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2 hours ago, Jorgedig said:

Watch out the “spontaneous decision/intent at POE” faction will come after you for your post 😉

 

I hear you though.   There are reports of CBP increasingly reading the phones of NIV travelers who deny immigrant/work intent at POE, and finding that they do in fact have such plans.  So things are changing.

 

It is funny how many here who have spontaneously adjusted from NIVs cite that they just couldn’t bear to be apart any longer.....   as if those who petition and join the queue can?!


oh bring it 🤣 

 

I really do hope there is some change! I understand we all want to be with out spouse, it’s just somewhat deflating when you’re doing it the “proper” way whilst others are impatient! 

 

 

40 minutes ago, Duke & Marie said:

YOU VENT GIRL! 100% Agree, 

 

Its totally frustrating, and I’d go as far to say that I hope one day they get rid of the whole ESTA/B2 AOS process or at the very least make it so that it applies to emergency situations only that are well documented by independent third parties e.g. medical emergency

 

It would be nice if for those that just so conveniently “change their mind about going home” had to go through a process that take 5 times longer than consular processing, it would serve as a big put off for those considering jumping the line.. yes you’ll get to be with your loved one but you can wait 5 years to be legal for the pleasure.. 

 

mean yes, satisfying, totally 😂


 

I think removing the AOS in some cases might be a way to go - but I’m saying that as someone who is doing it via CP. 

 

they should have visa conditions on tourist visas like they do here - that would prevent this AOS on a tourist visa thing!
 

 

as you can tell I’m slowly going insane waiting for the i130 approval and I’m missing my husband terribly- wish he wanted to stay here 

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                       2 April 2018: Married in Santa Ana, California 💒

                       6 June 2019: Birth of our daughter 👶👨‍👩‍👧

               14 October 2019: Sent I-130 package via AusPost 📮 

               18 October 2019: NOA1 received - sent to Texas Service Centre :D

               24 October 2019: USCIS processed filing fee 🤑 waiting game 🕰️

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               23 February 2020: Petition transferred from Texas Service Centre to Nebraska Service Centre 😞

                       15 May 2020: I-130 petition approved! 😭😍 Date changes leading up to the approval were: 1 May, 12 May, 13 May. 

                       16 May 2020: Received NVC email, paid all fees. Waiting for fees to process so we can upload and submit all documents

                       19 May 2020: Immigrant visa Fees PROCESSED; affidavit of support fee PROCESSED 

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41 minutes ago, zochu said:

 

as you can tell I’m slowly going insane waiting for the i130 approval and I’m missing my husband terribly- wish he wanted to stay here 

Feeling you hun, hang in there, focus on baby, uni and keeping the mind busy.. 🤗🤗


 

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100% agree.  I am always saying SURE those people just suddenly came  through and had a sudden change of circumstances.  Like you said - they didn't have a life to go back and settle?  No of course not - because they already did that before they came over knowing they were going to stay.  Really hope the ability to AOS from tourist visa/ESTA goes away.

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4 minutes ago, Oliversmom said:

100% agree.  I am always saying SURE those people just suddenly came  through and had a sudden change of circumstances.  Like you said - they didn't have a life to go back and settle?  No of course not - because they already did that before they came over knowing they were going to stay.  Really hope the ability to AOS from tourist visa/ESTA goes away.

I just dont see how thats legal in any way to go from tourist visa to AOS. It seems pretty oblivious stupid to me and wouldn't they be unlawfully present waiting for the I-130 to be approved it seems like a dumb idea if you ask me to go that route why do they do that?

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12 minutes ago, Lemonslice said:

Hey, some of us have been advised by lawyers and CBP agents (yes, plural) to do it.  

 

That wasn't possible because I couldn't stop working, plus many other factors.

 

I don't care one bit if others did, or are adjusting status. It's currently a perfectly legal pathway offered to those who entered with a non immigrant intent.  My personal opinion is that immediate family reunification should be as easy as possible, and I wish more people could be together in a fast and efficient manner - if that means expanding AOS eligibility, or other inland process, I am all for it.  

So your saying its perfectly ok for some people to have immigrant intent but went over on a nonimmigrant visa and should be able to get a green card and not wait in line like other people doing it the right and legal way, with K1 and CR1-IR1? Hows that fair to them doing it the right way?

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1 minute ago, Lemonslice said:

That's not at all what I said.

 

It's currently legal for people who entered without intent, to then adjust status.  They don't "skip the line", they wait in the line for their own process.

 

I wish it was legal and easier for more people.

 

Do you think someone here for years on a student/work visa, meeting theirs spouse and having children should be separated from their family? I fail to see how making more people miserable and waiting in line, any line, would help. 

No I see your point on that. I understand stuff like that happens, what really upsets me is when people go over on a "tourist visa" with the intent in the beginning to just adjust status in US. It really pisses me off because its not fair or right of them. I totally get for students and work visas. Sorry If I came on strong its just upsets me that people think they can cheat or skip the line. 

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