i have been in the us since 8 months old im 24 now i currently attend school to get my GED and i have 2 mistameanors for possession of 1gram of cannabis
I would advise consulting with an experienced immigration attorney about your eligibility for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, especially since you have 2 misdemeanor offenses. More information is required about your case history to confirm your eligibility.
If you have any criminal convictions you should speak with and retain an immigration attorney before applying for DACA. My firm handles criminal immigration matters throughout the US.
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You need to retain an experienced immigration lawyer to review all the facts, including the court disposition and the charging documents, in order to advise you, and handle the case.
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Talking to a lawyer is advisable especially since deferred action is a discretionary form of relief and you might not want to flag yourself in the process. Not saying you should or shouldn't apply; I'm saying talk to someone who can advise you properly.
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Although possession of drugs is not listed as an offense disqualifying one for deferred action, it is Very important for you to consult with an attorney to explain to you how you should go about applying and helps you make an informed wise decision.
You can fill out our questionnaire on deferred action to see if you qualify:
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