A crowd attends a deferred action meeting (Credit: Getty Images)Jose Muñoz came to the U.S. illegally when he was a one-year-old – but today, he's a legal resident. And it's all thanks to his love of video games.
For the past three years, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program has given people who immigrated illegally as children the opportunity to obtain legal residency, allowing them to work and purchase property in the U.S. The catch? Applicants have to be able to show residency since 2007.
That was a problem for Muñoz, who came to the U.S. with his parents when he was 1 and moved to Sheboygan, Wisconsin with his family in the third grade. Munoz had no school or work records showing that residency. He did have an Xbox 360, though, and thanks to some clever thinking by his attorney, that was enough.Read More »from Immigrant uses Xbox Live record to gain residency