What to do if I’m 18 years old and came here with my mother when I was 3 with a tourist visa but have never left the US?

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What to do if I’m 18 years old and came here with my mother when I was 3 with a tourist visa but have never left the US?

My father was already in the U.S. my parents and siblings moved to Colombia 2 years ago. My father has since past away. I am here by myself now and I want to go to school and work but I am not legal. Is there anything that I can do to become legal besides the deffered action childhood arrivals?

Asked on December 2, 2012 under Immigration Law, Massachusetts

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Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

From what you have written, you need to consult with an immigration attorney as soon as possible in order to make an application to get the applicable visa to remain in this country legally in that from what you have written you are illegally in this country.


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