Modern Challenges in Immigration

Modern Challenges in Immigration - after she came here. She...

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Hello, I am here with my husband’s first wife, Jessica, who lived in the country of Panama when my husband first met her. So I guess the group that she is from would be “Central America.” My husband was in the Navy and they were on a mission there in Panama and he met her and fell in love. From what I can understand from Jessica, and my husband, the immigration process was quite a long one. There was about an inch of paperwork that had to be completed before Jessica could accompany my husband back here in the United States. This process would proceed to take approximately six months, even though they were married in Panama before my husband had to return to his base back here at home. Jessica said that she wanted to immigrate to the United States because she had married a citizen of the U.S. The process was quite a long one and Jessica does not remember all of the process, but she does remember that the United States did not recognize their marriage that was in Panama, so they had to get married in the U.S.
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Unformatted text preview: after she came here. She said that there were time lines to complete certain forms of paperwork and there were waiting periods also. If you missed the time lines, then she would be subject to deportation. Jessica believes that the immigration process was not at all very hard to complete considering what there was to gain from the process. Jessica believes that citizenship preference should be extended to the neediest applicants. She added that the neediest not only means someone that needs food, clothes, a place to live and so forth but the need to be in the U.S. like her wanting to be with her new husband, that would be considered a need. After my husband and Jessica were divorced, Jessica was allowed to stay here in the U.S. because she had become a “permanent resident” until she was able to complete the process of becoming a United States Citizen....
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This note was uploaded on 05/01/2010 for the course AAHCA ETH/125 taught by Professor Embaye during the Spring '10 term at University of Phoenix.

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