Many don’t know this... but as I was working on the @advanceparoledoc , just like @mayrayazmingaribo , me too, I had to deal with a demoralizing loss pertaining to Advance Parole... I was accepted to #ChapmanU’s international documentary program where my classmates and I were supposed to go to #Australia to film a series of short documentaries with all expenses paid (scholarship). I did everything I could possibly do, I defied the system. I applied for an #AdvanceParole permit even when USCIS said they no longer accepted AP apps from #DACA recipients, unless they were “deserving cases.” I moved my world upside down to try to make myself “deserving” enough for them to let me live this dream. I had solid rock #faith in God that it would happen. Then time came and my peers went to Australia and I was left broken-hearted. I made myself feel better by pushing extra hard to make this doc a reality and to possibly help Mayra’s case. It was tough. I’ve never put up so much hope for something only to not be able to attain it. By getting an #AP permit, I wouldn’t harm anyone. It doesn’t do anything bad to U.S. Citizens. I truly feel like I am trapped. I feel I’m in a golden cage, a prisoner who has no say. But I get up, and keep on fighting. Because change comes to does who act. I’ll share the full testimony on a YouTube video later. But In the meantime here is a short clip from my film.