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I am illegal how can I become legal in the U.S.? Or apply for residency?

I am living in the U.S. and I have no documentation I have been here for 15 years. This is my senior year and I have the hopes of going to college, but it is difficult because I have no social security #, this restrains my aspects of working to pay for school or anything. My parents are drunks and don't care so I must do this on my own. Can I get a green card or apply for a guest worker program? If So where do I go? I really need help and am asking for any advice. If you just want to tell me to go back to my country please do not answer because there is no possible way.


    




Haleiwa Bound
Call immigration. I am sure that they can help you out. You can only be illegal for so long before it comes and bites you in the butt.

If you look on the web I am sure that you can find something out. Call an immigration lawyer if you can afford one.

At least you are trying to do the right thing... :)


Lakota
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Call the INS, tell them that you and your family are illegal. They will send over some immigration experts who will answer all of your questions.


antek_005
Since you have been illegally here, there is no way you can apply for a green card. The US thought of a program where kids such as you would be able to go to school, that didn't pass. You can't apply for a worker program because you are illegally here. The circle ends


thevillageidiotxxx
you can wait for the next grace period, or you can return to your own country and wait 20 years.


kb
I'm not sure if you can get a green card. But you should contact an immigration lawyer to discuss about your case.


aussiewenchupover
Your illegal status will not come into play until you are 18. Please seek a consult with a competent immigration attorney if you are seriously wishing to be in the US legally. Do it before it is too late.


`~Its love~`
Look...THANK-YOU FOR TRYING TO BE LEGAL!!!

I can't STAND illegals!!!

If you are under 18 and your parents bought you here illegal as a child...Then you CAN get a green card...Talk to a lawyer PLEASE...If know what I'm talking about unlike a lot of these people...You can fight for a green card and then apply for citizenship while you are here...Do to the fact you were force to come...I were born here then you have a SSS...maybe your parents haven't given you it or there lying about it...Who know...It's kinda hard to answer a question like this when I don't know much about you...And thats why you need to talk to a lawyer...so please...talk to a lawyer...Not all Americas are bad people ok...So don't listen to those who say "why would you want to be a citizen"

OK???


lonewolf1
You need to go back to your country and appy while showing residency there, and you will have to provide proof like utility bills and rent agreement, and stay there until your process is completed????


loca16_4u
I UNDERSTAND UR SITUATION AND I HAVE A HUSBAND AND HE'S TRYIN TO FIND A WAY TO FILE TO BE ABLE TO STAY HERE AND WE FOUND A WEBSITE THAT WE USE TO FIND OUT THINGS ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS GO TO THIS WEBSITE AND SCROLL DOWN AND ON THE RIGHT HAND SIDE THERE'S A PLACE WHERE IT SAY "MAKE A APPOINTMENT" AND ALL YOU HAVE TO HAVE IS A PRINTER AND TO FIND WHERE ONE IS LOCATED NEAR U

I HOPE THIS WORKS BECAUSE I HOPE U DO THE BEST ALL U CAN DO BECAUSE IT DONT HURT IF U TRY BUT IT WILL GIVE YOU INFOMATION


it's me
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First of all illeagally coming here is no way to start a new life. u shouldn't have come illeagally. u should have done the proper thing and waited to get the proper papers instead of coming in illeagally. u actually might not be able to now or u might have to wait a couple of yrs or something cause u broke the law. But atleast u wanted to start a new life for yourself so i give u props. Just try to stay out of trouble and in a couple of yrs u might beable to get it even if u cant now


Dizney
GO HOME!!!!!! You can't start the process here when you are breaking the law. You are a criminal for being here.

Sorry but there is no other way. You are breaking the law.


joevette
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I am anti illegal but I will level with you the best I can. Don't ask this here and expect an expert answer it is not wise. I would say that by your comments your age would be around 17-18 give or take a couple. You are old enough to do this legally on your own so go and see a person who really has your interest at heart. You may want to talk to a local Catholic priest because by and large they support the illegal cause. An immigration lawyer may be able to help or if you can find someone in INS who will not turn you in they could help.
I don't say it to be mean but I would love to see every illegal sent out of this country and if they are caught and sent out they should never be allowed to reenter. I suspect you were brought here before you were old enough to make the choice so I don't hold it against you and I hope your parents came to help you achieve a better life. If that is the case I don't blame them either because as a parent I would do likewise but it is still a crime and it still takes from my family. The penalty should still be paid. I have paid for crimes in the past and I have a kid now who is guilty of some, I hope he gets caught and pays because that is right. Laws are there for a reason and when we justify not enforcing one pretty soon we will not enforce any.


3D Farms
This is where I have a big problem , you need to start at the beginning and do the legal paper work first .
Someone should have told you that a long time ago .
You are breaking the US law and we don't want criminals here . You should have been legal when you started School .
You have to go back to your country and do it the right way to come to America .


kat_aag
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i think you need an immigration lawyer... maybe he can make a claim that is was involuntary since you were a child and unable to make your own decisions... good luck... at least you're trying to do the right thing


loretta
its hard to believe your mom is a drunk. you'll have to call immigrations and let them tell you what you need to do. it is totally unfair to people like you when the illegal parents bring their kids here and are not legal. now look at whats happening to you, you wont be able to get into a decent collage.


Steve E
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You can go back to Mexico and get in line and obey the law. Do you really think anyone has any sympathy for you when for the last 15 years you have broken our laws? That is the only way. There is no amnesty or shortcut to citizenship. It's not our fault Mexico is a cesspool of corruption and poverty. Go back and fight for your country, cause I'm damn well ready to fight for mine. The Mexican invasion will soon end. Thank God.


jdvnam
Just move back where you came from or better yet apply to be a citizen and move to Iraq immediately or Israel!!! You are a moron


Antis Suck
Why would you want to become legal? Just to go to college? Forget it. You do not need it. College just costs money and being legal costs money. Just stay illegal and get everything for cheap.


Mr.Bacardi
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Yes, Jorge you are in luck.
Ok.
Now slowly walk around ur high school next morning and look around your high school, to find yourself a gringa chica.
Tell ur gringa chica ur situation and how you would love to marry her.
Just get a blanca chica and you good be a citizen of u.s. by getting yourself a gringa chica.


The_Dutch_Rebel
@the love, you know who i hate, peckerwoods like you who say they hate illegals. You are a descended from illegal immigrants yourself or do you think Americans are a actual race? No such thing as a pure blood american unless a native American.


RB
I was in your same position 8 years back, I came here when I was young illegal and later wanted to go to college and get a job and was having issues because I didn't have proper paper work. Your only option is to find an american citizen to marry then apply for a greencard and working permit. I was able to do this without returning home, you dont need a lawyer all the information is available online.





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