Posted by: Emily | December 5, 2008

Frenchie gets to vote in the next election

Frenchie and I had our interview for the green card today, which, incidentally, is not green but actually pink. I was hoping it would be exciting so I would have a good blogging subject today but it was actually quite boring and easy! Better for us, not so good for my blog. The “adjudication officer” asked us for some evidence to show that our marriage is genuine. After we gave her insurance stuff and bank account information she said, “I’m satisfied,” so we held off on the pictures documenting our five years of love. That woman was missing out! Then she made Frenchie promise he’s not a terrorist or prostitute. We were approved immediately! Thank goodness we don’t have to fill out any more paperwork! Frenchie is allergic to forms.

The waiting room was much more interesting. Many of the other people in the room had attorneys with them so it was interesting to see them at work. For example, one couple came out of the interview area, sat down with their attorney and handed him a GIANT wad of cash. They were being discrete but luckily I looked over at just the right time. That was one happy old attorney. At that moment I decided I wanted to be an immigration attorney.

Seriously though, I think it would be really cool to work in immigration. The process is SOOO confusing, even for me, so I can’t imagine being a non-English speaker and trying to navigate the system. Plus, this might be coming from nothing, but I got the idea while eavesdropping on other people’s interview experiences that ours was much easier. I can’t help but wonder if it is easier for people with a certain education level or from certain countries to become residents and citizens of the United States. OK, I guess I’m not really wondering, I’m pretty positive this is going on and I would love to fight that prejudice.



  1. Congrats! I’m glad it went smoothly!

  2. Yay, frenchie is legal! Heh. šŸ™‚

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