Maybe what I wrote in this blog paid off. I doubt that it had any impact, but who knows?
Remember when I posted about waiting to receive my ACR I-Card? Well, on Monday, I finally got it! Out of the five of us (Feyma, Chris, Aaron, Jared and I), two of us have now gotten our I-Cards, Aaron and I. I am really happy to finally get my card, because it worries me to go around without it. As I pointed out in my previous post, I was stopped and interrogated in Zamboanga earlier this year because I didn’t have my I-Card yet, although I had applied.
For Feyma’s card and the kids, it is not quite as critical if it takes longer. It is very unlikely that they would ever be asked to prove their immigration status. Feyma, of course is Filipina, and I can’t imagine her being asked about her citizenship. Kids are rarely bothered about immigration matters. But, an adult foreigner is sort of a “target” for immigration enforcement. Don’t take me wrong, I support the country enforcing it’s immigration laws (Lord knows that the USA could do more to enforce immigration laws), I am just happy that I now have the proof that I need of my legal status here. It’s kind of a relief.
I am quite happy to have that card in my wallet!