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In Topic: House wants to send troops to Central America to secure border.

26 July 2014 - 08:50 AM

It took about 6 years for my mother in law to get a visa, but she applied for permanent residence, not for a visitor's visa. 4.5 of those years were issues with with mexican side. once that was straightened out, the US side went fairly smooth.

in your situation, you could have appealed the decision for a smaller fee than starting from scratch. also, apply for permanent residence instead. sometimes they are more easily granted, especially if you can prove that she will not be a burden to the government (meaning you can support and house her without needing financial assistance).
a visitor's visa will require her to prove she has business ties in mexico that would make her lose income if she stayed in the US. owning a home and bank account doesn't show that.

applying for PR over visitors seems counter intuitive. That's our gov't in action. She just wants to be able to visit my wife and kid.

In Topic: House wants to send troops to Central America to secure border.

25 July 2014 - 04:29 PM

Biggest hurdle is that people who try to immigrate the proper way are stuck is the slowest fugging process.  US Citizens have to wait on average at least a year to bring over their spouses. I've spent many days helping people fill out form after form to bring their spouses or fiances over to the US. And interpreting the USCIS response letters so they understand. Don't ever call USCIS on Monday, 2hr wait time minimum.


My mother-in-law still can't get a visitor's Visa to the US. Filled out the forms, paid all the fees and when she finally got the interview, the US consulate rep (who didn't even let her respond) told her you don't have enough (assets) in Mexico that she wasn't a risk to stay in the US and sent her out.  I guess the fact that EVERYONE except my wife in her family lives in Mexico, a house in her name, bank accounts, etc...weren't enough. We're halfway through the 2nd time around on this process.


I've had the same feelings about the immigration issue since Bush/McCain tried the "it's not amnesty" in 2006(7?).

For everyone who was here in 2000, basically before GW took office:

Increase(double?) the yearly visa allowance. (not everyone wants to be a US citizen, some just want a job)

If you committed crimes in the US, back you go. (yes that includes identity theft)

If you came into the country legally but overstayed your work/student Visa, you can apply for PR if that's what you want (or switch from student to work visa)

If you started the process to apply for a visa (in or out of the US), you get expedited.

If you entered illegally and didn't bother with the above. Sorry, back to your country and back of the line.


And yes, if your company knowingly hires illegals, massive fines. Quit depressing wages.


In Topic: Arizona Man Dies 2 Hours Into His Execution

25 July 2014 - 09:36 AM

I know the show was not historically accurate (drunk vs inexperienced executioner), but there's always a downside to not hiring professionals to do a job (or was it done per instruction by Henry VIII). It's almost like hiring Theon to be an executioner.


In Topic: Putin 2 - Obama 0

24 July 2014 - 02:02 PM

My guess is that during the BRICS meeting that Putin just left, he got more hooks into Argentina and maybe a few more Latin American countries. Rumored that part of the Cuban debt forgiveness was that Russia was reopening a Cuban listening post.


Argentina is on the edge of a loan default. So they're welcoming China/Russia with open arms.

In Topic: Greatest Movie Characters of All Time

24 July 2014 - 11:04 AM

Ike Clanton. Tombstone.
Hans Gruber. Die hard.
John "Bluto" Blutarsky. Animal House. (John Belushi)
Lt. Bill Kilgore. Apocalypse Now. (Robert Duval)

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Ike was my favorite after Doc and Wyatt.

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