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    Admin reacted to Calidreamer in Denial.   
    I am very sorry you were denied. Take a minute and think, did you send all the documents required? Here is a link to a similar discussion, I hope it helps. http://adreamact.com/topic/1857-why-god/
    Good luck
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    Admin reacted to mary21 in Approved!!!!!!   
    I finally got approved after waiting almost 6 months & so did my sister & brother! thanks God!!!! I'm so happy guys!!!! wish those of you who are still waiting the best! Hang in there!
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    Admin reacted to GcG in Im New To This Forum   
    Welcome Ivan77c and good luck with your case.
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    Admin reacted to marco12 in Im New To This Forum   
    hey I am from san diego too and welcome to tje forums and good luck on ur application
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    Admin reacted to Ivan77c in Im New To This Forum   
    Hi im new to this forum! My name is Ivan Im from San Diego and I been living in CA for nearly 14 years, I got to this country when I was 14 and went to school and work at the same time. My lawyer sent my application on 03/26/13 i got a text on 4/02/13 that they received my application and now im just waiting for the bio appointment ! hope i get approve soon
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    Admin reacted to tinkerbell1 in My Story   
    congratulations on your approval! i'm so happy for you :')
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    Admin reacted to GcG in My Story   
    Hello everyone my names Gian and I just wanted to share a bit about myself I wish I had signed up earlier but better late than never I suppose.
    I was born in the Philippines, moved to the United Arab Emirates at the age of 2 with my mother to live with my father who had a job working in Dubai. When I turned 13 my family decided to leave for the US to try for an even better life. We arrived in the states in 1997 I was 14 my younger brother was 4.
    From what I know my family tried several ways to get us all documented but lots of problems arose and with that our visas ended up expiring. Living undocumented was a tough ordeal I'm sure many of you know but I remember vividly instances of friends and family getting their drivers licenses for the first time and me just siting there wondering when ill ever be able to even do that.
    It was even harder after high school I just ended up going to a community college for a couple years and due to me not really being motivated due to my situation, I didn't see any way to progress even if I did get a degree, I ended up dropping out. I would spend my time in and out of depression for a couple years trying my best to keep my mind off things by extensively indulging in video games during my down time and helping my mechanic father make ends meet fixing cars.
    I remember hearing about the dream act and being a little skeptical about when it would pass but lo and behold it finally did, so last September my family hired a lawyer to work on both mine and my younger brothers cases Im 29 and he's 19 now. We both filed our cases together and sent them in on October 16th 2012, on November we both got our biometrics done and then on December my brother had his approved I was so happy for him he finally had a life to look forward to it was a joyous Christmas for sure but there was still mine to wait on.
    I knew in my heart that I would be approved, my record was spotless I had more than enough evidence to prove everything they needed but it was the longest few months I probably went through. I never really checked on my case status i figured i would just get annoyed checking on it if nothing was going on. Until around the end of march I got a severe urge to do so, I opened up the uscis website and typed in my receipt number. When I read the status my jaw dropped and saw that it was already on card/document production I screamed out loud for my parents and brother to see and hugged them as hard as i could. All our hard work and sacrifice finally came through I was approved on march 28, 2013 and the card was delivered to me on April 3rd. I turn 30 on the 17th and I couldn't have asked for a better birthday present.
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    Admin reacted to chrzt1an in Hey Dreamers With Misdemeanors   
    be really careful applying for jobs. and when asked if you have felony's or misdemeanors make sure you put them down, i just got rejected for having a misdemeanor driving with out a license last year. A criminal offense can be expunged under certain circumstances. and state. just a heads up. and remember getting DACA approved is not over. rather than the start.
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    Admin reacted to stolenlacs in Hey Dreamers With Misdemeanors   
    Thanks for the heads up, while I can certanly appreciate them not hiring someone with a significant misdemeanor it kinda sucks they turned you down for driving without a license. It kinda got me worried about my failing to identify misdemeanor now.. hopefully i wont run into any big issues because of it. Good luck with your next interview and hope you get hired soon.
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    Admin got a reaction from sotero_gonzalez in Gang Of Eight Aiming To Unveil Immigration Reform Bill Thursday   
    The Senate’s Gang of Eight is aiming to release comprehensive immigration reform legislation on Thursday, according to Senate sources.
