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Feeling the Bern

(3,839 posts)
Wed Oct 19, 2016, 10:55 PM Oct 2016

Donnie Dipshit said one thing in this debate that was true and I agree with

The legal immigration system in this country sucks, is inefficient and is broken.

It shouldn't take seven years to get citizenship. . .and it shouldn't two-to-five years to get a green card that isn't sponsored through an HB1 visa.

I know this for a fact. . .my wife and I are going through the bullshit of getting her green card now (she is a Chinese national) and the State Department, INS and the others agencies we need to deal with are just incomprehensible in their red tape, bullshit and inability to be helpful. They literally fight every step of the way. She's doing it through a K3 spouse visa.

BUT. . .if she did it through a work visa (HB-1), it would talk three months.

Then there's the insane fees. It will cost close to $3000 to get her green card. Citizenship costs $500. This is disgusting.

We need comprehensive LEGAL immigration reform.

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Donnie Dipshit said one thing in this debate that was true and I agree with (Original Post) Feeling the Bern Oct 2016 OP
It is broken because the GOP rejected their own proposals jberryhill Oct 2016 #1
Totally agree. I also know of people going through exactly the same thing as you and skylucy Oct 2016 #2
They aren't any better if you're coming from Canada or the UK Warpy Oct 2016 #3
Read my original post on this from last year Feeling the Bern Oct 2016 #4
Much cheaper to immigrate to US from Canada awoke_in_2003 Oct 2016 #5
My son-in-law from Scotland same thing duncang Oct 2016 #6
My first husband was British Dorian Gray Oct 2016 #7
 

jberryhill

(62,444 posts)
1. It is broken because the GOP rejected their own proposals
Wed Oct 19, 2016, 11:00 PM
Oct 2016

There was general agreement on a lot of points, but they hunkered down and decided that it was better not to give Obama a "win".

skylucy

(3,729 posts)
2. Totally agree. I also know of people going through exactly the same thing as you and
Wed Oct 19, 2016, 11:01 PM
Oct 2016

your wife. It is ridiculous!

Warpy

(110,483 posts)
3. They aren't any better if you're coming from Canada or the UK
Wed Oct 19, 2016, 11:32 PM
Oct 2016

if the horror stories online friends have told me are true. Most of them have gotten immigration lawyers to help them navigate the maze of bullshit, jacking the price way over $3000. I don't know if it helped all that much.

 

Feeling the Bern

(3,839 posts)
4. Read my original post on this from last year
Wed Oct 19, 2016, 11:35 PM
Oct 2016

It explains everything about the bullshit of Legal Immigration. I understand why people go it illegally. It's just easier and cheaper.

http://www.democraticunderground.com/10027483647

 

awoke_in_2003

(34,582 posts)
5. Much cheaper to immigrate to US from Canada
Thu Oct 20, 2016, 12:04 AM
Oct 2016

than the other way around. Same thing with European countries, which are very cost prohibitive.

duncang

(1,907 posts)
6. My son-in-law from Scotland same thing
Thu Oct 20, 2016, 12:07 AM
Oct 2016

I can't even imagine what would happen if he got his way. Legal immigration would come to a screeching halt completely. He would have to divert resources to do the "extreme vetting" and immigration would be doomed.

Dorian Gray

(13,450 posts)
7. My first husband was British
Thu Oct 20, 2016, 06:02 AM
Oct 2016

and we went through all sorts of cattle calls to get his permission to leave the country when his mother died. To get his green card. To get his citizenship. it was appalling.

When I lived over there, it took about thirty minutes in the embassy to get my papers. And I was free to travel as much as I wanted.

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