[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]
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]
Was this actually shown on TV?
Who has custody of children if it is not spelled out in the divorce? [more inside]
Can a non-Canadian man donate sperm to a Canadian lesbian couple and use that child as justification to apply for immigration? Furthermore, once his immigration goes through, can the non-carrying lesbian adopt the child and be a legal parent? [more inside]
I have some questions about dual citizenship (U.S.-Indian). [more inside]
Crossing the border for a job interview. Is this work, business, or personal? [more inside]
What specific laws are illegal immigrants breaking while being here illegally? What laws are broken if they hop the border, and what laws are broken if they over-stay a visa? Are violating these laws crimes, or civil infractions? Are there any state laws on immigration violations? [more inside]
Immigration lawyer referral in Toronto wanted! [more inside]
On my sister's behalf: What is the best chance for my husband (and therefore me) to immigrate to B.C.? He is 53 (not good according to the Canadian point system), and has a great offer of work from a friend in Victoria who is a designer/builder of homes. My husband would be hired as a foreman, as he's a highly skilled and experienced carpenter, and is capable of managing and training crews. His formal education doesn't go beyond high school, his English language skills are good (but not his French), he has no criminal record, and he's in very good health. [more inside]
ImmigrationFilter: my good friend is in a serious same-sex romantic relationship with a Bolivian man. They've been a couple for several years, and they would marry if it was possible. They would like to live together as a couple in the US. If they were heterosexuals, they would have wed by now. Since gay marriage isn't exactly recognized by the feds/Immigration & Customs Enforcement, can you help these lovebirds make their nest? [more inside]
Some friends arrived from overseas yesterday, but didn't clear customs and are being deported tomorrow. Do we have any rights or options in this situation? [more inside]
What countries are most likely to take in an Arab Muslim family whose husband is being kicked out of the US for political reasons? [more inside]
Will applying for a new TN Visa (I-94) cause any problems with if currently filing for a green card? [more inside]
When people who have worked all or most of their lives in a country in which they are not a citizen - I'm thinking of European countries like Switzerland that have very restrictive citizenship rules - are they typically eligible for government retirement benefits and state health care?
My fiancée and I are travelling to her country this Christmas to visit some friends and her family. I am a US citizen and she is Moldovan. She is a grad student at my university here in the US. As she is from a non-EU Eastern European country, there is a chance that she may not be allowed entry into the country due to some technicalities, even though she will have received another valid F1 visa. If she is denied entry in the airport, what can I do? Am I allowed to see her, arrange for her flight home or contact a lawyer before they force her out? [more inside]
I'm asking this two-part question for a friend. He's overstayed his holiday visa. [more inside]
i have a cousin who immigrated from the philippines and wants to accomplish the following: 1) change her visa status and 2) to be certified as a teacher of special education or elementary education in NY or NJ. she's thinking of spending quite a bit of money on the services of PSIT to facilitate the process but i am looking for alternatives. can anyone help with reputable alternatives or an effective program? [more inside]
I'm a Canadian looking to move (and work) in the USA. Not necessarily forever, but more than the three months a tourist visa allows. I've got a 2 year college degree and 8 yrs experience in IT. Where do I start to figure out how to do it? [more inside]
Seeking advice from US citizens who have married foreigners who happened to be illegal. [more inside]
What are the biggest differences between other developed countries and the United States in terms of their immigration policies? If I remember right, the US lets in about 1 million people or so a year (legally), most through family reunificiation, some through a lottery,business opportunities, refugee programs or other means. Ive often wondered how other developed countries, such as those in the EU or Australia handle their immigration policies - more or less open? Ive never been able to find a solid nonideological guide to different countries policies, so some pointers would be great!