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How has your life changed after being approved and gotten all your docs (ead, ssn, dl/id)?

Aside from getting my dl/id nothing has drastically changed for me. I've been running two businesses, one since 2005 and one since 2007, so I didn't have to search for a job. All my work comes from referrals. Last week I applied for business licenses and payed back taxes for the businesses - so that's a major milestone for legitimacy.

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my life has not change yet but now that im gonna start college I think there is gonna be some changing going on! well I still have a long ways to go but im okay with that, right now im just enjoying being with my family.

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Everything has changed for me.

 

From ID to Learners Permit to License, was able to open 3 credit card accounts and purchased a car using a loan with extremely low interest.

Don't have the job of my dream, but I'm working on it.

 

Being able to work legally is the most amazing thing ever.

 

Getting e-verified and coming up clean and valid is a great feeling.

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#1.. I agree with Rawf.. It was amazing to have the e-verify come back with a green light on being able to work!

 

I have started working recently, not happy with hours, but beggers can't be choosers! & I get great benefits!

Taking my dmv written test tomorrow, so I am hopeing I do good, so I can get my dl next!

And having my babies ask for money for el paletero & actually having some....Preiceless!!

Defeanetly more busy lately, but I wouldn't change a thing! Love it!!!!! :wub:   :)  :):D

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Awesome! Great to hear that y'all are making great strides to starting anew!

 

Since getting my docs in April I've filled out several W-9s with my "new" legal name and legit SSN. Feels so good!

 

@rawf: what credit card companies approved you?

 

My dad suggested I go to Sears and apply for a Sears Mastercard. I'm awaiting to hear back from them, went in last week. I know that B of A (my current back) will allow me to get a credit building card with a $300 deposit, so that's an option.

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AS YOU CAN SEE I APPLY IN OCTOBER 2012 MY BOSS HELP ME BY PAYING MY ATTORNEY FEES $1500+$466 biometrics 

sinse i got approve 5/22/12, my wife went to dmv got my book to start studying..sinse then it has been i have been so  positive about getting everything taking care off  ASP  . i have a great job have been working the ASPHALT FIELD sense i was 15. i was DOING MY taxes like a normal person but with a ITIN  provided as a supplement to the one i was working .i get paid by the hour I CANT COMPLAIN OF THE JOB I HAVE AS A SKIP LOADER ..so this accoplshiment  is great i was sad not expecting that all the social security benefits that i work  where going to be claim by someone else ,well i got to fix that at ssi they open an investigation to make sure no one is claming my benefits EVEN IF IT WAS NOT MY SOCIAL  and all that money will go to my new ssi number.now i am working in SANDIEGO. its the best feeling that your not left out..thank god  and everyone that help me out..to make my dream come true

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Awesome! Great to hear that y'all are making great strides to starting anew!

 

Since getting my docs in April I've filled out several W-9s with my "new" legal name and legit SSN. Feels so good!

 

@rawf: what credit card companies approved you?

 

My dad suggested I go to Sears and apply for a Sears Mastercard. I'm awaiting to hear back from them, went in last week. I know that B of A (my current back) will allow me to get a credit building card with a $300 deposit, so that's an option.

 

I have a regular "capital one", a platinum "bank of america", and a "discover it" credit card

 

I wasn't approved at first when I applied for the discover credit card, but if they deny your online request you will be getting a call from them days after to offer you something that you will be approved for.

For the capital one, I had to provide proof of work by showing the checks or the paper that is attached on top.

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Well changes are still in progress... I'm still looking for a job and nothing has come up since I don't really have any work experience, but other than that I have my DL , I'm finally able to legally drive don't have to take the bus any more to go to school!! so that's great!! ^_^ 

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Ugh! Reading everyone's comments literally made me cry :') I am so incredibly happy for us... This is so wonderful and surreal that we have finally been unleashed!!!

Congrats guys... Relish every feeling and memory!

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For me it has changed a lot since I got approved in May. I got my EAD and my approved letters the same day, I got my Ssn and a job a week after. Got my permit and just passed my DL behind the wheel test, so I now have my DL. The only thing that hasn't changed though is going to school I'm not able to pay in state tuition here in VA or get any federal help so I most likely wont be going to school this semester unless I find some scholarships for daca students which I have been looking for and if any of u guys know of any scholarships please let me know. This has truly changed my life I no longer have to be afraid to drive or to be out late.

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Life has definitely improved since my approval in December.

 

I'm working two jobs now and am able to help out more at home in terms of finances. Never knew how much I would appreciate direct deposit and my mother not being so stressed out. This is the most carefree she's been in a long time. :D

 

I can finally focus on finishing my degree and going to medical school. Before DACA, I had no clue how I was going to finance the rest of my education. Unfortunately, my state has banned undocumented students from the less expensive state schools (great education with a much lower price tag), but I'm not giving up on my double major.

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I too appreciate and thankful for DACA because the E-Verify Glass Barrier was shattered to pieces once I got Approved. It feel awesome not worrying about background checks :). I will resume College this Fall to complete my Junior & Senior Year in Engineering. I got a Capitol One Credit Card, and i will soon move-in to my own place. It's been the happiest Summer of my life. I hope A lot of prosperity to you Guys, and I hope all your goals are met :)

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Last week I got hooked up with a killer credit card from my bank (B of A). Initially when meeting with the banker I had the idea of getting the credit building card and he suggested that I apply for the student credit card instead, even though I'm not a student.

 

I got approved for it! No interest for the first year or yearly fee! I got a $1,000 credit line which is perfect for me since I don't tend to overspend and live within my means, but I tell ya I will be purchasing a new computer for my web design business and writing that expense off on my taxes. I also updated my SSN with the bank.

 

The final step will be to open up a business account through my bank.

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