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  1. 42 points
    Paul & Mary

    And we are done!

    Mary had her interview this morning in Phoenix. It took about five minutes after waiting about an hour. I was outside in the car and she called me crying; I thought some disaster happened. Took about 45 minutes then she and 5 other were naturalized. We have a trip to London next week so the only Passport Offices with openings are Honolulu, San Juan and El Paso! We will work on reacquiring her Filipino Citizenship when we return. Thanks for all the support!
  2. 25 points
    Jorgedig

    An unhappy ending to a marriage

    You had me until this. Your saga sounds like you are a disgruntled customer. Why not look for a partner for their own merits, rather than someone from a specific country who you assume will be "simple"?
  3. 24 points
    Adventine

    An unhappy ending to a marriage

    You're coming from a place of hurt and pain. I get it. But you're generalizing Filipinas in a way that sounds like both you and your wife had expectations of each other that just didn't match reality. You expected a "simple" woman, and it sounded like she expected a "good" provider. It seems that you both resent each other for not living up to those expectations. It sounds like your wife never drew firm boundaries with her family when it came to money or family support. Before getting married, did you ever have honest, direct discussions with her about how much money she would send home? What were your backup plans if someone in her family had a financial emergency? Exactly how many people were you expected to support back home? What were her expectations about the wedding? How much time did you spend in the Philippines and how much did you know about Filipino culture before you married? These are all things that the two of you should have talked about seriously before getting married. Or maybe you did, but the priorities changed. In any case, it sounds like a lot of built up resentment on both sides - yours and hers. I'm a Filipina, and kuripot (cheap), and I still send money regularly to my family because I have a shared responsibility with my siblings to take care of an aging father. Emphasis on shared. But I've set clear boundaries with them: you are only getting X pesos a month, because I'm married now, and I have my own priorities, and they do not include supporting everyone back home. My siblings have their own jobs, emergency funds, insurance and investments, and we all share expenses with supporting our aging father. I was up front with my husband about this while we were dating, and we had our financial plans in writing so that it was always clear. Also, any woman, Filipina or not, whose husband accuses her of infidelity on social media, is not going to be happy.
  4. 18 points
    MGJ_NY

    VAWA, Part 24

    UPDATE!!!! GC is coming!!! I have no words but thank you, thank you, thank you for this forum and for all the wonderful people who are here to help!!!! Thank you @sandranj!!!! Thank you @TBoneTX @FeDaniela @Stillwinning!!!😊 And to all other members who helped me in my journey. I can’t mention you all but a big thanks from the bottom of my heart!!! ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
  5. 18 points
    Chancy

    Finally my turn :)

    My visa is approved!!! Issued 🎉 It took 18 long months for us to get to this point, a lot of it due to some unfortunate events beyond our control (Potomac SC transfer, NVC system glitch, sputum testing). Thankfully, no RFEs or 221g, so other than the bad luck, it was smooth sailing. Hoping I don't jinx the visa delivery, CFO part 2, COVID testing, and flight. Abangan!
  6. 17 points
    Seraph2042

    Issued Today! Yaay!!!!

