Immigration: What Teens Need to KnowDOWNLOAD THIS DOCUMENT
This booklet discusses immigration laws in a general way. It may give you preliminary answers to immigration questions. You should note that just because you meet certain requirements does not mean you automatically can become a legal permanent resident or a U.S. citizen.
DO NOT GUESS ABOUT IMMIGRATION LAW!
If you have questions:
- Do not go to or call the Department of Homeland Security first.
- Contact an immigration lawyer or a community organization that provides free or low-cost immigration service.
- Be careful of anyone who promises that you qualify to become an legal permanent resident or U.S. citizen. It is against the law to make such promises or to claim a special relationship with the U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (CIS).
- If you believe you have been cheated by someone in your immigration case, call one of the agencies listed in this booklet.