Immigrant Uses Xbox Live to Prove Residency and Gain Deferred Action

Immigrants who came to the United States as children are permitted to get deferred action under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. Unfortunately, they must prove that they have been in the United States since June 2007 in order to qualify for this special program. One 25-year-old from Wisconsin was in a tough place when he did not have any documentation which could evidence that he had been in the United States since before that time. This man with the initials J.M. arrived in the United States illegally when he was only one year old.

Now, J.M. is one of the men who benefits from the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals act which was put into place on June 15th 2012 and permits that all immigrants that are children of immigrant parents and are now between the ages of 16 and 31 can receive a deferred action that will protect them from deportation and allow them to get a license, a job, an down a residency in the United States for two years. After two years, the Deferred Action privilege is renewable.

Most of the time, immigrants can prove that they entered the United States before June 2007 by using work records, school records, or transcripts. They can also use medical records or rent receipts from those earlier dates to establish continuous residency and show that they qualify for the benefits of the program. Unfortunately, J.M. was put in a tough spot when asked to provide proof of his residency. The young man graduated in 2005, and then he did not get a job because he could not work under the immigration laws. This means that he had no way to prove that he held continuous residency in Wisconsin.

With the quick thinking of his attorney, J.M. was able to produce an Xbox live record which was tied to his home address. The young man says that after college it was difficult for him to find a job, so instead he spent much of his time gaming. Xbox live keeps strict records of all users and can produce documents which show that games a user downloads, when he or she logs on, and other important information.

J.M. printed these records and produced them to the court with a notarized signature that declared that this was his true Xbox history. This allowed J.M. to qualify for Deferred Action, and he now has a job and is thriving as a deferred action beneficiary in the United States. The young man says that he hardly has time for video games anymore as he is busy driving between his two jobs and working hard to provide. If you want more information about residency or deferred action, then discuss your situation with the San Jose immigration attorney at The Law Office of Timothy D. Widman today!

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