    Hey Everyone, I am over the moon since last four days. I was approved at my interview last Friday and the status changed to "Issued" today. I want to share my experience in hopes that it will help someone like me out there, who is currently having sleepless nights and extreme anxiety. Our case was not straightforward due to the following major and minor red flags. 1. Age difference of 27 years which is uncommon in India. Two of his children are older than me and just two years of difference between me and the youngest one. 2. Overlapping relationship. We fell in love when he was still legally married, although estranged from his ex-wife. 3. Fiancé not meeting my family after we got into relationship. He met them back in 2018 for a brief cup of tea(official visit to India), but we were not a couple then and also, I had no photos to prove that they met. (This is actually a huge cultural shock). Only had Duo and whatsapp video call screenshots from this year, that I carried for the interview. 4. I have not met any of his children or siblings, only friends. 5. He is a catholic and I am in Hindu and we both practice our faith (may be minor flag). 6. Did not front load our i-129F petition( just 25 pictures from 4 visits), because we did not know what a red flag is at that time. I joined VJ and other FB groups months after filing the petition. So what we had going for the both of us is, he was my manager on the client end for nearly 4 years. We got into the same team in October 2016 and worked remotely together until April 2020. Since the time our NOA2 got approved, I started to lose my sleep thinking about all the above problems during the interview. I slept at 4:30 or 5 in the morning and gained a significant amount of weight due to the stress (I stress eat). Last Friday was my interview, I was basically shaking after I got done with the document verification part. I was the first person to interview that day in the Mumbai embassy and below were the questions asked by the CO- 1. So, "Mr XXXX" is your fiance and he was your Senior IT manager for 4 years?? 2. When did you start talking to each other? 3. When did you meet face to face? 4. So he currently lives in "YYYY", Does his ex-wife also live in the same area? 5. When did he divorce? 6. So basically you are reason he got divorced, right? (Heart skipped a beat, here). 7. How many times did Mr XXXX visit you in India? 8. Did you apply for B2 visa in 2018 only to meet Mr XXXX or was it for something else? 9. What are your marriage plans? 10. How many children does Mr XXXX have, what is the age of the youngest one? 11. Have you met any of the children? 12. What is your educational qualification? 13. Are you quitting your job or do you have other plans? There were some more follow up questions based on the answers I provided, but these are the main ones. At this point, the CO opened my old passport and punched something on the B1/B2 visa and told me he is cancelling my tourist visa, BUT he is going to issue the K1 visa. I could not believe my ears! The interview lasted about 2-3 minutes and the whole process lasted about an hour. I had taken about 450 pages of chat logs, call logs, emails, post cards, photos and other items and intentionally laid them all out in the counter in hopes that the CO will ask for it, but he never did. He looked at me taking those out but didn't care about it at all. The case status was "Application received" on Friday. "Administrative processing" on Saturday and Sunday. "Issued" this afternoon. I know this is just the first step in the immigration process but it was a huge deal and I cannot thank this forum enough for getting me ready for the interview. I have read the guides and posts as old as 2008/2009, made tons of notes. My fiancé at the end told me that I was over prepared but I honestly don't regret a thing! People, it is always better to prepare for the worst and just hope for the best. And also all the senior members here are always to the point and awesome! Thank you -
  7. 17 points
    Commish10

    They are here

    After almost 2.5 years from filing. This part of our journey is over and our new one begins. JAL upgraded them to business class from Tokyo to Dallas. Eventhough it's 75 which is a blessing in November, they are cold lol. Everybody needs a long rest now.
  8. 16 points
    aaron2020

    Removing condition GC got denied

    Wow. He has a lawyer and didn't bother to mention that he wasn't living with her until right before the interview? Wow. He should be talking to his lawyer about what to do next.
  9. 16 points
    Agree with the above. Since your wife is an 'expert', and she is liaising with other 'experts', they really should handle the whole thing. It will get done same day and the parents will be here by next Friday.
  10. 16 points
    DanyT.

    VAWA, Part 24

    Hi folks, today I received this notification and it seems my I360 has been approved. Here you will see my timeline. I was devastated when my marriage finished but now I see a light after all this process. I never received a prima facia during these two years and my I485 was transferred from my marriage process. btw, my i765 -C09 renewal is still pending since september 2020. good luck to every one and never lose your faith.
  11. 16 points
    It is illegal to travel to the US with pre-conceived intent to stay and adjust status. Don't do this. It's fraud. If you are outside the US, the only legal path for you is to apply for an IR1 spouse visa through the US consulate in your country. That process starts with your wife filing an I-130 petition for you. You may travel to the US for short visits, but you cannot wait out the entire process in the US.
  12. 16 points
    HopeHope__

