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    Admin reacted to 1993kid in How long did it take ????   
    for those who have their 3rd renewal daca approved, how long did it take?  for those who have a clean record and nothing outstanding about about their cases. From point A to Z. and did it get approved around the time your work permit was set to expire? 
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    Admin reacted to JoseG in DACA Process from START to FINISH   
    I take no credit for this guide.

    What Happens After You Send In Your Forms?


    This will be a guide to what happens when everything for your DACA case goes as planned.
    You have sent in your forms I-821D, I-765 and I-765WS (G1145 for those that want the Email/TXT notification of application acceptance). So what are the steps and events that happen subsequent to this event?
    Assuming your package made it to one of the different Lockbox locations as specified in the instructions. You should receive an electronic notification or an electronic I-797C Receipt for both I-821D and I-765 forms. (5-7 days after they received your package at the Lockbox)


    The previous steps would mean that your forms had all the required information, that your forms were properly signed and that you included the correct filling fees. Your case has now been routed to one of the four Service Centers (Nebraska Service Center (LIN), Vermont Service Center (EAC), California Service Center (WAC), and Texas Service Center (SRC)). All service centers have different processing times for the forms you have sent; depending on their queue of pending applications you might see different processing dates. (This guide will detail more or less my case routed to LIN)
    You will then receive the physical receipts of the same notification (if you did not send form G1145 then this will be your first notification of your case), I-797C for both I-821D and I-765. (5 to 7 days after the Service Center received your package)



    The next step in the process would be for background checks as part of the decision process. USCIS will now request for your biometrics (fingerprints).
    You will then receive a subsequent I-797 Notice of Action receipt in the mail with your appointment date for your biometrics to be taken at your local Application Support Center, ASC. (7-10 days after the Service Center received your package)


    You have an appointment, the date arrived.* The ASC has successfully taken your biometrics/fingerprints, your photo and your signature. Depending on your background checks, whether your record is clean or not so clean, the following will take less or more time. Your biometrics are sent to the FBI (who usually returns your record within 24-48 hrs) and its forwarded to USCIS for them to do IBIS Name Check and IDENT Fingerprint Check as part of the background checks.
    The Biometrics letter after your appointment, notice the stamp.

    You should then receive a TXT (If you have Signed Up to USCIS Portfolio) showing that your I-765 application has been accepted and your card has been ordered for production. This change will also appear in Case Status online. (6-15 days after the date you did Biometrics at ASC)


    Congratulations! Your case has now been accepted! The adjudication of I-765 means your DACA case has been approved.
    You should then receive a TXT (If you have Signed Up to USCIS Portfolio) stating that your I-821D has been approved and a notice has been mailed. (1 day after your I-765 EAD goes into production)


    You should then receive a TXT (If you have Signed Up to USCIS Portfolio) stating that your Employment Authorization Document (EAD), has been mailed. (1 day after your I-765 EAD goes into production)

    You should then receive a TXT (If you have Signed Up to USCIS Portfolio) stating that USPS has picked up your EAD. (1 day after your I-765 EAD goes into production)


    Then you should receive a First Class Flat Rate Envelope that contains I-797D which contains the approval notice and the EAD card itself. (4 days after I-765 EAD goes into production)
    Front of I-797D

    Back of I-797D


    As you can see from the process above the time is streamlined and very efficient. I cannot guarantee that your case will take the same amount of time, because that is unrealistic, every case is different, and as time goes by there might be less or more realistically more applications for USCIS to go through. I sent in my application through Priority Mail on August 16 and was approved on September 11, which was less than 30 days. But, others have not had the same luck, so this is just so you can see the steps the case must go through.
    I cannot put a timeline for a case that might be sent a Request for Evidence (RFE) or a Notice of Intent of Denial (NOID) because I did not receive one and I have not read of any.
    This is case-by-case basis and if all the odds are in your favor you should expect the same result.
    This is also under the assumption that you qualify for this benefit, if you are committing fraud then you risk being denied and your case being referred to ICE.
    I take no credit for this guide.
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    Admin reacted to Santi in December - NEW USCIS Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Data   
    ...Whenever I check my e-mail and no notice from USCIS whatsoever...

