Currently in process of deffered action for childhood arrivals.. can I cross a inland immigration check point by showing my rece

Asked almost 2 years ago - Donna, TX

The check points I'm talking about are (NOT International border crossing s) these are inspection blocks set up by cbp n border patrol 60 miles north of the mexican/American border..I live in south texas, and i need to cross the the Check point to get to Austin or Houston ..can I just show them my 821D recipt to cross or will I get arrested?? .....P.S. since I am in process do I have some kind of status to keep me from getting delorted/ or arrested in united states soil ...I'm a strong candidate with clean record

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  1. Carl Michael Shusterman


    Contributor Level 20


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    Answered . You should be okay with your receipt, but if you can wait until your application is approved, this would be better.

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  2. Veronica Tunitsky

    Contributor Level 18


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    Answered . I would wait until your approval, if possible, since a pending aplication may not be enough.

    The pending aplication does not give you any legal status.

    The information offered is general in nature and not meant to be relied upon as legal advice. Please consult an... more
  3. Mark Albert Bissada

    Contributor Level 7

    Answered . I agree with both of my colleagues. While the receipt notice doesn't technically keep you safe, it could help if you are stopped and questioned. It's better for you to wait for a result. The officers who do the inspecting do not necessarily have the information about your strong application and clean record handy.

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