please excuse me if i come across a bit angered, i am usually a pleasant person. I would like for someone, some politician, some investigative reporter, SOMEONE to stand up and fight for those of us who chose the LEGAL immigration process. I see all over the place empathy for people who just 'want to make a better life for their family" when they are from another country but what about those of us US CITIZENS who want a better life for our family.
Five years ago , I married a british citizen in the United Kingdom. Nearly three years ago we petititoned to be together here in the United states. Two years ago we had a daughter together. Today, we have been denied the right to be together, my daughter denied her father , and why? My husband is 60 years old but when he was in his THIRTIES he was a drunk who found himself several times on the wrong end of the law. No, he didnt kill or maim or even hospitalize anyone, didnt make terrorist threats. He got into brawls (unarmed)with cops while he was drunk and they tried to subdue him. He took a small tree . He even took some coal to help elderly people heat their homes. Now , twenty years later, that makes him enough of a threat that he doesnt deserve to be here with his family, an american law abiding wife and an american daughter. Prior to us doing what was LEGALLY right, he was at least allowed to visit and he had the same 'record' he has now. But thanx to following the law for a visa, he is now not allowed to even VISIT. Its ridiculous.
Can you tell me how a country that prides itself in some AMERICAN DREAM is so pompous towards the needs of its own citizens but so quick to bow down to the economic needs of others? Immigration wants to deprive my daughter of her father because TWO DECADES ago he was a troublesome drunk. Not a murderer or terrorist or even an activist, just a troublesome drunk. But my husband hasnt drunk in at least ten years and hasnt been in legal trouble for twenty.
This country has politicians who were once troublesome drunks and still are but has the nerve to deprive a little girl her father based upon such an ARCHAIC and OUTRAGEOUS standard. Its hypocricy and its sickening. Why was he ever allowed to even visit if those offenses are so awful. AT least then there wouldnt be a child involved. I was actually told by a politicians assistant, upon asking for help, that if my husband had come here illegally, they could fight for him. What kind of nonsense is this? Does anybody fight for the AMERICAN family anymore? Our daughter is my husband's first and only child and he has been living for the day to join us, now he can not even ENTER to visit the USA. Immigration has sentenced my daughter to a fatherless life and forced us to divorce because we cannot share a life. They claim we can reapply in two years, but what for, his record will still be his record. If it is the reason for denial now, it will be the reason then and waiting for our daughter to turn four and six and eight years old just to keep being rejected is not an option. My husband is in terrible depression and may even take his own life. He was given a blessing of a child late in life and now it has been LEGALLY taken from him.
Some american dream.
forced into divorce by immigration