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    Admin reacted to Gandalf in Hi I'm Armando   
    Hi everyone. It's very encouraging to go through these forums, and see so many peers that have fought against the odds as undocumented youths like myself. I stumbled onto this site after searching to see if anyone else's DACA application has been taking too long to get approved. I'm glad that I'm not alone in this, though it's a little disheartening to learn that some people have been waiting far longer than me and still haven't heard anything.
    Anyway, my name is Armando; I'm 24 years old. An uncle carried me across the Mex/U.S. border and into Phoenix, AZ when I was 4 years old. I'd always been aware of my status as an undocumented immigrant, but it hit me hardest when I was in high school. Between the student exchange programs, summer trips to Germany, and university offers that I could never take advantage of, I was crushed. It felt like I was up against the entire world. At the least, I was determined to get attend college like any native student might do. After getting fake work credentials, I worked throughout my high school years, saving as much as I could. Even so, I had to spend 2 years at a community college before I attended the University of Illinois at Chicago for my last 3 years of study. I relied on a few private scholarships, and practically obliterated my life savings, but I obtained my B.S. in computer science in May 2012. It's kind of ironic, I was the valedictorian for my graduating class, and I gave a speech about engineers' responsibility to better society. Yet, I'm the only one who's life has remained stagnant since graduating. All of my friends have careers and fuller lives. Luckily, my siblings were all born in the U.S. (I'm the oldest), so they don't have to face these difficulties. Still, I can't help but feel a little jealous to see them get their driver's licenses, receive FAFSA support and go off to study in New York.
    I'm glad to have found a place to vent, and share these things. And I'm overjoyed at the opportunity presented by DACA, though I wish things would move along. My one regret as a DREAMer, is that I was silent while so many others, much braver than me, raised their voices through non-violent protest. DACA is still a far cry from allowing us to fully realize ourselves as Americans, but it's a hard won step along the way, possible thanks to the courage of youths like the ones on these forums.
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    Admin reacted to arcane in ** What to do with ITIN after receiving SSN **   
    Notify IRS about your new SSN & rescind ITIN
    Individuals who are not eligible to receive a Social Security Number (SSN) instead get an Individual Tax Payer Identification Number (ITIN).
    An alien individual can't have both an ITIN and a SSN. Therefore, once you receive your SSN (e.g., after getting an EAD), you will have to rescind your ITIN.
    After you receive your new SSN, you will have to send a letter to the IRS ITIN Unit requesting a rescind of your ITIN. The SSN will become the primary number and must be used for all future filing purposes. The IRS will void the ITIN. All prior tax information under the ITIN will be associated with the new SSN.
    Send a letter to:
    Internal Revenue Service
    ITIN Operation
    P.O. Box 149342
    Austin, TX 78714-9342
    Enclose the copies of your ITIN and SSN.
    You will then receive a letter from the IRS confirming that your ITIN was revoked and to use your new SSN for all tax purposes.
    source: http://www.immihelp....etting-ssn.html
    *************************************
    How to Transfer Your Credit History to a Newly Assigned SSN
    When you are assigned a new Social Security Number (SSN), your previous credit history will not automatically transfer. Credit history is not kept by the Social Security Administration. Instead, the three major credit bureaus, Experian, TransUnion and Equifax, keep their own records of your credit history. Therefore, to transfer your credit history you will need to notify each of the credit bureaus directly and provide evidence of your claim.
    1. Contact your current lenders and inform them of your newly assigned SSN. They should begin to report your credit under your new number.
