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Do i qualify for dream act or deferred action?

Los Angeles, CA |

Hi there, can someone please help me :( i came to the usa when i was 14 i almost have all requirements but the only thing i dont have is my high school diploma and its because i didnt finish high school because my family was having money problems so i started working now im 24 i have lived here for about 10 years, im planning to go back to school and get a GED but i dont know how long that gonna take me to get my GED, my question is im gona be able to apply even if i dont have my GED? Do i qualify? Please help me email my please thank you i appreciat it

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You still may have to go back and get your GED; it will make it much easier under this new deferred action memo. But technically, it still may be possible to file without it, we simply don't know because the regulations have not yet come out (it will take another 2 months).

In the meantime, DO NOT BE IMPATIENT - do it the RIGHT way, talk to a lawyer so the lawyer can figure out what the best option for you, in your particular case, should be.

If you file prematurely, and you don't qualify, all you're doing is telling immigration where you live.

The above is general advice and no substitute for targeted advice given by a competent attorney. No attorney-client relationship is created by the provision of the above advice. The HMA Law Firm 703.964.0245


Only if you meet the requirements.

1. Obama's action is a policy and not a law.

2. USCIS has yet to announce how the application process will be carried on.

3. I will be updating as details become available.

4. Obama's policy does not provide immigration status. It only prevents qualifying individuals from being deported and may provide them with a work permit.

J Charles Ferrari Eng & Nishimura 213.622.2255 The statement above is general in nature and does not constitute legal advice, as not all the facts are known. You should retain an attorney to review all the facts specific to your case in order to receive advise specific to your case. The statement above does not create an attorney/client relationship. Answers on Avvo can only be general ones, as specific answers would require knowledge of all the facts. As such, they may or may not apply to the question.