DREAMer’s Now Eligible to Adjust Status After Travel Abroad
The most persistent group of immigrants aggressively pursuing their rights have been the “Dreamers.” The Dream Act, a law which has yet to be passed, would have granted green cards to dreamers that qualified by attending college or serving in the military. Today, despite all obstacles, dreamers have taken a step closer to the Dream Act than DACA.
Immigration officials in Orlando, Tampa, and Miami have determined that if a person has DACA and travels outside the U.S. with advance parole, then their return is considered a lawful entry and they can get their green card and be on the path to citizenship, something that the original Dream Act included.
“If USCIS has decided to defer action in your case and you want to travel outside the United States, you must apply for advance parole by filing a Form I-131, Application for Travel Document and paying the applicable fee ($360). USCIS will determine whether your purpose for international travel is justifiable based on the circumstances you describe in your request. Generally, USCIS will only grant advance parole if you are traveling for humanitarian purposes, educational purposes, or employment purposes.”
This is a historic development. Consult an experienced immigration lawyer to determine if you qualify and keep dreaming, because your dreams are coming true step by step!