How to get the boyfriend to the States...?
July 26, 2009 6:59 PM Subscribe
My better half is trying very hard to move from Eastern Canada to the States. Are there any avenues we haven't explored? Any thoughts?
posted by Evil Chicken of Doom to law & government (13 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
After several years of being close friends and nearly two years of being more, we've come to the realization that we can't be apart for much longer if it can be helped, and so we're trying to get him to the US on a permanent basis.
The catches are that this economy is currently not friendly to anybody trying to find a job, and at this time, we are not wanting to marry. He has been applying for jobs like crazy out in the Portland, OR and outlying regions (his skillset lies in UNIX/Linux systems administration), but most employers don't seem to be willing to sponsor people for Visas at this time.
My question is this - other than applying for jobs out here to obtain a Visa, are there any other possible efforts I can make to get him out here (legally)? We feel like we're hitting a brick wall, and I can't help but wonder if we're missing something vital.
Any thoughts/help would be appreciated...thank you!