    VAWA, Part 24

    Hi folks! I’m so grateful for my journey. I filed my I-360 + I-485 on August 2019 and today I got my green card on hands. No RFE and no interview. Before filing my case I gathered all evidence that I could a year before and I read everything about Vawa. I prepared my case and was very pro active but I was also so lucky to have my attorney with me. She was patient and very understanding about domestic violence. Please folks never pay to much for Vawa case. It’s a humanitarian matter and if your attorney doesn’t care about it honestly he won’t care about you and your case. I did my case with Catholic legal Services and they were awesome ( I have payed $500 + immigration fees). My case was complicated and I explained every detail on my affidavit. I was worried mostly because he lived most part of the time out of state. He also would give us ( our daughter and me ) a very high end lifestyle and explain the dynamic of domestic violence in this context is very complicated. I still live in a toxic relationship with my abuser and I’m struggling to get out. Right now I’m in process of getting a job and I hope very soon make my path to my freedom. I also would like you guys know that is SO IMPORTANT develop a relationship with God. Actually I would say it’s necessary to not go crazy. Thank you Lord for holding my hand in every step. Thank You for don’t give up on me even when I did not believe on You. I would be nothing without You.
  13. 15 points
    Her parents she is the Sponsor simple solution let her do it.
  14. 13 points
    Even though the new variant is NOT causing hospitalizations or deaths........this is a typical overreaction with no thought to logic or reason......it's craziness, imho. Hopefully, this new 24 hour requirement will allow rapid testing. The quarantine requirement is totally crazy!!!!! The courts need to nip this in the bud.
  15. 13 points
    It is your right to say NO to something you don't feel comfortable with, especially when it comes to money. Your daughter and son-in-law have many other solutions to their problem: - they can earn more money - they can ask someone else to co-sponsor. It doesn't have to be family. Just needs to be someone who meets the income requirements. - the son-in-law can go back to his home country at the end of his current authorized stay, he applies for a spousal visa at the embassy, and he returns as a green card holder in 1-2 years. That gives your daughter more time to finish school and find a higher-paying job. They can visit each other in the meantime. Also, if they continue to pressure or guilt trip you into becoming a co-sponsor, consider that a big red flag. The sponsorship requirements are something they needed to have considered before they started this immigration process. It's part of being a responsible adult.
  16. 12 points
    aaron2020

    Possible I130?

    You can bring someone to the US based on a lie. You can not pass on US citizenship to a child that is not yours. You are not the biological father. Submitting a birth certificate listing you as the father is fraud because you know that you are not the father. This is a material misrepresentation. CRBA - NOPE I-130 - NOPE N600 & N600K - NOPE The reason that no lawyer will touch this is because what you want for the best of intentions is ultimately fraudulent. If you ever want to bring the child here, then you need to fix her fraudulent birth certificate and remove yourself as the father. NEVER EVER SUMBIT A LEGAL DOCUMENT WITH KNOWN LIES TO US IMMIGRATION. IT IS A LIE THAT YOU ARE THE BIOLOGICAL FATHER ON THAT BIRTH CERTIFICATE. Sorry.
  17. 12 points
    Tyo

    VAWA, Part 24

    I went for my interview today… went in 30 mins prior. My lawyer supposed to come with me but she came late. So I went in without her. The IO asked if I want to wait for her but I told her there is no need. She asked my date of birth, parents name, if I have kids, I had two, the second one just one month ago. She asked for their birth certificates, then my divorce decree, yes or no question and that was it. She later gave me a paper that after background check, they will make a decision. After 10 mins, I got update that my card is being produced. I’m so happy this is the end of the journey since 2016 I got married to my abuser . Filed Vawa 2018. i wish everyone all the best.
  18. 11 points
    Correct - you cannot 'appeal' it except on two very specific grounds, which do not apply here at this moment in time. Your second statement is rubbish The denial letters usually answer jack all. They are appalling. - Correct - you cannot 'appeal' it except on two very specific grounds using an i-290B, which do not apply here at the present time. - His right to live & work in the US has NOT been terminated. That is complete BS. Yes I know what the letter says as I have had two of them, but it is NOT legally accurate. He can live, work, and travel (with a stamp) and remains a LPR until a final order of removal by an immigration judge. Absolute, total rubbish. This is scaremongering and not true in ANY capacity. Anyone can file as many I-751s as they want. He is perfectly eligible to file a new one and remains free to do so up to the point if and when a final order of removal by an immigration judge, at which point he is no longer a LPR. You can file a waiver even if not fully divorced - it just can't be approved without a final divorce decree. Correct on all counts. Thank you for beating me to positing some accurate information. Nope. No 'valid reason' or excuse is required for a waiver filing outside of the 90 day period. It can be filed at ANY time between gaining permanent residence and a final order of removal, without penalty. He remains a LPR. Correct on all counts. Probably for the same reason mine did something sort of similar and just as evil - because some people just want to watch people burn. I can't read the OPs attached letters for some reason but I get the gist of it and I can also unfortunately recall from memory large chunks of what the denial latter said, so I may be guessing in parts as I can't read it, but the OPs friend was sort of in a tricky situation. In the eyes of USCIS, legally, you are married or divorced. He couldn't file as a divorce waiver because they were still married. He technically could still have filed as joint as they did - even if not living together - with a co-operative spouse, which they appeared to do but this was then nuked by the spouse at interview. He should have immediately requested a switch to a divorce waiver at the interview and then hope it comes through quickly - this would have been one legal option. If it was to arrive quickly then potentially an i-290B could be filed on the basis of new previously unsubmitted documents (in the form of a divorce decree), but using the i-290B to overcome a denial is in my opinion a hiding to nothing with an unknown timeline, and costs almost the same as a fresh filing anyway. Caught between a a rock and a hard place. I have some sympathy. There is some documentation I can dig out from my extensive files on this stuff, but I'm still largely on hiatus from here thanks to some over-zealous people who won't answer questions or take constructive crticism, so I may get round to it eventually. He needs to prepare a divorce waiver filing to resubmit as soon as possible, including resubmission of ALL the evidence, even if previously submitted as they won't take into account the evidence contained within the denied filing. This needs to be accompanied by the final divorce decree, if in hand, or sent in soon after.
  19. 11 points
    AJJU

