Dream Act benefits received successfully, now wants to apply for a green card, but she came through Mexico. Possible?

Asked 4 months ago - Houston, TX

The first time she arrived by plane. The second time, she crossed the Mexican border (gave her finger prints at the border). She received immigration benefits from the Dream Act law. Is she eligible to apply for a green card based on her marriage to a U.S. citizen? Thanks.

Attorney answers (4)

  1. Pablo Husayn Nossa

    Contributor Level 17

    Answered . Possibly, not enough information to give a definitive answer. Were both entries legal?

    The answer provided is general in nature and should not be construed as legal advice as not all facts are know by... more
  2. Gen Kimura

    Contributor Level 18

    Answered . I agree with my colleagues. If she entered the U.S. legally, then it is possible that she is eligible for adjusting her status. We need more information.

    This answer is of a general nature and should not be relied upon as final, nor is it intended as legal advice.... more
  3. Andrew T. Brooks


    Contributor Level 13

    Answered . There is no Dream Act. Assuming she received Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, the marriage to a citizen is a different matter altogether. Generally, people married to U.S. citizens can apply for green cards. She and her husband should meet with an immigration attorney in her area to discuss eligibility and procedures. Good luck.

  4. Alexus Paul Sham


    Contributor Level 20

    Answered . Whether she can apply for a green card depends on if she entered the US legally. It would be best to bring all paperwork to an immigration attorney.

    Alexus P. Sham-The above information is only general in nature and does not constitute legal advice. It does not... more

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