We went to Cincy. We talked to the person that you check in with. We were told by her that she would have the request for information remailed to us. The person I talked to last week has not had it remailed as she had told me she would. The person that helped us today went so far as to take our phone number and promise to call us by Wednesday. She is going to find out what is going on with Vilay’s work authorization. She told us that interim authorizations are no longer done since this September. I think that the fact that we don’t have a sponsor for the amount of money that is required is the hold up. She told us that since a request for additional information was made on the Greencard application that the work authorization will be held up until it is resolved. So, basically we are back where we were. We are waiting to find out what the additional information is. I am 99.9 percent sure it is for an additional sponsor to fill out an affidavit of support and meet the financial requirements. Oh, and the sponsor is totally financially responsible. All you need to do is read the sponsor contract. I don’t think that the contract is just to stuff in a file. It is for real.
I asked her why as an American citizen with three American children that has been married for almost six years to her French husband would need to have a sponsor. Polital refugees don’t need sponsors. I understand that polital refugees are “special”. I, however, don’t think that they are more special than American citizens. Why should I have to sponsor my husband when polital refugees don’t need to be sponsored? I am American. They are not. If it turns out that Vilay cannot stay here without a sponsor. Then, I have less rights than a polital refugee. That is not right. I am currently on food stamps and WIC because Vilay can’t work. We are barely making it. It is o.k. for us to be on public assistance because of this mess, but it is not o.k. for him to get a temporiary work authorization.
If we have to go back to France because I don’t make a certain salary and Vilay doesn’t have the right to work, I feel that there is really no benefit to being an American.
I will let you know as soon as I know what the request for more information is. I hope that I am wrong about it being for a sponsor. I hope that my basic right as an American to live in her own country with her husband of choice is not based on money especially when my husband can’t even get a job legally.