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    Denials of U.S. immigrant visas skyrocket after little-heralded rule change

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    Denials of U.S. immigrant visas skyrocket after little-heralded rule change

    WASHINGTON/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - When Arturo Balbino, a Texas construction worker, walked into his visa interview at the American consulate in the northern Mexican border town of Ciudad Juarez in March, he wasn’t nervous. He felt good.

    Balbino, a 33-year-old Mexican national who had entered the United States illegally 14 years ago, thought he had a strong case for a spousal visa: a wife and children who are U.S. citizens, a father-in-law who had pledged in an affidavit to financially support him if necessary, and a letter from his employer guaranteeing him an $18-per-hour job upon his return.

    When he went for the interview, he was at the final step of legalizing his status, which would, he hoped, pave the way for a more stable life for himself and his family.

    Instead, the consular officer denied his application on the grounds that he could become a drain on U.S. taxpayers by requiring government financial assistance, according to documents reviewed by Reuters.

    That decision stranded Balbino in Mexico indefinitely and upended his family’s life.

    COMMENT:-

    If an "illegal immigrant" leave their American family and their American job behind in order to apply through legal channels for "legal" status, that generally means that their American family ends up without the income that that "illegal immigrant" formerly had and that generally means that their American family ends up drawing "benefits".

    Once their American family ends up drawing "benefits" that means that the "illegal immigrant" no longer qualifies for "legal" status since their family is a "financial burden on the state", and that means that they are out of the US with next to no chance of ever returning.

    Of course, if the "illegal immigrant" does NOT leave their American family and their American job behind in order to apply through legal channels for "legal" status that means that they continue to be an "illegal immigrant" and can be deported thus depriving their American family of their income and that means that their American family is likely to end up drawing "benefits" while the "illegal immigrant" is out of the US with next to no chance of ever returning.

    And, of course, there is no appeal from "I don't believe you." when that is what foots the person's application for "legal" status.

    One does have to admire the elegant simplicity of this solution, doesn't one?
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    Re: Denials of U.S. immigrant visas skyrocket after little-heralded rule change

    Quote Originally Posted by TU Curmudgeon View Post
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    Denials of U.S. immigrant visas skyrocket after little-heralded rule change

    WASHINGTON/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - When Arturo Balbino, a Texas construction worker, walked into his visa interview at the American consulate in the northern Mexican border town of Ciudad Juarez in March, he wasn’t nervous. He felt good.

    Balbino, a 33-year-old Mexican national who had entered the United States illegally 14 years ago, thought he had a strong case for a spousal visa: a wife and children who are U.S. citizens, a father-in-law who had pledged in an affidavit to financially support him if necessary, and a letter from his employer guaranteeing him an $18-per-hour job upon his return.

    When he went for the interview, he was at the final step of legalizing his status, which would, he hoped, pave the way for a more stable life for himself and his family.

    Instead, the consular officer denied his application on the grounds that he could become a drain on U.S. taxpayers by requiring government financial assistance, according to documents reviewed by Reuters.

    That decision stranded Balbino in Mexico indefinitely and upended his family’s life.

    COMMENT:-

    If an "illegal immigrant" leave their American family and their American job behind in order to apply through legal channels for "legal" status, that generally means that their American family ends up without the income that that "illegal immigrant" formerly had and that generally means that their American family ends up drawing "benefits".

    Once their American family ends up drawing "benefits" that means that the "illegal immigrant" no longer qualifies for "legal" status since their family is a "financial burden on the state", and that means that they are out of the US with next to no chance of ever returning.

    Of course, if the "illegal immigrant" does NOT leave their American family and their American job behind in order to apply through legal channels for "legal" status that means that they continue to be an "illegal immigrant" and can be deported thus depriving their American family of their income and that means that their American family is likely to end up drawing "benefits" while the "illegal immigrant" is out of the US with next to no chance of ever returning.

    And, of course, there is no appeal from "I don't believe you." when that is what foots the person's application for "legal" status.

    One does have to admire the elegant simplicity of this solution, doesn't one?
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    Re: Denials of U.S. immigrant visas skyrocket after little-heralded rule change

    Quote Originally Posted by TU Curmudgeon View Post
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    Denials of U.S. immigrant visas skyrocket after little-heralded rule change

    WASHINGTON/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - When Arturo Balbino, a Texas construction worker, walked into his visa interview at the American consulate in the northern Mexican border town of Ciudad Juarez in March, he wasn’t nervous. He felt good.

    Balbino, a 33-year-old Mexican national who had entered the United States illegally 14 years ago, thought he had a strong case for a spousal visa: a wife and children who are U.S. citizens, a father-in-law who had pledged in an affidavit to financially support him if necessary, and a letter from his employer guaranteeing him an $18-per-hour job upon his return.

    When he went for the interview, he was at the final step of legalizing his status, which would, he hoped, pave the way for a more stable life for himself and his family.

    Instead, the consular officer denied his application on the grounds that he could become a drain on U.S. taxpayers by requiring government financial assistance, according to documents reviewed by Reuters.

    That decision stranded Balbino in Mexico indefinitely and upended his family’s life.

    COMMENT:-

    If an "illegal immigrant" leave their American family and their American job behind in order to apply through legal channels for "legal" status, that generally means that their American family ends up without the income that that "illegal immigrant" formerly had and that generally means that their American family ends up drawing "benefits".

