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August 03, 2012

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john

some 16- 18 year olds won't be denied because they need work permit to get social security, to apply for college.

Sarah Blackwell

John, the government has very clearly stated work authorization will be granted only if the applicant can prove "economic necessity." Now, it might be that the need for a social security number in order to apply for college will meet the economic necessity argument, but I wouldn't assume so at this point. By all means though, apply and make the argument.

Joanna

Is traveling with advance parole 100% safe or can they deny
My entry for any reason?

Sarah Blackwell

Joanna

Advance parole is pre-approval for you to re-enter the U.S. after a trip abroad. As long as you don't do anything while outside the country that would make you inadmissible (e.g. get arrested for a crime), you will be allowed to re-enter.

Another important rule about advance parole: you must not leave the U.S. until after you receive the approved advance parole document. If you leave before, you run a major risk of not being allowed to re-enter. (And don't think that leaving the country before the application is approved and then having it mailed to you will help you avoid that problem. The government will know what date you left the country and what date advance parole was approved.)

Danielle

Do you get a driver's license or a state id for this?

Sarah Blackwell

Danielle

If you live in Wisconsin, then you will be eligible for a State driver license or State ID if you get approved for deferred action.

If you live in a state other than Wisconsin, you need to speak with your State's Department of Motor Vehicles to find out whether you will be eligible for a driver license or ID.

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