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« Reply #280 on: November 08, 2010, 02:39:13 PM »


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Tell her you can download the questions and answers for the citizenship test. That's what I did and it's not tricky. The government site has this info plus  FAQs etc. Tell her good luck. an angelic monkey


Thanks, I will pass on the info.
Until Zahra I never thought about what might have been involved for her(and one of her two sisters).
I have 2 bros in WA, they have boys who married sisters from OZ, thus, cousins and Brothers in law! They also have a 3rd sister who married a friend, also considered part of the fam. The oldest sis(as I find out) has triple citizenship...Aussie mom, Canadian Dad, born in CA!
I don't know how they did it. BTW...Oldest nephew and #1 been married 10 years in Dec, 2nd nephew and #2, was 5 years in July(and expecting miracle #2), #3 and hubby just had their 4th anniversary last week.

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To be here legally is an expensive and timely process.

Not easy.

Most people think that if an immigrant marries a US citizen, then they are here legally, etc.

It's just not like that at all.
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I got my citizenship about 12 yrs ago and I was legally here at that time for 33 yrs and was married to an American for most of that time.
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« Reply #281 on: November 08, 2010, 02:44:02 PM »



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Tell her you can download the questions and answers for the citizenship test. That's what I did and it's not tricky. The government site has this info plus  FAQs etc. Tell her good luck. an angelic monkey


Thanks, I will pass on the info.
Until Zahra I never thought about what might have been involved for her(and one of her two sisters).
I have 2 bros in WA, they have boys who married sisters from OZ, thus, cousins and Brothers in law! They also have a 3rd sister who married a friend, also considered part of the fam. The oldest sis(as I find out) has triple citizenship...Aussie mom, Canadian Dad, born in CA!
I don't know how they did it. BTW...Oldest nephew and #1 been married 10 years in Dec, 2nd nephew and #2, was 5 years in July(and expecting miracle #2), #3 and hubby just had their 4th anniversary last week.


To be here legally is an expensive and timely process.

Not easy.

Most people think that if an immigrant marries a US citizen, then they are here legally, etc.

It's just not like that at all.
I got my citizenship about 12 yrs ago and I was legally here at that time for 33 yrs and was married to an American for most of that time.
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He was looking forward til the time he could apply for citizenship, but when it got here, the fees were quite high, and he just saw no need to rush. He has not applied yet.

His 10 years is almost over also, so he'll probably apply in 2011.

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« Reply #282 on: November 08, 2010, 02:54:18 PM »

 
Think I will just start over! lol

I forgot to say GOOD MORNING!        now that it is almost over(here in Or anyway). It is up to 52 and windy all of a sudden...hate the wind, good thing I don't have to go anywhere with a fancy hairdo today! hehe

4Donks, I did not know you were not originally from here? God Bless you! Sounds to me like you (and Brandi, your hubby) have a lot of fortitude and I admire you. I know I have a whole new respect for my neices...such sweeties they are!

Long story, but they are where I learned that there is no such thing as a reddish olive..."I think those are to"mah"toes! hehe...grape tomatoes on an olive plate, who knew?   

JSM, thought of you this morning when I loaned my daughter my car...       I don't think (hope,hope,hope)she drives like you say your sister does, her car has some sort of gasket that needs to seal for 24 hours.
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« Reply #283 on: November 08, 2010, 03:31:49 PM »


Think I will just start over! lol

I forgot to say GOOD MORNING!        now that it is almost over(here in Or anyway). It is up to 52 and windy all of a sudden...hate the wind, good thing I don't have to go anywhere with a fancy hairdo today! hehe

4Donks, I did not know you were not originally from here? God Bless you! Sounds to me like you (and Brandi, your hubby) have a lot of fortitude and I admire you. I know I have a whole new respect for my neices...such sweeties they are!

Long story, but they are where I learned that there is no such thing as a reddish olive..."I think those are to"mah"toes! hehe...grape tomatoes on an olive plate, who knew?   

JSM, thought of you this morning when I loaned my daughter my car...       I don't think (hope,hope,hope)she drives like you say your sister does, her car has some sort of gasket that needs to seal for 24 hours.
I imagine since I immigrated in the dark ages Monkey Devil! that the process is harder after 9/11. If it hasn't there is something wrong. If you are an honorable person you just follow the rules and I don't see AB as honorable.
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« Reply #284 on: November 08, 2010, 03:42:53 PM »


Think I will just start over! lol

I forgot to say GOOD MORNING!        now that it is almost over(here in Or anyway). It is up to 52 and windy all of a sudden...hate the wind, good thing I don't have to go anywhere with a fancy hairdo today! hehe

4Donks, I did not know you were not originally from here? God Bless you! Sounds to me like you (and Brandi, your hubby) have a lot of fortitude and I admire you. I know I have a whole new respect for my neices...such sweeties they are!

