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IMBRA has done the newbies good

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Have any of you ever thought that if it was not for the huge IMBRA fiasco a.k.a. screw-up that many of VJs most valuable members would not have had to hang around here forever learning sooooooooo much information? Not saying by any means that the screw-up was a good thing, but dayummm did many of us benefit from it.

There has been a lot of intolerant posts happening recently, and really, this has surprised me because now that everyone can actually see the light at the end of the tunnel, I did think that things would be all happy happy joy joy.

I think for me, that it is important to remember that though I may not like someone's opinion, advice or manner in which they phrase things, that at some point, that person may say something, or ask a question that makes a great big light go on over my head and that is invaluable.

So to all who were caught up in IMBRA hell - thank you for sticking through it and helping those of us out who benefitted from your amassed knowledge.

To all of who you are judged (and yes, sometimes by me) to have asked a stupid question - thank you - because often a response is excatly the answer I needed even though I didn't know it yet.

And to everyone who phrases something badly and gets torn apart (and again .. I am equally as guilty of this) - thank you too, because you have just taken the focus off my own stupid questions. :lol::lol:

Cheers to the members of VJ - ancient, old, not so new and new as can be.


p.s. before any of you ask.. no I'm not drunk and yes, I was a cheerleader.. but BRIEFLY.


Full timeline can be seen in my profile

PAST - From K-1 to Citizenship (a love story)
K-1: Aug 12, 2006 to Jan 17, 2007 - mailed I-129F
AOS: Feb 26, 2007 - Jul 26, 2007
REMOVING CONDITIONS: May 4, 2009 - Oct 3, 2009
CITIZENSHIP: Nov 27, 2012 - May 9, 2013

Note: I immigrated from Canada, not T&T - the timeline is reflective of this.

PRESENT - IR-5 Story (reuniting a family)
I-130 for Parents - 2013
Aug ?? - mailed I-130 packages for both mother and father
Sept 10 - NOA1 date
Sept 16 - NOA1s received


Feb 25 - got emails saying that the cases had been transferred to another office for processing

Feb 26 - got emails saying that the cases have been transferred to my local office for processing

Feb 28 - got emails saying that the cases have been transferred and are being processed

Mar 17 - got email, attached to one case number only, saying that my A number was changed relating to the I-130 filing

Mar 18 - got emails saying that the petitions are approved smile.png

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Filed: Country: Belarus

We never were subjected to IMBRA...it was before our time. But look at our timeline without IMBRA and it still took forever back then and we are still winding our way through the system (if you can call it that). There are probably many with IMBRA that have better processing times than us...and we had no RFE's. Next step for us in 2 weeks is to file the I-751 to lift conditions. It never ends, but at least we are together here in the USA.

"Credibility in immigration policy can be summed up in one sentence: Those who should get in, get in; those who should be kept out, are kept out; and those who should not be here will be required to leave."

"...for the system to be credible, people actually have to be deported at the end of the process."

US Congresswoman Barbara Jordan (D-TX)

Testimony to the House Immigration Subcommittee, February 24, 1995

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Filed: Citizen (pnd) Country: England
:thumbs: Best of luck on a speedy process, peejay...I hear you about the "bygone days". NSC, indeed. Keep us posted on your "child's" I-751...we're in the same situation as you (as of May, 2007), so very interested on how it works out for you! I wish I could have helped you in your situation, but you are a bit ahead of us in the process.

1-21-09 Getting Naturalization documents together.


Disclaimer: i dunno nuthin bout birthin no babys, or bout imugrayshun.

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