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View Poll Results: Should Mexican born wife of American citizen be allowed to come to America right away?
Yes, they are married and he is American 6 40.00%
No, because she should have no special rights 7 46.67%
Maybe but only after waiting in line like everyone else 2 13.33%
Voters: 15. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 04-23-2008, 07:02 AM
 
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A friend of mine traveled to Mexico on vacation and feel in love with one of the women who worked at the hotel he was staying at in Cancun. He spent a whole month with her and afterwords got married in Mexico. Now believe it or not he can not get her into America even though they are a married couple. What do you think?
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Old 04-23-2008, 07:15 AM
 
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A friend of mine traveled to Mexico on vacation and feel in love with one of the women who worked at the hotel he was staying at in Cancun. He spent a whole month with her and afterwords got married in Mexico. Now believe it or not he can not get her into America even though they are a married couple. What do you think?
If he really loves her so much, he would live in Mexico with her while waiting and following the legal process.
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Old 04-23-2008, 07:35 AM
 
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NO, The next step is to apply for her permanent residency. No visa required
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Old 04-23-2008, 08:09 AM
 
Location: Toledo
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She'll have to wait in line like everyone else should. Coming to this country is a privilege, not a right.
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Old 04-23-2008, 09:30 AM
 
Location: Denver
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What a world we live in...

A man cannot even bring his beloved wife home to live in his own country.

I know of German wives who have lived in the United States for years without residency, on a visa, I see no reason why this lady could not.
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Old 04-23-2008, 09:41 AM
 
Location: Mesa, Az
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What a world we live in...

A man cannot even bring his beloved wife home to live in his own country.

I know of German wives who have lived in the United States for years without residency, on a visa, I see no reason why this lady could not.
I catch your drift.

Either allow all married non US spouses in or none at all.............be they German, Mexican, English, Nigerians, etc.
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Old 04-23-2008, 09:58 AM
 
Location: Bike to Surf!
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It should take about 6 months to 1 year, and about $6K to file and process the paperwork for her. Assuming USCIS doesn't screw it up--which they probably will.

Or is there some circumstance that prevents her from being issued a PR card?
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Old 04-23-2008, 10:00 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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The proper way to handle it is to get her a Discovery card.
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Old 04-23-2008, 10:15 AM
 
Location: Southern Arizona
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A friend of mine traveled to Mexico on vacation and feel in love with one of the women who worked at the hotel he was staying at in Cancun. He spent a whole month with her and afterwords got married in Mexico. Now believe it or not he can not get her into America even though they are a married couple. What do you think?
Unfortunately, Unemployed . . . for every "legitimate" case such as you describe, there are probably hundreds of scams and fake marriages exclusively for visa purposes as well as basic greed!
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Old 04-23-2008, 10:15 AM
 
Location: US
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Maybe it's just here in Florida, but I believe if an immigrant here in the Florida marries an American, that immigrant automatically becomes a US citizen in 3 years(?) A long ago friend of my hubby married a young woman from Brazil, but she was living here on a work visa I believe. Also, didn't some of our military during WWII marry foreign women? They were allowed to bring them here and they were US citizens, although I don't know if a process had to occur for them to become citizens or if it was automatic.

Ditto too to what AZBear said.

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NO, The next step is to apply for her permanent residency. No visa required
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