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  • Desperate Situation

    Hi!

    I have a major problem.
    I am a 26yr old male living in America.
    My family moved here when I was 12 years old.
    I have been here ever since. I graduated High school and been self employed all my life. I buy and sell antiques over ebay.

    I do not have a SSN , so I can not build any credit for a house or anything. Which really ***** because I am getting older and would like to start investing some money in real estate . Or get some line of credit in case something ever happens. Also I am getting tired of always being afraid of police or immigration.

    I never broken any law and would love too pay taxes. I am not looking for a hand out or a job or anything. I just want the feeling of freedom.

    I am kinda stuck because I can not go back too germany. I wouldn't know what too so there plus all my family is here. I am more american then german. But on the other hand its hard for me too live a proper live here because of all the paperwork problems.

    So my question is , is there anything I can do too become legal.

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    Hi!

    I have a major problem.
    I am a 26yr old male living in America.
    My family moved here when I was 12 years old.
    I have been here ever since. I graduated High school and been self employed all my life. I buy and sell antiques over ebay.

    I do not have a SSN , so I can not build any credit for a house or anything. Which really ***** because I am getting older and would like to start investing some money in real estate . Or get some line of credit in case something ever happens. Also I am getting tired of always being afraid of police or immigration.

    I never broken any law and would love too pay taxes. I am not looking for a hand out or a job or anything. I just want the feeling of freedom.

    I am kinda stuck because I can not go back too germany. I wouldn't know what too so there plus all my family is here. I am more american then german. But on the other hand its hard for me too live a proper live here because of all the paperwork problems.

    So my question is , is there anything I can do too become legal.

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    • #3
      Hi ,

      Sorry to hear about you. Is rest of ur family legal here? Wait until DREAM ACT comes ( If so) .... Good luck...Pasha

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      • #4
        Hi Again!

        My parents are here illegal but when they came too the country that got social security #'s back then . So they build credit and own a house and do good. They are self employed. My dad is a musican and doing very well , you can actually buy 3 cd's he plays on at tower records .

        I also have one younger brother with no social and 1 other one that had no social but he got married and got most of his paperwork done.

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        • #5
          Yeah I hope the dream act will happen one day.

          That is another thing that sucked. I woulda loved to taken some college classes especially in History or Business management and marketing.

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          • #6
            Hi Vegasboy ...

            Sorry but lets hope for the best that everything will work out... u got to wait....Good luck...Pasha

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            • #7
              I'm sorry to hear about your situation. Maybe there will be something you can do if the Dream Act comes through. There might even be something you can do if Bush's proposal passes. I mean, you could get a "unskilled" job on the side or something. Maybe later you will be able to adjust status if you happen to fall in love with a US citizen. Good luck.
              Have a nice day

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              • #8
                Vegasguy,

                I'd recommend you take English before you spend time on History or Business Management $ Marketing.

                The word "too" is used to mean "in addition".

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                • #9
                  Thanks for the tip Dirk!

                  Actually my english is very good. I just type really fast and don't check it.

                  I been on TV at least 8 times use to host a radio show .

                  But it doesnt matter I cannot take any courses no matter what the subject is.

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                  • #10
                    Cool

                    What was the tv show you were on?

                    What kind of radio show?

                    You are a good sport man. I like that.

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                    • #11
                      Everything I ever did was computer related shows. About 5 6 years ago when the upgrade an retail stores where really big. I did advice shows how too fix things.

                      But anyways does anybody know if there is anything I can do at all????????

                      Rene

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                      • #12
                        Vegasguy,

                        Washingon Post had an interesting article resembling your story:

                        http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn...2004Feb10.html

                        Anyway, you mentioned your family arrived here when you were 12 years of age. What was the reason they were here? more importantly, under which Visa Status did they/you enter the country ?

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                        • #13
                          Hello Rene,
                          You need to find out exactly in which way you were brought to the U.S.! Where you "inspected" or did your parents sneak in through the Canadian or Mexican border without getting through some kind of check point?

                          Since you came here 14 yrs. ago, I suspect that you came inspected (which is better! than being uninspected - because as the laws are right now there is no way to adjust your status without leaving the U.S. and facing a 10 year minimum barr of inadmissiability). President Bush's proposal is unlikely to pass and wouldn't apply to you if you entered inspected. It is more of an election gimmick since the current laws are a hard and long work of the Republican party in the first place. (a little Politics 101 ;-)

                          But as I said if you entered inspected and can proof that (a stamp in your passport, tickets showing that you entered via a airport POE=port of entry etc., some venues are available because of two important points for you:
                          - you were a minor when you were brought here,
                          - and it's been way over 10 yrs.!

                          Though the current immigration laws are quite unforgiven right now, immigration courts rarely remove people like you unless there are criminal history issues.

                          Once you establish this certainty, you need some kind of basis for your adjustment to LPR just like anybody else that wants to come to work and live here (in contrast to someone who just wants to visits). What your parents did, was wrong! And if they get caught they will most likely not qualify for a chancelation of removal. You most likely will, but remember that your efforts to legalize your status at this time might endanger your parents stay. As the laws are right now, not much relief may be available to them. You need to inform yourself thoroughly or get an attorney. My advise would be to wait out the election at least. Some long term humane solutions will follow but unfortunatly I don't think it will happen with the legislative and exec in Republican hands.. the judiciary is being overrun by them too so it's not a good time to go into big appeals
                          battles there either... talk to an immigration attorney, but there isn't much relieve available in the books right now unless you've got some sort of basis for adjustment.

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                          • #14
                            your brother got married and got legal. Why can't you do the same? Of course the INS is fully going to interrogate you like hell since there's a high chance it's just to legalize you -- but that's your only choice.

                            -= nav =-

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                            • #15
                              Hi!

                              Thanks for all the tips.

                              We flew right into LAX from Frankfurt and got passports stamps and temp visas. I think just visiting visas that expired after 3 months.

                              I talked to an attorney once and he told me I have the option too turn myself in and try to get adjustment of status. And I would have a good chance to get it approved because I am white , no criminal record , no drugs or drinking problem , been here for 14 years , can show postive impact on society and my neighborhood by having my own business and being involved in fund raising events for the comunity. But he said there is always the risk of running into a judge that is in a bad mood and might deport me , or they could look into my parents status and kick them out. And that is just too high of a risk at the moment. Especially after what happended after 9/11 .

                              But its getting really frustrating because this been going on for 14 yrs and I have always been ahead in life , and now its hard too move forward because I can't get any sort of paperwork.

                              I build a retail store with a partner in a vegas casino. And in the end I got screwed out of it because the guy threatended me with the INS and I had no choice but too sell my share.
                              So all that stuff really *****.

                              As far as the marriage stuff , I never did it , because I see Marriage as a very sacred thing and place a lot of value on it. And once I do it , it be forever. I just haven't met the one yet.

                              Rene

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