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So i was talking to an acquaintance of mine about this the process of immigration and he is one of those that believe that the US gov, isnt letting anyone who is muslim into the country which i know hes completely ignorant to say. but then hes said that the only way the Consular officers are letting my husband come to america is if he comes from money, as in the family of the beneficiary is rich or the beneficiary themselves is doing pretty well for themselves. And it sounds like another ignorant comment but i was wondering if anyone else thinks the same. Is their any truth to that?


Filed I129F: 03/4/2011

Received by USCIS: 3/8/2011

NOA:3/10/2011

NOA2:06/21/2011

Case# received from NVC: 07/1/2011.

got packet 3/4: Aug/4/2011

Interview: Sept 21st 2011

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I don't know where your acquaintance gets this info from but this isn't correct. Theres muslims coming over here every day and jews & christians & atheists and buddhists and hindus ect ect.

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So i was talking to an acquaintance of mine about this the process of immigration and he is one of those that believe that the US gov, isnt letting anyone who is muslim into the country which i know hes completely ignorant to say. but then hes said that the only way the Consular officers are letting my husband come to america is if he comes from money, as in the family of the beneficiary is rich or the beneficiary themselves is doing pretty well for themselves. And it sounds like another ignorant comment but i was wondering if anyone else thinks the same. Is their any truth to that?

No. It's totally false.

There is a minimum income level that the petitioner must meet, so that may indeed seem "rich" in comparison with the poverty in some foreign countries. But by U.S. standards it is extremely low (and I think it's too low - in my opinion it should be much higher.)


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No. It's totally false.

There is a minimum income level that the petitioner must meet, so that may indeed seem "rich" in comparison with the poverty in some foreign countries. But by U.S. standards it is extremely low (and I think it's too low - in my opinion it should be much higher.)

For some people the minimum income might seem like it is too low but there are many states that do not pay as high as others. If I was living in Calif or NY where the cost of living is higher I would probably get paid higher and the income guidelines would be a joke to me. But I live in Texas where the pay and cost of living is not that high and I barely meet the minimum income standards for a family of 4 to bring my husband here. And I am a State employee too. So I have to respectfully disagree with you about the minimum needing to be much higher. Besides that if the government made it higher a lot more people would be on food stamps and welfare and you know they are not going to do that.

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For some people the minimum income might seem like it is too low but there are many states that do not pay as high as others. If I was living in Calif or NY where the cost of living is higher I would probably get paid higher and the income guidelines would be a joke to me. But I live in Texas where the pay and cost of living is not that high and I barely meet the minimum income standards for a family of 4 to bring my husband here. And I am a State employee too. So I have to respectfully disagree with you about the minimum needing to be much higher. Besides that if the government made it higher a lot more people would be on food stamps and welfare and you know they are not going to do that.

I live in Texas, too. For 2012, 125% of poverty guidelines for a household of two is just $18,912. This is essentially 125% of minimum wage (calculated @ 7.25 per hour/40-hour week for one year.) It's not enough to be sponsoring dependents, and it exacerbates all kinds of problems including fraud. This former consular official explains these problems in detail, and I agree with his recommendations:

http://www.cis.org/marriagefraud

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I live in Texas, too. For 2012, 125% of poverty guidelines for a household of two is just $18,912. This is essentially 125% of minimum wage (calculated @ 7.25 per hour/40-hour week for one year.) It's not enough to be sponsoring dependents, and it exacerbates all kinds of problems including fraud. This former consular official explains these problems in detail, and I agree with his recommendations:

http://www.cis.org/marriagefraud

I like it! he suggested giving a waiver to full-time students, which I think is partially reasonable. I made the minimum poverty level barely. I was also a full-time student. I am the only one on the I864. I think students should still have to meet it, but maybe the old (current) level. I also think it should be raised for more expensive areas. In addition, I think there should be tough restrictions on students marrying J visa holder. Lots of MENA and whatnot students try to marry and adjust off their student visa. A lot less fraud happens this way, but it's still an avenue people try. Maybe make the student visa holder sit at home while they petition. Don't make it so easy.


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