So many here will remember and know of my immigration issues with my wife coming into the United States. She’s a Canadian/Taiwanese citizen, works in the IT field, and all around good person. We also have a son, and want another child.
We applied for her green card over a year ago, and have been navigating through immigration hell ever since. We’ve already had one I-130 denial (due to USCIS screwups) and now having issues with the second application. We’ve supplied everything asked for, evidence, proof of financial responsibility, blah blah blah blah. And now there is more trouble.
Our family is tired… dead tired, and SICK of this process that has robbed us of over a years time and nearly $10,000 in government and attorney’s fees. My wife is furious and between all of the school shootings, the violent crime, and video’s of morons, the NSA, militarized cops, metal detectors in schools… with schools falling farther and farther behind… etc etc why even choose to be here over any other first world developed country? Then it hit me… there ISN’T any real good reason. Then a video I long dismissed before came and hit me like a ton of bricks.
While I’m currently a permanent resident in Taiwan while doing the US immigration for my wife, we have discussed and determined that Canada is where we would like to raise our family. My wife will be sponsoring me to be a perm resident in Canada, and I’ll get citizenship there. A fair amount of her family is in Canada, so that will help. I should be able to get into Canada legally and work before our immigration case for the USA finishes. I won’t be giving up my citizenship, and will still be forced to pay income taxes to the US, but for the most part, I think I’m done with the USA. We’ve been treated like criminals since the very start of this process, and we only wanted to do things the right way. Never have I felt so sick and jaded in my life, and it’s over my own country, the supposed bastion of freedom. A nation of immigrants that looked for a better dream.
It isn’t anymore.