PoliticsIamA DACA recipient who was taken to the US at 4 months old and I recently self deported AMA!
Sep 6th 2017 by DreamerAlways • 12 Questions • 58 Points
Hello Everyone! I'm a 25 year old DACA recipient who self deported back in February. I moved to the US at 4 months old,lived there for 4 years and then moved back to Venezuela. After Chavez got elected in 1998 life in Venezuela became really difficult and my family decided to move back to the US. I'm here to answer any questions about DACA and my journey to my new home in Europe.
My Proof: https://imgur.com/9iYT6Mf
Honestly, I decided to leave because I wanted to take control of my life. I explored every possible venue to change my status but nothing worked. My family was able to get permanent residence but due to a mistake made on my application I was denied and banned from reapplying. I also qualified for a U visa but the sheriff in Sacramento refused to sign my police report. DACA was my only hope. I knew that once this new administration came in that they will try to cancel the program and I did not want to have a deportation order in my immigration record as it would make it harder to apply in other places. Also the love of my life lived in Europe and only got to see him twice a year.
Someone asked me to post this as a reply as some people weren't sure I was answering their question. Sorry, mobile Reddit is hard!!
My manager filled it out, checked the box that I was a US citizen, and I signed it. Just like that. I started college and during my second semester an opportunity to go to Europe for a semester came about and I so desperately wanted to go. I did all the paper work for the trip and secured the money and all I needed was to get a passport. I went up to my dad who was the keeper of all of out legal documents and I asked him for my documents to get a US passport. And thats when I learned the truth about my status. My life fell apart at that moment. I quickly quit my job because after a google search I found out what would happen if you lied on a I-9 form. A couple of years after that my father married an American lady and she sponsored my father,my sister and I for a green card. Against the lawyer's advice my father submitted the I-9 form that my manager had filled out but didn't explain why the mistake happened and just left it at that. After a year and half wait I got the letter of denial and it said something like,"Denial due to Falsely claiming U.S. citizenship for any purpose or benefit under the INA or any other Federal or State law will now render you a foreign national inadmissible for life. There is no immigrant waiver available."