    A member of the group said the bill is virtually complete and the plan is to roll it out this week, but he warned it could slip into next week.
    Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), a leading member of the group, confirmed the members are hoping to unveil the legislation before lawmakers leave town for the weekend.
    “We’re shooting for that kind of progress,” he said.
    One of the last questions to be resolved was over how to handle immigrant agricultural workers. The farm industry and unions were split over the issues of wages and visas.
    Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), who has taken the lead on negotiating agricultural visas, said Tuesday a tentative deal had been reached.
    “There’s a tentative agreement on a number of things, and we’re waiting to see if it can get wrapped up,” she told reporters outside the Senate chamber.
    Source:
    http://thehill.com/homenews/senate/2...ll-by-thursday
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    Admin got a reaction from sotero_gonzalez in Gang Of Eight Aiming To Unveil Immigration Reform Bill Thursday   
    The Senate’s Gang of Eight is aiming to release comprehensive immigration reform legislation on Thursday, according to Senate sources.
    A member of the group said the bill is virtually complete and the plan is to roll it out this week, but he warned it could slip into next week.
    Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), a leading member of the group, confirmed the members are hoping to unveil the legislation before lawmakers leave town for the weekend.
    “We’re shooting for that kind of progress,” he said.
    One of the last questions to be resolved was over how to handle immigrant agricultural workers. The farm industry and unions were split over the issues of wages and visas.
    Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), who has taken the lead on negotiating agricultural visas, said Tuesday a tentative deal had been reached.
    “There’s a tentative agreement on a number of things, and we’re waiting to see if it can get wrapped up,” she told reporters outside the Senate chamber.
    Source:
    http://thehill.com/homenews/senate/2...ll-by-thursday
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    Admin reacted to phoenixbird in I Got Approved!!!!   
    Guys i got approved ! They received my application on October 2 , I did my biometrics November 5 and on Feb 15 my case got transferred from Vermont to Nebraska and March 22 I got approved!!!! I'm so happy I still can't believe it.
    I waited and waited , the waiting was tough and there were moments were i thought that i would shave my head a la Britney Spears circa 2007 lol but I'm here and didnt shave my head ! hahaha
    I put my faith in God, and the bible says that he doesn't start something he wont finish and amen to that! I knew that I would get approved , man did i pray!
    Thank you to everyone on this forum! It has been so helpful and comforting to read your stories and struggles! If you are still waiting don't give up is right around the corner. It always gets darker before the sun comes out !!
    I feel like I'm giving an Oscar speech lol ...but seriously guys thank you ! and you! and you!! and dont worry you too will get approved ! I still can't believe it ! One of my happiest moments for sure ! Thanks to Obama too! who didnt forget about us, and believed in us ! Tell all your citizens friends to vote democrat always ...eff the republicans and their bs !
    Thank you God!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Here is to a new chapter........................ CHEERS!!!!
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    Admin reacted to Gezinha in My Name Is Marco Antonio   
    Hey there, welcome! Just like you, my dreams of becoming a police officers were put on hold, since you can only be law enforcement if you have a green card. It just crushed me, after I am approved (I hope I will be) I have plans to attend college for a Criminal Justice degree. I had hopes of joining the Army as well, so, college would be paid, and it would be easier to get a job in the field with commendation and discharge. Hmm...but screw that, huh? I didn't choos to be here illegaly either, and as ironic as it sounds for me to want to work for law enforcement while being an illegal, it has been my dream to keep bad guys off the street and good people safe. Now, since 2006 I have simply given up on everything because there is a obstacle in everything us illegals try to do. I know people who went to college without a ssn, without papers, but they had mothers and fathers here, I didn't, my mother could not make the sacrifice of paying for an out of state tuition, and feed 3 people on a house cleaning job. This is so aboslutely frustrating, and Marco, I feel your pain. Life on hold if a misery, and some jobs are just dead ends, they are paying jobs, every job is an honest way to earn a living, but there is so much potential in the illegal children that came here, it is a waste for this country and a waste of our lives.
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    Admin reacted to itzel in How Did You Find Adreamact.com?   
    I found it through google, same as Arcane I was on DAP, but its too crowded...started at the beginning of the forum, on July 17 2012 a day after my b-day..I mean seriously look at that reputation...im the sh*****...lmao...jk....used to be a moderator, but immediately after getting EAD found a job at a law firm going to school at the same time and have been too busy to log on as often as I'd like and therefore was dropped as a moderator which is fine, some one else with more time would be more helful than me. Have found some great friends who Im FB friends with and also found some annoying people too who I just ignore but overall Im happy to have found this forum and even shared the forum's FB page on my page.
