California Valedictorian Facing Deportation

What are Arthur’s options?

If he evades the law and stays, he would not qualify under the DREAM Act as he has a final deportation order. However, he can benefit from AB-540 and attend UC Davis paying only instate-tuition.

At this point in time, Arthur has not triggered any ban from entering the United States since he is under 18. He can choose to deport to Armenia and apply for a student visa. But the chances of an approval would be slim since he would have to demonstrate strong ties to Armenia and no evidence of staying here indefinately. Definitely not a pretty picture.

At this point, a private bill is the best option for Arthur Mkoyan and family.

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