I'm applying for Deferred Action, but I'm having problems proving I came here before turning 16 years old.

Asked over 1 year ago - Santa Cruz, CA

Can I use pictures of myself with American landmarks behind me to show I was here before turning 16 years old? That's all I have to proof I currently have to show I came here when I was 15 years old. The pictures have dates. So they clearly show they were taken when I was 15 years old.

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  1. Dana Roxana Bucin

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    Answered . I recommend you use an attorney on this who can take a look at the overall strength of your case and suggest creative ways to prove this element.

    This answer is provided for general education purposes only and is not intended to provide, nor does it provide,... more
  2. F. J. Capriotti III

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    Answered . Here's the problem. Unless you are holding up a newspaper and your birth certificate in the photo ... only you know that you were less than 16 in the photos.

    Sure, you can use them. But, I would NOT base an application on that kind of 'proof' alone.

    Meet with an attorney.

    PROFESSOR OF IMMIGRATION LAW for over 10 years -- This blog posting is offered for informational purposes only. It... more
  3. J. Thomas Smith Ph.D.

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    Answered . Did you attend school? Talk with an attorney. S/he will assist you in determining how to prove presence prior to age 16.

    Law Offices of J Thomas Smith J.D., Ph.D 11500 Northwest Freeway, Suite 280 Houston, TX 77092 713-LAWYER-2 www.... more

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