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Dream to Belong music video: in support of the DREAM Act and CIR: Comprehensive Immigration Reform

Free song download at  http://www.facebook.com/ImmigrationReformVideos Dream to Belong -Music and lyrics by Andres Useche A video in support of the DREAM Act & Comprehensive Immigration reform; filmed and photographed with hundreds of DREAMers and immigration reform activists across the country. Dedicated to all the Dreamers and in memory of Dreamer Joaquin Luna and our ally Shaun Chapa. (scroll down for full performer + video credits after this): This country was built on a DREAM: A dream of freedom, of opportunity, the belief that if you put in the hard work you could become anything you wanted to be, that you could achieve anything. It was that dream that inspired waves of migration and brought so many to build railroads and work the fields, that drove so many to join the beautiful diversity that helps make the United States the country that it is today. It was that dream of opportunity that led parents to bring their small children into the US, seeking to give them a better life. These children grew up here, undocumented: we call them Dreamers. It is that same Dream that fuels our struggle for the DREAM Act & immigration reform today. Dreamers too have had to seek the land of opportunity where they already live, where their fulfillment has been denied for too long. Dreamers have inspired me as they have inspired so many because they embody the struggle to belong, to grow, to achieve and to give back as much as they possibly can. Through their relentless pursuit of education and their desire to work, Dreamers not only better themselves but the country they grew up in, the land they love. When this nation opens its arms to Dreamers, it's getting closer to a more complete fulfillment of its fundamental promise. It is this embrace that brings us closer to a more perfect union, a nation with an arc bending towards justice. 

Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) was a giant leap and a testament to the hard work of DREAMers themselves who have organized for what is right. We are grateful to the Obama administration for this temporary measure but as the President himself has said, this is only the beginning. Dreamers and allies will not stop until the solution is permanent and includes the hardworking families who made such a tremendous effort to give their children, the DREAMers, a brighter future. Join our efforts. Together, Si, Se Puede!!! -Andres Useche

Dream to Belong by Andres Useche

She may be from out of town He may be from way down south but she was brought here as a child and he grew up in this house They learned while in school of a light many had seen guiding the tired and the poor yearning to be free

Beacon of Light Beacon of hope Keep shining bright Unite the dreams of us all Everyone deserves to learn Every child deserves to dream When they only want to serve When they want a chance to give

We dream to belong Dreamers Hold On, Hold On for Every Child who did nothing wrong Dreamers Hold On, Hold on to the Dream

She met a boy and fell in love and she dreamed she could belong until ICE raided her home and could deport her before long

She had learned while in school about a torch many had seen guiding the tired and poor yearning to be free

Beacon of light Beacon of hope Keep shining bright Unite the dreams of us all Everyone deserves to learn Every child deserves to dream When they only want to serve When they want a chance to give

We dream to belong Dreamers Hold On for every Child who did nothing wrong Dreamers Hold on, Hold on to the Dream

Yo no dejo de buscar una luz, una señal danos la oportunidad de hacer el Sueño realidad

We dream to belong Dreamers Hold On for every Child who did nothing wrong Dreamers Hold on, Hold on to the Dream

Together we'll make the dream come true Together we'll make the dream come true! We dream to belong Dreamers Hold On for every Child who did nothing wrong Dreamers Hold on, Hold on to the Dream

Yo no dejo de buscar una luz, una señal danos la oportunidad de hacer el Sueño realidad

A child who did nothing wrong This is the place she calls home Where he lives and where she hopes that where you love is where you belong.