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    Admin reacted to Nisha331 in How Did You Find Adreamact.com?   
    Google search for deferred action forums!
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    Admin reacted to chrzt1an in How Did You Find Adreamact.com?   
    @google
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    Admin reacted to Osha in How Did You Find Adreamact.com?   
    I found this forum on a Google Search, I was searching for Dream Act related news and it was after the election and everyone was talking about immigration and what not, so this forum was one of the top search results that showed up on Google. I actually saw this Forum many times before but I've always avoided to "Sign-Up" , and then when I came back to this forum there was an interesting topic and I wanted to see other peoples comments and the only way that was possible was to sign-up, so I decided to sign-up and it was very simple and less annoying than I previously thought...and I've been hooked on this Forum ever since, and not to mention that it ended being very helpful throughout my DACA Application process and its going to be the home to be when the fight for immigration reform comes in April. So thank you Admin and all the helpful members of this forum.
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    Admin got a reaction from skootA in Senators Agree On Path To Legal Status For Illegal Immigrants   
    WASHINGTON — Eight senators who have spent weeks trying to write a bipartisan bill to overhaul immigration laws have privately agreed on the most contentious part of the draft — how to offer legal status to the nation's 11 million illegal immigrants.
    According to aides familiar with the closed-door negotiations, the bill would require illegal immigrants to register with Homeland Security Department authorities, file federal income taxes for their time in America and pay a still-to-be-determined fine. They also must have a clean law enforcement record.
    Once granted probationary legal status, immigrants would be allowed to work but would be barred from receiving federal public benefits, including food stamps, family cash assistance, Medicaid and unemployment insurance.
    The group's current draft is largely in line with President Obama's call to set a pathway to earned citizenship as part of a broader immigration reform package, as well as with recent efforts by prominent Republican lawmakers to resolve an issue that hurt GOP candidates in November's election.
    Though the draft is a long way from becoming law, immigration advocates expressed guarded optimism about a possible breakthrough.
    "Nine months ago, people would have thought you were nuts to say that four Republicans and four Democrats were working on a way to legalize 11 million people," said Angela Kelley, an immigration expert at the Center for American Progress, a think tank with close ties to the White House. "It's a Rubik's Cube, but more sides are matching in color than ever before. That's significant."
    Still undecided is how long illegal immigrants would need to wait before they could apply for permanent resident status and eventually become citizens. The delay for a green card probably would be 10 years or longer, the aides said.
    Also unresolved are such politically charged topics as how many visas to issue to high-tech specialists and other guest workers; how to keep track of when visitors leave the country; and how to pay for more Border Patrol officers, fencing and other security measures in an era of shrinking budgets, the aides said.
    The eight senators met Tuesday and Wednesday, alternating between a private office in the Russell Senate Office Building and a marble-floored ceremonial room off the Senate chamber.
    The group had hoped to deliver a completed bill to the Senate Judiciary Committee for consideration before the Senate leaves for Easter recess on March 22. But aides said remaining issues required more technical advice and cost estimates that could delay delivery until early April.
    The group includes Republican Sens. John McCain of Arizona, Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, Marco Rubio of Florida and Jeff Flake of Arizona. The Democrats are Sens. Charles E. Schumer of New York, Richard J. Durbin of Illinois, Robert Menendez of New Jersey and Michael Bennet of Colorado.
    The draft bill will be several hundred pages long when finished. For now, the unfinished pieces are peppered throughout the draft.
    "We're working through them. I'm not sure we'll get them all done," McCain said in an interview. "Some of these issues are very controversial."
    Business groups and Silicon Valley companies have pushed for more H1B visas for software engineers and other high-skilled employees, for example, while labor unions have warned that too many immigrants would undercut qualified Americans seeking high-tech jobs in a weak economy.
    Unless the group designs a visa program that ensures a robust labor force, Rubio told reporters, "What you're going to have is people coming into the country illegally or overstaying visas."
    Immigration overhaul bills floated in 2006 and 2007 were sunk by disagreements between labor and business leaders over how many workers to allow into the country. Some senators are skeptical that the current group can find a solution.
