15yrs old when entered US legally;
graduated high school;
In US since 2000;
no criminal background;
Maintained legal status throughout;
Living with family who have their green card pending - i485 currently.
Please advice, i am tired of being a student and want to be independent :(
Are you currently in F-1 status (you mentioned you have maintained legal status throughout)? If yes, you might not qualify for deferred action. Deferred action for young arrivals requires that you have entered without inspection before June 15, 2012 or your lawful status expired as of June 15, 2012. If your lawful status expired as of June 15, 2012, you may qualify for consideration of deferred action. Consult an immigration lawyer.
Please review all the eligibility requirements, as stated on the USCIS website, to determine your potential eligibility:
Also, please note that applications ARE NOT being accepted now. You must await further instructions and forms, which USCIS expects to publish on August 15, 2012.
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