SONG CREDITS: Music & Lyrics by Andres Useche Produced by Andres Useche Band: Andres Useche: Lead vocals, Piano, guitar, sequences Oya Thomas: Backing vox Gyeom Lee: Lead guitar, acoustic guitars Tom Staunton: Bass Konstantine Pope: mixer, string arrangements, drums Marili Andre: backing vox George Shaw: lead vox recording VIDEO Credits: directed & edited by Andres Useche Photographs and/or footage by Andres Useche and: Gerry Manacsa, Karina S. Descartin-Manacsa, Steve Pavey, Lamp Left Media, Ryan Campbell, Dreamers Adrift, Tadd Pullin, Excy Guardado, Daniel Palomino, Dulce Matuz +This video was filmed and photographed across the country with activists from organizations such as United We Dream , ADAC, ADT, DRM Capitol Group, NDTA, NTDT, ULI, FIEL, Dreamers Adrift , LULAC, Cincinnati Interfaith Work Center, IYJL, Alterna, El Refugio, GA Detention Watch, Kentucky DREAM Coalition, KUYA, GUYA, PICK, KCIRR, IUYA among others and includes cameos by allies such as President Obama, Senator Dick Durbin, congressman Luis Gutierrez, Hillary Clinton, Stephen Colbert, Claire Danes, Dolores Huerta, Shakira, Cristina Saralegui and many more.

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Dream to Belong music video: in support of the DREAM Act and CIR: Comprehensive Immigration Reform

Free song download at  http://www.facebook.com/ImmigrationReformVideos Dream to Belong -Music and lyrics by Andres Useche A video in support of the DREAM Act & Comprehensive Immigration reform; filmed and photographed with hundreds of DREAMers and immigration reform activists across the country. Dedicated to all the Dreamers and in memory of Dreamer Joaquin Luna and our ally Shaun Chapa. (scroll down for full performer + video credits after this): This country was built on a DREAM: A dream of freedom, of opportunity, the belief that if you put in the hard work you could become anything you wanted to be, that you could achieve anything. It was that dream that inspired waves of migration and brought so many to build railroads and work the fields, that drove so many to join the beautiful diversity that helps make the United States the country that it is today. It was that dream of opportunity that led parents to bring their small children into the US, seeking to give them a better life. These children grew up here, undocumented: we call them Dreamers. It is that same Dream that fuels our struggle for the DREAM Act & immigration reform today. Dreamers too have had to seek the land of opportunity where they already live, where their fulfillment has been denied for too long. Dreamers have inspired me as they have inspired so many because they embody the struggle to belong, to grow, to achieve and to give back as much as they possibly can. Through their relentless pursuit of education and their desire to work, Dreamers not only better themselves but the country they grew up in, the land they love. When this nation opens its arms to Dreamers, it's getting closer to a more complete fulfillment of its fundamental promise. It is this embrace that brings us closer to a more perfect union, a nation with an arc bending towards justice. 

Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) was a giant leap and a testament to the hard work of DREAMers themselves who have organized for what is right. We are grateful to the Obama administration for this temporary measure but as the President himself has said, this is only the beginning. Dreamers and allies will not stop until the solution is permanent and includes the hardworking families who made such a tremendous effort to give their children, the DREAMers, a brighter future. Join our efforts. Together, Si, Se Puede!!! -Andres Useche

Dream to Belong by Andres Useche

She may be from out of town He may be from way down south but she was brought here as a child and he grew up in this house They learned while in school of a light many had seen guiding the tired and the poor yearning to be free

Beacon of Light Beacon of hope Keep shining bright Unite the dreams of us all Everyone deserves to learn Every child deserves to dream When they only want to serve When they want a chance to give

We dream to belong Dreamers Hold On, Hold On for Every Child who did nothing wrong Dreamers Hold On, Hold on to the Dream

She met a boy and fell in love and she dreamed she could belong until ICE raided her home and could deport her before long

She had learned while in school about a torch many had seen guiding the tired and poor yearning to be free

Beacon of light Beacon of hope Keep shining bright Unite the dreams of us all Everyone deserves to learn Every child deserves to dream When they only want to serve When they want a chance to give

We dream to belong Dreamers Hold On for every Child who did nothing wrong Dreamers Hold on, Hold on to the Dream

Yo no dejo de buscar una luz, una señal danos la oportunidad de hacer el Sueño realidad

We dream to belong Dreamers Hold On for every Child who did nothing wrong Dreamers Hold on, Hold on to the Dream

Together we'll make the dream come true Together we'll make the dream come true! We dream to belong Dreamers Hold On for every Child who did nothing wrong Dreamers Hold on, Hold on to the Dream

Yo no dejo de buscar una luz, una señal danos la oportunidad de hacer el Sueño realidad

A child who did nothing wrong This is the place she calls home Where he lives and where she hopes that where you love is where you belong.