Long story, but they are where I learned that there is no such thing as a reddish olive..."I think those are to"mah"toes! hehe...grape tomatoes on an olive plate, who knew?   

JSM, thought of you this morning when I loaned my daughter my car...       I don't think (hope,hope,hope)she drives like you say your sister does, her car has some sort of gasket that needs to seal for 24 hours.
I imagine since I immigrated in the dark ages Monkey Devil! that the process is harder after 9/11. If it hasn't there is something wrong. If you are an honorable person you just follow the rules and I don't see AB as honorable.


BBM        You're funny!

I most assuredly agree with the rest of your post. I know there are lots of things I would love to do to them, as I imagine most of us are so horrifies  over this. I can't, so I guess I just keep praying for justice for her and all the others.
I don't think AB would know honor if it jumped up and bit him in the a$$   
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« Reply #285 on: November 08, 2010, 07:15:07 PM »

Hi Tevye  how's it going at work ? Hope things are going well.
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« Reply #286 on: November 08, 2010, 08:28:28 PM »

My parents and I came down legally in 1952 from Canada, I was 2 years old.  They went thru basically the same ....so much money in the bank, a sponsor etc.  I had a "Green Card"  which until 1995 still had my baby picture on it.

 Lived in So. Cal. till 5 years ago and attempted many times thru the years to apply for citizenship. (If my parents had applied before I turned 14, I would have automatically become a citizen).  Found that applying in L.A. was impossible! 

Moved to Texas 5 years ago, heard a couple years ago that they were going to start jacking up the price of both renewal of card & app for citizenship, as my card was coming up on the 10 year renewal, I decided to try one more time to apply here in Dallas - It went thru so fast, took less than 2 month from applying to being sworn in  --- I've now been a citizen for nearly 2 1/2 years, have voted for the first time in my life - and I'm proud to be an American.

As far as the so called test.....I was asked who the president was---got that one correct, than asked what the 19th amendment was, I went blank, she laughed and said seeing that I had my entire education in the states, could understand the "Duh" and gave pity on my 59 year old brain!  I was sworn in the same day.....Green Eyes was there with me and so happy I'd finally done, done it....shes only hounded me for the last 45 years.....yikes!

SIDE NOTE: to the critisim to Los Angeles service....My dad decided in 2002 to apply, took 4 years to hear back from immigration, another 2 years for interview...which he proudly passed at 85 years old......He was contacted once following interview for the Swearing in ceremony, (got the notification 2 weeks after the fact.)....

He moved out here to Texas with me in March of last year, I contacted Dallas to have his files transferred...exactly 2 months later I took him to Fort Worth and he was sworn in, in a beautiful service.  Unfortunately by then he was deeply into the throes of Dementia and had no idea what was taking place, but I know he would have been so proud if he'd been able to acheive this when he was still mentally with us........Bless you pops, your at peace and an American to boot!    Gord Bailey  July 6, 1923   -   May 14, 2010
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« Reply #287 on: November 08, 2010, 08:50:31 PM »

Babs - what a great thing you did for your dad. I know he would not only be proud of being a citizen but also proud of you!
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« Reply #288 on: November 08, 2010, 09:05:41 PM »

Babs - what a great thing you did for your dad. I know he would not only be proud of being a citizen but also proud of you!
Thankyou so much, he was a great dad!
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« Reply #289 on: November 08, 2010, 09:23:17 PM »

My parents and I came down legally in 1952 from Canada, I was 2 years old.  They went thru basically the same ....so much money in the bank, a sponsor etc.  I had a "Green Card"  which until 1995 still had my baby picture on it.

 Lived in So. Cal. till 5 years ago and attempted many times thru the years to apply for citizenship. (If my parents had applied before I turned 14, I would have automatically become a citizen).  Found that applying in L.A. was impossible! 

Moved to Texas 5 years ago, heard a couple years ago that they were going to start jacking up the price of both renewal of card & app for citizenship, as my card was coming up on the 10 year renewal, I decided to try one more time to apply here in Dallas - It went thru so fast, took less than 2 month from applying to being sworn in  --- I've now been a citizen for nearly 2 1/2 years, have voted for the first time in my life - and I'm proud to be an American.

As far as the so called test.....I was asked who the president was---got that one correct, than asked what the 19th amendment was, I went blank, she laughed and said seeing that I had my entire education in the states, could understand the "Duh" and gave pity on my 59 year old brain!  I was sworn in the same day.....Green Eyes was there with me and so happy I'd finally done, done it....shes only hounded me for the last 45 years.....yikes!

SIDE NOTE: to the critisim to Los Angeles service....My dad decided in 2002 to apply, took 4 years to hear back from immigration, another 2 years for interview...which he proudly passed at 85 years old......He was contacted once following interview for the Swearing in ceremony, (got the notification 2 weeks after the fact.)....

