Immigration Issues/Husband's status

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I have been with my husband for 8 1/2 years and been married for 5 years, we have two kids together, and i was wondering how i could make him a legal resident. He came here illegally from El Salvador over 10 years ago. I've talked to a couple of lawyers about it but they all tell me the same thing, but I've talked to a couple of police officers and law enforcement agencies and they told me he could apply for something like a neutralization permit?
I mean is there anything that I can apply for him, because it would be a major hardship to loose him if he had to go back because, everything is in my name and i don't have a decent job, and my mom recently just passed away, i don't know I would be able to afford everything. I just really need help. I'm sick of living in fear, i don't want my kids to loose their father!
Is there anything I can do?

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Hi,

Unfortunately, since your husband entered the U.S. illegally, he will be unable to adjust status in the U.S. under the current laws. At the same time, if he departs the U.S. for any reason, he will be unable to enter the U.S. for 10 years as he will be subject to the 10-year bar to entry to the U.S. There is no solution to your question.

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Ajay K. Arora

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I can answer your questions on employment and family-based U.S. Immigration Law. Expertise in various immigration categories includes the following: H-1B, L-1, O-1, PERM (labor certification), EB-1 to EB-3 I-140 employment-based immigrant petitions, family or fiance(e) or spousal sponsorship, visa extension or change of status, adjustment of status, naturalization (citizenship), etc.

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Ajay K. Arora attended Pennsylvania State University and the University of Wales at Swansea (United Kingdom), and earned his law degree at Temple University School of Law, Philadelphia, in 1993. Mr. Arora has practiced Immigration Law since graduation and is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association since 1995.

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American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) full member since 1995.

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Ajay K. Arora attended Pennsylvania State University and the University of Wales at Swansea (United Kingdom), and earned his law degree at Temple University School of Law, Philadelphia, in 1993. Mr. Arora has practiced Immigration Law since graduation and is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association since 1995.

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