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Jose Muñoz came to the United states illegally 25 years ago when he was a one year old, and thanks to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, and Xbox Live, Muñoz is now an American citizen.
The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program allows young children who came into our country illegally to apply for residency, but it requires that you prove that you have been living in the United States for the past six years. Muñoz was able to do this by showing the court his Xbox Live records, which included play time, games purchased over the years, etc., and the courts accepted.
Muñoz is now an American citizen living in Wisconsin, and he can thank his love of video games.
[via Yahoo Games]
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Haha, that's awesome. Being brought to the us illegally as a baby and then living your entire life here because you have no choice, than being deported to a country you've never known is really inhuman. I'm happy for him and everyone one else thats been in that situation.
Almost shed a tear.
Good show live good show
Saw this on Kotaku a few weeks ago. It was a long and nice read. Say what you will about the site, but they have very good essays on there.
Awww! That's nice!!! Good for him!
I hope this brother takes advantage of this to do something with his life. Too many times I seen deadbeats, especially from my family, come to the states and do nothing but mooch of their relatives and/or the government.
This will probably be the coolest story of the week. Scratch that, coolest story of the month.
That's pretty awesome.
This is really cool news. Good for him.
Ah, video games. What can't you do?
Seriously though. Cool story.
Okay, Kyle I usually try to not criticize GIO for being behind since I know you guys can't get everything at once -- but this was covered at least a week ago, if I remember correctly, by Kotaku. Plus this feels a great deal more like just a brief summary rather than the actually detailed story that other sites gave.
I'm glad to see the story is here, but my criticisms still stand.
Bravo man. Enjoy your home. The court made the right choice.
Very creative idea!
Technically the illegal thing is not his fault since he was only one year old at the time. It's cool the way things worked out though.
I didn't know we had a law that protected children.