The Legal Immigration Family Equity (LIFE) Act can help you get a green card regardless of unlawful time living or working in the U.S. Before you apply for the LIFE Act, you must be the recipient of a petition for an alien relative or alien worker (I-130 or I-140).
For those of you who do not fall into the category of immediate relative, you may still have a chance at applying for a green card through a family member. People who belong to the “family preference” category include children who are unmarried and older than 21, children who are married (any age), and siblings – in this last case, the U.S. citizen must be over the age of 21.
A Marriage Visa is a visa for immigrants allowing a foreign spouse of a US resident or citizen to immigrate into the United States. If you are a citizen of the United States and already married to someone who is a foreign national, you have to file for an Immigration Marriage Visa.