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Will I be able to join the armed forces through the Dream Act?

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I have been living in America all my life ever since i was 18 months old. The recent Dream Act by President Obama has given me a two year permit. Will i be able to join with this permit? i have my work permit and social security card that is valid for only 2 years.

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  1. There is no dream act. DACA is not an act. It is unlikely that you can join the armed forces with DACA.

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  2. Will not when the Dream Act becomes a reality. Until it does, your guess is good as hours.

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  3. To my knowledge you must minimally possess your green card to enlist in the military. There a handful of programs available to people who have entered the US legally on temporary visas - but they are generally very specialized such as MAVNI (which requires that the person enlisting speak certain highly desirable languages fluently). Even those programs generally require a valid i-94 and i-797. I do not think DACA meets these criteria - but you could always speak with a recruiter for the branch of the military you are interested in to find out.


  4. Speak with a recruiter. At a minimum, you will need social security card.

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