I had free consultations with four immigration lawyers and I happened to ask all four of them the question of
what happens after DACA expires (if they don't renew the work permit after the two years).
They told me that basically I can get a green card in one of two ways:
1) The DREAM act is passed
2) I get married to a US citizen.
They ALL told me that I can NOT have an employer sponsor me for a green card (at least, not under the current
immigration laws.) I do hope for and would strongly support the passage of the DREAM act and/or other comprehensive
immigration reform that would benefit honest, hard-working immigrants. Personally, I have been hearing about/hoping for
this for the past ten years, and I'm tired of being let down. Also, I do not wish to get married at a young age. (I respect other
people's choices, however.)
I have a BS in Biochemistry, which at the moment, is but a mere piece of paper. When I was in high school, I believed that by my senior year, I'd have a green card. When Obama took office, I thought, that really soon (as in a few months), I'd have a green card. And now, a
year after getting my bachelor's degree, I still don't have one.
Right now, I'm considering the following option: get the work permit, work here in the US for 2 years. Then if they don't renew
this or pass the DREAM act, move to the country that I'm originally from (Brazil) and continue my career there, or possibly move
to a different country, possibly Canada or some place in Europe.
I was wondering if anyone else considered the possibility of moving back to their native country or some place else in search of opportunity.