Has been in the States for 12+ years. Has a passport from his country of origin - Mexico, but does not have a US ID or visa. No criminal record or otherwise. Has a child that was conceived and born in the united states. Has maintained a job for over 5 years in the same place but does not have a right to work card.
I echo my colleagues´advice. Your friend should consult with an immigration attorney to explore his possibilities. He may very well be eligible for DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals). It is not clear to me why he was visited at his home by the police. Were they local police officers. It is strange to me that an officer would tell him to go get an ID and that they would return..
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