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  1. Immigration Deal.

    The U.S. Chamber of Commerce and The AFL-CIO have reached a deal on a new low-skilled worker program. If you guys remember the 2007 Comprehensive Immigration Reform fight, one of the main problem why that bill failed was because of disagreement between big business and organize labor over the temporary worker program. So this is a BIG deal, this pretty much bring us closer to a comprehensive immigration reform by the summer time. Of course we still have a tough fight ahead of us , but nonetheless this was a tough hurdle to overcome and they finally did. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/03/30/immigration-reform_n_2985521.html
  2. One of the reason why the Dream Act failed in 2007 is because it was included in the 2007 Comprehensive Immigration Reform which wasn't popular at the time. The Dream Act on the other hand still maintained its popularity through-out the years even though it failed few other times thereafter in Congress. My question to you all is this; Should the Dream Act be included with the Comprehensive Immigration Reform again or should the Dream Act be a stand-alone bill? I ask this question because, if the Dream Act would be allowed to be introduced as a stand alone bill for a Senate and a House vote, it will most definitely pass with little opposition. This is not just my opinion but the opinion of many politicians and reporters, because many republican politicians who were opposed to the Dream Act are now in supportive of it. I'm just afraid that Comprehensive Immigration Reform might end-up killing the Dream Act again.
  3. USCIS put an ALERT Update on Thursday. On February 13, 2013, USCIS transferred some casework from the Vermont Service Center to the Nebraska Service Center to balance overall workload with processing capacity at the centers. The affected casework includes the following forms: I-821D, Consideration of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals I-765, Application for Employment Authorization (when filed concurrently with the I-821D) I-765 Worksheet (when filed concurrently with the I-821D) (pdf) Effect on Customers. As a result of these changes, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) requestors may receive a letter from USCIS letting them know their request for DACA is now pending at the Nebraska Service Center instead of the Vermont Service Center. Customers do not need to take any action.
  4. My case was just updated today (2/26/13) It says "On February 26, 2013, we ordered production of your new card. Please allow 30 days for your card to be mailed to you". My I-765 was approved less than a month since my Biometrics but my I-821D is still in "INITIAL REVIEW". How can my case be approved this fast considering that it has been less than 20 business days since my bios and my I-821D is in Initial Review, I feel like they made a mistake. Did anyone had this happen to them? Application Sent:12/26/12 Service Center: California Biometrics Completed:01/28/13 (As Scheduled) I-765 EAD: Approved on 02/26/2013 I-821D DACA: Still in Initial Review
  5. I'm just curious, have anyone send in "Evidence supporting documents" like pay stubs for example which have fake social security numbers on them? I raised this question because there were some self-proclaimed "legal analyst" on the web who were urging people not to send any documents for DACA that have fake SSN numbers on them. Anyone send in documents with fake SSN numbers on them and already been approved for DACA without any problems?
  6. We all have stories as to how and why we ended up in this mess. I've been in this country for 13 years and it feels like I'm serving a life sentence for a crime that I did not commit. 13 years of my life spend in fear, depression, and hardship. There are many of you who have spend way more years without legal status than me, but I just want you guys to share some of your stories (if you want) as to how you've managed to stay strong and hopeful given the situation that you've been in for so long. Sometimes I just sit and stir at my friends who are Americans by birth and I just shake my head that my life is so drastically harder and so complicated than theirs, but yet we are so much alike. My friends have no idea how it is to not have legal status in this country, many people have no clue, but I've managed to finish high school and now I'm trying to finish college by putting pennies together in order to atleast take few college courses at a time until I can reach the finish line. Its been a tough 13 years, can't drive, can't enjoy simple things like working...etc, and once I get my DACA approved I don't even where to begin. Lol I came here when I was very young and now I'm in my mid 20s approaching my 30s, it's hard to believe sometimes how a document can make ones life so tough. The one thing that gives me strength and hope is the DREAMers movement, it's fascinating how a group of young undocumented youths can have political power and how organized and resilient it has become. DACA have given us a chance to take a deep sigh of relieve, especially for those who have been approved, but we still have a long road to travel and the Dream Act is our ultimate destination. But damn, I want my 13 years back. Lol How have this "undocumented" life been for you?
  7. I have a question for those who came to the U.S with a B1-B2 Visa or a student visa and is now expired. Did you explore other immigration options? And, if you've applied for DACA and have been approved; how long did your application process took?
  8. Here's my Timeline: App Sent: 1/25/2015 Bio Appointment: 2/20/2015 (As scheduled) Approved on: 2/26/2015 Waiting on the card, should be here next week. Pretty speedy process I would say, at least in my case.
  9. Funny story, so my EAD expired on the 25th of February and I just got approved for renewal on the 26th of February. Luckily I didn't loose my job or anything. Overall my renewal from the time I sent my application only took one month. Now, I just have to wait for my card so that I can renew my dl.
  10. Omg Finally Approved !!

    Congratulations! Still can't believe that some Dreamers who filed their applications on October of last year still haven't been approved.
  11. Daca Case Reopened??

