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Thread: A real thread - US citizen marrying a Mexican citizen

  1. #1
    In an effort to keep this simple and factual, here goes the basics...

    1. I am a US-born citizen living in San Diego and working for a defense contractor.

    2. I am engaged to a Mexican citizen living in Tijuana with her 7 year old son. She's university-educated and holds an HR job in Tijuana.

    3. I have a friend looking for a skilled bilingual professional here in the states to work at a bank branch in southern San Diego.

    Okay, now we've covered who I am, who she is and where she'd work. Here are the questions...

    1. Marriage/residence - what is the best path to take in obtaining her ability to marry and legally reside here? Same question with brining her son here.

    2. Job - what is the best/fastest path to making her viable for proper employment here in the US, at the bank for example? I do NOT believe the bank does "sponsorship" visas, because when my friend inquired back to corporate, they simply sent her an I-9 form. I take that as them saying "no, we don't sponsor, here is a list of the possible docs they need to have."

    Any factual, useful replies would be appreciated. I have no interest in racist posts, pro-illegal posts etc. We're just a couple in love trying to do things the right and proper way within the boundaries of the laws. Thank you.

  2. #2
    In an effort to keep this simple and factual, here goes the basics...

    1. I am a US-born citizen living in San Diego and working for a defense contractor.

    2. I am engaged to a Mexican citizen living in Tijuana with her 7 year old son. She's university-educated and holds an HR job in Tijuana.

    3. I have a friend looking for a skilled bilingual professional here in the states to work at a bank branch in southern San Diego.

    Okay, now we've covered who I am, who she is and where she'd work. Here are the questions...

    1. Marriage/residence - what is the best path to take in obtaining her ability to marry and legally reside here? Same question with brining her son here.

    2. Job - what is the best/fastest path to making her viable for proper employment here in the US, at the bank for example? I do NOT believe the bank does "sponsorship" visas, because when my friend inquired back to corporate, they simply sent her an I-9 form. I take that as them saying "no, we don't sponsor, here is a list of the possible docs they need to have."

    Any factual, useful replies would be appreciated. I have no interest in racist posts, pro-illegal posts etc. We're just a couple in love trying to do things the right and proper way within the boundaries of the laws. Thank you.

  3. #3
    once again, this post is to skip above all the kiddie spam threads between less mature forum users "Bev" and "Explora" until an admin bans them. My apologies to the others. Please post your suggestions on my case with my thanks.

    note: i have received a PM that an admin has been contacted

  4. #4
    Just so you know...

    it won't be the first time an administrator has been contacted.

  5. #5
    Thanks davdah. A few followup questions generated by your post...

    1. Are there some well-known and reputable firms in San Diego that you know of for sure enough to recommend? If I can handle it personally with some law background from former law enforcement experience, great, but I suspect you're right, I'll have to pay a bench-jockey. Recommendations appreciated.

    2. Her history was clean enough to get a Sentri pass, and I have little cause to believe anything to the contrary before that. So, the real question is, procedure-wise, you're saying to follow these steps (make sure I have this right)...

    a. Apply for the Fiancee Visa (K3?) What about her son? Can he come over on that, or does he have to stay with family in TJ until the later stages of the process?

    b. Marry in the US, but can she and her son stay here then? Or do they have to continue living in TJ?

    c. After the wedding, file an AOS? What is AOS? As for income, I'm right at the six-figure mark, but we know how expensive it is to live here too!

    Wow, this is ugly trying to do things the right way from start to end.

  6. #6
    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">. There are many lawyers throughout San Diego. Just about any of them can handle it being its a clean case. The one thing you want to ask is if they carry the specialist rating in immigration law. If they do great, if not hang up and try again. AOS means Adjustment of status. Once your married you will file the adjustment. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

    Thanks. And to add on to your sig, I, too, have defended people's rights to say it, even racist crazies like we've seen lately on both sides of the fights...whew! At least when someone was tossing mortars my way, I knew who was attacking me

  7. #7
    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Wow, this is ugly trying to do things the right way from start to end. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

    You hit the nail on the head, Rayban. Our immigration laws are greatly in need of reform. As a US citizen, it should be your right to marry your person of choice. The US doesn't quite see it that way. They make it as difficult as possible.

    Good luck to you both.

  8. #8
    Hi Rayban:

    I did not use an attorney for the nightmare that I married and everything went like clockwork; key difference is that she did not have a child and has bats in the belfry, but she got her work permit very quickly (&lt;6 months from sending in the paperwork)

    As a note she did get an advance parole in January that expired in Feb waste of money

  9. #9
    You can marry anybody you want to, seem t remeber some one woman marrying a Dolphin in Israel

    The issue hee is someone wants their future spouse to immigrate.

    Pretty simple, K1, all the info is on the USCIS web site and others such as www.visajourney.com. You do not need a lawyer, I did it myself. She will not be working for a minimum of 4 months after entry. Unless she enters visa JFK, last I heard they were the only ones doing temp work visa's.

    To be fair to the persons you denigrated, I believe their issue is with illegal immigration.

    Her son will need a K2, but as has been said, fathers/court agreement as well.

  10. #10
    Theone:
    If you would be so kind, tell me more about the temp work visas issued at JFK...
    I haven't heard about this.
    Thanks,
    NHF

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