    Once their American family ends up drawing "benefits" that means that the "illegal immigrant" no longer qualifies for "legal" status since their family is a "financial burden on the state", and that means that they are out of the US with next to no chance of ever returning.

    Of course, if the "illegal immigrant" does NOT leave their American family and their American job behind in order to apply through legal channels for "legal" status that means that they continue to be an "illegal immigrant" and can be deported thus depriving their American family of their income and that means that their American family is likely to end up drawing "benefits" while the "illegal immigrant" is out of the US with next to no chance of ever returning.

    And, of course, there is no appeal from "I don't believe you." when that is what foots the person's application for "legal" status.

    One does have to admire the elegant simplicity of this solution, doesn't one?
    The family should move to mexico

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    Re: Denials of U.S. immigrant visas skyrocket after little-heralded rule change

    Quote Originally Posted by TU Curmudgeon View Post
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    Denials of U.S. immigrant visas skyrocket after little-heralded rule change

    WASHINGTON/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - When Arturo Balbino, a Texas construction worker, walked into his visa interview at the American consulate in the northern Mexican border town of Ciudad Juarez in March, he wasn’t nervous. He felt good.

    Balbino, a 33-year-old Mexican national who had entered the United States illegally 14 years ago, thought he had a strong case for a spousal visa: a wife and children who are U.S. citizens, a father-in-law who had pledged in an affidavit to financially support him if necessary, and a letter from his employer guaranteeing him an $18-per-hour job upon his return.

    When he went for the interview, he was at the final step of legalizing his status, which would, he hoped, pave the way for a more stable life for himself and his family.

    Instead, the consular officer denied his application on the grounds that he could become a drain on U.S. taxpayers by requiring government financial assistance, according to documents reviewed by Reuters.

    That decision stranded Balbino in Mexico indefinitely and upended his family’s life.

    COMMENT:-

    If an "illegal immigrant" leave their American family and their American job behind in order to apply through legal channels for "legal" status, that generally means that their American family ends up without the income that that "illegal immigrant" formerly had and that generally means that their American family ends up drawing "benefits".

    Once their American family ends up drawing "benefits" that means that the "illegal immigrant" no longer qualifies for "legal" status since their family is a "financial burden on the state", and that means that they are out of the US with next to no chance of ever returning.

    Of course, if the "illegal immigrant" does NOT leave their American family and their American job behind in order to apply through legal channels for "legal" status that means that they continue to be an "illegal immigrant" and can be deported thus depriving their American family of their income and that means that their American family is likely to end up drawing "benefits" while the "illegal immigrant" is out of the US with next to no chance of ever returning.

    And, of course, there is no appeal from "I don't believe you." when that is what foots the person's application for "legal" status.

    One does have to admire the elegant simplicity of this solution, doesn't one?
    I have sympathy for that family.

    Too bad Congress...or, rather, the deep pocket people who own Congress...doesn't have any sympathy for that family.
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    Re: Denials of U.S. immigrant visas skyrocket after little-heralded rule change

    So buried in the article a bit is that the denial was based on the likelihood that he would require public assistance.... because his wife is unemployed and his family is already receiving public assistance.

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    Re: Denials of U.S. immigrant visas skyrocket after little-heralded rule change

    Quote Originally Posted by dcsports View Post
    So buried in the article a bit is that the denial was based on the likelihood that he would require public assistance.... because his wife is unemployed and his family is already receiving public assistance.
    He's in Mexico, with an $18 an hour job waiting. How much more could he do?
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    Re: Denials of U.S. immigrant visas skyrocket after little-heralded rule change

    Quote Originally Posted by Manc Skipper View Post
    He's in Mexico, with an $18 an hour job waiting. How much more could he do?
    That's a question for his appeal. But the decision itself wasn't a crazy, off the wall, one out of the blue.

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    Re: Denials of U.S. immigrant visas skyrocket after little-heralded rule change

    Quote Originally Posted by dcsports View Post
    So buried in the article a bit is that the denial was based on the likelihood that he would require public assistance.... because his wife is unemployed and his family is already receiving public assistance.
    Which, of course, wasn't the case prior to him leaving his job, going back to Mexico, and applying through the appropriate legal channels to become a "legal" immigrant.
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    Re: Denials of U.S. immigrant visas skyrocket after little-heralded rule change

    Quote Originally Posted by dcsports View Post
    That's a question for his appeal. But the decision itself wasn't a crazy, off the wall, one out of the blue.
    Can you suggest a way that ANY immigrant could establish the they MIGHT NOT (under ANY circumstances) become a "public charge"?
    I was told that the best things for me were to eat healthy foods, walk up hills, stop smoking cigars, and cut out drinking Scotch.
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    Re: Denials of U.S. immigrant visas skyrocket after little-heralded rule change

    Quote Originally Posted by TU Curmudgeon View Post
    Which, of course, wasn't the case prior to him leaving his job, going back to Mexico, and applying through the appropriate legal channels to become a "legal" immigrant.
    Actually, it was. The family was on public assistance before. The challenge is that the problem has been allowed to continue for so long, and we've allowed people to get into these unfortunate conditions. Kudos to him for trying to fix it.

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