Do children who overstay their visas get green cards(no fault on their own)?
- ibu guruLv 73 weeks agoBest Answer
No. They are not eligible for DACA, either. They must return to their country of citizenship. IF they return home before turning 18, they will not be penalized for their parents actions.
IF they do not return home before turning 18, then they are choosing as adults to remain illegally. Thus they are subject to arrest, detention, deportation, & bar to reentry. As of your 18th birthday, it is no longer a matter of "my parents did this to me" but your own adult choice to violate the law. So it is on you own head from the day you turn 18. Adult choices have adult consequences. No more blaming bad parents - it's bad you!
- RICKLv 73 weeks ago
And unlike those brought here by parents illegally they are not eligible for DACA
- sunshine_melLv 73 weeks ago
No; overstaying a visa doesn't qualify you for a green card, irrelevant of age.
- 3 weeks ago
In the UK we have long stay rules which would allow a child to remain. But this would be a problem in the US because giving citizenship to the children of illegals would feed the frenzied left wingers who would be on their hind legs screaming about 'US citizen children being abandoned' in the event their parents were deported. I'm not sure that I understand why.
I lived overseas with my parents for the first 10 years of my childhood and had absolutely no problem going back to my country of origin. In fact, I was delighted to do so.
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- Lisa ALv 73 weeks ago
No. That does not qualify anyone for a green card.
- MaxiLv 73 weeks ago
- PoppyLv 43 weeks ago
Used to, not anymore thanks to Trump taking away DACA/DREAMers
- Anonymous3 weeks ago
Of course not. The only concept that allows for something like that is the anchor baby law, in which case you had to be born on American soil.
But being brought here as a child - there's no provision for a green card.