SONG CREDITS: Music & Lyrics by Andres Useche Produced by Andres Useche Band: Andres Useche: Lead vocals, Piano, guitar, sequences Oya Thomas: Backing vox Gyeom Lee: Lead guitar, acoustic guitars Tom Staunton: Bass Konstantine Pope: mixer, string arrangements, drums Marili Andre: backing vox George Shaw: lead vox recording VIDEO Credits: directed & edited by Andres Useche Photographs and/or footage by Andres Useche and: Gerry Manacsa, Karina S. Descartin-Manacsa, Steve Pavey, Lamp Left Media, Ryan Campbell, Dreamers Adrift, Tadd Pullin, Excy Guardado, Daniel Palomino, Dulce Matuz +This video was filmed and photographed across the country with activists from organizations such as United We Dream , ADAC, ADT, DRM Capitol Group, NDTA, NTDT, ULI, FIEL, Dreamers Adrift , LULAC, Cincinnati Interfaith Work Center, IYJL, Alterna, El Refugio, GA Detention Watch, Kentucky DREAM Coalition, KUYA, GUYA, PICK, KCIRR, IUYA among others and includes cameos by allies such as President Obama, Senator Dick Durbin, congressman Luis Gutierrez, Hillary Clinton, Stephen Colbert, Claire Danes, Dolores Huerta, Shakira, Cristina Saralegui and many more.

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Dream to Belong music video: in support of the DREAM Act and CIR: Comprehensive Immigration Reform

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VIDEO: President Obama's re-election victory speech + our historic progressive wins in congress

It's is very upsetting that anti-immigrant Sheriff Joe Arpaio was re-elected in Arizona! On the other hand the DREAM Act was passed at the state level in Maryland! Elizabeth Warren won. Tammy Duckworth also beat back a tea-partier! McCaski ll shut down misogynist Akin! Donnelly beats Richard Murdock! Women made historic gains on their way to greater representation in the senate, Allen West was defeated! Marriage equality had 4 state wins! For the first time in history, marriage equality was affirmed at the ballot box, and best of all, a candidate who supports DREAMers and immigration reform, the middle class, women's rights and marriage equality was RE-ELECTED as President of the United States of America! This is only the beginning! We are moving FORWARD!!!

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VIDEO: President Obama's re-election victory speech + our historic progressive wins in congress

It's is very upsetting that anti-immigrant Sheriff Joe Arpaio was re-elected in Arizona! On the other hand the DREAM Act was passed at the state level in Maryland! Elizabeth Warren won. Tammy Duckworth also beat back a tea-partier! McCaski ll shut down misogynist Akin! Donnelly beats Richard Murdock! Women made historic gains on their way to greater representation in the senate, Allen West was defeated! Marriage equality had 4 state wins! For the first time in history, marriage equality was affirmed at the ballot box, and best of all, a candidate who supports DREAMers and immigration reform, the middle class, women's rights and marriage equality was RE-ELECTED as President of the United States of America! This is only the beginning! We are moving FORWARD!!!

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VIDEO: President Obama's re-election victory speech + our historic progressive wins in congress

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DREAMers! Here's a step-by-step guide for the undocumented youth applying for the Obama Administration's Deportation Relief and Work Permits program: DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arriva

