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To all the Donald Drumpf supporters on VJ who were willing to believe that Drumpf was only going after undocumented immigrants.  Well guess what?  Drumpf and his cronies are coming after your families and mine.  With the Republicans attacking legal immigration, you don't mind waiting twice as long right?

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Just now, aaron2020 said:

To all the Donald Drumpf supporters on VJ who were willing to believe that Drumpf was only going after undocumented immigrants.  Well guess what?  Drumpf and his cronies are coming after your families and mine.  With the Republicans attacking legal immigration, you don't mind waiting twice as long right?

Yeah . very depressing after the long wait almost 2 years , now we are subjected to get deported .  But I think as long as they didn't mention H-1B , definitely they won't approach family based visa . They are talking about the visa lottery  to cut down to half 500,000 instead of 1 million , but to my information I think it's been 500,000 all the time or I might be mistaken

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This isn't an end of legal immigration. It's removing certain categories, which was anticipated if Trump won the election. Fiance, Spousal, and children categories still remain.

 

And it's just a bill that might be introduced. It's a long way from actually being a law.


Timelines:

Spoiler

AOS (I-485 + I-131 + I-765):

9/25/17: sent forms to Chicago

9/27/17: received by USCIS

10/4/17: NOA1 electronic notification received

10/10/17: NOA1 hard copy received. Social Security card being issued in married name (3rd attempt!)

10/14/17: Biometrics appointment notice received

10/25/17: Biometrics

1/2/18: EAD + AP approved (no website update)

1/5/18: EAD + AP mailed

1/8/18: EAD + AP approval notice hardcopies received

1/10/18: EAD + AP received

9/5/18: Interview scheduled notice

10/17/18: Interview

10/17/18: Approved

10/24/18: Green card produced

10/31/18: Green card received

 

K-1:

Spoiler

I-129F

12/1/17: sent

12/14/17: NOA1 hard copy received

3/10/17: RFE (IMB verification)

3/22/17: RFE response received

3/24/17: Approved!

3/30/17: NOA2 hard copy received

 

NVC

4/6/2017: Received

4/12/2017: Sent to Riyadh embassy

4/16/2017: Case received at Riyadh embassy

4/21/2017: Request case transfer to Manila, approved 4/24/2017

 

K-1

5/1/2017: Case received by Manila (1 week embassy transfer??? Lucky~)

7/13/2017: Interview: APPROVED!!!

7/19/2017: Visa in hand

8/15/2017: POE

 

 

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USCIS

January 16, 2015 I-130 Mailed, Chi lockbox January 20, 2015 Priority Date, January 21, 2015 NOA1 notice date, Assigned VSC, January 23, 2015 Check Cashed, electronically March 5, 2015 NOA2

NVC

March 27, 2015 NVC received April 6, 2015 Case#, IIN# assigned April 8, 2015 Paid AOS + IV fee Invoices May 5, 2015 AOS + IV package submitted May 11, 2015 Scan Date

June 11, 2015 DS-260 submitted June 25, 2015 False checklist (for ds260).. hello? June 30, 2015 Answered checklist Aug 5, 2015 Escalated to Supervisor review Aug 13, 2015 Case Complete

Consular

Sept 10, 2015 Interview Scheduled Sept 11, 2015 P4 Letter received Sept 21, 2015 file In transit from NVC Sept 23, 2015 file at Embassy

Sept 28, 2015 Medical Oct 14, 2015 Biometrics Oct 15, 2015 Interview (Approved) Oct 19, 2015 IV visa Issued Oct 23, 2015 Passport Pickup

POE

Nov 2, 2015 Entered the US Nov 16, 2015 Applied for SSN, walk-in Nov 20, 2015 Social Security Card recd Jan 15, 2016 GC received

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12 minutes ago, geowrian said:

This isn't an end of legal immigration. It's removing certain categories, which was anticipated if Trump won the election. Fiance, Spousal, and children categories still remain.

 

And it's just a bill that might be introduced. It's a long way from actually being a law.

True.  However, the Republicans attack on legal immigration has started.  The attacks have gone beyond what was promised during the election.  How long do your think it will be for them to attack the fiancee, spousal, and children categories.  They don't have to eliminate them, but they will make it more difficult.  The San Bernardino shooter was a USC who petitioned for his K-1 fiancee shooter.  Drumpf promised to stop people like that.

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Met Playing Everquest in 2005
Engaged 9-15-2006
K-1 & 4 K-2'S
Filed 05-09-07
Interview 03-12-08
Visa received 04-21-08
Entry 05-06-08
Married 06-21-08
AOS X5
Filed 07-08-08
Cards Received01-22-09
Roc X5
Filed 10-17-10
Cards Received02-22-11
Citizenship
Filed 10-17-11
Interview 01-12-12
Oath 06-29-12

Citizenship for older 2 boys

Filed 03/08/2014

NOA/fee waiver 03/19/2014

Biometrics 04/15/14

Interview 05/29/14

In line for Oath 06/20/14

Oath 09/19/2014 We are all done! All USC no more USCIS

 

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