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SIX.... MORE.... DAYS.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Oh, my goodness, people, I am dying of anticipation. My husband's final interview for the Immigration process is on MONDAY, the 30th!! We will FINALLY have some answers.

I can't hardly wait. Everything is so up in the air. I know many of you have commented that you are sure he will "get in", but we are not sure it will be that easy.... here is why:

We did everything properly while in the States, and got him a Green Card issued in 2006, but it was a conditional Permanent Residency, based on us being married for 2 more years. At the end of 2 years, we were supposed to file a form saying we were still married... blah, blah, blah... and he would get an UNCONDITIONAL Permanent Residency....

Only, we decided to move here in Dec. 2006. We didn't notify US Immigration Services of our new place of residency, because we just got busy with life. And we did not file that form saying we were still married.

So, in 2009, they started "Removal Proceedings." We tried immediately to notify US Immigration to let them know, "Hey, we aren't even there anymore, people!!" But they said there was nothing we could do once it entered the court system. We either had to show up at the hearing, or just let it play out. In 2010, an immigration judge ordered him "Removed" in absentia, which basically means he was deported on paper.

EVERY source we have found has said that, under the conditions that he was ordered removed, JUST because of that, he is automatically banned from reentering the States for either 5 or 10 years (we have never gotten a clear answer.) Not even the USCIS (Immigration Services could or would answer ANY questions regarding our circumstances and case. We were instructed that we must simply reapply, and it would be determined at the interview whether he was "inadmissible" or not.

It's so silly to us!! We didn't do ANYTHING illegal!! We didn't intentionally commit fraud or lie to the government!! My husband is not a criminal, not a drug or human trafficker! And our marriage is REAL, not some fake marriage just used to get someone a visa. It seems so udderly RIDICULOUS that they would ban him just for not filing some paperwork properly, paperwork that we didn't think was important, because we were living here. We really just thought his Permanent Residency would expire, and that we would just have to reapply.

So here we are, paying for all the forms again, which AIN'T CHEAP, and working to get everything together.... And we have NO IDEA what they are really going to tell us on Monday. We have no money, absolutely no money, for an attorney. That's completely out of the question...

That is why EVERYTHING is so up in the air as far as move is concerned! That is why this appointment on Monday is SO EXTREMELY important. This is why I cannot say for certain WHEN we will be coming home. EVERYTHING hangs on his Immigrant Visa process, obviously.

If that immigration officer denies our application, I think I am just going to have an emotional meltdown... seriously. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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I mean, there is a waiver that we can file for if he is "inadmissible" which will most likely be approved, but it costs even more $$$$$, and will add an extra 6 months of processing time.

So, please, please, PLEASE, my dear Sparkfriends, PRAY for us!!! Or send happy thoughts, encouraging thoughts, ANYTHING..... And I will DEFINITELY be updating you all on the outcome of that appointment.....

ONLY SIX MORE DAYS!!!! SIX..... MORE..... DAYS!!!!!!!!

Oh, and if it is approved, we will by definitely coming in May, just in case anyone is wondering.... emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
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  • NINJA_SMOO
    Oh, how stressful! I hope everything works out.

    I'm sponsoring my boyfriend for permanent resident status in Canada, and man, what a lot of forms to wade through and huge costs... And because we're 'only' common-law and not actually married there are several extra steps required to prove we are in a real relationship :
    Good luck!
    1705 days ago
  • KJDOESLIFE
    Fingers crossed! I hope Monday goes well!
    1705 days ago
  • MARATHON_MOM
    I will definitely be praying every single day and night for you! And on Monday.... especially on Monday... I will be storming the throne room of Heaven. What time is your appointment Monday and what's the time difference? You're ahead of us, right?
    1705 days ago
  • JILLIANPRNCSS
    It makes me some serious things wrong with our system.
    1705 days ago
  • STEFFIROCKSIT
    Darcy,

    does that WOOHOO mean you finally sold your house??? If so: Congratulations!!!

    I'll definitely pray for you and your return to the U.S. - still cannot believe they make it so difficult for an American to go home with family in tow. It's so absurd and SO NOT necessary - just think of the work and money wasted by such procedures...booo!

    Love and Lunges,
    Stefanie
    1705 days ago
  • ERINBEAR1876
    Wow, I am definitely thinking of your family, and praying you get the answer you are looking for on the 30th!!!
    1705 days ago
  • MAJTMS
    Sending positive thoughts your way. And thank you for your kind words, it's amazing how a few words can go such a long way.

    Thelma
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    1706 days ago
  • HOPEFULSWEIGH
    Sending positive vibes your way!
    1706 days ago
  • SEEHOLZ
    You got my prayers!
    1706 days ago
  • TWINSMOMMY607
    Fingers, toes and everything else crossed!
    1706 days ago
  • JOPAPGH
    Fingers crossed!
    1706 days ago
  • LAURIE5658
    Darcy, you KNOW I am praying for you and you KNOW that you are always in my thoughts. Please keep us updated and come to us for brain dumping if need be. Above all, go to God for strength for He will carry you.

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    1706 days ago
  • MAGGIE101857
    Praying for the best outcome possible - we will welcome you both with open arms!!!!
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    1706 days ago
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