United We DREAM: What happens after DREAMers send in their DACA Application? A fellow Dreamer from California documented his entire application process. He has now been accepted and received his work permit! Congratulations and thank you for taking the time to share this with us. But first some important things to remember: (tips +video) UWD: TIPS for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals application:Before you begin filling out your forms, you must read all the instructions per form under http://www.uscis.gov/i-821D You may fill out your forms by typing or print legibly in black ink. Remember that you must submit copies of all your original documents. (Not the original documents themselves) Copy/Scan Your Entire Application: Make a photocopy or scan of your entire application, including the checks or money orders. You may need to refer to your application again in the future (or show it to an advocate or attorney). This is especially important if the Dream Act passes, or if you become eligible to file for permanent status; you will want a record of everything you stated in your DACA application. Label and Protect Your Photographs: On the back of your photographs, label in pencil your full name and date of birth. Place both photographs in a small plastic bag (like a sandwich bag) and paperclip (do not staple) them to front of your application (behind theForm G-1145). Sign All Forms: Make sure your original signature is on all USCIS forms (Form I-821Dand Form I-765) United States Citizenship and Immigration Services how-to-Video for DACA:

What happens after you send in your DACA Application? Step by Step.

1) If you sent a G1145, you receive electronic receipts of your I-821D and I-765 forms: 2) If you did not send a G1145, you will receive your I-821D and I-765 form receipts via mail 5-7 days after the Lockbox facility received your package:

3) You will receive a receipt to verify all your information is correct for the biometrics appointment:

4) After receipts, the next step in the process would be for background checks as part of the decision process. USCIS will now request for your biometrics (fingerprints).You will then receive a subsequent I-797 Notice of Action receipt in the mail with your appointment date for your biometrics to be taken at your local Application Support Center, ASC. (7-10 days after the Lockbox received your package)

5) You have an appointment, the date arrived and the ASC has successfully taken your biometrics/fingerprints, your photo and your signature. Depending on your background checks,whether your record is clean or not so clean, the following will take less or more time. Your biometrics are sent to the FBI (who usually returns your record within 24-48 hrs) and its forwarded to USCIS for them to do IBIS Name Check and IDENT Fingerprint Check as part of the background checks.The Biometrics letter after your appointment (notice the stamp):

6) You should then receive a TXT (If you have Signed Up to USCIS Portfolio) showing that your I-765 application has been accepted and your card has been ordered for production.This change will also appear in Case Status online. (6-15 days after the date you did Biometrics at ASC)Note that you can check your case status online with your initial receipt number after you have created an account.

7) Congratulations! Your case has now been accepted! The adjudication of I-765 means your DACA case has been approved.You should then receive a TXT (If you have Signed Up to USCIS Portfolio) stating that your I-821D has been approved and a notice has been mailed. (1 day after your I-765 EAD goes into production)

-7.2 You should then receive a TXT (If you have Signed Up to USCIS Portfolio) stating that your Employment Authorization Document (EAD), has been mailed. (1 day after your I-765 EAD goes into production)You should then receive a TXT (If you have Signed Up to USCIS Portfolio) stating that USPS has picked up your EAD. (1 day after your I-765 EAD goes into production) 7.3 Then you should receive a First Class Flat Rate Envelope that contains I-797D which contains the approval notice and the EAD card itself. (4 days after I-765 EAD goes into production)

Yes you now have your work permit and this is what it looks like:  Front of I-797D:

7.4 After reading the letter in the back of I-797D you should find your work permit attached, this is what it looks like: Also : here's how the undocumented youth can get a social security number after qualifying for deportation relief/Deferred Action !  http://ow.ly/dFCZawww.socialsecurity.gov

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DREAMers! Here's a step-by-step guide for the undocumented youth applying for the Obama Administration's Deportation Relief and Work Permits program: DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arriva

United We DREAM: What happens after DREAMers send in their DACA Application? A fellow Dreamer from California documented his entire application process. He has now been accepted and received his work permit! Congratulations and thank you for taking the time to share this with us. But first some important things to remember: (tips +video) UWD: TIPS for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals application:Before you begin filling out your forms, you must read all the instructions per form under http://www.uscis.gov/i-821D You may fill out your forms by typing or print legibly in black ink. Remember that you must submit copies of all your original documents. (Not the original documents themselves) Copy/Scan Your Entire Application: Make a photocopy or scan of your entire application, including the checks or money orders. You may need to refer to your application again in the future (or show it to an advocate or attorney). This is especially important if the Dream Act passes, or if you become eligible to file for permanent status; you will want a record of everything you stated in your DACA application. Label and Protect Your Photographs: On the back of your photographs, label in pencil your full name and date of birth. Place both photographs in a small plastic bag (like a sandwich bag) and paperclip (do not staple) them to front of your application (behind theForm G-1145). Sign All Forms: Make sure your original signature is on all USCIS forms (Form I-821Dand Form I-765) United States Citizenship and Immigration Services how-to-Video for DACA:

What happens after you send in your DACA Application? Step by Step.

