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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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I think the heads of Jack Swagger and Zeb Colter just exploded.
This warmed my heart knowing that games are awesome for showing that you've been living in the U.S.A.
Now I'm trying to imagine a baby jumping the border. I'm imagining Matrix-level acrobatics.
I almost thought this was a april fools joke tonight.
How can Microsoft have all this data but not validate I have ownership of my account? Frustrating!
This is great. I don't like the idea of illegal immigration, but seeing as how he has lived in the United States for most if not all of his life, I don't see any point in having him deported.
Defered action doesnt grant citizenship first of all its not even residency its a umbrella immigrant children can use to stay here and not have to have so many problems i know because im doing it too but the dudes not an american citizen just thought i would point that out
O no! A political article on the Internet!? HEAD FOR THE HILLS! AHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!-(all said in a claptrap voice). Well,let's see how the discussions go.
Congrats, dude. I'm gonna now tell my mom that video games ARE good for something!
That is a very funny story. It is like when TSA agents (at least for domestic flights) let people through the airports with Costco membership cards as a form of ID. I guess anything will work these days to prove your identity.
lol thats awesome good for him hope he makes the best of it goes to college and gets a nice degree some where.