I'm 20 years old , I went to the U . S . legally with a 10 year tourist visa in 2002 with my family when i was 10 years old . We stayed there past our 6 months permit and lived there until July 2011 . During the time i lived in the U . S . I finished middle / high school , started college , and was even considered a Texas resident for education purposes , through a state law that allows undocumented students to apply for higher education as well as financial aid . I also worked during the time i lived in the U . S . and declared my income taxes . then in July of 2011 I returned to my native country only to find out 1 . 5 years later that Obadiah passes a legalization law for immigrants that reside in the U . S . I would like to know if I'm eligible even though I'm no longer residing in the U . S .