Monthly Archives: July 2009

Distinction Between “Unlawful Status” and “Unlawful Presence”

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Aliens who are unlawfully present and voluntarily departed the United States may face the three-year, ten- year and permanent bar when seeking readmission. However, being in an unlawful immigration status does not necessarily accrue unlawful presence. There are situations in which an alien who is present in an unlawful status nevertheless does not accrue unlawfulContinue Reading