Hello, I was wondering how I can become an American citizen. I'm 18 years old and I've been living in the country for 15 consecutive years without altercations with the police or any other illegal activity other than my illegal status. Obviously, I did not choose to come to this country illegally but this my home and the only home I have ever known. I graduated high school last year and I'm currently in college. I want to be a part of this society, legally, but I do not know what to do nor where to begin. Other than the deferred action, which I qualify for but does not grant me citizenship, what can I do to get a step closer to becoming a U.S citizen?
There are many paths to lawful permanent residence and citizenship. I suggest you talk to an immigration attorney directly. During the consultation, the attorney should be able to determine your eligibility for different relief. Your question does not give enough information to identify that relief in this forum. Best of luck.
You are preaching to the choir. Many of us agree with you that the DREAM ACT should have been enacted but it was not. Hence, DACA could be your relief today if you are eligible. If you have it already, that is it. There is no other recourse available under the current law, rules and policy.
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