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Old Aug 8th 2011, 4:23 pm
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Saw this today - any thoughts - has this been discussed here already?

Is this even true?
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URGENT ACTION ALERT
- New Rule means it will take YEARS to return to live in the US with your foreign spouse and children
Home › Groups › Issue: Immigration Group
By Wayne Weightman on July 26th, 2011

There is a dangerous rule change impacting overseas Americans in most countries that takes effect August 15, 2011

BEGINNING ON AUGUST 15 - AMERICANS LIVING OVERSEAS WILL NO LONGER BE ABLE TO FILE PETITIONS AT THE CONSULAR SECTION TO BRING THEIR FAMILY MEMBERS WITH THEM WHEN THEY RETURN TO LIVE IN THE US
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Worldwide Impact: It has always been the case that Americans living overseas returning to the US could bring their Foreign family members (spouse and children) with them by filing an Immigrant Petition (I-130) for them at either the Embassy/Consulate where they lived or the local USCIS office if there was one in their country of residence.

Stranded for 1 – 3 years: The process would usually take between1 and 3 months to get the immigrant visas and it was always easy to expedite ifneed be. Whereas, if you file your petition in the USCIS office in the US, the process often takes 1 to 3 years or more.

Starts Soon: USDHS/USCIS has just changed the rule - beginning August 15, there will be no more consular filings. If you are not living in a country that has a USCIS office — most countries do not have a USCIS office, you will have to send your petitions to the all the way to the US and your petition will be treated the same as if you live in the US, instead of overseas.

WARNING - FILE NOW: before the deadline if you are planning a near-term move back to the States -- and work with us to have this Rule withdrawn!

Once you have to return to the US, can you imagine having to decide between waiting to go for 1 to 2 years or to leave your family behind?

Because of this rule, US Visitor Visas will be difficult to get - consular officers will suspect that overseas married couples will use visitor visas to immigrate to get around the 1-2 year wait.

This will cause great hardship, not just on time and money, and needless separations from your loved ones, but on misplaced and delayed mailings that can mean death to your visa. It is a very bad policy.

SPEAK OUT: – on this issue immediately. Tell USCIS to withdraw the new rule BEFORE it takes effect. Tell your Ambassador and Consuls to oppose the new rule and warn Americans Overseas, sign petitions, and tell your friends to join the Immigration Group on www.DemocratsAbroad.org



Note - RuleCitation:

http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2011...2011-11997.htm

DHS Docket No. USCIS–2011–0002

Federal Register, Vol.76,No. 95, Tuesday, May 17, 2011, Page 28303



http://www.democratsabroad.org/node/13556
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Old Aug 8th 2011, 4:25 pm
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Thank you for providing the link, sir_eccles.

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