    "The country can absorb only so much low-skilled labor without significantly impacting the prospects of working Americans to get jobs and get higher pay," said Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.), a member of the judiciary panel who has been critical of previous efforts to expand the visa program.
    In an effort to resolve the issue, negotiators from the AFL-CIO and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce have worked with Senate staffers to set a formula so the number of visas for both high-tech and low-skilled workers can fluctuate. They have agreed that the tally would move up or down based on job demand, unemployment rates and other data.
    "We're really trying to fill in the details," said Ana Avendano, an AFL-CIO negotiator.
    The two sides have agreed that a work visa need not be tied to a specific employer and that foreign workers would be allowed to change jobs. Unions want assurances that foreign workers have the same rights as Americans to report mistreatment to the Labor Department and to sue employers for unpaid wages.
    Unlike in the past, both business and organized labor want an immigration bill to pass, said Eliseo Medina, secretary-treasurer of the Service Employees International Union, which represents more than 2 million workers.
    "No one wants to be responsible for deep-sixing the effort," Medina said.
    Negotiators also have hit a roadblock on whether the government should keep track of who is leaving the country and how to do so.
    Under current law, U.S. immigration authorities do not keep a record when tourists and other foreign visitors leave the country. So the government doesn't know whether they have overstayed their visas, as thousands do each year.
    The Senate group has tentatively agreed to create a system to check visas against an immigration database at international airports and seaports but have not determined whether it is feasible at much busier border crossings. The task is potentially huge: U.S. borders with Mexico and Canada are the most highly trafficked in the world, with 250 million crossings each year.
    Some lawmakers warn that checking visas as people leave the country would be expensive to implement, further clog busy border crossings and slow crucial commerce.
    Muzaffar Chishti, director of the Migration Policy Institute at New York University School of Law, said the real legislative battle over immigration would come after the bill was made public.
    "We haven't even begun to see the opposition to the bill," Chishti said. "Because there isn't meat on the bone."
    Source: http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/la-na-immigration-hurdles-20130311,0,1484422,full.story
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    Admin got a reaction from skootA in Senators Agree On Path To Legal Status For Illegal Immigrants   
    WASHINGTON — Eight senators who have spent weeks trying to write a bipartisan bill to overhaul immigration laws have privately agreed on the most contentious part of the draft — how to offer legal status to the nation's 11 million illegal immigrants.
    According to aides familiar with the closed-door negotiations, the bill would require illegal immigrants to register with Homeland Security Department authorities, file federal income taxes for their time in America and pay a still-to-be-determined fine. They also must have a clean law enforcement record.
    Once granted probationary legal status, immigrants would be allowed to work but would be barred from receiving federal public benefits, including food stamps, family cash assistance, Medicaid and unemployment insurance.
    The group's current draft is largely in line with President Obama's call to set a pathway to earned citizenship as part of a broader immigration reform package, as well as with recent efforts by prominent Republican lawmakers to resolve an issue that hurt GOP candidates in November's election.
    Though the draft is a long way from becoming law, immigration advocates expressed guarded optimism about a possible breakthrough.
    "Nine months ago, people would have thought you were nuts to say that four Republicans and four Democrats were working on a way to legalize 11 million people," said Angela Kelley, an immigration expert at the Center for American Progress, a think tank with close ties to the White House. "It's a Rubik's Cube, but more sides are matching in color than ever before. That's significant."
    Still undecided is how long illegal immigrants would need to wait before they could apply for permanent resident status and eventually become citizens. The delay for a green card probably would be 10 years or longer, the aides said.
    Also unresolved are such politically charged topics as how many visas to issue to high-tech specialists and other guest workers; how to keep track of when visitors leave the country; and how to pay for more Border Patrol officers, fencing and other security measures in an era of shrinking budgets, the aides said.
    The eight senators met Tuesday and Wednesday, alternating between a private office in the Russell Senate Office Building and a marble-floored ceremonial room off the Senate chamber.
    The group had hoped to deliver a completed bill to the Senate Judiciary Committee for consideration before the Senate leaves for Easter recess on March 22. But aides said remaining issues required more technical advice and cost estimates that could delay delivery until early April.
    The group includes Republican Sens. John McCain of Arizona, Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, Marco Rubio of Florida and Jeff Flake of Arizona. The Democrats are Sens. Charles E. Schumer of New York, Richard J. Durbin of Illinois, Robert Menendez of New Jersey and Michael Bennet of Colorado.
