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JessM28

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    Germantown
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    Maryland

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    IR-1/CR-1 Visa
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    Potomac Service Center
  • Local Office
    Baltimore MD
  • Country
    Iran

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  1. I have a friend whose father is stuck in the travel ban (for over two years now). We checked the status tonight and it says "Expiring soon"- this is normal right? Because of the 2 years since his interview and being stuck in Administrative processing? Anyone else with a similar situation? Thanks!
  2. So happy my husbands visa was issued today! CR-1 visa from embassy in Madrid. (He is from Iran). We started the process in April 2018. So thankful he will be here to celebrate the holidays with my family and to get settled before our daughter comes in the Spring! God is good! Don’t give up hope. ❤️🙏🏻
  3. Help please: We got a second email yesterday (see below)- the question is how should we get the passport to the Embassy? Does my husband have to mail it or is it ok for him to go to the embassy and drop it off? He has his medical scheduled for this coming Thursday so we are hoping that maybe he can get his visa by the end of next week. We emailed the embassy to get clarification but they have not responded. So close to the end of the process but still so much to figure out Please, send your passport so we can complete the immigrant visa process, also we will need a new medical exam (see instructions attached), as the previous one you presented expired on September.
  4. Good Morning! So my husband got the following email from Madrid Embassy this morning: To continue with the process of your immigrant visa we need you to send an scanned copy of your passport to this email address, the pages with the biographic data (photo, passport number, issuance and expiration date, etc.). The Consular officer will review your case once the scanned copy has been received. Immigrant Visa Unit Consular Section U.S. Embassy Madrid Also his status changed from the "/" to the "or". They already have his passport page- so I don't understand why they need it again. Has anyone else received a similar email? Do you think he will get his visa soon. Today is 1 year since we were approved at USCIS and it has been a little over 6 months (April 3rd) since his interview. Praying that maybe he will get his visa and be here in the US by Thanksgiving!!
  5. I totally get where you are coming from (my husband is in the same boat). I just feel that the tendency of our government is to categorize and group people- and I feel that most Americans look at Iran (and some of the other countries in the list) and say- it is a Muslim country and their all Muslims- when there are very many who are not. Certainly the other side (Republicans) of the debate is focused on National Security- which the Democrats attending yesterday made it clear that they care about National Security too. I understand too where the DOS and DHS say they need to be able to have information sharing and reliable information from these travel ban countries- and I feel this is where the Democrats really need to focus in. They need to prove that the DOS and DHS "rubric" for all nations is probably not being equally applied- after all the terrorist attacks that have happened have not been from any of the countries actually on the travel ban list... There was something else I wanted to say- but pregnancy brain just took it away- if I think of it I will post.
  6. Oh you don’t need to worry about that- I will be first to the polls! 🇺🇸
  7. I was at the congressional hearing and spoke at the storytelling/press conference prior to the hearing. While I agree that many impacted by the ban are not Muslims I feel the intent of the ban was to stop Muslims (or people from Muslim countries) from emerging the US. I think Venezuela and North Korea were added on for the government to save face. Although I am unsure that any of our cases will be directly or quickly impacted by today’s hearing it did show that there are members of Congress who are monitoring this ban and are finally calling out the Departments of State and Homeland Security for their lack of clarity in this situation. Several cases were brought up by different members of Congress and the representative from the DOS was writing down their names- so it will be interesting to see what comes of their cases. It was a long and emotional day but I am happy I got to be a part of it and pray that this Committee will continue to hold these groups to the fire. I would expect an update on the DOS website about the newest travel ban numbers soon.
  8. Thank you! I hope for all of us to be reunited with our loved ones soon! So happy for you!! Hope the good news keeps coming!
  9. I don’t think that they will expedite for pregnancy- but I will look into it. Thank you!
  10. Thank you!! We are excited and doubling down on our prayers that my hubby arrives very soon- as we hope that all couples can be reunited too!
  11. Hi all. Happy that people are finally getting good news. My husband and I also got some good news- I am pregnant. 🤰🏻Now the pressure is on for him to come before May. I really hope he will arrive before the baby. We knew it was chancy but I am turning 35 in January and can’t keep waiting to start our family. October 3 (a day after I turn 8 weeks) will be 6 months in AP. 😢 On a different note- is anyone coming to the Congressional meeting next Tuesday about the ban. My sister and I are going. This is our chance to speak up and show that this ban is hurting real people. If you live near DC I hope you will join me. Praying we can all be with our loved ones soon!
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