I am 25 years old and have been living in the us for the past 18 years. My dad applied for a green card for me in april of 2001 he was a permanent resident know a citizen. I am recently a single mom with a 1 1/2 year old son to support. How long do I have to wait to get a work permit or what can I do to speed up the process. I also graduated college with a lpn degree and I am doing my rn now. I was not able to sit for my lpn boards because of my legal status and now I really need to work to support my son what can I do?