    2. Type a letter to the credit bureau, explaining that you have a new SSN. Keep the letter simple and to the point. List all previous numbers you had credit under and any previous names you used. Request that your account be listed in your new credit report.
    3.Print four copies of the letter, one for each of the three credit bureaus and one for your own records. Sign the three copies for the credit bureaus.
    4. Address one envelope to each credit bureau, affix a stamp and write your return address. The three credit bureau addresses are as follows:
    Equifax
    P.O. Box 740241
    Atlanta, GA 30374
    Experian
    P.O. Box 2002
    Allen, TX 75013
    TransUnion
    P.O. Box 1000
    Chester, PA 19022
    5. Make three copies of the document you received from the Social Security Administration informing you of your newly assigned SSN. Attach one to each letter and put each letter in an envelope. Mail the letters to the credit bureaus.
    6. Wait a month or two and request a free copy of your credit report through AnnualCreditReport.com from each credit bureau. Verify that your credit history has been transferred by each credit bureau. If it has not, call the credit bureau in question to sort out the problem.
    Equifax
    1-800-685-1111
    Experian
    1-888-397-3742
    TransUnion
    1-800-888-4213
    source: http://www.ehow.com/...signed-ssn.html
    *******************************************************
    Notify Selective Service (males 18-25 yrs old only)
    If you are a man ages 18 through 25 and living in the U.S., then you must register with Selective Service. It’s the law. According to law, a man must register with Selective Service within 30 days of his 18th birthday. Selective Service will accept late registrations but not after a man has reached age 26. You may be denied benefits or a job if you have not registered. You can register at any U.S. Post Office and do not need a social security number.
    When you do obtain a social security number, let Selective Service know. Provide a copy of your new social security number card; being sure to include your complete name, date of birth, Selective Service registration number, and current mailing address; and mail to:
    Selective Service System
    P.O. Box 94636
    Palatine, IL 60094-4636
    source: http://www.sss.gov/default.htm
    *****************************
    Do not forget to contact your bank and/or any other relevant institution (school, memberships, etc.) about your new SSN.
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    Admin reacted to cbr600_12 in Howuch Does Deferred Action Cost???   
    I know its like 460, but do you pay that right away or do you pay 375 then pay the rest(85) at the biometrics???
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    Admin reacted to Theresa in Howuch Does Deferred Action Cost???   
    You send the $465 with your packet...
    Example of a DACA packet,
    Remember to stablish continuous presence in chronological order;
    2 passport photos and money order of $465 made out to U.S DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY paper clipped to the cover letter
    1. Forms G-1145, I-765 worksheet, I-765 application, I-821
    2. Passport or matricula
    3. Birth certificate with notarized translation
    4. High School Diploma, GED or proof of attending school towards high school diploma
    5. Proof of presence in the USA on June 15,2012
    6. Proof of presence in the USA on June 15, 2007
    7. One document per trimester from July 2007 up to the time you send the application
    8. Proof that you were in the USA before your 16th Birthday
    9. One document every year from the time you came to the USA to 2006
    And don't write any fake social security numbers where it's asking for any used. They are asking for any ssn given by the social security administration only.
    Try to google a DACA cover letter to customize for you and put it on the front of all pages. Make copy of all docs/evidence you will send for your records.
    Also if you are just sending it in now, send something every trimester (every 3 months) up until the time you send your packet
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    Admin got a reaction from mattjr in The Dream Act By Executive Order Draws In New Wave Of Illegal Immigrants - Investor's Business Daily   

