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About motoperpetuo

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  • Birthday 01/14/1971
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    computers, fitness, foreign languages, and my wife ))

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    IR-1/CR-1 Visa
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    Nebraska Service Center
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    I met Julieth while working in Honduras last year. Hoping that she can be here with me in the US as soon as possible.

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  1. It's the weekend so I have time to look into immigration again (I just landed a good job, which I guess is part of this puzzle). I just wanted to thank everyone who's replied in the last two weeks or so, as well as the mods for intervening in the unexpected unpleasantness when I first started this thread. It's encouraging that it seems highly possible my wife won't have to go back to Honduras. For those who haven't been following along from the beginning, if she were from a stable, developed country, We'd probably have her go back but the political situation in her country is very tense right now and could explode again at any moment, as it did last year when we were living there. There was a fair amount of violence, the capital was shut down for days, and it will likely be worse next time. That's my main concern but there are others, like her travelling on her own pretty shortly after delivering a baby by C-section and my somehow taking care of two small kids on my own while working for a week or two. I'm not concerned about my wife not being able to work or get a driver's license for a bit longer because she wasn't planning on doing those things anytime soon, but I appreciate some of the replies mentioning that. It could be a concern for other couples following along. She talked to a friend of hers from Honduras earlier this week who had applied for residency while in Germany with her husband, who is in the US military but was suddenly transferred back to the US. If I understood correctly, her friend and her husband were able to have their paperwork sent from the embassy in Germany to the US and get her an interview for residency in the US, so hopefully we can do the same with my wife's paperwork at the embassy in Honduras. As someone above suggested, next step is probably to find a good lawyer. I looked at the guide several of you mentioned and while it looks like it should be doable, I'm not opposed to spending some money to get professional help. I should probably do that soon. If anyone happens to have any recommendations for good lawyers in the Denver, Colorado area please let me know. Thanks again!
  2. I appreciate it. Crime is always a worry in Honduras, but I'm even more worried about political instability and the possibility of riots shutting down the capital. Happened while I was there late last year, and there's still a lot of potential given the political situation.
  3. Excellent point, and one reason I'll probably consult with a lawyer. Our case is unusual in many ways and ultimately it's possible that sending my wife back to Honduras in a few months, difficult as that will be, may be the best solution.
  4. I'll do that. I definitely appreciate all the help we've gotten on this forum and would like to pay it back in some small way. Hopefully TNJ17 isn't right, but he may be so I'll probably consult with a lawyer first. I have no problem with his telling me that this Ukrainian we met was wrong and that it would be illegal for us to apply for AOS in our situation, but he could have done that without the hostility and in just a few sentences, preferably with evidence.
  5. No, that is correct and yet you're still being disingenuous. You made many other false assumptions about my intentions in your long, needlessly hostile reply. Next time you might try something like "No, applying for residency from the US on a tourist visa when you've already started the CR-1 process would be considered fraudulent." You could even present concrete evidence that what you're saying is correct if you really want to be helpful, rather than "I spoke with immigration officers who told me it was illegal." Regardless, blocking you.
  6. Your hostility and incorrect assumptions are neither necessary nor helpful. Please go away.
  7. Yes, I was confused as to how giving up a tourist visa for residency could possibly be a bad trade. Seemed like he was throwing that out there as a last attempt to discourage me after you called him out on his first post being wrong. Why he would do that, I have no idea. Thank you again for your helpful responses, I really appreciate it. I'm going to continue to look into this.
  8. It's very frustrating that you're accusing me of intent to commit a crime when I simply came here to ask if what the Ukrainian I met suggested would be legal. I don't know. I'm not very knowledgeable about immigration law, and I would just like my family to be together. Some people have replied suggesting that it would be fine. You're saying it would make me a criminal and that any lawyer who were to tell me otherwise would also be a crook. I don't really know who to believe. Do you have a specific statute or something like that to back up what you're claiming about how the law works?
  9. She's a homemaker and not planning on working anytime soon, so it's not a concern for us, but good point, that might be a factor for someone following along. Good news that it should be doable without a lawyer too. You guys are making my day. Thanks again for taking the time to read and understand what I was actually asking and being helpful.
  10. Under $2,000 sounds like a steal to not have her go back to Honduras. Taking care of two small kids for a few weeks by myself while working would be very difficult and expensive, and the other expenses involved in having her go back would come out to far more than 2k. Then there's the very real possibility of something going wrong in her country. People dealing with first world countries have no idea of the risk involved in traveling and trying to get things done in places like Honduras. Thanks again, and thanks to Mollie09. I'll definitely check out the guide she linked and likely talk to a lawyer soon.
  11. Thanks. Like I said, WAY less money and the family doesn't have to be separated if you're right (I hope you are). Sure, she can't travel outside the US but with only me working and two children under three years old, we weren't exactly planning any European vacations or anything like that anytime soon.
  12. I appreciate your helpful answer. I'm surprised at how the others who've responded have attacked us. I suppose it's frustration at all the actual visa fraud out there, but I think my original post made it clear that we are trying to do this all legally and that was why I was asking the question. I think I'll talk to a lawyer and see what expense would be involved in applying while we're in the US. If we could avoid my wife's having to go back and leave me here with our children while I'm working, it might be worth it. Thanks again.
  13. Of course not. It hadn't even occurred to us until we met this Ukrainian who suggested it might be possible. That wasn't clear from my last paragraph? There aren't many Ukrainians in Honduras, and I thought the fact that I mentioned talking to ICE first and then meeting the Ukrainian would make it clear, but maybe not. These implications that we're somehow trying to commit a crime are very frustrating to me because we've been in this difficult and very expensive process for years, trying to do it legally, while all around me I see people both in my wife's country and the US profiting massively from openly and cynically committing visa fraud.
  14. Are you saying that it's fraudulent for my wife to be here on her tourist visa while we're in the CR-1 process? We explained our situation and what we are doing to ICE when we entered the US a few weeks ago, including the fact that my wife would eventually return to Honduras for her embassy interview. ICE allowed her to enter the US, so I doubt we're committing fraud. Or did you mean that it would be fraudulent if my wife were to apply for a green card while she were here on her tourist visa? If that's the case we won't do that. That's why I'm asking the question. Regardless, I don't see how the strong language or the implication that we're committing or considering committing a crime is necessary.