I am an illegal immigrant. 17 year old High School Junior. I cam tot he US August, 2008 I was 9 years old. All I want is to follow y dreams and go to college. I have a clean record. I have never left the US since I came here. I would be the first one in all my generations to go. I will also be the first one to ever graduate high school from my family.
Your options are limited as you are not eligible to apply for a Social Security Number based on your admitted illegal status without an inspection. Please meet with a local counsel to review your eligibility for DACA on your merits.
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If you were present in the U.S. before June 2007, you may be eligible for DACA. You should visit an experienced immigration attorney to assess your case and your options. Above all, I encourage you to continue your studies. Good luck to you.
Currently you are unable to request and receive a SS number. You should meet with an immigration attorney or legal aid organization who may be able to review your specific past and history to determine if you have any options. Additionalky, laws can change and your own circumstance can change. If you have never come and left and returned to the US, you should discuss the option of leaving the US prior to age 18 1/2 so that you do not accrue unlawful presence for a 10 year bar upon departure after age 18 1/2.
From the information you have provided, you have limited options. Speak with an immigration attorney..
Attorney Robert Brown's (former INS Director, 1972-99) reply to your question is general in nature, and does not constitute legal advice as all facts are known to him. For specific advice or representation you should retain an attorney experienced in immigration law. Mr. Brown's reply on AVVO does not create an attorney/client relationship not constitute legal advice.
If you want more information on DACA, visit the following USCIS page. Don't let the clock run out. Good luck.
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