What options are there for a child who was brought to the U.S. illegally in obtaining legal status?

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What options are there for a child who was brought to the U.S. illegally in obtaining legal status?

I have a student who was brought here illegally by his parents. He has lived the majority of his life in the U.S. and is anxious that now that he is approaching his 18th birthday and he may not have any options for obtaining legal status, or gaining citizenship, which are things he wants to get.

Asked on June 8, 2017 under Immigration Law, Wyoming

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SB Member California Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 3 years ago | Contributor

If he is not yet 18, then he needs to consult with an immigration attorney asap and leave the US before he turns 18 so that there are no doors closed to him for future immigration issues.  Once he turns 18, many doors will be closed to legalizing his status within the US if he entered the US unlawfully.


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