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Legal Immigrants by shelzie Legal Immigrants by shelzie
if you've never had to deal with immigration laws, be thankful. the ones in the united states are clearly not formatted for freelance artists, which is unfortunate. I'm extremely blessed to have found in Bunko Studios a reliable, honorable sponsor, and my bosses treat me very well, but just knowing that there's such great potential for any employer I choose to take advantage of me if they wanted to makes me feel angry and helpless.

feeling a little glum over new developments in my situation, so I doodled. I've always found it hilarious that both of us decided we wanted what might be a terribly impractical albeit fucking awesome relationship. don't be fooled, though -- he's mainly pissed off here because my butt is perfectly positioned less than a foot from him and he can't reach it.
:heart: ~diCagliostro
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Panic-Button-419 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2011
Yeah things go very smoothly for quite a while then boom more paperwork. I have medical paper work that is driving me crazy and they messed up something in the MRI so I have to go through a butt load more and redo my MRI. I hope they at least keep a good chunk of your paperwork on file an that they can find it again.
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CheshireSmile Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
agh! immigration thing sounds awful! ill let you live in my basement and make me arts all day, haha
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shelzie Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2011  Professional Filmographer
I would gladly take this job! You can pay me in food and arts :B
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CheshireSmile Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
you have to put up with tom cruise, who is also locked in my basement,. but other than that, this sounds liek a plan, :D
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shelzie Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2011  Professional Filmographer
you could make us battle every week and people could pay to watch.
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CheshireSmile Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
That, is awesome, and THE Plan, :D this is gonne work, i can feel it
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Erith Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
You know, that last sentence about your butt placement, I totally believe that for this image XD

On the note of why immigration laws suck, Im sorry that they seem to be causing you trouble again :(
I'll bake you a cake when you get back, and we can have tea and hot chocolate (from awesome place of totally awesome awesomeness). *hug*
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shelzie Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2011  Professional Filmographer
You know it. :B

I'll tell you about it in more detail in a bit. I don't think you were at Bunko when this was announced.
Sounds incredible, thanks, bud. I appreciate you're doing what you can.
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Erith Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Anything to help out hon, you know that :)
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frostcrystal Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I understand. ;___; *HUG OF COMMISERATION*
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shelzie Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2011  Professional Filmographer
:hug: :\
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guidedoglover Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2011
That is a really neat perspective on the situation, and I commend you for the perspective and difficult positions you have portrayed really well here! And I agree with Kaylaird. I live in California (Sacramento specifically. Some say the most culturally diverse city in the world), and sometimes it seems like legal citizens are a minority. Thanks you so much for going at it the right, albeit really difficult, way! :huggle:
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shelzie Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2011  Professional Filmographer
Being here legally takes a damn lot of money, especially in this economy, and if my sponsors were unscrupulous people they could screw me for even more. I honestly really feel for the people that are stuck across the border in crime and poverty with nowhere else to go. That might be another reason for them to rethink the laws. :\
Anyway, thanks hun. Hopefully this will be over soon enough.
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guidedoglover Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2011
No kidding. I can't even imagine how difficult it must be! And I know, illegal immigration is a problem, but as of right now, many people don't have the luxury of coming here legally. The whole immigration deal is just a problem these days. But then again, our whole government has been going downhill. :/
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shelzie Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2011  Professional Filmographer
Yeah, sorry if I kinda went off on you back there, I just have a very hard time agreeing that something is the 'right' way if it allows foreign workers outside a certain type of work (namely the corporate world) to get screwed over so easily. Just because it's legal doesn't always make it right.
One can only hope things will get better. :hug: Thanks for your support.
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guidedoglover Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2011
No, I understand that it is something that means a lot to you right now. :) And I totally agree with what you are saying.
No problem, hun. :aww:
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kaylaird Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2011
I know it's a tough situation, and I may never fully understand what immigrants go through, but I can thank you so very much for being here legally. I live in Texas where illegal immigrants make up nearly half the population in my home town, and every time I get dirty looks or asked to keep things under the table, I'm more and more thankful for respectful people who do thing right. :)

You are appreciated! :D
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shelzie Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2011  Professional Filmographer
Being here legally takes a damn lot of money, especially in this economy, and if my sponsors were unscrupulous people they could screw me for even more. I honestly really feel for the people that are stuck across the border in crime and poverty with nowhere else to go. That might be another reason for them to rethink the laws.
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kaylaird Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2011
I honestly and truly did not mean to offend you if that's the way it came across. :)

I only meant that I have a lot of respect for you and for the people who actually do go through that difficult process. :)
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shelzie Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2011  Professional Filmographer
Nah, you didn't, and I'm sorry if I went off on you - it's nothing against you either. A bit of a kneejerk reaction; I just have a very hard time swallowing the idea that a system that allows such easy abuse of itself, and foreign workers to be taken advantage of, is the 'right way'. Also I feel for the people that have no real choice in this matter, and who don't have the luxuries and resources to draw on - a family that's well off enough to support me, a BFA degree, good references - that I do, and I don't necessarily think that all of them are trying to be disrespectful by doing things illegally. :)
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