Like a lot of Latinos, I have a huge name. I am afraid that, in the long run, it may get me in trouble in the US. Help me prevent it. [more inside]
Where exactly did my ancestors disembark in New York when they arrived from Ireland? [more inside]
I'd like to put together a "K-1 Visa Kit" full of office supplies to make the process as easy as possible for my sister and her boyfriend. What do I need? [more inside]
What is your favorite book or DVD series about Mexico? Particularly historical fiction or contemporary fiction. Preferably in English, but if you have a great recommendation in Spanish, I'd take that too! My grandmother thanks you! [more inside]
An Ethiopian friend, who has her green card, would like to bring over her sister's youngest son (I believe he is eight years old) to live with her in Washington, DC. Is this even possible and how likely is this to happen in the near future?
Is this illegal? I'm a Canadian living in the US legally but not allowed to work. I run an online business based out of Canada (use a Canadian address for all payments, bank account etc...). I suppose I'm working for a Canadian company (my own) but living in the US. Additionally, and I haven't done this yet, would importing revenues from the business to use for living expenses affect the legality?
LegalFilter: My friend wants to care for her brother's 2 children for 1 year while he gets his life in order following a messy divorce. She lives in the US. The children live in Japan. How can visas, schooling, etc be arranged? [more inside]
Looking to do a story on first-generation South/Asian immigrants in the South Bay area. Where do I start? [more inside]
A dear friend of mine desperately wants to improve his life and follow his dreams. I live in a far freer country so I'm unsure of exactly how best to show him support sometimes. I want to tell him not to give up hope and to work hard towards his goals, that it's the only way they'll happen. Sometimes I wonder if maybe I'm just being an overly optimistic American, though. I want to help him in any way I can, but we take for granted the possibilities we have here. Things are far different in his country than in mine and I know that. So I feel a bit useless as support. Insights, please... [more inside]
The soon to be Mrs Mutant and I have a question about entering the United States for the sole purpose of marrying... [more inside]
I'm American, my girlfriend's from the EU. We're both graduating soon. How can we be together? [more inside]
Will my permanent resident visa be transferred to my new passport? [more inside]
Emigrating from the US: what would be the best countries to immigrate to? [more inside]
My husband and I have been in the process of getting him US citizenship for the last five years. We have been interviewed, submitted reams of forms, the usual. But it's not enough. [more inside]
Cultural learnings of America for make benefit of self: How can an Asian girl gain some North American experience?
I'm a Malaysian in my mid-twenties looking for non-academic opportunities to live in North America on a short-term basis. How can I do this? [more inside]
American considering taking his family to Montreal for a year -- can his five-year-old attend school?
My friend is an American considering taking his family to Montreal for a year. Can his five-year-old attend school? [more inside]
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]
Daughter of a Chinese fiance/wife is facing deportation, because the gov't dragged their feet. Is there recourse?
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 -- [more inside]
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]