The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program allows hundreds of thousands of people here in the United States who are children of undocumented immigrants to remain in the country. If you meet certain qualifications, you could receive DACA status, which would guarantee your right to stay here in Kentucky for two years. In addition, you could receive a free work permit good for two years, and you may receive the right to apply for a driver's license.
As readers of our Kentucky immigration blog know, there are three ways in which to be eligible to become a naturalized U.S. citizen. The first is to have permanent resident status and live in the U.S. for at least five years. The second: be married to a U.S. citizen, have permanent resident status and live in the U.S. at least three years. The third way is to be a permanent resident and have served in the U.S. military.
If you scan through the CIA's World Factbook (a website open to the public) entry on Nigeria, you find data that paints an interesting picture of the emerging African nation. It has a very young population with low life expectancy rates (for men, life expectancy is 52 years, for women it's 54.) Compare those rates to the U.S., where life expectancy is 77 for men, 82 for women. The Gross Domestic Product per person there is about $5,000. In the U.S., it is about 11 times as much.