Saving My Job [Part 2]

I should reiterate that I already had started reading legal documents. Like I said, I decided to go after the big kahunas, so might as well go all out, right? But this time I said “alright, I’m gonna jump into this issue and see where I hit a wall and how I can bypass it. I’m…

Saving My Job

I can’t tell you how many times my plans have changed since November 18th, 2013. I have talked to the immigration office about any and all options, I dropped $200 on my lawyer for legal advice, I’ve read U.S. Code (legal statutes) and case law in order to find loopholes, and I even seriously considered…

My Journey Since Graduation [Part 3]

Finding My Way After losing my job I began volunteering almost immediately because I pretty much had to if I didn’t want to automatically become illegal. The international relations organization that I started with was pretty small and did not have a lot for me to do because I was so fresh into the whole…

My Journey Since Graduation [Part 2]

My Job After College After my starting date got delayed [twice], I began training at a fantastic company with the mutual understanding [for real this time] that we didn’t know if the necessary licenses would be approved by every state that I needed to get licensed in. Therefore, it wasn’t guaranteed that I would be able to keep…

My Journey Since Graduation

I’m about to tell you everything that’s happened since the day I graduated. But let me first point out something important for the purposes of this story: Although I’ve lived in the U.S. since July, 2001, I am legally an international student. I’m not a citizen and I am not a permanent resident. I came…