Worked illegally, married a U.S. citizen: Can I adjust status?
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Unlawful employment is not a bar to adjusting status for immediate relatives of U.S. citizens
I first came to the U.S. on an H-1B visa, then my visa ran out, around the time that my employer went bankrupt. I stayed in the U.S. and have been doing odd jobs for the last couple months, but I just married a U.S. citizen. She would like to help me get a green card. Someone told me that I can do that without leaving the U.S., by adjusting my status, but I also read that you're not allowed to adjust status if you've worked illegally. What can I do?