Q: i am the child of a us citizen brought to the US when i was 11 yrs old illegally from Jamaica in 1999 . i have daca
I was wondering if i would be eligible for the i-601 waiver since i was brought here as a child. I am not married but i do have a 2yr old US citizen son. iv been a DACA recipient since 2013 and just wanted to explore my chances of getting legal status.
A: I see that you are in Milford and wanted to note that we are five minutes from you in Stratford. Regarding your question, I think you should sit down and consult with an experienced immigration attorney to determine your best options. Attorney Amy Morilla in my office is a wonderful immigration attorney nearby. Regarding an i-601 waiver, it is my understanding that these are given to people who would otherwise be eligible for a green card but because the U.S. government can refuse entry to anyone who falls within the list of grounds of inadmissibility found in Section 212 of the Immigration and Nationality Act (I.N.A.), a waiver is required. As a result there may be a more appropriate method to achieve your goals. Please feel free to contact us and mention this answer. We can be reached at 203.870.6700
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