I was brought to California from another country by my parents when I was less than 10 years old. I entered the United States legally on a tourist visa. I have been here since the late 80s.
I got my driver's license when I turned 16. I graduated from high school on time. I graduated from an excellent university on time as well.
My SSN and driver's license are real and valid. I pay my taxes on time too!
Recently, a company said that they are willing to sponsor me. When I went to the lawyers, they said that is impossible since I do not have a valid visa for the adjustment of status (AOS) to take place.
What can I do to salvage this situation?
Please note: Any country outside of the US feels like a foreign country to me at this point since I have been here for 20+ years. The 10 year ban on returning back home to the US is something that makes me shudder every time I think about this situation. I would not wish this fate on anybody.
Thanks for reading.