    The Dream Act By Executive Order Draws In New Wave Of Illegal Immigrants Investor's Business Daily
    Immigration: The Border Patrol and other agencies report a "surge" of unaccompanied minors coming across our border. It coincides with the White House's de facto amnesty via the Dream Act to reward such lawbreaking. The Office of Refugee Resettlement ...


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    Admin got a reaction from mattjr in The Dream Act By Executive Order Draws In New Wave Of Illegal Immigrants - Investor's Business Daily   

    The Dream Act By Executive Order Draws In New Wave Of Illegal Immigrants Investor's Business Daily
    Immigration: The Border Patrol and other agencies report a "surge" of unaccompanied minors coming across our border. It coincides with the White House's de facto amnesty via the Dream Act to reward such lawbreaking. The Office of Refugee Resettlement ...


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    Admin got a reaction from instantana in Check Your DACA Case Status   
    To check your application status. go to www.uscis.gov
    http://www.uscis.gov/portal/site/uscis
    On the left side of the page there is going to be a Case Status box. You will then need to enter your receipt number into that box and either hit enter on your keyboard or hit the check status bottom.
    If your case is in their system then it should show up and tell you where your application is at. if it's not, you would wait and try again the following day.
    Hope this helps. Post questions below.
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    Admin got a reaction from mattjr in The Dream Act By Executive Order Draws In New Wave Of Illegal Immigrants - Investor's Business Daily   

    The Dream Act By Executive Order Draws In New Wave Of Illegal Immigrants Investor's Business Daily
    Immigration: The Border Patrol and other agencies report a "surge" of unaccompanied minors coming across our border. It coincides with the White House's de facto amnesty via the Dream Act to reward such lawbreaking. The Office of Refugee Resettlement ...


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    Admin got a reaction from mattjr in The Dream Act By Executive Order Draws In New Wave Of Illegal Immigrants - Investor's Business Daily   

    The Dream Act By Executive Order Draws In New Wave Of Illegal Immigrants Investor's Business Daily
    Immigration: The Border Patrol and other agencies report a "surge" of unaccompanied minors coming across our border. It coincides with the White House's de facto amnesty via the Dream Act to reward such lawbreaking. The Office of Refugee Resettlement ...


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    Admin got a reaction from mattjr in The Dream Act By Executive Order Draws In New Wave Of Illegal Immigrants - Investor's Business Daily   

    The Dream Act By Executive Order Draws In New Wave Of Illegal Immigrants Investor's Business Daily
    Immigration: The Border Patrol and other agencies report a "surge" of unaccompanied minors coming across our border. It coincides with the White House's de facto amnesty via the Dream Act to reward such lawbreaking. The Office of Refugee Resettlement ...


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    Admin got a reaction from Danny_963 in Important Information   
    If anyone has any problems or sees things that seem out of the ordinary around the forum, please PM me with information. You can also PM me or one of the moderators here.
     
    We do not tolerate disrespect around this forum. If you see this and want to report it, please send me a PM and I will look into it further. Spam/rude comments/explicit content, etc.
     
    We have to have a good and friendly experience for everyone.
     
    Thank you and have a good day/night!
     
    ANY QUESTIONS PLEASE REPLY BELOW! I WILL ANSWER THEM ALL
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    Admin got a reaction from DannyBoy in Anyone In Arizona   
    Deffinatly isn't cool for people in arizona. All I can say is to move to a state where DACA can fully benifit you. I know its a easy thing for me to say, because you have to move from everything and everyone like cousins, family. But you have to know that this is YOUR life and you have to live. You need a job and drivers license to be able to live. Sometimes the only way is to move so you can have a better life.
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    Admin reacted to Cincin in Hi, I'm New :)   
    Hello, I'm Cindy! I just made my account here today. I've already been accepted for differed action, and have my work permit. If you have any questions I'd be happy to answer them the best I can .
    By the way, you can check your application status at: https://egov.uscis.gov/cris/Dashboard/CaseStatus.do
    All you need is your case number that you receive in the first letter they send you after you first apply for DACA.
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    Admin reacted to Cynthia_Penuelas in Could We Lose   
    thx..thats what i thought but my mom is scared or i just wont do it..even tho i really want to...its frustrating having to ask for rides everywhere...but oh well at least i have good people around me, and they dont mind (i hope) lol
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    Admin reacted to JoseG in Are There Any Restrictions On Where We Can Work With Daca   
    There are a few places where we can't work, for example, USPS. You must be a PR or Citizen to work there.
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    Admin reacted to Cynthia_Penuelas in Is There A Loophole Around The Arizona Driver's Licenses Ban?   
    i also live in AZ,
    i also need a loophole..
    its extremely frustrating..i get a ride to work, the lady that gives me a ride work at the same place different department....but its also a 25-30 minute ride....and tomorrow she is going out of town....i can borrow her car but my mom is not happy about me driving.and risking loosing everything....
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    Admin reacted to JoelCSati in Joel Sati, An Introduction.   
    Hello,
     
