He may be eligible for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. Has your boyfriend ever been convicted of a crime? Did he graduate from high school, a GED or is he still in school. How old is he?
He may request consideration of deferred action for childhood arrivals if he:
Was under the age of 31 as of June 15, 2012;
Came to the United States before reaching his 16th birthday;
Has continuously resided in the United States since June 15, 2007, up to the present time;
Was physically present in the United States on June 15, 2012, and at the time of making his request for consideration of deferred action with USCIS;
Entered without inspection before June 15, 2012, or his lawful immigration status expired as of June 15, 2012;
Is currently in school, has graduated or obtained a certificate of completion from high school, has obtained a general education development (GED) certificate, or is an honorably discharged veteran of the Coast Guard or Armed Forces of the United States; and
Has not been convicted of a felony, significant misdemeanor, three or more other misdemeanors, and do not otherwise pose a threat to national security or public safety.
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The best thing you can do now is have a formal consultation with an experienced immigration attorney in the area as soon as possible.
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