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Old 02-10-2018, 01:46 PM
 
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The path for legal aliens to get a green card etc is so long and so many delays. For example one of my friends got a green card but USCIS made an error on the card regarding the date.

He informed USCIS and prepared the applicable form and filed that form which was acknowledged and accepted and no fees required as it was an administrative error by USCIS. That was this month a year ago and still waiting for a new replacement card. So back to the lawyer to help out to speed up the process and info pass appointment was two months ago where he as told there was approximate 9 month delay.

Now we are in the 13th month of waiting for just a simple replacement card.

If all these DACA recipients have to be included in the process how much longer will the waiting times be for legal aliens who did nothing wrong and came in the way they should and should have less waiting time than illegals!

I don't understand how this is fair and how the system can handle all the new applicants if that happens.

Democrats are only talking about how difficult it is to send them all back but that seems to be less costly than keeping them while legal aliens paid so much, followed the rules and have ridiculous long waiting times.
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Old 02-10-2018, 05:21 PM
 
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Immigration isn’t always fair. The system handles in country adjustment of status every year without a cap or allotted number. Anything is possible
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Old 02-10-2018, 06:32 PM
 
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No amnesty.

Kick all illegals out.
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Old 02-10-2018, 06:56 PM
 
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The path for legal aliens to get a green card etc is so long and so many delays. For example one of my friends got a green card but USCIS made an error on the card regarding the date.

He informed USCIS and prepared the applicable form and filed that form which was acknowledged and accepted and no fees required as it was an administrative error by USCIS. That was this month a year ago and still waiting for a new replacement card. So back to the lawyer to help out to speed up the process and info pass appointment was two months ago where he as told there was approximate 9 month delay.

Now we are in the 13th month of waiting for just a simple replacement card.

If all these DACA recipients have to be included in the process how much longer will the waiting times be for legal aliens who did nothing wrong and came in the way they should and should have less waiting time than illegals!

I don't understand how this is fair and how the system can handle all the new applicants if that happens.

Democrats are only talking about how difficult it is to send them all back but that seems to be less costly than keeping them while legal aliens paid so much, followed the rules and have ridiculous long waiting times.
There are multiple lines for the visa process. From everything I have read the DACA will basically make their own line, but there are also only so many USCIS agents, so yes, it would likely slow things down.

That said, replacements green cards typically only take 30 days. Your friend needs a new lawyer. He can’t go 13 months without a green card. He has his “removal of conditions” coming up if it’s a new green card. I believe they are given the time period of 18-24 months after a new green card is issued.
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Old 02-10-2018, 07:04 PM
 
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The path for legal aliens to get a green card etc is so long and so many delays. For example one of my friends got a green card but USCIS made an error on the card regarding the date.

He informed USCIS and prepared the applicable form and filed that form which was acknowledged and accepted and no fees required as it was an administrative error by USCIS. That was this month a year ago and still waiting for a new replacement card. So back to the lawyer to help out to speed up the process and info pass appointment was two months ago where he as told there was approximate 9 month delay.

Now we are in the 13th month of waiting for just a simple replacement card.

If all these DACA recipients have to be included in the process how much longer will the waiting times be for legal aliens who did nothing wrong and came in the way they should and should have less waiting time than illegals!

I don't understand how this is fair and how the system can handle all the new applicants if that happens.

Democrats are only talking about how difficult it is to send them all back but that seems to be less costly than keeping them while legal aliens paid so much, followed the rules and have ridiculous long waiting times.
They should do exactly what other people seeking legal immigration do: go back home and apply for legal immigration.
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Old 02-10-2018, 07:38 PM
 
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There are multiple lines for the visa process. From everything I have read the DACA will basically make their own line, but there are also only so many USCIS agents, so yes, it would likely slow things down.

That said, replacements green cards typically only take 30 days. Your friend needs a new lawyer. He can’t go 13 months without a green card. He has his “removal of conditions” coming up if it’s a new green card. I believe they are given the time period of 18-24 months after a new green card is issued.
The lawyer immediately said it would take 6-9 months. Then info pass and stamp in passport for full time so that's ok but that took a day off work to go to nearest USA center which was 2.5 hrs drive away, waiting and 2.5 hrs back. Another new drivers license as that is only valid until green card expires, which cost additional money!

But to stay here legally a person has no saying and does as instructed. Even if delays are ridiculous and errors are made by USCIS.

USCIS said that they are really backed up and it should come soon.

But aside from this case, how many other cases are backed up and lines really long even without illegals getting a path!

I also feel that DACA recipients should pay an additional penalty/fee as any other legal aliens had to pay fee after fee for visas, traveling to stay in compliance with I-94 requirements.
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Old 02-10-2018, 07:41 PM
 
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To find the end of the line, just follow the signs with the American Flag that say “Let’s cut off our nose to spite our faces! Murica!”
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Old 02-11-2018, 07:25 AM
 
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To find the end of the line, just follow the signs with the American Flag that say “Let’s cut off our nose to spite our faces! Murica!”

Sarcasm duly noted and it's disrespectful for refer to America and "Murica". Cutting off our nose to spite our faces? No, the opposite would be true by enforcing our immigration laws.
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Old 02-11-2018, 07:58 AM
 
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The line starts where you fill in the paper work to become a US citizen. Then you get behind the guy who filled it in just before you. And so on..
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Old 02-11-2018, 08:31 AM
 
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The line starts where you fill in the paper work to become a US citizen. Then you get behind the guy who filled it in just before you. And so on..
That’s not how it works. One doesn’t just apply for citizenship. Permanent residency for 5 years occurs first
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