So when we married, we became a "mixed status" family.
My basic philosophy was that vulnerable populations like migrants should be treated with dignity and respect and that everyone should work hard to honor and follow the laws of the land.
Trump regarding the treatment of immigrants and refugees entering our country have been troubling to a wide ranging group of citizens across the United States. While the action’s stated intention is to protect the U. from terrorism, it is ill conceived and counter to our country’s founding principles.
As Franciscans, we are morally outraged by and resolutely denounce the January 27, 2017 Executive Order addressing the U. Furthermore, whether intended or not, it is perceived as targeting Muslims and as suggesting that all Islamic immigrants and refugees are suspect.
I thought to myself, "I hope if this relationship gets more serious, he goes and gets that fixed." But “getting it fixed” wasn’t really a possibility.
While he had entered the States legally with a tourist visa, he had not left when he was mandated to leave. Worker visas and residency cards from a poor country like Guatemala were essentially impossible to obtain.