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Kathryn41 last won the day on September 13 2014

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About Kathryn41

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    crazy cat lady
  • Birthday 06/20/1955
  • Member # 18678
  • Location Stockbridge, GA, USA

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    Historic re-enacting/living history, historic costumes, art (watercolour; pen&ink;coloured pencil), gardening, cats, sailing, walking, horses, needlecrafts, reading (mysteries, sci-fi, history, science, classical literature)

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  • Immigration Status
    Naturalization (approved)
  • Place benefits filed at
    Lewisville TX Lockbox
  • Local Office
    Atlanta GA
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  • Our Story
    Our immigration journey is now complete. We met on line at a mutual interest group in 2001; started to 'chat' in 2002; started to really chat early in 2003; first met in person 2003; became engaged in 2003, and filed for K-1 in June, 2003. I moved to the US along with my 6 cats in May 2004; we married June 2004 (on the one year anniversary of our NOA for our K-1) ,and applied for AOS in July, 2004. AOS was approved 3 weeks before our 2nd anniversary in May 2006. We filed to remove conditions in February 2008, and I received my 10 year card in February 2009. I filed for US citizenship the last day of April 2009, had my biometrics in early June, my interview in mid August and became a US citizen on August 26, 2009 - by far the easiest and fastest leg of our 6 year visa journey.

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  1. I did not know there was a fluffy kitty posse at VJ! May I respectfully ask for membership?


  2. Lying to immigration is considered a crime of moral turpitude and subject to a 5 year ban or if the severity of the lie is greater - or the immigration official is in a bad mood - it could result in up to a life time ban. Worst case scenario if he lies to US immigration and says he has no intention of adjusting status when he has already admitted to them that he has. If the OP follows your advice, he will be the star in one of those 'horror' stories.
  3. Lenchick, Applying for paper work for a marriage based green card means adjustment of status. The US customs officer asked him if a) he was considering moving to the US and b) if he was considering adjusting his status based upon marriage to a US citizen to become a Permanent Resident - aka 'getting a green card'. He told the Customs Officer at the Airport 'yes' to both questions. The Customs Officer then said he could not be allowed to enter the US as he had presumed immigrant intent, and as such, had to file for and obtain the proper visa - a CR-1 (marriage based) visa - before he could be allowed back into the US. It is very straight-forward and happens far, far too often. Canadians often forget that the US is a foreign country and that Canadians are 'foreigners' just like everyone else and are subject to the same rules and regulations. USCIS does not care if you make a mistake; it does not care if your intentions were different than you said they were; it does not even care if you misunderstood what they were asking. This conversation and the results of this conversation are now a record on the file of the OP. Any time he tries to cross the border in the future, this information will come up. If he changes his story from this information, USCIS will believe in the 'worst' interpretation of his intent, and they will have no compunctions about enacting the appropriate consequences.
  4. This is immigration fraud. The OP has already said he plans to Adjust Status and has been denied entry. He has moved his whole life down to the US and is basically living there. To tell immigration that he is not planning to adjust status and is just visiting is lying to immigration and will result in being denied entry, possible detention at the border, or a ban, either minimum of 5 years or a lifetime ban. If the OP succeeds in entering the US after lying to immigration, if they don't catch him right away and put him in detention in preparation for trial and deportation (and you DON'T want to go into any of the ICE facilities), it will come back to haunt him on one of the many different petitions he and his spouse will need to file over the next few years for him to live and work in the US, and during any future petition for citizenship. One lie haunts you forever and there is no statute of limitations. Mistakes happen through ignorance of the law, which is the situation in which the OP now finds himself. It isn't an excuse nor will it hold any weight with immigration. They do not care. What the OP needs to remember is that you don't mess around with US immigration because you do not want the consequences, especially if you are married to an American citizen and want to spend a happy life together. It may be long and tedious and involved, but going through the proper immigration process - his spouse filing an I-130 and working on a CR-1 visa - is the only way he is going to get back into the US and it is not likely to be any time soon.
  5. The Games Threads on Visa Journey are for the enjoyment of all our members. The immigration process can be very stressful, and playing 'games' is one way to help deal with that stress. So, this thread will list the various games available on Visa Journey, and post the instructions/rules about how to play them. Keeping these instructions in this one pinned topic will mean no one will have to try to find the first post in a game thread to figure out how to play the game. Anyone who starts a new game should make a post in this thread identifying the game and providing instructions about how to play it. Please don't be really strict or nit-picky with the rules. Remember - this is supposed to be fun! Try not to take them - or each other - too seriously, but please be respectful of the other players in the game and do try to play the game by the posted instructions. Attempts to disrupt, manipulate or monopolize game threads or the use of the game threads to make personal attacks or inappropriate comments about other members will be treated seriously and may result in thread-bans or suspensions. Honest errors or mistakes are fine; deliberately 'mis-playing' a game to cause a disruption or to make a 'scene' is not. Posts to this thread that discuss topics other than the instructions or clarifications of instructions for the games will either be removed or moved so that the actual instructions don't get overwhelmed by too many other posts. Let the games begin! (I'll be spending the next little while pulling together all of the posted instructions for the various games so be patient while I find them all and post them here)
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