With wedding season fast approaching, some couples have an extra item on their wedding “to do” list: a visa that allows a non-citizen partner to legally be in the United States prior to marriage.
Last year, we reported on the administration’s horrifying policy to separate migrant children from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border—which was first announced in May of 2018. The policy led to massive public outcry. At the end of June, federal courts ordered that the policy be ended—and families to be reunified.
Since President Trump took office at the beginning of 2017, immigrants have been alarmed by the onslaught of federal measures designed to thwart the arrival of new immigrants in the U.S.—and expel those who already reside here. Such attacks have affected legal and illegal immigrants alike.
We’ve reported at length in previous posts on the current administration’s targeted efforts to deter asylum seekers in the U.S. However, asylum seekers are not only facing critical challenges in this country. Many governments around the world are struggling with how to handle the increasing number of refugees and displaced people in need of a sanctuary.
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.