In our last post, we started discussing how no matter how stressful and time-consuming wedding planning can prove to be, it can rapidly become even more so for those who need to bring their foreign national fiancé here to the U.S.
Virtually anyone who has decided to take a walk down the aisle would tell you that while they wouldn't change anything about their special day, getting everything in order was nothing short of exhausting and nerve-wracking. Indeed, the reality is that most weddings now involve months of painstaking preparation, as the happy couple must do everything from pick a venue and write their vows to finalize a menu and plan their honeymoon.
Over the past several weeks, the immigration policies and procedures in the U.S. have come under fire in light of devastating attacks tied to acts of terrorism in countries across the world. Most recently, it is the fiancé/fiancée visa program.
In a recent blog post, we discussed some of the differences between being a U.S. citizen and being a lawful permanent resident. In that post, which can be read in full by clicking here, we discussed many of the rights and benefits of becoming a naturalized citizen of the United States.
People from other countries regularly come to the U.S. with the intention of reuniting with family members. Many of these immigrants are young people who are looking to escape a dangerous or undesirable situation in their home country and come to the U.S. to find a parent or other relative and a better life.
There are many men and women in the U.S. who are expanding or relocating their family in this country. For some people, this means international adoption. For others, this means moving their biological or step-children to America to live with them.
Getting engaged is an exciting time in anyone's life, but it can also be quite stressful. Planning a wedding can take a lot of time, energy and money and it can put enormous pressure on the two people getting married.
In previous posts we have written about the frustrations various types of businesses are experiencing while waiting for immigration matters to be worked through. While these entities are undoubtedly facing hurdles in that department, they are not the only ones. Families are having to navigate the immigration system without knowing how things will end up as well.
Notario fraud is rampant across the United States, but especially in Latino, Caribbean, Russian and Brazilian communities in South Florida. Scammers target their own, preying on fearful, desperate immigrants and promising often unattainable results. This is something that will increase as immigrants anxiously wait for President Barack Obama's executive orders on immigration reform to come into effect.
As we have mentioned in previous posts there is more than one way that someone might be able to come to the United States to live. Multiple programs are in place that the average person is not aware of. Accordingly, it can be worth meeting with an immigration lawyer to learn about what options exist.