If you qualify to a become a permanent resident you may be able to apply for a green card without leaving the United States. This process is called adjustment of status. When applying for adjustment of status, you will also apply for a work permit card that will allow you to work in the United States. With some exceptions, an applicant for adjustment of status must have entered the United States legally and not have violated his immigration status.
Some of the exceptions to this general rule are:
If you believe you may have a basis for adjustment of status, we hope that the information you find on our website will be helpful and invite you to have a consultation with one of our attorneys. You can reach Henson, Pachuta & Kammerman, PLLC by phone at 703-822-4701 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.