Sponsoring a Mexican Citizen in the US

by bartw_portland @, Troncones, Guerrero, Mexico, Friday, August 23, 2019, 13:51 (60 days ago)

This is likely one of the worst times in the history of the US to pursue this but that makes it even more worthwhile to me.
Has anyone on the group had experience "sponsoring" a Mexican citizen who would be coming to our home and working for us in the US?
Any advice (keep the snarky comments to yourself please) would be appreciated as I see this as a great way to give a very worthy local person a chance to work and live in a different location.
I'm interested in situations whether they are short term (3 months) or longer. Just not sure how to approach it and make it happen.
Thanks for your support,
Brent

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Sponsoring a Mexican Citizen in the US

by frostbite ⌂ @, Hamilton MT, Friday, August 23, 2019, 14:50 (60 days ago) @ bartw_portland

Have you checked with INS?

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Sponsoring a Mexican Citizen in the US

by bartw_portland @, Troncones, Guerrero, Mexico, Saturday, August 24, 2019, 08:16 (59 days ago) @ frostbite

I wanted to poll the brain trust here first so have not checked w INS.
You folks, living in Hamilton, might know my brother and sister-in-law.
Bruce Weide and Pat Tucker. They’re up in Blodgett Canyon and quite active in the community.
Best
Brent

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by frostbite ⌂ @, Hamilton MT, Saturday, August 24, 2019, 09:05 (59 days ago) @ bartw_portland

We live by the mouth of Blodgett Canyon, but don't know your relatives.

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by Cathy in SF @, Friday, August 23, 2019, 16:15 (60 days ago) @ bartw_portland

Doug and I have sponsored a young lady for about two years now. She came to join her husband, so not sure it would be a good comparison to your situation.

Sponsoring a Mexican Citizen in the US

by lorenzo @, Friday, August 23, 2019, 20:00 (59 days ago) @ Cathy in SF

Some years ago, I offered to sponsor a young Archaeologist, employed by the Mexican government. He just wanted a 30 day tourist visa to explore museums in Chicago & New York. I offered to be responsible for his expenses and timely departure. The petition was denied because he was unmarried and did not own a home.

I don't know how things have changed since then, but I would not be optimistic. Our current relationship with Mexico is not encouraging. Que triste!

Sponsoring a Mexican Citizen in the US

by Gringo Viejo @, Kansas/Zihuatanejo, Saturday, August 24, 2019, 16:10 (59 days ago) @ bartw_portland

Contact SGM Law FL. No, wait, don't waste your time. This firm specializes in visas for Mexicans to go to the U.S. and I am sure they will tell you "No way, fugettaboutit".

Sponsoring a Mexican Citizen in the US

by colbyco9, Tuesday, August 27, 2019, 14:33 (56 days ago) @ Gringo Viejo

I am currently trying to get my Mexican husband to the USA. The spousal visa is still difficult, and a long wait about a year or more
I have a lawyer, paid 5000 usd, plus the application fees over 1000 usd
We are waiting for our appointment. Juarez consul has been closed, looks like a trip to Mexico City, for the finger prints, medical exam, about another 500 to 1000 and the interview. And the hotel and the flight and on and on.
We have been refused 2 times for the tourist visa. One time with an attorney.
The time now is so very difficult.
I have all our papers in order. I am hopeful we will be granted the visa. I need the support and help from my husband with my work and my elderly mother.
Do not give up hope, the reality is patience and money.
Good luck

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Sponsoring a Mexican Citizen in the US

by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Tuesday, August 27, 2019, 18:12 (55 days ago) @ colbyco9

I am currently trying to get my Mexican husband to the USA. The spousal visa is still difficult, and a long wait about a year or more
I have a lawyer, paid 5000 usd, plus the application fees over 1000 usd
We are waiting for our appointment. Juarez consul has been closed, looks like a trip to Mexico City, for the finger prints, medical exam, about another 500 to 1000 and the interview. And the hotel and the flight and on and on.
We have been refused 2 times for the tourist visa. One time with an attorney.
The time now is so very difficult.
I have all our papers in order. I am hopeful we will be granted the visa. I need the support and help from my husband with my work and my elderly mother.
Do not give up hope, the reality is patience and money.
Good luck

And folks have the audacity to ask why people who only want to work a season don't "wait their turn in line".

More power to ya, but I refuse to subject my wife to all that humiliation, and I know I'd just end up in jail after the first racist comment someone made to my wife.

¡Viva México!

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Sponsoring a Mexican Citizen in the US

by Talley Ho @, Playa la Ropa, Tuesday, August 27, 2019, 23:04 (55 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

:megusta: