In the light of recent President Trump’s DACA initiatives, it is important to stay aware of lawful options DACA participants have to obtain a legal status and stay in the US.
There are two types of immigration benefits a person can pursue. There are immigrant visas, also known as Green Cards, and non-immigrant visas. In order to obtain any of these, a person must first get a Waiver and then apply for an immigrant or non-immigrant visa that he/she is qualified for.
For the Immigrant visas or Green Cards, available options include:
- Special Immigrant Juveniles (SIJ) Status
- Green Card or Permanent Residence through Marriage to a U.S. Citizen or Lawful Permanent Resident
- DREAMers Green Card or Permanent Residence through Employment with LIFE Act Protection
- Asylum Status
Examples of Non-immigrant visas include:
- Professional Workers (H-1B)
- Athletes/Entertainers/Artists (O-1)
- Victims of Crime (U)
What visa a person can be eligible for varies based on specific circumstances of each individual case. It is highly recommended to consult with a legal attorney to get a professional case evaluation. Our office provides free consultation, both in-office and via phone or Skype. We are happy to answer all your questions!