    My name is Joel Sati, and I am undocumented. I was born in Nairobi, Kenya on June 3, 1993. At the age of nine, my family packed up and moved to the United States on October 24, 2002.
    Right after my 17th birthday, my mother took me to the local DMV to get a learners’ permit. They told us we needed to provide proof of residency; we didn’t have it so we left. I didn’t know why we didn’t have it, so I asked my mother – she said nothing, and we left it at that. I didn’t know that I was undocumented until September 2010, while applying to college. There was that part of the application that asked for the SSN. A huge part of the depression that ensued was the fact that I had received this news at such an expectant time in my life, where I had just finished my formative education and was about to make headway into adulthood. I couldn’t look at a financial aid form, and my new f-bomb was “FAFSA.” Because of my status, I was unable to apply for merit-based scholarships. I had received offers from prestigious four year colleges, which I accepted, but due to the extremely high costs, I could not attend. I then enrolled in Montgomery College, A community college in Rockville, MD, where I graduated valedictorian. 
     
    I am an American in every sense of the term. I have gone to school here; I have my diploma and my Associates degree. I have ambitions to pursue a career in academia and research. I am heavily involved in my community, having worked with CASA de Maryland among many organizations. Outside of all this, I am someone who has a deep love for Philosophy, writing, and the Atlanta Falcons. I am a son of a single mother, a brother, and an uncle. My personal motto is short – strive not to just attain knowledge, but to advance it.
     
    The reasons I am behind efforts to pass the DREAM Act are not just limited to me. I know of so many young people around the country that have the skills and the intelligence to be successful citizens, but the current system precludes them from doing so. The author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie said that “stereotypes are so not because they are incorrect, but because they are incomplete; they make one story become the only story.” This issue is not just a Hispanic issue; it is also an African issue, an Asian issue and most importantly, it is a human issue. I have come to learn that there is more than one face, more than one story to this struggle. I became an activist to stand for these who have given all of themselves for the betterment of their community. For a large part of my journey, I have had the rather incomplete mantra “If I only had the opportunity….” That’s what I always say to myself. I am sure that a lot of young men and women share my sentiment. I want to stand with the rest of the DREAMers and secure opportunities we have dreamed of having. It is my firm belief that if America refuses to legitimize those who could be integral to our recovery, then America is not living up to the creed of equal opportunity for all.
     
    Regards,
    Joel C. Sati
     
    Find me on Twitter @JoelCSati
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    Admin got a reaction from Danny_963 in Important Information   
    If anyone has any problems or sees things that seem out of the ordinary around the forum, please PM me with information. You can also PM me or one of the moderators here.
     
    We do not tolerate disrespect around this forum. If you see this and want to report it, please send me a PM and I will look into it further. Spam/rude comments/explicit content, etc.
     
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    Admin got a reaction from Danny_963 in Important Information   
    If anyone has any problems or sees things that seem out of the ordinary around the forum, please PM me with information. You can also PM me or one of the moderators here.
     
    We do not tolerate disrespect around this forum. If you see this and want to report it, please send me a PM and I will look into it further. Spam/rude comments/explicit content, etc.
     
    We have to have a good and friendly experience for everyone.
     
    Thank you and have a good day/night!
     
    ANY QUESTIONS PLEASE REPLY BELOW! I WILL ANSWER THEM ALL
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    Admin got a reaction from Danny_963 in Important Information   
    If anyone has any problems or sees things that seem out of the ordinary around the forum, please PM me with information. You can also PM me or one of the moderators here.
     
    We do not tolerate disrespect around this forum. If you see this and want to report it, please send me a PM and I will look into it further. Spam/rude comments/explicit content, etc.
     
    We have to have a good and friendly experience for everyone.
     
    Thank you and have a good day/night!
     
    ANY QUESTIONS PLEASE REPLY BELOW! I WILL ANSWER THEM ALL
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    Admin reacted to Nancy Mora in Hii My Name Is Nancy Mora   
    Thank youu and so do i very friendly and imformative
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    Admin reacted to [email protected] in Hii My Name Is Nancy Mora   
    Congratulations Nancy I love this forum.