If you’re trying to bring your fiancé to the U.S. to get married, one of the things you’ll need to prove to the government is that you can support them financially once they’re here. You need to demonstrate that you—or you and a co-sponsor—make sufficient income to ensure that your fiancé won’t need to rely on government support once they arrive.
You and the love of your life have decided to get married. You’ve established a solid, supportive relationship, and you’re ready to take the next step together. There’s just one hiccup in your plan: your fiancée lives in the Philippines.
This week, we learned that over 1,6000 migrant children residing in immigration shelters across the country have been rounded up, put on buses and sent to live in a tent city Texas. Immigration personnel sent these children in the middle of the night with little notice—in order to limit their attempts to escape.
You’ve been looking for love your whole life, and it’s finally happened. The real deal. The man of your dreams is in your life at last, and it’s an earth-shattering type of love you’ve never experienced before. When he asked you to marry him, to couldn’t wait to say yes. You want nothing more than to be together forever.
The Trump administration has been under attack over the last few months for its contentious policy of separating migrant children entering the country from their families. Public outcry eventually led to the administration repealing the rule, and family reunification efforts have begun.
On August 9, Viktor and Amalija Knavs, the parents of Melania Trump, were sworn in as U.S. citizens in a private ceremony in Manhattan. They were sponsored by the First Lady, who obtained a green card in 2001 became a U.S. citizen in 2006. She and her parents are originally from Slovenia.
We’ve posted previously about the current administration’s new zero-tolerance policy on immigration, which has resulted in the forcible separation of thousands of migrant children from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border. The policy resulted in nation-wide—as well as international—outrage. Last month, a federal judge issued a court-ordered deadline to reunite all parents with their children by July 26.
Last week, the story of a courageous woman who confronted a border patrol officer on a greyhound bus went viral on social media. The woman—and American citizen—was traveling from California to Nevada. At the state border, it is customary to go through a checkpoint to ensure that no one is carrying any fruit over state lines. In this instance, however, border patrol authorities boarded the bus and demanded to see the passengers’ documentation.
Since taking office in 2017, President Trump has vowed to crack down on illegal immigration. He has proposed and implemented many controversial measures to reduce the number of undocumented immigrants seeking to reside in the U.S.
It’s no secret that obtaining a visa to reside in the U.S. can be challenging. Whether you’re applying to move to the U.S. for your job or applying for asylum from your home country, there are always hurdles to jump through.