What is behind / has triggered this recent American obsession with its immigration issues/problems? [more inside]
In about 10 days, my fiancée will be entering the US on a K1 visa
. Some questions inside. [more inside]
I have a friend who has a dire immigration problem. He, a US citizen, married and relocated his wife and her daughter from China to the US. The INS is going to deport her daughter. We want to fight it.
Lengthy details, of varying complexity involving government malfeasance, etc. inside. [more inside]
We're Canadian. Cousin did semester in Hawaii a few years ago, fell in love with a boy. A few months ago they got married, hoping to ease the green card situation so she could work there legally & they could continue to be together while he finishes school. But now she can't leave and doesn't have a viable sponsor, so she's stuck in limbo. [more inside]
I know that there was quite a bit of immigration from China in the late 1800s. My question is, have the descendants of those immigrants ethnically assimilated into the rest of 'white' America, or have they retained their ethnic identity throughout the 20th century to today? Most Chinese-Americans that I have met are more recent immigrants, so I have no idea.
[independence day filter] so how do I become a citizen? [more inside]
H1B-filter: If someone is employed on an H1B visa and the company goes under and / or he gets "laid off", how much time would he have to get a new visa by just transferring it to the new company before having to apply for a new visa? [more inside]
My american fiance has potentially been offered a job in Canada... we've been reading that a labour market opinion is required in order to offer him a job, as we are trying to get all the legwork out of the way. We have found the websites necessary, and all the forms, but I'm looking for any personal anecdotes from any MeFites out there who may have had to do a similar thing - looking specifically for potential processing times, etc. [more inside]
Immigration through spouse: should I get a lawyer or can we file on our own and still get the greencard within reasonable time?
I am already in the US on H1B work visa. I have been living in the US for over 7 years now. My wife is a born citizen.
HomelandSecurityFilter: If you have visas/stamps in your passport from Communist or former Communist nations, can this prejudice your entry into the US? [more inside]
Does Puerto Rico count as international travel for the purposes of a US Immigration form I-485 filer? [more inside]
Any good books/movies/etc. about the immigration experience for Mexicans in America, particularly southern California? [more inside]
I'm a 2 Year Green Card holder married to a US citizen (I came on a K1 Visa). Now we're filing I-751 - Removal of conditions on permanent residency. Will USCIS visit us at home to see if there's [more inside]
What's the easiest way for a UK citizen to move to the US while changing careers? [more inside]
I want to live overseas for the summer, with an eye to emigrating, potentially. I am thinking of Ireland or maybe the UK. Please help by telling me about your experience if you were thinking about or did the same thing. [more inside]
I'm a foreign national with permanent residence in the US living in Providence, RI. What is my legal status as regards driving? I do have an Icelandic, EU-approved driver's license, but not an American one. [more inside]
What should I see to get a feel for Fort Worth in just one short week? [more inside]
[Canada filter] I was very impressed with what I heard at a lecture about immigrating to Canada. But is everything they said really true? [more inside]
Help me find illuminating, educating, eye-opening articles on immigration for a class I'm teaching at the Kennedy School of Government. [more inside]
The INS made a mistake and took away my friend's green card. What can she do? [more inside]
Can a California boy find work as an elementary/primary school teacher in one of the BIG Canadian cities? What is the salary for a teacher like? [more inside]
Immigration law, pregnancy, and aid: I've got a Chinese friend living in San Fransisco, about to have a baby, with a visa that expires in April, a due date somewhere in June, a boyfriend with permanent residency (also Chinese) who doesn't really want to get married (neither does she at this point), and unappealing options back in the home country. So San Fran residents, China law experts, and California lawyers, we need ya. [more inside]
Looking for stories and advice about getting an O-1 visa for someone in the film and television field. [more inside]
TN status super seven!
Seven questions from a Canadian teacher & arts professional- of course, there's --
Immigration Statistics: I'm trying to find statistics on auto accidents involving undeclared immigrants. My google-fu is failing me. Any suggestions?
I'm in a little bit of a bind determining the cost-of-living in European cities vs US cities... [more inside]
My girlfriend is a very illegal immigrant living in the United States. When we get married, what will the residency process be like? [more inside]
Are there lots of librarian jobs in Canada?
Does what university I graduate from really matter when I apply for jobs? [more inside]
Are there legitimate statistics that can tell me how many or what percentage of US Armed Forces are children of illegal immigrants? [more inside]
Posting for a friend: How can a Canadian get a job in a North Carolina middle school while his partner attends graduate school? [more inside]
Memorial / Activist Art: Where in the world are there public, physical memorials of any kind (sculptures, murals, installations, etc.) for individuals who were killed by police or by governments? I'm really inspired by the Omofuma Stein
in Vienna (a self-funded/DIY granite sculpture, first installed guerilla-style in front of the Vienna Opera House and now permanently installed in Vienna's Museumsquartier) and I want to document/celebrate similar projects elsewhere in the world.
How do I travel from the UK, enter the US, stay for a while, take a long weekend in Canada while I deal with a personal situation, then re-enter the US for the rest of my trip without causing too much immigration hassle? Is it even worth it? [more inside]
Can my husband, born of a Canadian mother at the wrong time, get Canadian citizenship before moving to Canada? The customs agent told us where to look, but we're still confused. [more inside]
My boyfriend is really confused about American beer. He's banned from this site but he still reads it sometimes, so please give us some advice. [more inside]
Does anyone have any tips for finding Canadian employers willing to sponsor somewhat average applicants for immigration? [more inside]
When a person immigrates from the UK to the US, does their credit history with UK banks come with them?
How's the market for mid-level political professions in Canada? I'm hoping to emigrate from the US and politics is about all that I do.
IdentityCrisisFilter: What is my last name? [more inside]
I always assumed that, when making a connecting flight in an international airport, I was under international jurisdiction - the logic being that I clearly haven't 'entered' the airport's host country (haven't got a visa/filled out a landing form/whatever). My personal experience and now recent events
suggest otherwise, so what are the rules about this, and do they vary from country to country? [more inside]
A friend is considering participating in a paper-marriage-for-money to permit a stranger to remain in the U.S. The amount of money in question is not trivial and said friend is quite excited. I'm inclined to object, but need better grounds. What are the practical, legal, and philosophical issues involved in this? Any real-life stories?
I am an American citizen; my fiance is a British citizen. He is here in America right now as a tourist and will return to Britain in about 10 days. I'm sure I want to marry him and he's sure he wants to live here. Would it be better to marry him now and have him immigrate as a spouse (K3 or CR1?), or to bring him in on a K1 fiance visa? [more inside]
What's the point of a visa? [more inside]
Can someone refer me to an immigration lawyer in CA? I'm trying to find out if applying for a Green Card is the only way to go about trying to secure permanent residency in the US. [more inside]
I was wondering if it is better to mail in your application for American citizenship, or e-filing. Does anyone have experience with e-filing?
How do I teach 10 or so Indonesian academics and postgraduate students how to "ace" their US Embassy visa interviews and "prep" for life in the US? Personal experiences with the US immigration process? What are some interview strategies you can pass on to my students? [more inside]
Canadian Visa Questions: How can a USA citizen who is engaged to a Canadian citizen live for around a year in Canada prior to the marriage? [more inside]
Quick question: I plan on moving to England for an indefinite but legal period of time, do I need a round-trip ticket to get clearance into the country? [more inside]
actually shown on TV?
Who has custody of children if it is not spelled out in the divorce? [more inside]
Are there any web sites participating in the Day Without Immigrants
? [more inside]