Noncitizen children under age 19 who are lawfully present in the U.S. and residents of Illinois may qualify for any of the All Kids programs. The following types of immigration status indicate lawful presence of a noncitizen child:
To be lawfully present in the U.S., the child's status must be valid. A child with expired documents is not in valid status. A child whose status is 'pending removal proceedings' is not in valid status. A child who is not in valid status may still qualify as undocumented.
A child in the U.S. on certain classes of visa or who is a temporary visitor does not meet the Illinois residency requirement. Refer to PM 03-01-02-k for a list of ineligible visas.
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