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  • A real thread - US citizen marrying a Mexican citizen

    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.

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    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.

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    • #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

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      • #4
        Just so you know...

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

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        • #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.

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          • #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

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            • #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.

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              • #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

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                • #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.

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                  • #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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                    • #11
                      <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by ProudUSC:
                      [QUOTE]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. QUOTE]


                      <span class="ev_code_RED">This is ridiculous statement.</span>

                      You can marry anybody that you want to . USA doesnt even care. Can anybody that you marry adjust their status with ease.. <span class="ev_code_RED">NO</span>.... just depends on who you marry. If you marry somebody that snuck into the country uninspected, then dont expect an easy run for adjustment of status for a greencard 4them.



                      Rayban in your case, You will be fine. follow Theone's advice for the k-1 route. visajourney.com is the most helpful site for this. She will be issued a visa and you and your fiance will have to get married within 90 days of her entering the country. the FAQ on that site will answer all your questions.

                      Congratulations and best wishes to you both.

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                      • #12
                        <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">This is ridiculous statement.

                        You can marry anybody that you want to . USA doesnt even care. Can anybody that you marry adjust their status with ease.. NO.... just depends on who you marry. If you marry somebody that snuck into the country uninspected, then dont expect an easy run for adjustment of status for a greencard 4them. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

                        Ridiculous, you say? I am close and personal to a situation that suggests otherwise, 4Now. P.S., it doesn't involve a Mexican! The immigration laws in the country are seriously flawed. Why do you think this country is in such an uproar over this? It sure isn't because our immigration system is running smoothly - nope. Perhaps your immigration journey was a piece of cake, but it's much tougher now - post 9/11. It's broken.

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                        • #13
                          ProudUSA the bleeding-heart-liberal who thinks that nobody needs to obey America's immigration laws; that all illegals are way too important to have to follow the rules; that they can just decide to migrate to America, and that the American people have no right to interfere or complain.

                          Well, yes the immigration process is time-consuming and bureaucratic...but, it isn't broken.

                          Even though he presently believes that it is "ugly trying to do things the right way from start to end," Rayban will discover that he will be successful if he does exactly that.

                          If he believes that America makes the immigration process difficult, perhaps he and his future wife might consider getting up close and personal with the Mexican immigration bureaucracy. After all, surely a Mexican has every right for her Government - corrupt and disfunctional as it is - not to interfere with her choice of spouse.

                          ProudUSA: No matter what you currently believe, you should be aware that an American has a right to marry whomever they want to...but, no foreigner, not even one who is married to an American, has a right to live in America...without the authorization of the American government.

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                          • #14
                            Sundevil,
                            With all due respect, I think you may have misunderstood PoudUSC, I did not get that at all from her postings. She has stated a number of times that she believes in upholding the laws of the United States. Why can't someone believe in human rights at the same time? There is no inherent contradiction. It's Christmas Eve, did you get my card? It was for you too. Let's put away this squabbling for now, Merry Christmas!!

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                            • #15
                              If Devildoll doesn't understand by now he never will.

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