    VAWA, Part 24

    Hello Family, Finally after a long wait since i received the notice "Your Case has be transferred to another office on March 2nd". i received this notification. Thanks for all your support and to my lawyer as well she has been very supportive every time also many times didn't even charged fees. She kept a very strict fallow up on my case as well. May god bless her and all of you here. Regards
  20. 11 points
    The faster you "need" something from the government the slower it is done. It is a universal law.
  21. 11 points
    Optimistic1986

    VAWA, Part 24

    Hi everyone, so after USCIS messed up the address of where my gc is supposed to be delivered, I finally received my green card!!! After x times of calling: USPS and telling me to call local USPS-Kew Gardens wherein I ended up being ignored, and staff told me “ I can’t stand here all day and keep scanning”, I got ignored too when I told them that the suite number that USCIS used for the address was wrong (old) and that it has been corrected by my lawyer at USCIS and USPS. I was told “ I don’t know where your package is” USCIS- I asked them to resend my card and that I have asked for an e-request too online. For form I-90 even if I have checked the box that my gc was lost, before submitting it online it still required me to pay $500plus dollars unless if I’ll file for waiver but then with waiver I can only apply via snail mail. I have even asked for info pass appointment. It was frustrating. Lots of pointing fingers and calls. Lawyer- I begged if he could go to post office since it was address to his name and office, he said “line was too long, couldn’t wait”. I don’t think he went anyway. I’ve reached out to Senators Gillibrand and AOC, couldn’t believe the quick response that I got compared before maybe bec election is coming? LOL. I told them about the job I lost in the hospital. So from AOC, a representative from her office asked my tracking number yesterday via email and I replied last night and viola! Mail delivered. Thank God. To all my fellow VAWA filers, don’t give up and use all the resources that you can get. Thank you for this forum. God bless us all!
  22. 11 points
    questions about the citzenship for child have been answered except the embassy will probably ask for DNA test As for 2nd marriage which is not as common in Morocco as it use to be did u have court approval? Family Code in Islam The authorization of the first wife is mandatory. That is one of the Women’s rights! In order to have the right to a second wife (a third or fourth wife, Muslim law does not prohibit it), the Family Code requires the husband to have the permission of the court, that his request must have an objective reason justifying the use of a second wife, which request must describe the material situation of the pretender to marriage. Therefore, the court only grants permission if the applicant has the ability to support both families, The Moroccan code regulates polygamous unions by requiring that the first wife be consulted about a proposed second marriage (i.e., agree to become a co-wife) and that the second wife be notified of the existing marriage (i.e., also agree to become a co-wife). you have a new family now in Morocco and it would be advisable to not return to the US as your state is Massachucetts and they have strict bigamy laws https://malegislature.gov/Laws/GeneralLaws/PartIV/TitleI/Chapter272/Section15 Whoever, having a former husband or wife living, marries another person or continues to cohabit with a second husband or wife in the commonwealth shall be guilty of polygamy, and be punished by imprisonment in the state prison for not more than five years or in jail for not more than two and one half years or by a fine of not more than five hundred dollars; that does say living with 2nd wife in the commonwealth but it applies to a marriage to a 2nd wife anywhere in the world so, you think to go to the US embassy and prove you committed bigamy? giving your USC wife proof of bigamy even if you divorce and remarry the Moroccan , Mass considers it a felony that u already committed https://www.legalmatch.com/law-library/article/marriage-requirements-bigamy.html As previously noted, bigamy may be charged as either a felony or a misdemeanor depending on the state law. A crime that may be charged as a felony or a misdemeanor is known as a wobbler crime. Please give your USC the divorce she needs to continue with her life and don't come back
  23. 11 points
    I was approved yesterday! Woohoo! Thanks to everyone to helped us through this experience. After 543 days, the interview was a breeze. Here’s a detailed recap, in the hopes that it will help some of you: At 8:45 we arrived at the consulate. We were one hour early, on purpose, to avoid any setbacks, relax a little bit and see what others were doing. There was already a big line of people waiting to get inside. And my appointment was at 9:45, so we bought a coffee and breakfast at the Second Cup across the street. We sat down and waited until 9:35 to get in line. People there were all waiting for 9:00 and 9:15 (they were late for their interviews), as well as for 9:30 and 9:45. I recommend getting in line as soon as possible. The reason why is that you enter the consulate based on your appointment time and who is there first. For instance, there may be six people with appointments at 9:30, so you’ll want to be the first one in line for that group, so you can get in first, get interviewed first, and leave first. I've read before that security will give you trouble, but we encountered friendly security people and they seemed to realize they were running late, so they were okay with this. The more you know... At 10:35 I was allowed inside by security. I went through a very light version of airpot security. Shoes don’t have to come off, just pockets, metals and coat. They just asked me to turn off my cell phone and directed me to a lockbox where I placed my phone. I then locked the box myself, grabbed the key and placed it in my pocket. Then, I took the elevator up to the first floor and got in line for window 6, which had the person in front of me from the line downstairs. The lockbox is the size of a PO box. It can fit a several phones, watches, keys, etc. so don’t be afraid that it’s too small. At 10:40 I walked to window 6 and a nice lady took my passport and 2 photos. She gave me a ticket number and asked me to sit down until the number was called. There were 32 people ahead of me (I heard the security person on the phone) and there were 12 booths (but some were not available). Yes, they are busy! At 11:40 my number was called on the screen and I walked up to window 7. A nice man asked for my original documents and translations: Birth certificate and translation, Marriage certificate, Police certificate from Canada, Police certificate from my home country and translation. He confirmed my home address and phone number. Gave me the pamphlet about domestic violence to read. Gave me back my two passport photos. And asked me to wait some more. At 12:30 my number was called again on the screen and I walked up to window 2. A lovely lady asked me to tell her about my spouse and asked a few questions: Do you swear or affirm that everything in your application is true? Then place your right hand on the fingerprint scanner. Tell me about your spouse Where did you meet? When? When did you get married? What brought you to Canada? (I was born abroad) What do you do for a living? Will you continue doing this? What does your spouse do for a living? Where do you intend to live, once you move to the USA? Do you have any questions about the pamphlet? Then she said everything looked great with my application and intended to approve it today. She gave me a paper to track my passport and said I should have it back within 2-3 weeks (but from this forum, it seems they return it faster). At 12:35 I left the consulate, kissed my spouse and we walked back to the hotel. I called all family and friends to tell them the good news. We’re now back home and starting our packing! Thanks again to all our friends from VisaJourney, you've been great ❤️
  24. 11 points
    TBoneTX

