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Why do people who overstay for a long time choose to file?

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Filed: Country: Canada
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And by long time, I mean years.

After speaking to many different people, Canadians specially, who have been here for years before they adjusted, I would like to know what made you do it?

I understand it's a touchy subject and I'm not trying to stir anything. We all have reasons why we have overstayed. But the whole process, and the possible consequences are very real and very terrifying. What was your reason or what thought did you keep in mind trough it all?

I can start by saying that for us, it means a normal life. (F)

If this question offends anyone, please, do not hesitate in removing it.


Adjustment of Status

11/03/10 ------- AoS (I-130/I-485) Package mailed out (Priority Mail)

11/07/10 ------- AoS Package received and singed for

11/10/10 ------- NOA1 received for I-130, I-485 and I-765 (emails)

11/12/10 ------- NOA1 received for I-130, I-485 and I-765 (hard copies)

11/12/10 ------- Touches on I-130, I-485 and I-765

11/19/10 ------- Biometrics appointment letter received

12/06/10 ------- RFE for I-693 (I think the issue is that it was not signed. Called USCIS and will receive a letter in a few days explaining)

12/13/10 ------- Biometrics done

12/16/10 ------- EAD card in production (email)

12/20/10 ------- Received "Letter of Explanation" for RFE (Service Request to expedite my case. Called USCIS and was told to ignore that and just send in response to RFE.)

12/22/10 ------- Touch (Email for Post Decision Activity on EAD saying that a letter of approval has been mailed out)

12/24/10 ------- Received EAD in the mail

12/27/10 ------- Applied for SSN

12/31/10 ------- Received Interview letter

01/03/11 ------- Received SSN card in the mail

01/07/11 ------- Mailed out response to RFE (I-693)

01/15/11 ------- Email confirming USCIS received RFE response

01/31/11 ------- Approved!

Pre-Adjustment of Status:

2006 -------- Met Online

02/07 ------- Visited him in the U.S. for what was suppose to be a few weeks (Came in with birth certificate and health card. Health card expired a few months after)

08/07 ------- Decided to get married because we didn't want to be apart (in the U.S.)

10/10 ------- USCIS Medical Done

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Canada
Timeline

And by long time, I mean years.

After speaking to many different people, Canadians specially, who have been here for years before they adjusted, I would like to know what made you do it?

I understand it's a touchy subject and I'm not trying to stir anything. We all have reasons why we have overstayed. But the whole process, and the possible consequences are very real and very terrifying. What was your reason or what thought did you keep in mind trough it all?

I can start by saying that for us, it means a normal life. (F)

If this question offends anyone, please, do not hesitate in removing it.

I would say our reasons are similar - we want the security of knowing we're not going to have to move away with little notice, to be able to work and get ID, and, yeah, to have a "normal life". Our situation is pretty unique, though, and we did apply for AOS (are in the midst of it) the second we were eligible for it. We wanted to do it years ago, but couldn't. So, for us, it wasn't a matter of making a new decision to apply (we made that decision many years ago), it was a matter of the USCIS accepting an application from us. I do have to say that this perspective makes it difficult for me to understand why people who are actually eligible for AOS would not want to do it. We haven't been able to go visit my in-laws in close to 4 years now because of the border crossing.


AOS (from tourist w/overstay)

1/26/10 - NOA

5/04/10 - interview appt - approved

ROC

2/06/12 - NOA date

7/31/12 - card production ordered

N-400

2/08/13 - NOA date

3/05/13 - biometrics appt

6/18/13 - interview - passed!

7/18/13 - oath ceremony

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