Greetings and salutations!
How are you today internet? you doing alright?
Guess who has a major update to give you guys, that’s right, me. And you can find all about it in video form here:
And in text form here, so basically let me get right to it and tell you guys that … are you ready for it… -drum roll- …. I AM NOT GETTING DEPORTED (for now), what happened was yesterday at 9am I woke up to the sound of people speaking in the room where I’m staying at, I opened my morning eyes and was welcomed with the sight of three police officers standing there telling me to get dressed, to pack my documents and to come with them. At that point my first thought was “Oh well… this is the end..beautiful friend” I thought it’s over. I got up and I calmly asked them If I could wash up for 5 minutes and they agreed. I brushed my teeth and washed my face and got dressed, I tried asking them “What’s going on” and they would just say “You’ll know at the station”, then we took a walk down to the police car, there was no handcuffing and such much and they were very professional about the whole thing.
We drove around for a bit to the police station where I was told to step inside and a few doors later I found my self seated in a waiting room, the officers told me to just be patient and someone would be with me shortly, then 2 guys came out and they booked + fingerprinted me, they wrote my credentials and I signed a couple of papers. Then this high ranking police officer woman came up to and took me to a separate room where she and I had lengthy conversation about things. She explained that this was my first administrative felony and so there will be no jail time, they’d take me to court once the paperwork is done where “We’ll see what the judge says about deportation”. She was incredibly graceful about the whole thing and was helping me out in every way possible.
Soon, my paperwork finished around 2pm we took a walk (Yes a walk) to court as it was nearby, she gave my documents to the clerk there and then we waited for the court room to be free (for my turn), I was asked to step inside and the Judge was already seated and waiting with my documents, she spoke for a brief while about how what I did was a felony (overstaying my visa) and how I shouldn’t have done that, and that since we have a war back home (Syria) that after much consideration she decided to let this one “pass” so to speak, she wasn’t going to deport me and I was to pay a fine for overstaying my visa, she explained that I have a deadline to do so and to stay out of trouble and that was that, just like that, everything finished! Everything, the whole mess finished in less than 10 minutes in court. Then I took a walk with the officer woman downstairs where she gave me some advice about my next step and what I should do. She explained that while my arrest wasn’t the end of the world, I’m still here in an unclassified manner and that can’t be. that I should contact the immigration office again and to see what they say.
So that’s what I’m gonna be doing on Monday morning, I want to say something very clear to everyone reading this, the police authority of Russia as well as all Russians as well have been nothing but professional, friendly, and kind to me. and I am ever so in their debt for the second chance.
I still might need to go through the “Pathfinder” into a different country because there’s a chance I might not get legal documents to work or study here, but at least I’m not facing deportation and they gave me a document at court to present to any police authority should I get picked up again in a different region.
My plan now is to go to those offices on Monday and check what they say, if all is well then I’ll legalize here, work, and live happily ever after away from the war. If not, if I’m still illegal and am still facing deportation at some point in the future, or if I can’t do anything here legally then I’ll go see the “Pathfinder” again and continue my original plan, but for now that’s on a halt to see what the Monday office folks say. I have a feeling things will go smoothly.
To all the people here with me, I love you all, I respect you all, and I hope you’ll stick by me till I see my self out of this mess I’ve made, and to all the “Special tasks” that are reading this blog 😀 I want to say thank you and I love you and respect you and all Russians.
Long live the internet, I guess and long live all the people with kindness in them.
I hope you’ve enjoyed the video and I’m gonna make more posts later once I finish painting the kitchen wall today.
I love you
P.S: Thank you Russia.