
While being the bona fide spouse of a US citizen automatically makes someone eligible for a permanent resident visa ("green card"), simply living with a US citizen does not confer any special status no matter how long you lived with them.
It is impossible to accurately determine how many Hispanics live or lived in the USA since so many enter illegally and are undocumented.
I'm sure you would be able to if one became a legal citizen afterwards.
Blue-Green algae known as stromatolites lived in the Precambrian before the trilobites.
No, unless: 1) that person entered the US lawfully and is now married to a US citizen or 2) they entred illegaly but has a family/labor petition filed for them before April 30, 2001 AND that person has been present in the US since at least December 21, 2000.
Never, you are in trouble as soon as they find you've lived in the US illegally.
Ethan Allen and the Green Mountain Boys.
You would say that you lived in the US: "I lived in the US." 'Were' makes the verb to live passive which would suggest that someone lived you, which is impossible.
They mean you've lived an amazing life
Someone who lived at that time was Leonardo da Vinci, the rival of Michelangelo.
Jeanne Calment-she lived to be 122 years,164 days old.
The Olmecs lived in green river valleys
purple because bananas are green
Well it depends on the area they live in, if one lived in the forest it would have to adapt to hide from predators. if one lived in the rain forest it would be green for the same reason.
Someone who lived in a shanty, i.e. a shack.