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Immigration Q & A: What does the Dream Act offer undocumented young Jamaicans like me?

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Written by Andre Maragh Esq.

I am Jamaican. My parents took me to New York when I was 5 years old. I am now 17 in high school and undocumented. I want to go to college but don’t know if can without a green card. I heard about the Dream Act. What does the Dream Act offer undocumented young people like me? – Kelly-Ann

The Dream Act was not passed as a Federal Act, however, several states adopted their own version. New York has such an act that allows an undocumented immigrant to go to college. The person must have attended a New York high school for at least two years and graduated or obtained a GED. Enroll in a college or university in NY within 5 years of graduation. Affirm they will apply for legal immigration status as soon as they are able to. Then meet higher education requirements for TAP.

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Andre Maragh Esq.