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Are there any options for somebody who entered the country illegally as a minor?

West Chester, PA |

I came into the country at age 8 illegally due to my brother's medical condition and have been here ever since. I am now 18 and wanting to go to college but unable to. My girlfreind and I have discussed marraige. We have been looking in to what to do to correct my situation but we have not been able to find many options. What can I do?

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  1. It all depends on how you entered the United States. Did you have a visa when you entered as a child?

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  2. Maybe. Talk to an immigration attorney

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  3. The issue is complicated. You need to consult with an attorney to fully understand the risks involved.

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