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    roadrunner11 reacted to delatorreE in Grateful For A Chance   
    SOOOO happy for you !  I  love reading stories like this , makes me teary haha 
    and don't worry if you went through all that , pretty much NOTHING can stop you now ! 

    keep up the great work !
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    roadrunner11 got a reaction from delatorreE in Grateful For A Chance   
    Hey guys October 15th is coming up and that means I am again in the process of renewing my DACA. I have to say the uncertainty fear is back and I am really hoping that one day we don't have to renew it so often. But, then I look back and think about the many things I have been able to do in these short year and 8 months. When I first applied for my permit, I was a college graduate working as a nanny for a family who was not only racist but they were blunt about it. I left them even before I was approved. My goal in college was always to become a doctor or a PA. So as soon as I was approved for DACA I started researching my options to go back to school. I also got a job at a local hospital working for several clinics.
    Finally in July 2013, I decided to sign up for my GRE and start my PA school application. I had no idea how I was going to pay for it or if I would even get a chance because of my DACA status. First, I was denied from the state school because of DACA but I got a chance to interview across the United States at a school. I bought a ticket and packed my bag full of hope and dreams. I rented a car and drove to the middle of nowhere and interviewed the next day. They asked me about my life in my birth country as I included some of my background in my personal statement. They asked about my legal situation and family. I felt honored to be there representing all of the dreamers who are taking advantage of this opportunity. The same night of my interview at 8pm I got a call offering me a one of the 70 seats they offer per year. I was chosen out of over 2000 applicants to attend school there.
    Then, it came the financial situation or I should say the nightmare. This kind of program does not have financial aid even citizens take out loans to pay for it. So here I was with the chance of becoming a PA and again my citizenship status was in the way as banks couldn't lend me the money without a US cosigner with good credit. I asked some family friends and they said no. I finally told my coworker what was happening and she pushed me to the limit to find other options/people who would be willing to sign for me. I am talking sign 100k. Someone told me "sweetie, no one is going to sign that loan for you", yeah it crushed me in tiny little pieces. But, I asked the last person I thought would do something for me and she did. Her and her husband had seen me work hard in high school working two jobs to pay for college and helping people in the community clinic. They offerend to help me. And now I am here typing this story with lots of studying and homework to do but attending PA school across the country. 
    Along the way I met another dreamer with the same dream as me, becoming a health care provider. We are both in PA school.  We talk sometimes and it just makes me so proud to see so many of us working so hard to show we are not only undocumented people. We are the next generation of lawyers, nurses, PAs, business owners etc. 
    Go out other and try your best and get the best out of this. It is not easy but it makes you brave and determined. 
     
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    roadrunner11 got a reaction from gonzoluis in Official Nebraska Approval or Pending Cases   
    Hey guys I was there a few months ago. I remember it was not fun but you cannot stop living a good life because you are waiting for this :/ it would be a shame to waste 3 or so months being sad. Enjoy spending time with those around you, volunteer, work on your résumé, have fun going places you don't need an ID to get in.
    Never let this be a burden or a road block from living a good life.
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    roadrunner11 got a reaction from gonzoluis in Official Nebraska Approval or Pending Cases   
    Hey guys I was there a few months ago. I remember it was not fun but you cannot stop living a good life because you are waiting for this :/ it would be a shame to waste 3 or so months being sad. Enjoy spending time with those around you, volunteer, work on your résumé, have fun going places you don't need an ID to get in.
    Never let this be a burden or a road block from living a good life.
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    roadrunner11 got a reaction from delatorreE in Grateful For A Chance   
    Hey guys October 15th is coming up and that means I am again in the process of renewing my DACA. I have to say the uncertainty fear is back and I am really hoping that one day we don't have to renew it so often. But, then I look back and think about the many things I have been able to do in these short year and 8 months. When I first applied for my permit, I was a college graduate working as a nanny for a family who was not only racist but they were blunt about it. I left them even before I was approved. My goal in college was always to become a doctor or a PA. So as soon as I was approved for DACA I started researching my options to go back to school. I also got a job at a local hospital working for several clinics.
