I have spent the morning searching for higher paying positions in order to sponsor Vilay myself. I have given up on Dayton and am looking in Cincinnati. One of the jobs that appealed to me the most out of all the jobs that I have applied for is as a loan processor. So, I will start looking for that job title specifically. I have a background processing loans as an Office Manager. I was thouroughly trained for this and have over four years experience with loan processing at the branch level at both banks that I have worked at. It was one of my favorite parts of these past positions in banking. Hopefully, I will be able to find a job that pays enough. Then, Vilay will work and we will get caught up financially. Once we have done that Vilay will go back to school. I don’t know if we will stay in America after that. I don’t know the future. I don’t know if I will be able to sponsor him anytime soon because jobs aren’t easy to come by in this part of Ohio right now. I have even called for a management position at McDonalds because I am desperate. Guess what? It doesn’t pay enough. Salaries in Ohio are low compared to many other parts of America.
I don’t think it is fair that Vilay and I have this requirement. I think it is discrimination against me because I am married to someone who isn’t American. I should have the right to marry a French and as a family we should have all the social protections that any other American family has. We do not and that is why Vilay must have a sponsor.
Once and more specifically “if” I have a response from immigration or from the letter I sent to my Congressman I will update all of you. I am beginning to lose faith after all the run around we have gotten so far.
If this isn’t worked out and we must leave the US, I will not leave before I have contacted the press. Anyway it goes, this is not a fair or just requirement and it must be waived for all applicants who are married to an American.