1) If you sent a G1145, you receive electronic receipts of your I-821D and I-765 forms: 2) If you did not send a G1145, you will receive your I-821D and I-765 form receipts via mail 5-7 days after the Lockbox facility received your package:

3) You will receive a receipt to verify all your information is correct for the biometrics appointment:

4) After receipts, the next step in the process would be for background checks as part of the decision process. USCIS will now request for your biometrics (fingerprints).You will then receive a subsequent I-797 Notice of Action receipt in the mail with your appointment date for your biometrics to be taken at your local Application Support Center, ASC. (7-10 days after the Lockbox received your package)

5) You have an appointment, the date arrived and the ASC has successfully taken your biometrics/fingerprints, your photo and your signature. Depending on your background checks,whether your record is clean or not so clean, the following will take less or more time. Your biometrics are sent to the FBI (who usually returns your record within 24-48 hrs) and its forwarded to USCIS for them to do IBIS Name Check and IDENT Fingerprint Check as part of the background checks.The Biometrics letter after your appointment (notice the stamp):

6) You should then receive a TXT (If you have Signed Up to USCIS Portfolio) showing that your I-765 application has been accepted and your card has been ordered for production.This change will also appear in Case Status online. (6-15 days after the date you did Biometrics at ASC)Note that you can check your case status online with your initial receipt number after you have created an account.

7) Congratulations! Your case has now been accepted! The adjudication of I-765 means your DACA case has been approved.You should then receive a TXT (If you have Signed Up to USCIS Portfolio) stating that your I-821D has been approved and a notice has been mailed. (1 day after your I-765 EAD goes into production)

-7.2 You should then receive a TXT (If you have Signed Up to USCIS Portfolio) stating that your Employment Authorization Document (EAD), has been mailed. (1 day after your I-765 EAD goes into production)You should then receive a TXT (If you have Signed Up to USCIS Portfolio) stating that USPS has picked up your EAD. (1 day after your I-765 EAD goes into production) 7.3 Then you should receive a First Class Flat Rate Envelope that contains I-797D which contains the approval notice and the EAD card itself. (4 days after I-765 EAD goes into production)

Yes you now have your work permit and this is what it looks like:  Front of I-797D:

7.4 After reading the letter in the back of I-797D you should find your work permit attached, this is what it looks like: Also : here's how the undocumented youth can get a social security number after qualifying for deportation relief/Deferred Action !  http://ow.ly/dFCZawww.socialsecurity.gov

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DREAMers! Here's a step-by-step guide for the undocumented youth applying for the Obama Administration's Deportation Relief and Work Permits program: DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arriva

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A Great Victory for DREAM Act Activists: President Obama to stop deportation of DREAMers and grant them work permits!

 President Obama's announcement that DREAMers would not be deported and would be allowed to work openly filled my soul with joy. Not only because of how much it means to me that my Dreamer friends and their families will be spared the painful uprooting of deportation. Not only because of how much it helps all the Dreamers I've yet to meet but whose lives, trials and accomplishments I deeply care about.  As much as Dreamers matter to me, and they do, immensely, I didn't rejoice just for them. No, I also truly rejoiced for this country as a whole:

