If someone came here illegally before the age of 16 and is now 31, are they still covered under the Dream Act as long as they meet all the specified qualifications?

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If someone came here illegally before the age of 16 and is now 31, are they still covered under the Dream Act as long as they meet all the specified qualifications?

Are they still able to apply under that Act?

Asked on September 12, 2012 under Immigration Law, Washington

Answers:

SB, Member, California / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

NO, you have to be under the age of 30 in order to qualify for the DACA. If you are already 31, then you have aged out and are no longer eligible, unfortunately. You can still qualify for other petitions that may be filed on your behalf by a qualifying relative or employer but you wiill have to consular process for those in your home country and you will be subject to the bar to reentry.

 


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