Do I qualify for the DREAM Act if I came to U.S. at the age of 16?

Asked about 2 years ago - Bloomfield, NJ

I came when I was 16, and turned 17 here. Do I still qualify for the DREAM Act ?

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  1. Javier G Pineda

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    Answered . As written, you would not qualify. It is not the DREAM Act, it is only a change in policy. You can read about it at http://www.dhs.gov/ynews/releases/20120612-napo.... According to the announcement the policy is effective immediately, however USCIS will not start accepting applications until August. See a lawyer before you do anything to understand what is at stake. You need to discuss the risks, given that everything may change in November.

    Maybe you have other options.

    714-560-0040. The answer provided is general in nature and because not all facts are known, it should not be... more
  2. Eric M. Mark

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    Answered . Unfortunately, under the current policy, it is not a law, you do not qualify. Nonetheless, if you are detained by immigration officials you could still apply, and have a good chance to receive, deferred action.

  3. Theodore John Murphy

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    Answered . You do not qualify under the current policy. The Department of Homeland Security has posted guidelines that are available on the Internet. A link is available on my website in the news section. You may have other options - call an immigration attorney to schedule a consultation.

    The answer provided here is general in nature and does not take into account other factors that may need to be... more
  4. J Charles Ferrari

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    Answered . Unfortunately, no.

    J Charles Ferrari Eng & Nishimura 213.622.2255 The statement above is general in nature and does not... more

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