This country was built on a DREAM: A dream of freedom, of opportunity, the belief that if you put in the hard work you could be anything you wanted to be, that you could achieve anything. It was that dream that inspired waves of migration, that brought so many to build railroads and work the fields, that drove so many to join the beautiful diversity that helps make the United States the country that it is today. It was that dream of opportunity that awakened the desire of parents to bring their small children, seeking to give them a better life. These children who were too young to make that choice themselves, who grew up here, undocumented,  we call Dreamers.  And in a way it is that same Dream that fuels our struggle for the DREAM Act today. Dreamers too have had to seek the land of opportunity where they live, where they might have grown up but where their fulfillment has been denied for too long. Dreamers have inspired me as they have inspired so many because they embody the struggle to belong, to grow, to achieve and to give back as much as they possibly can. Through education and their desire to work Dreamers not only better themselves but the country they grew up in, the land they love. When this nation opens its arms to Dreamers, it's getting closer to a more complete fulfillment of its fundamental promise. It is this embrace that brings us closer to a more perfect union, a nation with an arc bending towards justice. So I am happy for the Dreamers, I am happy as an immigrant, but I am also happy as a United States citizen. Belonging to this generous, diverse nation is a privilege that Dreamers deserve, and I am proud of our President protecting Dreamers from deportation, hopefully until the day that they too can become citizens themselves.

President Obama knows how deeply the dreamer struggle is bound to the fabric of the nation. He's said that this is only a first, necessary but temporary step. And like so many of us, believes congress must pass the DREAM Act which offers a path to citizenship.  The President and a majority of Democrats support us in our efforts to achieve a comprehensive immigration reform that is humane and practical. We will not surrender that goal, that dream. Yes, this is a first step, but it changes everything. It is through such steps that we will make our way ahead. So I ask of you, will you take these steps with us? We're marching together into the light.

Si, Se Puede!

Andres

The President also explained his decision to back DREAMers to Time Magazine:  http://ideas.time.com/2012/06/17/a-nation-of-laws-and-a-nation-of-immigrants/#ixzz1yKg5XHfT

To stand with President Obama and ask congress to pass the DREAM Act in full go to:  http://leftaction.com/action/stand-pres-obama-pass-dream-act

To learn more about the administrative Relief for DREAMers through deferred action join United We Dream's web seminar here:  http:// attendee.gotowebinar.com/ 19x1j/rt/ 9097322167939882240

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I make films, music and art. http://andresuseche.blogspot.com/ http://www.facebook.com/andres1 ...Read more

Job writer / film director / actor / composer / guitars / keyboard / vocals / activist
Languages Spoken english, spanish
Favorite Movies The Dark Knight, 2001, 8½, Abre los ojos, Akira, Akira Kurosawa's Dreams, Amélie, American Beauty, Amores perros, Michael Clayton, There Will Be Blood, Annie Hall, Batman Begins, Chungking Express, Cidade de Deus ( City of God ), Citizen Kane, Deconstructing Harry, The Purple Rose of Cairo, Grave of the Fireflies, The Hours, To Live, The Incredibles, Jacob's Ladder, Kolya, Koyaanisqatsi, Blue Gate Crossing, Lola Rennt (run lola run), Memento, Katsuhiro Otomo's Memories, Knocked Up, Mishima, Mononoke-hime (princess mononoke), The Others, Perfect Blue, Psycho, Rashômon, Spirited Away, Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, Shine, The Shining, Seven Samurai, La Strada, Sunset Blvd., Richard Donner's Superman, Tae Guk Gi, Tokyo Godfathers, Touch of Evil, Triplettes de Belleville, Bleu, Rouge ( from Kristof Kieslowski's trilogy of colors), The Double Life of Veronique, Twelve Monkeys, Vertigo, Whale Rider, Once we were Warriors, Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon, X2, Yi Yi, Cinema Paradiso, st. louis blues
Favorite Tv Shows news, link tv, 30 Days, Bill Moyers Journal, Battlestar Galactica (new series), The Simpsons, The Daily show with Jon Stewart, The Colbert Report, Heroes, BBC's Coupling, IFC, Sundance Channel, planet earth, Blue planet, National Geographic, Cosmos (loved it as a kid), Live From Abbey Road, Countdown with Keith Olbermann, Democracy Now,