    An unhappy ending to a marriage

    All: Let's be frank yet kind (not brutal) toward the OP, who is in some pain right now. If there's a softer way to make a point, choose that avenue.
  25. 11 points
    tinaynoodles

    An unhappy ending to a marriage

    As a filipina, if your soon to be ex-wife is from a "not-so-well-off" family then she will most definitely be treated as an unlimited bank account to withdraw from. For some reason, there is a mentality here that once you are able to go abroad you poop money. Please don't generalize though, I am 100% confident that my immediate family will not do that to me. As for my other relatives, they can think whatever they want lol 🤭 I really hope you can make amends with your wife... but it seems that her family is too toxic for this relationship to go on. Also if she truly wants to be with you, she will stay and show some backbone. Filipinas are rather strong people who will go through any means to get what they truly want. I think her family is trying to manipulate (they are definitely manipulators) the situation telling her something along the lines of "You should attempt to scare him with a divorce, if he truly loves you he will buy that mango farm... what is $60,000?" Its not exactly a put down but it kinda sounded like you are generalizing that Filipina = simple. 😄
  26. 10 points
    aaron2020

    Possible I130?

    Think about this. If what you wanted was possible, then all my relatives in Vietnam would have me, a US citizen, listed as the father of their children. Therefore, their children would all be US citizens. That's not how US immigration works. This is fraud BECAUSE YOU ARE NOT THE BIOLOGICAL FATHER AND YOU KNOW IT.
  27. 10 points
    Crazy Cat

    Removing condition GC got denied

    This is one of the most jaw dropping admissions I have seen here in the past 6 years.
  28. 10 points
    TBoneTX

    VAWA, Part 24

    Thanksgiving is Thursday. Those here who have received approval or are about to can give thanks. Those here who are praying for the above and for other things can give thanks. Those here who rely on the support of others here can give thanks. Those here who are struggling but are alive, well, and safe can give thanks. Those of us (like me) not personally involved in VAWA can give thanks -- and I do: Thank you all for being you.
  29. 10 points
    Deserteagle

    VAWA, Part 24

    I first came on here sometime in July 2019 when I thought my world was coming to an end . I was going through divorce with the woman I loved . But I can say it’s all in the past and am better than I was yesterday . And two years ago . My vawa was approved May this year, no evidence was asked . Two weeks ago, I was asked to submit my medicals and I-864W and I sent everything last week and couple of minutes ago MY I-485 was approved . NO INTERVIEW, NO lawyer from day one . My God who brought me to America has been my lawyer . Finally the journey since 2017 is finally OVER . I can see my family or travel after 8 years . I love everyone here, thank you Sandra, thank you to whoever created this beautiful thread . Thank you to Fedaniela and Gabriela .
  30. 10 points
    Crazy Cat

    Medicaid affect on sponsorship

    I am continually amazed at the number of people who are not qualified to sponsor new immigrants, yet they try to squeak through the system, knowing the financial requirements. Folks, the immigration requires a lot of money.....
  31. 10 points
    You've received a possible path to expediting EAD/AP- have your wife apply for jobs here in the States. But, attending a wedding isn't an "emergency" and having to work in Poland doesn't warrant expedite either. If living and working in Poland and attending her brother's wedding is more important she should return to Poland and wait the +/- 2 years for the spousal visa. Yes, the 2 year wait and being apart sucks. Yes, waiting in the States and not being able to work or travel for several months sucks. You just have to figure out which sucky process you want to follow. You can't have it both ways.
