Children are often brought into the United States illegally, and many of them either have no say in it or are too young to even realize what's happening. That is why president Barack Obama established the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival program back in 2012.
Essentially, you can use the DACA program to change your status. Rather than being an undocumented immigrant, you'll be able to get:
-- Authorization to work.-- A license to drive.-- A Social Security number
Many people are afraid to apply for the program, assuming that it's basically just a trap. Won't the government take the applications, identify people who are technically in the U.S. illegally, and then just deport them all?
While this fear makes sense on a lot of levels, that's simply not a concern you should have. For one thing, once your application has been reviewed and accepted, you actually get temporary immunity. This means you can't be deported by anyone since you're in the process of getting legal authorization to stay.
You can take our word for it. We've been down this road a lot, helping over 1,500 people use the DACA applications. We know how the government views this program and what they're trying to accomplish. It's not a way to deport you, but simply a way for young people to change their statuses so they can really follow their dreams in their new country.
If you have any questions about this process or how to get started, we have a very informative website that can help you as you move forward.