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Old May 17th 2019, 5:53 am
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Default Family based immigration changes ahoy?

The Beeb carried an article today explaining a WH statement wrt potential/desirable changes to the family based immigration system.

Of course congressional approval would be necessary and is unlikely given the current field layout but does anyone think that the sanctity of a marriage to a US citizen will shortly no longer suffice? Does anybody know more about this? Do those of us holding out need to move now or forever be banished?

Apologies if I've been wound up by an over embellished article. Cheers
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Old May 17th 2019, 8:01 am
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Default Re: Family based immigration changes ahoy?

No one has suggested removing the right of a USC to sponsor their spouse and they never will, extended family is ripe for cutting in the future though.

This President is not going to get an immigration bill passed in this term. Unlikely in a hypothetical second term too unless the Repubs take back the House.
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Old May 17th 2019, 12:50 pm
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I must admit I had thought from previous mutterings by POTUS that this would likely target extended family. Glad to hear the opinion is that this shouldn't affect the C/IR1. Thanks
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Old May 17th 2019, 1:01 pm
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Default Re: Family based immigration changes ahoy?

Originally Posted by Dave2726 View Post
I must admit I had thought from previous mutterings by POTUS that this would likely target extended family. Glad to hear the opinion is that this shouldn't affect the C/IR1. Thanks
Without referring back to your old posts, is that the visa you are attempting to obtain or is it one that you have already gotten? Wondering if there were a personal reason why you are concerned that it might be discontinued for USCs married to foreigners?
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Old May 17th 2019, 2:29 pm
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Default Re: Family based immigration changes ahoy?

This is nothing new, there has been talk of Comprehensive Immigration Reform as long as I can remember.

Nothing ever happens.
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Old May 17th 2019, 3:49 pm
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Without referring back to your old posts, is that the visa you are attempting to obtain or is it one that you have already gotten? Wondering if there were a personal reason why you are concerned that it might be discontinued for USCs married to foreigners?
Rete, I am a UKC married to a USC both living in the UK. USC is now dual US/UK and so it is prudent to look to the future. We have been on and off about the idea of a move back for years, as my post history will indicate!
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