Re: My $4,500 US B-2 Visa Saga - a cautionary tale
Originally Posted by RobGallagher
The US visa system is muddled, to say the least. Sadly, she had a better shot of walking across the border than trying to do it legally. Those who don't know that are often shocked by system. Go to two different windows in a single immigration office and you may get two different answers to the same question.
Talk to anyone who has married someone from another country and needed to get them a green card. I never have done it but I have many friends who have. It's beyond silly, worse than the tax code.
Friend of mine goes through that every year. She is from Korea, married to an american, they have two kids. Every year they cancel her card and work has to fire her. It takes about a month to get a new car and work re-hires her. You would think after 8 years, they would have figured out she is here perminently and not going anywhere.
Another friend married a Lithouanian girl. They had a kid and her green card expired, leaving her in limbo. She can't work, she can't drive, she can't even leave the country...
In the end all that matters is how fully you loved, how gently you lived, and how gracefully you let go of things that did not belong to you -buddha