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I have been married for 10 years and then we went through the process, all we had to do was complete a I 385 form to request permission for him to be here. They were all aware that he entered illegally. I also did not have a lawyer. Anyways, the I385 form was sent to Nebraska and approved, but that wasn't the end yet, they sent his information to the American Consulate in Ciudad Juarez Mexico and we had to wait for an appointment with them to apply for his Green Card. We received a letter stating that he had an appointment on whatever date and that the appointment was at the Consulate in Mexico. We assumed that once we got there, we would get the Green Card the same day, but it did not work that way. We stood there for hours in a line and once we got to the counter, they told us that my husband would have to stay in Mexico for 12-15 months until his Green Card application was processed. And that is what happened, on the anniversary of the 15 months I received a letter stating that he had an appointment to go review the Green Card application, so he went and received his Green Card the same day and came back home. Once he got home, he was able to apply for a SSN and has been straight ever since.

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Q: How do you get your Mexican spouse legal when he crossed the Mexican border illegally?
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