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Old 12-02-2009, 04:58 PM
 
Location: CITY OF ANGELS AND CONSTANT DANGER
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again thats what judges are for.

i know you all think its black and white, but its not.

i look forward to having this woman be part of our US CULTURE ...
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Old 12-02-2009, 04:59 PM
 
Location: San Diego
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Give them an inch and they take a mile? Well, maybe after they converted these arcane measurements into metric. The homelands of most illegals are ahead of America in that respect.
All those millions of uneducated peasants hardly know what the metric system is. They would have to attend school to do that, it's not their fault but that doesn't change the fact.
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Old 12-03-2009, 12:03 PM
 
Location: Maryland
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From the article she does not seem like a criminal type. She seems like a typical American wife and mother. Probably a real nice lady for all we know.
Nor did Ted Bundy. By all accounts, he was quite charming, and “nice.” That is, until he killed his victims.
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Old 12-03-2009, 11:21 PM
 
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<<It would be a slam dunk for her to get citizenship>>

Not necessarily. If the immigrant is in the country legally, and marries a citizen, they can apply for citizenship after two years of marriage, and proof of a true marriage. This could include a home purchased in both their names, a joint bank account, etc. They must then pass the citizenship test, and only then will they become a citizen. If the immigrant is in the country illegally, it presents a problem. In some cases they must return to their country of origin, and apply for permission to enter the country legally. Marriage could speed things up in so far as they have a 'sponsor' so to speak. Someone who will be responsible for them, and guarantee they won't need to apply for any sort of public assistance, but marriage itself doesn't guarantee a fast track to citizenship.
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Old 12-04-2009, 12:20 AM
 
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What is called the system is referred to by most as the laws of the United States.Just because you marry a citizen does not mean you have a right to be in this country and to enter unlawfully.It certainly doesn't make you a citizen.
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Old 12-04-2009, 08:49 AM
 
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She had numerous opportunities to become a citizen......no, scratch that. She had the responsibility to finish her paperwork and pay the fees to become a citizen after her marriage. She chose not to do it - that is what has led her to the possibility of deportation, NOT unjust immigration laws. Becoming a citizen was not important to her or to her husband. I have to wonder why they are crying about it now. After all, imagine how many other immigrants would have given their eyeteeth to have been in that womans position - almost guaranteed American citizenship. She pizzed the opportunity away. I don't buy it that she was unaware of the complex immigration laws as she certainly knew her way around them after her brother got arrested.
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