    Great!...more shit to worry about. If they can do that, then non of us are in the clear yet. I'm so tired of this immigration stuff. I just want to live my life...in PEACE!
  12. Cir Paths Visualized...must Read!!!

    "If you spent more than 60 consecutive days unemployed you will not be eligible to reapply for RPI" I wonder who put that language in the bill. If that ridiculous language stays in the bill, many people who want to reapply for Registered Provisional Immigrant status will be chopped-off and will be forced to go back into the shadows. That is somewhat of an unfair and unusual punishment denying people visas based on their current employment status. What if there's an other economic slow down or worse yet a recession? That would be beyond our control, of course that provision doesn't apply to the Dreamers but I really don't like it.
  13. September Applications

    Many Dreamers submitted their applications between the months of September and October more than any other months, that's probably one of the reason why some people from September and October haven't been approved yet, but May will probably be the last month for Dreamers from September and October to be waiting.
  14. The Social Security Administration have to verify your information with USCIS before generating a Social Security number for you, that might be the reason why there's a slight delay. I waited about a week before going to the SS Administration to apply for a Social Security number and it took a week to receive my card.
  15. Yes, its possible depending on your state law. In Georgia for example, you must have the physical social security card with you to get a license. You should go to your state DMV website to see the requirements or give them a call.
  16. Boston Bombing Discussion

    Alex Jones and Glen Beck are idiots, they are just a bunch of f*cked-up conspiracy theorist!
  17. What happened in Boston will not derail immigration reform in anyway, call me naive but its not going to happen!
  18. Boston Bombing Discussion

    I just realize that I didn't answer to the questions that the ADMIN provided. I didn't feel anything when it happened nor did I think anything of it, i felt bad for the victims, but honestly I felt a whole lot worse when those 20 kids at Newtown were massacred. What happened in Texas this week with the fertilizer plant explosion is a whole lot worse than what happened in Boston but for some reason this country is obsessed with terrorism and they forgot about Texas. I really don't want to speculate on what the motive was, I just want to wait for the facts to come out. ...but let me just comment about what took place on Friday. It's ridiculous that they would shut the whole city down for 24 hours and bring in almost every cop, FBI and National guards in the northeast looking for a 19 year old kid who is hungry, thirsty, Injured and loosing blood... that was just over the top and really pathetic, but I'm glad they got him alive. Just my opinion!
  19. Boston Bombing Discussion

    I'm somewhat controversial when it comes to the topic of terrorism and violence, and I love it. The biggest terrorist in the world is the United States of America, no question about it! What happened in Boston is tragic and there's no excuse for it, but let's get real for a moment. What do you say to the one MILLION Iraqis who lost their lives for nothing or the 1.5 MILLION Vietnamese who died in the Vietnam war? And not to mention the infamous Atomic bomb on Hiroshima and Nagasaki that wiped out 250.000 or more people in an instant and many more suffered lingering effects of the bomb. The United States have been terrorizing the world for past century, and the number of innocent people this country have killed is mind blowing. The Boston tragedy is horrible, no innocent life deserve to be taken recklessly regardless of where they live or which god they pray to. Every life is equal in value and no life is more important than the other. No act of violence is excusable and that sure as hell goes for the United States as well. Terrorism breeds terrorism and violence breeds violence and for as long as this country continues to wage reckless and worthless wars on other nations, people will rebel and the result will not be pretty. We don't know yet the motives behind the Boston attack but whatever the motive is we should stop the hate and the stereotypes...and for god sake stop the drone war!
  20. When things like this happens, people in this country turn into complete idiots. I've been reading tons of comments and posts on many social networks sites and I can't believe how racist, stupid and completely irrational people are. Some jackasses are trying to turn this tragedy into a political debate about immigration and some others are blaming Russians and Muslims for this tragedy. The news media on the other hand is over speculating about things that they don't know. The stupidity of many people in this country is what brought us the Iraq war and all of its unconstitutional laws like the Patriot-Act. I'm just going to watch all the nonsense that will be coming out of the media in the coming days. The racist right wingers are not going to derail immigration reform again, i'm fed up with them!
  21. Entire Senate Bill Text Released

    The bill was submitted to the Senate Judiciary committee first for some hearings and I believe the hearings are scheduled for Friday and some other hearings to follow thereafter. I don't know when exactly the bill would be sent to the Senate floor for debates, but it could be sometimes in May...hopefully.
  22. If you're going through hell, keep going and if you encounter new problems, eat them for breakfast. Don't ever loose hope.
  23. Senate Immigration Bill Revealed

    DHS will probably be designing a new RPI card, and we will be able to travel outside the U.S.
  24. My Attorney Screwed My Case

    Go back to his office and ask him if he can give you the letter, don't leave his office without it. A lot of those immigration lawyers are full of sh*t.
  25. My Attorney Screwed My Case

    When was the latest RFE sent? ...and did you contact your lawyer about the latest RFE?