I think I heard or read somewhere you could actually own a business with deferred action. I do have social security and the working permit. Now I'm wondering if I can start a retail store and if I can, I don't know where to start whether to contact a lawyer regarding this first or go start the process of getting a LLC, contact the leasers, and everything a non-immigrant would do to start a business.
You can engage in any lawful occupation. You do not need an immigration lawyer to help you set up your business.
The above is intended only as general information, and does not constitute legal advice. You must speak with an attorney to discuss your individual case.
You can start a business in DACA status. You may need a corporate lawyer, but you do not need an immigration attorney.
Mr. Shusterman's (former INS Trial Attorney, 1976-82) response to your question is general in nature, as not all the facts are known to him. You should retain an attorney experienced in immigration law to review all the facts in your case in order to receive advice specific to your case. Mr. Shusterman's statement above does not create an attorney/client relationship.
If your question is whether you would be violating immigration laws by engaging in unauthorized employment, I am afraid it is too late to be concerned about it at this point in your immigration history. If you are employment authorized you can do that without violating the immigration law.
The information contained in this answer is provided for informational purposes only, and should not be construed as legal advice on any subject matter,not should it be viewed as establishing an attorney client relationship of any kind.
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