I talked to Catholic Community Services today. I was told that my father would be totally responsible for Vilay even if he were in an accident. I was, also, told that I could be declined as a sole sponsor due to my having not worked in the last three years even if I found a job making the required amount. It comes down to who has my petition in front of them. It depends of what mood they are in and what their regional guidelines are.
I, also, called Congressman Turner’s office. I talked to someone who is going to help me. Honestly, I don’t think they will be able to do much. Basically, I am either accepted as Vilay’s sponsor or not by the guidelines of CIS.
We have 87 days to submit proof that I can sponsor Vilay alone (and it may still not be accepted) or we have a joint sponsor.
I am furious.
We should not have to do this. We should have the same rights as any other American family.
Vilay is married to an American. Vilay has three American children. Vilay is a part of an American family. Vilay, as a member of an American family, should have the right to live and work in the States (at the very least). Otherwise, it is like I am being told our family is less American than other American families.
Hmmmm. Try telling me that to my face! Oh! And, what about my kids? Can someone explain to them why their country is telling their father that he must return to France unless their mother makes more money? On top of that…Can you go ahead and explain to them why Mama can stay with them in France even if we have no money what-so-ever and we must live in a shelter?