A Child Avoids the 10 Year Bar at U.S. Consulate

A 17 year old person was able to obtain a permanent resident visa at the U.S. Consulate in Cd. Juarez after entering the U.S. as a child and residing in the U.S. all her life. The child was deemed not to have triggered the 10 year bar upon leaving the United States. In addition, she immediately became eligible for U.S. citizenship upon re-entry into the U.S.