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Old 02-03-2010, 04:54 PM
 
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BTW, wasn’t your previous argument that only “citizens” can sponsor, not legal residents?
No it wasn't. Is it really that hard to scroll up? Let me quote myself:

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Really If you are only a Legal resident you can only request your unmarried children & your own spouse, and US Citizens have to be over 21 to request his/her parents. I'm not sure where you guys are getting this information that an 18 year old can request his parents.

It's there in the information you posted.
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Old 02-03-2010, 04:54 PM
 
Location: Maryland
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Nice. We went from "we have so many hispanics because once anchors turned 18 they requested their parents, grandparents, uncles, cousins" to a "proposed" amendment to the amnesty bill that is NOT a law yet and can be changed at any second.
Actually, they don’t need to sponsor. They can simply continue to come here illegally. But if amnesty is passed, we will in fact have an additional 60-80 million extended family members joining their newly amnestied family.

However, there will be no amnesty, so I probably shouldn’t have even mentioned it. Pardon me.
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Old 02-03-2010, 04:56 PM
 
Location: Pa
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Someone asked me how the can request a family member. On the right hand side of the link I posted there is a link for the forms and associated fees. Form I-130, Petition for Alien Relative

Here's the link again
USCIS - Immigration through a Family Member
That someone was me. Thank you Princess..
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Old 02-03-2010, 05:02 PM
 
Location: Maryland
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No it wasn't. Is it really that hard to scroll up? Let me quote myself:
I stand corrected. It was L&P I was referencing.

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you have to be a citizen to request your parents, not legal resident. and you can't request your cousins or uncles or grandparents
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Old 02-03-2010, 05:06 PM
 
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However, there will be no amnesty, so I probably shouldn’t have even mentioned it. Pardon me.
Well the initial post was about amnesty. I was disagreeing with the statements that claimed anchors had requested their parents in the past when they turned 18. That is just incorrect information. They can't.

The laws are not as bad as you guys claim them to be. It's really difficult to bring family members here(I'm talking legally). I know of someone who requested their siblings and it took about 14 years to be approved. My understanding is that for Mexico the waiting time is much longer(too many petitions). These people had totally forgotten about the sponsor request and yes they are coming, they are like 25 people in total
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Old 02-03-2010, 05:20 PM
 
Location: OCEAN BREEZES AND VIEWS SAN CLEMENTE
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<<Pelosi is fighting for her (political) life IMHO. She will throw the pro amnesty types under the bus to save her own skin. Ruben Navarette; ths columnist, is fast switching sides as well.>>

So is Luis Gutierrez. He's conceding that now is probably 'not the right time' for a comprehensive immigration bill. These people have pandered to the Hispanics hoping to gain their votes, but they all know the majority of voters are against amnesty, so they're trying to clean up their act before the election.

Don't trust them though. Remember the old Native American saying about speaking with a forked tongue.

She is fighting to save her own skin. I do remember the old Native American speaking with a forked tongue.
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Old 02-03-2010, 06:01 PM
 
Location: Maryland
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Well the initial post was about amnesty. I was disagreeing with the statements that claimed anchors had requested their parents in the past when they turned 18. That is just incorrect information. They can't.

The laws are not as bad as you guys claim them to be. It's really difficult to bring family members here(I'm talking legally). I know of someone who requested their siblings and it took about 14 years to be approved. My understanding is that for Mexico the waiting time is much longer(too many petitions). These people had totally forgotten about the sponsor request and yes they are coming, they are like 25 people in total
That many from one sponsor! In that case, we would have at least an additional 400 million family members joining them if amnesty is passed. I was estimating 2 or 3 per illegal, not 25. That's more than our total population.
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Old 02-03-2010, 06:30 PM
 
Location: Mesa, Az
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Well the initial post was about amnesty. I was disagreeing with the statements that claimed anchors had requested their parents in the past when they turned 18. That is just incorrect information. They can't.

The laws are not as bad as you guys claim them to be. It's really difficult to bring family members here(I'm talking legally). I know of someone who requested their siblings and it took about 14 years to be approved. My understanding is that for Mexico the waiting time is much longer(too many petitions). These people had totally forgotten about the sponsor request and yes they are coming, they are like 25 people in total
Better to eliminate 'chain migration' off the top---------immediate minor age children and/or spouse only.
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Old 02-03-2010, 09:27 PM
 
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That many from one sponsor! In that case, we would have at least an additional 400 million family members joining them if amnesty is passed. I was estimating 2 or 3 per illegal, not 25. That's more than our total population.
Well remember there are quotas. That's the reason why it's taking so many years for those petitions to get approved, and petitions for Mexicans take even longer. These 25 or so people did wait in their country all these years. I'm sure if for whatever reason they can't make it here, they will go back but they are actually hard working, college educated people.
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