Most people wait until everything is just right before they do anything. They refuse to go out on a limb where the fruit is. They are the people who end up like the cook’s biscuits.
Let me explain. When I was a small boy in Yazoo City, Mississippi, we lived next door to some rich folks. I know they were rich because they not only had a cook, but the cook had something to cook. In the 1930’s that was a sure sign of wealth. I was there for lunch one day, as I tried to be most every day. On this occasion, the cook brought out a pan of biscuits. Since they were no thicker than a silver dollar, I asked, “Maude, what happened to those biscuits?” She reared back, laughed, and said, “Well, those biscuits squatted to rise, but they just got cooked in the squat.”
From: “See You at the Top” by Zig Ziglar
Now what in the world does this have with getting a “green card” or any other immigration benefit in today’s environment? The current situation does not allow everybody to get their benefit in the United States. Some people are able to get what they want along with filing for a waiver at USCIS, others may have to go home and process through their consulate. Everything is not just right. Does this mean you should just wring your hands and wait for the law to change? Maybe not, we have met with many families and individual we have been able to help.
Please meet with an immigration attorney and find out what your options are, how long it will take and what it will cost. Then talk to the attorney about what happens if you do not do anything. Certain people will be better off not doing anything now, but other will find that they are eligible for benefits and can come out from living in the shadows.