Hello all, I have a loved one who originally entered the U.S. on a tourist visa...she overstayed her visa by more than a year and is now subject to the 10 year waiting period for reentry.
My question is if I agreed to marry her within her own country would she qualify for a waiver to this penalty? If so, what kind of paperwork (visa, or type of petition) would I have file on her behalf? I am a US citizen and I knew her for almost a year prior to her voluntarily leaving the country (she was not deported) in early 2010.
Since then she and I have discussed the possibility of getting married, although if her reentry is barred for 10 years it's less likely to happen...since I don't see myself moving to Ecuador anytime soon.
Thanks in advance for your attention to this post and have a great day!
Oops, just realized this might not be in the appropriate sub forum....since my friend was not actually deported. Beginner's mistake.