  32. 10 points
    momofboys2018

    N-400 June 2021 Filers

    I filed on June 17, 2021 Biometrics reused Got an update yesterday: Interview date December 8th, 2021 Raleigh NC will keep everyone updated. Keep the faith.
  33. 10 points
    [Moderator hat on] Thread is moved back to the Philippines regional forum because of cultural-specific aspects. [Mod hat off] Personal observation: The cultural peculiarities (<--- not meant in a negative sense) are fascinating. I know that if Mrs. T-B. had asked for regular or large family support (more than an occasional gift or help with airfare), her shapely hindquarters would have been on the very next conveyance back to Ecu.
  34. 10 points
    I agree with others that the financial risk of being a sponsor in this case is very low. However, trying to guild-trip you into becoming their sponsor is wrong. There can be many reasons why someone does not want to sign the I-864, and any reason is valid. We had someone tell us that they just were not comfortable sending all that financial information to us to include in our AOS packet. Totally understandable and no hard feelings. Instead, my husband was able to work more hours to increase his income a bit, and we used some assets to meet the financial requirements. They need to do more research on the immigration process, and the different options they have. Please encourage them to create their own accounts here and do their research.
  35. 10 points
    Yes she’s a nice woman etc etc but let’s get real, you lost your job for TWO years. Most Americans will crash if they lose a paycheck or two. So I would expect a loving wife (even from a demanding Philippines family) to realize it is her husband who needs compassion and support at this time, not the mooching family. If you were plain stingy and had the means but refused, it would be a different thing. But you were actually remitting them while unemployed and she has the heart to abandon you (granted your Facebook move was dumb) at your lowest point? I hate divorce however in my opinion you’re better off. If you’re going to abandon me at rock bottom, I sure can do without you. I don’t want someone who will be with me only when it’s peaches and cream. And no I am not clueless, I also come from a culture where the American husband is expected to finance quite a few of his in laws back home. You will overcome and hopefully at some point stop viewing the relationship through rose tinted glasses.
  36. 10 points
    i would delay the process let them finish college he returns home and they apply CR1 /it would take almost 2 years to get to interview and then she could have a decent career you don't have to feel guilty for saying No , they made AN ADULT decision to marry
  37. 9 points
    I love when people come here seeking advice and then argue with everyone when they don't get the answers they want.
  38. 9 points
    If you are in college, is is important to spell it correctly.
  39. 9 points
    You must always tell the truth to CBP. Your statements become part of the record, and may be used later in the process if you have misrepresented your intentions. Quitting your job in order to visit is not particularly smart. Your admission to the US on an ESTA or B visa is entirely predicated on your ability to establish strong ties to home and reasons to return. You may only visit on an ESTA. If you want to move to the US, your partner needs to petition you properly. You cannot remain in the US during this process. You can visit, subject to CBP allowing you to enter the country. US immigration is not cheap, or quick. I suggest that your partner joins VJ and that you both read and research as much as possible to become educated about it. Your partner especially needs to join and read, as he will be the one driving the petition process if you decide to go that route. Edited to add: same sex marriage has been legal in all 50 United States for years, and is not an issue at all for marriage-based visas.
  40. 9 points
    Boiler

