Is there anyway to obtain a permanent residency on my own if I have been in the U.S for over 20 years I'm 23 years old?

Asked over 1 year ago - San Bernardino, CA

I was brought to the U.S when I was like 2 years old I started walking here went to school here pre-school thru high school graduated also have a clean record no criminal background history other than no licence tickets...

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  1. Carl Michael Shusterman

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    Answered . Need more facts. You can apply for DACA.

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    (213) 394-4554 x0 Mr. Shusterman is a former INS Trial Attorney (1976-82) with over 35 years of immigration... more
  2. J Charles Ferrari

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    Answered . To get permanent residence you need to have a qualifying family or employment based petitioner.

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

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    Answered . This is unlikely, because you will need a petitioner who is an immediate relative or a qualifying relative, among other requirements.

    I strongly recommend an appointment or teleconference with a competent and experienced immigration attorney. You seem like you may qualify for the deferred action program, but more information is needed. Good luck.

    This is general information, not legal advice, and does not create an attorney client relationship.

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