Celebrating Our Immigrant Families

Thứ Tư, 01 Tháng Giêng 201400:00(Xem: 18561)
Celebrating Our Immigrant Families
Every immigrant story is different, but there is also something the same in all of them: immigrants possess the hope and courage to start a new life in a new land.

They do this to be reunited with loved ones, or because of personal ambitions or to provide opportunities for their children. They believe that their habit of hard work will earn them a successful life in their new homeland.

“Bravery” is not a word that is usually used to describe immigrants, but we think it is appropriate. The ordinary person born in America cannot understand what it is like to leave behind relatives and friends and language and culture - all that was familiar - in order to re-settle in a very new, very challenging environment.

Think of the parents in F3 and F4 cases, willing to leave everything behind in Vietnam with no guarantee that they will find work in America. They do this to provide their children with more opportunities in life. And also consider the spouse who leaves the comfort of her family in Vietnam and must rely totally on the hope that her new married life in the US will go smoothly.

Until a few years ago, two-thirds of Vietnamese immigrants had limited English proficiency. More than one in five Vietnamese immigrants did not have health insurance. Three in ten Vietnamese immigrants had incomes below the federal poverty levels……, but at the same time Vietnamese immigrants were much more likely than other immigrants to own their own home.

There are support groups for new immigrants but often the immigrants are not aware of them, so they struggle on their own to learn a new language and a new culture. Surely there is an element of bravery in this.

RMI is the longest serving immigration service provider in the Vietnamese community. At RMI offices in California and Vietnam, we now begin our 27th year of uniting Vietnamese families. Our dedication to this effort continues. There is tremendous satisfaction in welcoming new arrivals to America.

We encourage you to contact us with any of your questions or problems.

Q.1. It looks like permanent residents’ petitions for spouse and children are being processed faster than petitions filed by US citizens. Why is that?
A.1. All we can say is that we are aware that CIS and the State Department have been prioritizing the F2A petitions during the past several months. If you are a permanent resident, this is certainly a very good time to file a petition for spouse and minor children.

Q.2. F3 and F4 petitions have a very long waiting time. Is there any danger that they will be cancelled by new CIR regulations?
A.2. A new CIR will have no affect on petitions that are filed before the CIR becomes law. If the petition is received by CIS before the new CIR, it’s safe from any changes in future laws.

Q.3. If a new CIR allows a path to citizenship for more than 11 million illegal immigrants, will this increase the waiting time for visa applicants outside the US who are waiting for their petitions to become current?
A.3. The answer is “no”. The illegal immigrants will have to go to the back of the line. There will be no delay and no increased waiting time for those waiting to enter the US legally.

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