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    Re: Hello everyone- there is still hope!!

    Congratulations! Blessings for a wonderful future!

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    Timeline:
    March 2000 - husband EWI from Mexico
    2004 - met husband, 2010 - got married
    Dec 2010 - requested FBI fingerprint and FOIA check
    Mar 2011 - received FBI fingerprint check response - no record
    Mar 19, 2012 - sent in I-130, April 1 - resent I-130 (with check this time)
    Apr 9, 2012 - NOA1, July 9, 2012 - NOA2
    Aug 8, 2012 - Received NVC notification
    Nov 14, 2012 thru Mar 5, 2013 - paid IV and AOS fees, filed DS-260, I-864
    Mar 5, 2013 - mailed (overnight) I601A, Mar 11, 2013 - NOA
    Mar 25, 2013 - NVC notification, waiting for I601A in order to schedule interview
    May 22, 2013 - I601A approved!
    June 4, 2013 - Interview scheduled
    July 19, 2013 - Interview, visa APPROVED!!!
    July 23, 2013 - Visa delivered via DHL to husband.
    Sept 16, 2013 - Green card arrived in mail.

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    Your thread just made it click for me how so many of us in this tortured, fretful situation really embody wifely sacrifice and devotion. I'm not a religious person so I don't draw on any scripture or, frankly, much social doctrine about what it means to be married. But I can totally picture myself sitting down in tears like you did to write a treatise on my desperate need for my husband.

    You made me realize that the fact of his being undocumented and the work of proving our need to be together makes our relationship stronger because it forces us to reckon with what it would mean to be stuck, separated, or sick.
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    Thanks to everyone for the congrats. We are still waiting for the consulate to respond. I also want to say that even though we don't know anyone here, everyone has been great. Since over a year ago that I started going on this site, everyone's situation, their positive outlook and encouraging words made this journey so much easier for us. I can only begin to tell you that this past week has been the worst, because we have come so close to reuniting and yet we fear that something else will be asked of us

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    Hello everyone- there is still hope!!

    Quote Originally Posted by helencano View Post
    Good afternoon to everyone,

    Just wanted to let everyone on this site know how grateful I am for all your information. I am a US Citizen married to a citizen of Honduras, who migrated to the US EWI on 02/2001. After numerous attempts of trying to file for his green card here, he was denied. We got married in 04/2006. We continued to try to adjust his status here with no results. We became scared and desperate, because we could no longer renew his driver's license. My husband left the US voluntarily on June 20, 2011. During this time, we had to reapply for all the paperwork and pay the USCIS a fee for a notice of action on our closed case from before. It took a while, but finally in March 2012, we received a notice that our case was being forwarded to the national visa center. May 2012, we received a notice that he was scheduled for his visa interview July 9, 2012. And just like we expected it was denied based on his illegal presence prior. We had to file a I-601 waiver, which I did because I could not afford an attorney. I am on a very tight budget having to support 3 children and help my husband out from time to time. Once we filed it, it was received on August 14, 2012. On December 11, 2012, another notice asking for more evidence was sent and I almost had a nervous breakdown. They said the evidence previously submitted did not show the extreme hardship? Well, as I was crying and ready to give up, I got on my computer and started to type. I wrote everything that I was going through and how many times my son cried at school and questioned his father's absence. I sent them copies of all my monthly expenses, from rent to tolls, pictures of me, my husband, and my children. I wanted the person who was reading this to see who we were. I sent letters from my children's pediatrician and schools. And finally, on January 4th, 2013 our waiver was approved.

    I write this to everyone on this site that is going through this process not to give up or feel negative. I know the USCIS/NVC ask for a lot of paperwork and other things but please understand that they also want to protect us from the wrong people coming here. We have been patient and there were days that I did not feel like things would go in our favor, but I never lost hope. My faith really kept me going.

    Thank you to all of you for always posting.

    Helen
    thats great news how much did it cost you to clean up this immigration nightmare?
    Be Happy For The Families Are Finally United and Don't Forget The Ones Who Are Still Waiting



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    to be honest.... just the immigration fees. I am really on a tight budget and could not afford to hire an attorney. I did consult with a couple of different ones and educated myself on what the process would be and maybe this is probably why I received an RFE and then I thought maybe I just need to be honest and pour my heart and thoughts into this, so that this individual could see exactly the nightmare that my family is enduring.

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    Congratulations, great job!
    Oct 10th 2012 Mailed AOS
    Oct 15th 2012 Received MSC receipt number
    Oct 19th 2012 Received Biometric Appointment notice
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    Jan 9th 2013 Received text message at 4:00. Approved.
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