    Revoke Green card Sponsorship?

    They could speak to a lawyer. The cheaper option is to read what they signed.
  41. 9 points
    I’m certain it will do nothing to contain the spread.
  42. 9 points
    Heh heh. I wear this t-shirt to our subdivision’s big 4th of July parade and picnic.
  43. 9 points
    I would strongly consider the possibility of "attending" via a video link. Life is full of choices (such as adjusting status as a visitor) ....and consequences. Hopefully, she will receive an approval for the Advance Parole application prior to June. Good luck.
  44. 9 points
    Yup. Drawback to jumping the queue for a consulate-issued visa by adjusting from a non-immigrant visa.
  45. 9 points
    Fishy89

    VAWA, Part 24

    Hello everyone i received my I-360 approval notice today .. and there is priority date on it May 17 , 2017 and What is this date for ? i originally filled vawa and I- 485 On February 2018 , but i had an old 485 application on May , 2017 iam confused ! Thanks in advance 🧡
  46. 9 points
    Crazy Cat

    Withdrawling my petition

    " Our relationship failed. Therefore, I hereby withdraw the I-129F"..... You do not need to include great detail. What is an "International Visa"???
  47. 9 points
    notantifun

    An unhappy ending to a marriage

    I'm Filipina married to an American citizen. I will be naturalized before the end of this year. Fingers crossed. I hate how the OP seems to suggest that he has been an unsuspecting victim to this "Filipina culture". He knew this was coming. I'm not suggesting that he was not taken advantaged at all. As much as I hate being lumped with these Filipinas who take advantage of American men, marrying for green card/citizenship, I'll be naive to deny the overwhelming amount of cases like OPs. I effing hate the stereotype but they exist and will continue to exist, because reasons. BUT let's not also ignore that plenty of these American men marrying Filipinas have the upper hand in what is basically a financial transaction (Yeah, marriage is mainly a financial transaction. Fight me! LOL). No one held a gun to their heads demanding they remain ignorant of the downside of marrying someone from a 3rd world country. If you ever felt like you were taken advantaged of because the wife's family kept demanding money and you couldn't say no, that's not exactly a wife problem. Maybe grow a spine. To any American men wanting to marry a Filipina, you cannot change the culture. BUT for the love of all that is holy, invest time to know the woman and her family. Also, IMO, not having a job is 1 giant red flag. An adult woman should have a job. If she insists on supporting her family, let her do so with her own money. And remember, NO is a complete sentence.
  48. 9 points
    I think you are missing the point. In the case posted, the person was out-of-status 90 days after entering on the K1 and had not yet submitted the AOS to put themselves in a state of "authorized stay". If they had submitted the AOS package, she would not have been detained by ICE and had all the headaches associated with going in front of an immigration judge. Your case is similar in that at the 90 day mark, if you are planning on adjusting, but have not submitted the package, you are out-of-status and immediately deportable. The biggest difference between the K1 and the VWP out-of-status condition, is that a VWP person is immediately deported without an IJ hearing. Now this story is an extreme case and most people will not run afoul of ICE even if out-of-status, this story does show it can happen. Good Luck!
  49. 9 points
    Our daughter called this afternoon sobbing because our son-in-law told her that my husband and I are being unreasonable about not co-signing and causing him mental anguish. I've directed them to this message board and that we wish them well, but they will have to figure this out independently.
  50. 9 points
    Jorgedig

    An unhappy ending to a marriage

    I get tired reading story after story here on VJ, written by American men.... as if the women they bring over are commodities.
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