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  1. dirtyhippiegirl

    Is it worth it to be a US citizen now?

    My husband and I were considering this earlier last year. He even consulted an attorney. Unfortunately he is a recovering alcoholic and although he has been sober for almost 6 years and never had any issues with the law, that has to be diclosed and can be used to deny citizenship. Recent changes in immigration law mean a denial in citizenship = revoked greencard. The attorney thought he had a good chance of attaining citizenship but I don't feel like it's worth the risk and my husband dropped the issue, so. Kind of a bummer that route is so risky for someone with a health problem in long-term remission but whatever.
  2. Man, don't roll me into your tacky ### behaviors. Most of us are adults and should know how to behave accordingly.
  3. I'm sure my husband's coworker who was here legally but murdered because he had the misfortune of being in the crosshairs of a racist scumbag who couldn't tell the difference between an Arab and someone from India would disagree. Except he is dead. Murdered by an American even.
  4. If you filled out your paperwork like you post on here with roundabout what-isms, I can see why the validity of your relationship might be questioned...:/
  5. No it didn't. From the NBC article: "Details of the rulemaking proposal are still being finalized, but based on a recent draft seen last week and described to NBC News, immigrants living legally in the U.S. who have ever used or whose household members have ever used Obamacare, children's health insurance, food stamps and other benefits could be hindered from obtaining legal status in the U.S." I am not certain how you managed to misinterpret the article...
  6. I have been married for 11 years, we lived together for 3 years before that, and I don't think we've taken 1500 pictures of us together, let alone possess that many pictures of us right now. That's...a lot of selfies.
  7. Do you have any sources for this? Or is this just an assumption that's been channeled through the right wing news sources you watch? I am simply not aware of any studies done on spousal/K1 applicants who gamed the system. Also 9/11 was much fresher when we applied. The scrutiny was certainly there.
  8. That is a bit illogical. Were they exactly the same cars? It's not like the K1 has changed. Fees have gone up something like 150% for the same service. And it's SLOWER. You don't even get faster service for the price increase.
  9. How so? My husband came over 11 years ago on a K1. It was significantly cheaper and faster back then.
  10. dirtyhippiegirl

    Birth control?

    Can you just go to the pharmacy where you get your birth control filled -- explain that you are leaving the country and you'd like an early refill. You may have to pay out of pocket but it might be cheaper than shelling money up front to see Planned Parenthood or your county health department, which will be your cheapest options without insurance. Once you're on your husband's insurance, it'll be cheaper to establish care with a PCP/gyn.
  11. You are way overthinking this process. I managed to get my husband over here on a K1 and successfully adjusted status by myself -- and I had just turned twenty at the time. Just take a deep breath and stop arguing with everything.
  12. I think of all the posters who were around here when I first started posting - 12 years ago - most of the ones I still follow are divorced. Husband and I will have been married 11 years this summer but it wasn't always an easy road.
  13. I've been married for almost 11 years. Husband is Canadian. We met as teens at aviation camp. He started university in North Dakota. I graduated highschool and immediately went to ND -- we lived together for two years as poor college students. Greencard fraud was never anything more than an occasional joke between us. If it seems to good to be true, you should probably take a closer look.
  14. Husband came from Canada on a K1 back in 2006. About two years later, he took a nose dive into depression and alcoholism. I eventually dropped him off at detox and he's been sober for nearly 5 years. He never drove drunk or accrued any legal charges or anything like that. He's talking more and more about applying for citizenship once he has over 5 years of sobriety. (I think because when you Google this, that is what some lawyer's website suggests.) I generally think this is a bad idea. He was not alcoholic when he initially immigrated here but alcoholism is a reason to deny both a visa and citizenship -- so I am worried that a denial of citizenship because of his drinking may cause him to lose any legal status and make him deportable, especially in this political climate. He's hesitant to even consult a lawyer and I am, like, we really should at least talk to an immigration lawyer before we open this can of worms. Didn't know if anyone here has any personal experience with this?
  15. dirtyhippiegirl

    Chain Immigration.

    I feel like the same people who rail against chain immigration by citing what other countries do are also the first to sputter "but this is America! We are different!" when arguing why socialized benefits that work well in other countries would never work in the US. Surprise. I feel bad for families split up in non-VWP countries. Usually they can't "just visit" and eventually age and ill health get to most of us, making "just visit"-ing over there also impossible.