Seriously folks, we just spent 5 hours at Federal Plaza waiting for the kids to have their interviews to garner them Green Cards. One would think it was straightforward, they don’t have to prove marriage to a US Citizen or anything. Wrong!!
After waiting a ridiculous amount of time they called us in. We had the most anal retentive interviewer, no funny bone, had to repeat everything the same for each of the four kids. Every. Single. Time.
He asked me in front of the children how much tuition I paid for each – what a chutzpah. Why do the kids need to be privy to that information? But because it’s the government asking one answers.
Then they tell us that when the kids initially entered the country as visitors they did not obtain a B-2 visa at the border. Canadian passport holders who enter the US from Canada never fill out any papers whatsoever. NEVER. In all the years I have been crossing and my ex has been crossing and all my Canadian friends have been crossing, no one has ever filled out a B-2.
So they are basically saying that the kids entered the country illegally as there is no record of their entry. Could you believe this?? My boys have a Nexus card that enables them to go across the border in the fast lane. This is something their father did for them as he is the one that has to cross back and forth over the border. I have their passports and all their other documents, I didn’t need the Nexus card.
The supervisor sat there and told us the kids cannot just cross the border like that and we must be wrong. She honestly believed that – but this isn’t crossing from Mexico or somewhere else. She had never heard of the Nexus card.
So suffice it to say, we don’t have the Green Cards for the boys, we have to wait a few weeks to receive a letter from Immigration asking for copies of the Nexus cards, we have to provide those by date specified, and then we wait to see IF they will actually approve the applications or not. Yes, I guess they could say NO. Why? I have no clue….. these are kids and not security risks. We provided wodges of documentation. Everything they asked from us was provided in quadruplicate. I am a resident, their step father is a citizen, their father has given the correct permissions for them to be here – it is just so darn frustrating.
Stupid B-2 visa – has anyone from Canada with a Canadian Passport ever had to fill one in when entering the states at a vehicular border crossing?