Do we have to be studying while we apply for the dream act or have a certificate like a GED?
A certificate or high school diploma is fine. You don't have to be in school.
Dhenu Savla, Esq.
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Yes. For more information, please look below:
They actually did a good job of explaining this very question on the GOv. website. All you need is read.
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Criminal Defense Attorney
You must be in school or have graduated from school. A GED counts. GED classes count. You will need to show evidence of enrollment in an education if you are in school/classes, or you will need to show evidence that you graduated/completed a program.
Divorce / Separation Lawyer
If you graduated high school, you don't need to do anything. If you did not graduate high school, you need to be enrolled into a GED program and you can apply while you are enrolled; you don't need to complete it before applying. If you have already completed your GED, you are also eligible to apply.
Also, the program is officially called "Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals" - not the Dream Act.
Best of luck,
-Sanjay A. Paul, Esq.
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