He moved out here to Texas with me in March of last year, I contacted Dallas to have his files transferred...exactly 2 months later I took him to Fort Worth and he was sworn in, in a beautiful service.  Unfortunately by then he was deeply into the throes of Dementia and had no idea what was taking place, but I know he would have been so proud if he'd been able to acheive this when he was still mentally with us........Bless you pops, your at peace and an American to boot!    Gord Bailey  July 6, 1923   -   May 14, 2010
Congratulations. I immigrated in 1965 from Canada.
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« Reply #290 on: November 08, 2010, 09:24:13 PM »

Hi Tevye  how's it going at work ? Hope things are going well.
Hey 4donks! THings are going well at work, I get to leave early tomorrow afternoon to drive downstate and spend the night, then spend the day training. All with my boss, who I enjoy spending time with. She's young, she's in love, and she's really fun to hang with.

and then I get 4 DAYS OFF! Thursday is a holiday (veteran's day), and I took my one personal day on Friday. Woo hoo!! I think I may just get the lawn furniture put away, before the snow flies...again. Last week I drove to work (20 miles) in pretty much of a blizzard...and wasn't even late!

So, it's going good. Now my big worry is getting those last credits done for my degree..little does little boss know she's going to help me study on the 4 hour drive!
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« Reply #291 on: November 08, 2010, 09:30:35 PM »

Hi Tevye  how's it going at work ? Hope things are going well.
Hey 4donks! THings are going well at work, I get to leave early tomorrow afternoon to drive downstate and spend the night, then spend the day training. All with my boss, who I enjoy spending time with. She's young, she's in love, and she's really fun to hang with.

and then I get 4 DAYS OFF! Thursday is a holiday (veteran's day), and I took my one personal day on Friday. Woo hoo!! I think I may just get the lawn furniture put away, before the snow flies...again. Last week I drove to work (20 miles) in pretty much of a blizzard...and wasn't even late!

So, it's going good. Now my big worry is getting those last credits done for my degree..little does little boss know she's going to help me study on the 4 hour drive!
Well you enjoy yourself and RELAX, never mind the lawn furniture, that's what husbands and grad kids are for.   You'll knock out those credits with no problem. So have FUN.
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« Reply #292 on: November 09, 2010, 07:06:30 AM »

OK, who's the maroon who called my cell phone (which also serves as my alarm clock) last night at 11:30, just as I was FINALLY falling asleep? I have to keep the phone far enough from my bed so I won't just reach over and turn it off...so that was a major pain. I thought about maybe calling that number back if I woke up in the middle of the night....but didn't.

And to make it worse, they didn't even leave a message! Monkey Devil!
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« Reply #293 on: November 09, 2010, 07:06:34 AM »

Good Morning. 

Otis looks so cool!   

Tevye,long weekend coming up!   
Sounds great,enjoy the time off.   
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« Reply #294 on: November 09, 2010, 07:15:39 AM »

See you monkeys in a little while.My Dad is having surgery on his good eye this morning.He is legally blind in the other eye,so crossing my fingers that this surgery goes well.   an angelic monkey
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« Reply #295 on: November 09, 2010, 08:00:17 AM »

See you monkeys in a little while.My Dad is having surgery on his good eye this morning.He is legally blind in the other eye,so crossing my fingers that this surgery goes well.   an angelic monkey
Prayers for your dad.
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« Reply #296 on: November 09, 2010, 08:03:36 AM »

OK, who's the maroon who called my cell phone (which also serves as my alarm clock) last night at 11:30, just as I was FINALLY falling asleep? I have to keep the phone far enough from my bed so I won't just reach over and turn it off...so that was a major pain. I thought about maybe calling that number back if I woke up in the middle of the night....but didn't.

And to make it worse, they didn't even leave a message! Monkey Devil!
Save that number for a sleepless night. Then give a cell phone etiquette lecture. Have a safe trip and mini vacation.
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« Reply #297 on: November 09, 2010, 09:40:23 AM »

See you monkeys in a little while.My Dad is having surgery on his good eye this morning.He is legally blind in the other eye,so crossing my fingers that this surgery goes well.   an angelic monkey
Prayers and my thoughts are with your dad   an angelic monkey
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« Reply #298 on: November 09, 2010, 10:06:45 AM »

See you monkeys in a little while.My Dad is having surgery on his good eye this morning.He is legally blind in the other eye,so crossing my fingers that this surgery goes well.   an angelic monkey

Prayers for your dad.  an angelic monkey
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« Reply #299 on: November 09, 2010, 10:09:45 AM »

Morning Monkeys


NRCG Talking about dads hows yours doing today?
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