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Old 10-04-2007, 08:56 AM
 
Location: Northern VA (for now)
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In Gonzalez's case, his wife, Mildred, came to the United States with her mother in 1989 when she was 5 years old. They were granted political asylum because of their status as war refugees from Guatemala.

In September 2000, Mildred's mother applied for legalization and included her daughter in that application. Her mother was granted legal status in July 2004, according to Gonzalez.

However, six weeks earlier, Gonzalez and Mildred got married, canceling Mildred's ability to apply for legal status through her mother because she was no longer an unmarried daughter under the age of 21. As a result, her legal status still remains in jeopardy.


this is where the case got complicated. heck she aint no typical border-hopping thug like the other illegals. at least she has asylum. i say give her time to finish the paperwork and spend more time throwing the other 12 mill plus illegals out the country.
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Old 10-04-2007, 11:21 AM
 
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Default lies

They want this on the front page for peopleto feel bad for illlegals thats all.

This woman once married should have applied for a permanant resident card based on the the conditional status of marriage. Since she never broke the law at all and was never in the counrty illegally, a lawyer should be able to get this resolved easily.
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Old 10-04-2007, 01:16 PM
 
Location: Dallas, Texas
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In Gonzalez's case, his wife, Mildred, came to the United States with her mother in 1989 when she was 5 years old. They were granted political asylum because of their status as war refugees from Guatemala.

In September 2000, Mildred's mother applied for legalization and included her daughter in that application. Her mother was granted legal status in July 2004, according to Gonzalez.

However, six weeks earlier, Gonzalez and Mildred got married, canceling Mildred's ability to apply for legal status through her mother because she was no longer an unmarried daughter under the age of 21. As a result, her legal status still remains in jeopardy.

this is where the case got complicated. heck she aint no typical border-hopping thug like the other illegals. at least she has asylum. i say give her time to finish the paperwork and spend more time throwing the other 12 mill plus illegals out the country.
Ignorance of the law is no excuse. When I was applying for my ex's green card, I learned a LOT about the US immigration process. Our immigration law is actually pretty cut and dried when it comes to this. If she had NOT married when she did, she'd have been fine. Most people applying for this visa get it right...she's just an idiot.
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Old 10-04-2007, 01:57 PM
 
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This happens all the time with brides from the Phillipines and Russia..but some of those from south of the border seem to think they deserve special treatment and don't want to follow the laws others must follow. If that is their way of thinking then good ridance.
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Old 10-04-2007, 02:47 PM
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This happens all the time with brides from the Phillipines and Russia..but some of those from south of the border seem to think they deserve special treatment and don't want to follow the laws others must follow. If that is their way of thinking then good ridance.
What happens? They deport the the Filipinos and Russians? Are you sure about that?
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Old 10-05-2007, 01:17 PM
 
Location: Sneads Ferry NC/Randolph NJ/Cape Coral FL
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Okay I'm at the front of the line as far as deporting illegals.....this case has a slighly different spin and I don't think his wife should be deported:

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In Gonzalez's case, his wife, Mildred, came to the United States with her mother in 1989 when she was 5 years old. They were granted political asylum because of their status as war refugees from Guatemala.

In September 2000, Mildred's mother applied for legalization and included her daughter in that application. Her mother was granted legal status in July 2004, according to Gonzalez.

However, six weeks earlier, Gonzalez and Mildred got married, canceling Mildred's ability to apply for legal status through her mother because she was no longer an unmarried daughter under the age of 21. As a result, her legal status still remains in jeopardy.
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Old 10-05-2007, 02:15 PM
 
Location: South Central PA
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I think if you serve for the country honorably you should be able to bring a member or two of immediate family legally.

Increases the size of our military. And imo that's always a good thing.

Oh, and the person/people brought in have to have jobs and be good. Otherwise the whole thing gets revoked.
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Old 10-05-2007, 02:43 PM
 
Location: Dallas, Texas
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Okay I'm at the front of the line as far as deporting illegals.....this case has a slighly different spin and I don't think his wife should be deported:

From the article:

In Gonzalez's case, his wife, Mildred, came to the United States with her mother in 1989 when she was 5 years old. They were granted political asylum because of their status as war refugees from Guatemala.

In September 2000, Mildred's mother applied for legalization and included her daughter in that application. Her mother was granted legal status in July 2004, according to Gonzalez.
However, six weeks earlier, Gonzalez and Mildred got married, canceling Mildred's ability to apply for legal status through her mother because she was no longer an unmarried daughter under the age of 21. As a result, her legal status still remains in jeopardy.
Uh...people in her same situation get deported all the time, doesn't matter where they're from. I used to post on a message board for people trying to immigrate (legally) to the United States and believe me, this situation is VERY common because people don't bother to read up on the law. They think that because an immediate relative is a citizen and has a green card, they're entitled to stay here by dint of their relationship. Uh...no, that isn't how it works.
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Old 10-05-2007, 07:02 PM
 
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Ignorance of the law is no excuse. When I was applying for my ex's green card, I learned a LOT about the US immigration process. Our immigration law is actually pretty cut and dried when it comes to this. If she had NOT married when she did, she'd have been fine. Most people applying for this visa get it right...she's just an idiot.
the last time i read of a case similar to this one, i thought the soldier's wife should have been allowed to stay, no question. however, the facts of this case seem very bizarre to me. i don't understand why her mother did not apply for legalization until 2000. if she was admitted as a political refugee in 1989, she could have applied a year later, but she delayed for 10 years. why would someone do that? furthermore, why would someone whose immigration status is pending reclassification do something as significant as getting married without checking with her lawyer first?
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Old 10-06-2007, 01:16 AM
 
Location: Dallas, Texas
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the last time i read of a case similar to this one, i thought the soldier's wife should have been allowed to stay, no question. however, the facts of this case seem very bizarre to me. i don't understand why her mother did not apply for legalization until 2000. if she was admitted as a political refugee in 1989, she could have applied a year later, but she delayed for 10 years. why would someone do that? furthermore, why would someone whose immigration status is pending reclassification do something as significant as getting married without checking with her lawyer first?
This is why she's an idiot! People make all sorts of stupid assumptions about US immigration law, go off and get married, and find they're no longer eligible for certain immigration benefits. Then they whine, whine, whine.
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