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My brother in law entered the US on a Student visa and has expired for over 4 years.  He is afraid that if after he got married and apply for green card the INS may deport him.  Is it likely?  Also, people has been telling him that he would need to exit the US to have his interviews.  Can he just stay in the US for his interviews?
Thanks for your help.

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Hi,

If your brother-in-law is married to a U.S. citizen, he can be sponsored and adjust status in the U.S. since he initially entered the U.S. legally. In fact, I highly recommend that he continue to remain in the U.S.--if he departs the U.S. before being granted resident status, he will be barred from returning to the U.S. for at least 10 years.

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Ajay K. Arora, Esq.
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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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