The adjustment of status process allows the immigrant to obtain the legal permanent resident status, also known as the green card, here in the U.S., without having to return to their home country. To qualify for this process, you will need a petition filed by your lawful status spouse, immediate relative, or an employer and your last entry must be a lawful entry. While your green card application is pending, you can apply for a work permit to legally work in the U.S, obtain a driver’s license, and social security card.
The DACA Program grants individuals who came into the U.S. at an early age protection from deportation and the ability to work legally in the U.S. Below is a list of the current requirements for DACA applicants:
If you have a family member such as a spouse, child, or parent who served or is currently serving in the U.S. Armed Forces you might be eligible for Parole in Place also known as PIP. The benefits of PIP include, being able to obtain a work permit, and possibly being eligible to become a Legal Permanent Resident. To qualify for PIP:
The US makes use of this. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is responsible for monitoring foreign nationals to identify those who have been arrested, released, and are awaiting a final deportation order.
Even though your final deportation order has been issued, you may still be eligible for an OSUP to cover the brief period before removal.