    Finally in July 2013, I decided to sign up for my GRE and start my PA school application. I had no idea how I was going to pay for it or if I would even get a chance because of my DACA status. First, I was denied from the state school because of DACA but I got a chance to interview across the United States at a school. I bought a ticket and packed my bag full of hope and dreams. I rented a car and drove to the middle of nowhere and interviewed the next day. They asked me about my life in my birth country as I included some of my background in my personal statement. They asked about my legal situation and family. I felt honored to be there representing all of the dreamers who are taking advantage of this opportunity. The same night of my interview at 8pm I got a call offering me a one of the 70 seats they offer per year. I was chosen out of over 2000 applicants to attend school there.
    Then, it came the financial situation or I should say the nightmare. This kind of program does not have financial aid even citizens take out loans to pay for it. So here I was with the chance of becoming a PA and again my citizenship status was in the way as banks couldn't lend me the money without a US cosigner with good credit. I asked some family friends and they said no. I finally told my coworker what was happening and she pushed me to the limit to find other options/people who would be willing to sign for me. I am talking sign 100k. Someone told me "sweetie, no one is going to sign that loan for you", yeah it crushed me in tiny little pieces. But, I asked the last person I thought would do something for me and she did. Her and her husband had seen me work hard in high school working two jobs to pay for college and helping people in the community clinic. They offerend to help me. And now I am here typing this story with lots of studying and homework to do but attending PA school across the country. 
    Along the way I met another dreamer with the same dream as me, becoming a health care provider. We are both in PA school.  We talk sometimes and it just makes me so proud to see so many of us working so hard to show we are not only undocumented people. We are the next generation of lawyers, nurses, PAs, business owners etc. 
    Go out other and try your best and get the best out of this. It is not easy but it makes you brave and determined. 
     
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    roadrunner11 got a reaction from delatorreE in Grateful For A Chance   
    Hey guys October 15th is coming up and that means I am again in the process of renewing my DACA. I have to say the uncertainty fear is back and I am really hoping that one day we don't have to renew it so often. But, then I look back and think about the many things I have been able to do in these short year and 8 months. When I first applied for my permit, I was a college graduate working as a nanny for a family who was not only racist but they were blunt about it. I left them even before I was approved. My goal in college was always to become a doctor or a PA. So as soon as I was approved for DACA I started researching my options to go back to school. I also got a job at a local hospital working for several clinics.
    Finally in July 2013, I decided to sign up for my GRE and start my PA school application. I had no idea how I was going to pay for it or if I would even get a chance because of my DACA status. First, I was denied from the state school because of DACA but I got a chance to interview across the United States at a school. I bought a ticket and packed my bag full of hope and dreams. I rented a car and drove to the middle of nowhere and interviewed the next day. They asked me about my life in my birth country as I included some of my background in my personal statement. They asked about my legal situation and family. I felt honored to be there representing all of the dreamers who are taking advantage of this opportunity. The same night of my interview at 8pm I got a call offering me a one of the 70 seats they offer per year. I was chosen out of over 2000 applicants to attend school there.
    Then, it came the financial situation or I should say the nightmare. This kind of program does not have financial aid even citizens take out loans to pay for it. So here I was with the chance of becoming a PA and again my citizenship status was in the way as banks couldn't lend me the money without a US cosigner with good credit. I asked some family friends and they said no. I finally told my coworker what was happening and she pushed me to the limit to find other options/people who would be willing to sign for me. I am talking sign 100k. Someone told me "sweetie, no one is going to sign that loan for you", yeah it crushed me in tiny little pieces. But, I asked the last person I thought would do something for me and she did. Her and her husband had seen me work hard in high school working two jobs to pay for college and helping people in the community clinic. They offerend to help me. And now I am here typing this story with lots of studying and homework to do but attending PA school across the country. 