    The draft bill will be several hundred pages long when finished. For now, the unfinished pieces are peppered throughout the draft.
    "We're working through them. I'm not sure we'll get them all done," McCain said in an interview. "Some of these issues are very controversial."
    Business groups and Silicon Valley companies have pushed for more H1B visas for software engineers and other high-skilled employees, for example, while labor unions have warned that too many immigrants would undercut qualified Americans seeking high-tech jobs in a weak economy.
    Unless the group designs a visa program that ensures a robust labor force, Rubio told reporters, "What you're going to have is people coming into the country illegally or overstaying visas."
    Immigration overhaul bills floated in 2006 and 2007 were sunk by disagreements between labor and business leaders over how many workers to allow into the country. Some senators are skeptical that the current group can find a solution.
    "The country can absorb only so much low-skilled labor without significantly impacting the prospects of working Americans to get jobs and get higher pay," said Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.), a member of the judiciary panel who has been critical of previous efforts to expand the visa program.
    In an effort to resolve the issue, negotiators from the AFL-CIO and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce have worked with Senate staffers to set a formula so the number of visas for both high-tech and low-skilled workers can fluctuate. They have agreed that the tally would move up or down based on job demand, unemployment rates and other data.
    "We're really trying to fill in the details," said Ana Avendano, an AFL-CIO negotiator.
    The two sides have agreed that a work visa need not be tied to a specific employer and that foreign workers would be allowed to change jobs. Unions want assurances that foreign workers have the same rights as Americans to report mistreatment to the Labor Department and to sue employers for unpaid wages.
    Unlike in the past, both business and organized labor want an immigration bill to pass, said Eliseo Medina, secretary-treasurer of the Service Employees International Union, which represents more than 2 million workers.
    "No one wants to be responsible for deep-sixing the effort," Medina said.
    Negotiators also have hit a roadblock on whether the government should keep track of who is leaving the country and how to do so.
    Under current law, U.S. immigration authorities do not keep a record when tourists and other foreign visitors leave the country. So the government doesn't know whether they have overstayed their visas, as thousands do each year.
    The Senate group has tentatively agreed to create a system to check visas against an immigration database at international airports and seaports but have not determined whether it is feasible at much busier border crossings. The task is potentially huge: U.S. borders with Mexico and Canada are the most highly trafficked in the world, with 250 million crossings each year.
    Some lawmakers warn that checking visas as people leave the country would be expensive to implement, further clog busy border crossings and slow crucial commerce.
    Muzaffar Chishti, director of the Migration Policy Institute at New York University School of Law, said the real legislative battle over immigration would come after the bill was made public.
    "We haven't even begun to see the opposition to the bill," Chishti said. "Because there isn't meat on the bone."
    Source: http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/la-na-immigration-hurdles-20130311,0,1484422,full.story
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    Admin got a reaction from God_why_m3 in Finally!!!   
    Congrats. I hope everyone else gets approved soon!
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    Admin got a reaction from Osha in How much is your lawyer taxing you?   
    Some people have to use lawyers if they have problems with their records. I've helped many people whos application wasn't going to be straight forward. It honestly was a little confusing to me so I had a lawyer do everything for me. I didn't wanna risk the chance of an rfe or otherwise.
    But yes, anyone can always post in the forums with questions and problems. There's an answer for everything!
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    Admin reacted to Osha in Newbie From Ny   
    Hello Nisha331, welcome to the best forum for Dreamers.
    Do you think you can post your timeline, so we can take a glimpse of where you are in your application process?
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    Admin reacted to latinagirl in I Want To Share This Picture :)   
    I found this picture: )

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    Admin got a reaction from Rawf in How Did You Find Adreamact.com?   
    I think its best to not be discussed in this topic. PM each other if you want to know. This is a "how did you find us thread".
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    Admin reacted to latinagirl in When Do You Start Counting After Bios Or......?   
    thank you rawf when people called they tell you all kinds of things they don't even know what to tell you anymore!! like one of the times I called the lady told me that Vermont center were on the july month cases and I said to her but they didn't start receiving daca applications until august 15 , and she still told me that same thing I was like ok thank you have a good day!! I didn't mean to be rude but that was kind of odd!!