Immigration Issues/Immigrating to the USA
Hello i am a Canadian citizen and i moved to Los Angeles a year and a half ago and currently reside here. I am here to pursue acting and have tried many ways to get papers i currently am employed doing construction for cash and am skilled in this but am told its not good for papers i am wondering A: if i get a drivers licence am i putting myself at risk of being deported and B: do you know any way to get my papers here. Thank you so much for your time
Sicerely Collin Sutton
It is unlikely that applying for a driver's license would trigger removal proceedings. I've never seen that happen but USCIS is becoming increasingly active in rounding up and removing those who are illegally present so you never know. I doubt you will get a Driver's License though since most states now require you to prove that you are legally present in the US.
AS far as how to get lawful status here, I see no obvious way but that is not to say that it is not possible. You may be eligible to get a green card based on employment but that would take several years (at least) and you may have other difficulties.
Please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you want to discuss further.