    Along the way I met another dreamer with the same dream as me, becoming a health care provider. We are both in PA school.  We talk sometimes and it just makes me so proud to see so many of us working so hard to show we are not only undocumented people. We are the next generation of lawyers, nurses, PAs, business owners etc. 
    Go out other and try your best and get the best out of this. It is not easy but it makes you brave and determined. 
     
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    roadrunner11 reacted to Dariela in I Just Got Approved   
    finally approved =] im in tearssssss of joy=]] omygodddddddd =]]
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    roadrunner11 got a reaction from kaantuu in Waiting....waiting..and Some More Waiting!?   
    You will be happy when you realize that life doesn't depend on this. Life is what you make it and there are others out there who are citizens but wished they had your health and life.
    I work with people who are in their 20s and dying and I realize how precious is making the best out of everyday and sharing it with others.
    I know coping is hard and the wait is not easy I cried too before but keep it up.
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    roadrunner11 got a reaction from adol in Obamacare For Income Tax For Dreamers   
    Hello I received a class about this from work and yes everyone is required to have health insurance. What will happen the first year is the government along with the IRS will fine you $300 if you fail to get insurance. The following year the fine will almost double so it will be bigger amount every year. As a DACA recipient you can apply to private insurance or get insurance through your employer (much cheaper and better insurance).
    Hope this helps.
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    roadrunner11 got a reaction from kaantuu in Waiting....waiting..and Some More Waiting!?   
    You will be happy when you realize that life doesn't depend on this. Life is what you make it and there are others out there who are citizens but wished they had your health and life.
    I work with people who are in their 20s and dying and I realize how precious is making the best out of everyday and sharing it with others.
    I know coping is hard and the wait is not easy I cried too before but keep it up.
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    roadrunner11 reacted to kaantuu in Waiting....waiting..and Some More Waiting!?   
    I been waiting since november 2012
    The best thing to do,live your life and dont think to much about it,keep your mind busy on something else.
    I used to be checking my status everyday bout 10 times a day lol
    but slowly i stoped,we just need to have hope and faith that one day we are getting approved and stay positive
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    roadrunner11 got a reaction from Tori in Careers After Your Daca.   
    Aaaah you guys I got accepted to PA school. On my personal statement I briefly mentioned the fact I had been undocumented. It is beyond real for me at this point thinking I will be a healthcare provider in 2 years or so. At my interview session I was the only Hispanic and not even kidding the one who went to the least prestigious school. But I got a call of acceptance that same night. We are hard workers and passionate and that is why dreamers deserve this. Keep it up everyone !!!
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    roadrunner11 got a reaction from A.Martinez in Careers After Your Daca.   
    I studied human biology and currently I am applying for my masters in PA studies, I am beyond excited to even be able to apply. I love the medical field there are some dreamers with cool careers around here
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    roadrunner11 got a reaction from Luz Elizondo in Hi, My Name Is Luz Elizondo   
    Welcome! Don't lose hope It will come soon. Hopefully the forum is helpful to you!
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    roadrunner11 reacted to Admin in Important Information   
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    roadrunner11 got a reaction from pswa83 in Looking For Job   
    Gino don't lose hope. I also had a hard time finding a job in my field. I would suggest applying for entry level positions at businesses or companies where you eventually want to work in finance?
    Then once you are hired there work your way up.
    Keep applying and when you go to interviews always sound passionate about the position and let them know you want to grow in the company using your skills. Good companies like people who want to work their way up.
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    roadrunner11 got a reaction from pswa83 in Looking For Job   
    Gino don't lose hope. I also had a hard time finding a job in my field. I would suggest applying for entry level positions at businesses or companies where you eventually want to work in finance?
    Then once you are hired there work your way up.
    Keep applying and when you go to interviews always sound passionate about the position and let them know you want to grow in the company using your skills. Good companies like people who want to work their way up.
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    roadrunner11 got a reaction from Jesse_Vigil in Traveling Inside The United States   
    There is no problem when you travel I have travelled a bit since I got approved and they don't say anything.
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    roadrunner11 got a reaction from Peedur in For Us Dreamers, What Are We Exactly Getting With The Immigration Reform?   
