[LMB] Denouements & Epilogues

Harimad harimad2001 at yahoo.com
Tue Jul 10 20:26:03 BST 2012


WAW> --- On Fri, 6/29/12, William A Wenrich <wawenri at msn.com> wrote:
WAW> In the US there are fairly straightforward rules: a
WAW> (legal) residence requirement, a language requirement,
WAW> passing a test, and taking an oath.

(http://www.uscis.gov/portal/site/uscis/menuitem.eb1d4c2a3e5b9ac89243c6a7543f6d1a/?vgnextchannel=86bd6811264a3210VgnVCM100000b92ca60aRCRD)

The legal residence requirement is the hard part.  In a sense the US has put the hard part in a different bucket.  The rules of getting US legal residence are mindbogglingly complex.  And some would-be US citizens face very stern investigation about their status.  Best example is immigrants whose status is that of "spouse."  Residence and citizenship can involve very intrusive, persistent questions about past history and current relationship.

- Harimad


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