    I really hope this passes. I have too many plans
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    roadrunner11 got a reaction from dreameratl in Approved, Key: Be Patient.   
    congrats!!!! It was a long wait but it is so worth it
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    roadrunner11 got a reaction from Rawf in Intial Review Interview Please Help!!!!!!!   
    This is interesting. I hadn't heard of interviews for DACA. Best wishes
    Like everyone has said, BE PREPARED, no room for "Forgetting" or "leaving things last min." Collect all the proof you can.
    Make sure to take a copy of your DACA application you submitted just in case you have to refer back to it during the interview.
    Also, I would advise you to make a list of relevant events in your time living in the US and addresses lived at.
    Be confident, respectful and humble.
    I hope everything goes well
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    roadrunner11 got a reaction from Rawf in Intial Review Interview Please Help!!!!!!!   
    This is interesting. I hadn't heard of interviews for DACA. Best wishes
    Like everyone has said, BE PREPARED, no room for "Forgetting" or "leaving things last min." Collect all the proof you can.
    Make sure to take a copy of your DACA application you submitted just in case you have to refer back to it during the interview.
    Also, I would advise you to make a list of relevant events in your time living in the US and addresses lived at.
    Be confident, respectful and humble.
    I hope everything goes well
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    roadrunner11 reacted to Angelz_06 in !   
    !!
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    roadrunner11 got a reaction from engineer2mike in Senator Says Boston Attack Should Factor In Immigration Debate !!!!!!   
    Welfare is there for a reason to help those less fortunate and in need. Everyone with a job should be grateful for not having to depend on those resources unless needed. I completely disagree with people making a "career" out of welfare and others paying taxes and not being able to collect benefits (those who pay taxes and are not entitled to any federal aid). But if one of us or any family member LEGITIMATELY needed this aid and could qualify temporarily then it is ok.
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    roadrunner11 reacted to Gezinha in Senator Says Boston Attack Should Factor In Immigration Debate !!!!!!   
    I definitely do not have a sense of entitlement. And I hate people who do. I believe if you are a citizen in the greatest nation of this world it is a PRIVILEDGE to be able to work and support yourself and your family. The citizens of this country are known around the world as ignorant, stupid, lazy and arrogant, and that is not true for the vast majority. But getting in line to take advantage of SS benefits just because receiving a $400 check evey week is better than flipping burguers for $300 a week, is shameful for any citizen of any country. In Brazil people work a whole month to receive $600 reais, which equals $300 dollars, and yes it is accordingly to what the price of things are there, but it is the equivalent of people here accepting minimun wage and working just for that. And let me tell you, I personally do not know one signle American citizen who will work for less than $15 bucks/hr here in MA, far less for minimun wage. And that is the main reason why so many American citizens choose to receive welfare and most non documented immigratns always have jobs and do not live off the government. Which boggles my mind because isn't it more shameful to receive money from the government when you are perfectly physically capable of findind a job? It doesn't matter that you find that job demeaning, it is still a job, but no, for some mystifying reason, they would rather stand in line for welfare than to actually stand in line to apply for McD's or BK. They would rather get "free money" for nothing, than far less money than they think they deserve for honest work.
    Plain and simple, that group of people, to which I personally refer to as "free loaders", are despicable, and they are not the majority of the country, thank God, but what frustrates people like me and Itzel is that we don't have a legal right to work and even go to school in the country where we grew up, and these people take this for granted, and in this situation, it is maddening seeing a chance like this thrown away because it is not something that you can transfer to the next person, an American citizen just wastes it, literally, throws it away for welfare instead of making something of his or herself and going through the rough like us. ( I'm assuming this is how you feel, Itzel, sorry if I am putting your name here and you don't feel like that, please call me on it if that is not how you feel.)
    There are stereo types and generalizations in every culture and every country, but this is more about the opportunity to take chance to better ourselves, and definitely not to take advantage of the government. And by doing that, and having that chance, we will never have to depend on the government.