Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Update On Immigration

I like this lawyer. My Mother always told me, if I needed a good attorney, hire an Italian or Jewish one, not that any other person would due, but after meeting with this attorney, I have no doubt that eventually we'll get the job done. He doesn't mince words, but again doesn't see that we did anything wrong after he scanned our paperwork. He said he sees this all the time, we got stuffed on the back burner. Our first free consultation cost us $1,500. That was because we agreed to hire him. The next step is that he files a petition to Immigration to get on the ball and finish this thing up, then we wait for 90 days and another petition and yet another and if Immigration doesn't get it done, we then get to sue the Government. Probably a total cost of nearly $10,000 when all is said and done and a court appearance. Lookin' forward to that, NOT! But whatever it takes. And sometime this summer, a trip to Chicago for a long day at the British Embassy to renew Stephen's now expired passport. After we get this Green card, Stephen does plan on taking the citizenship test. I'm sure he'd pass with flying colors, after all, he does keep up with the world and the US with his website The People History. Probably knows more about it than I ever learned in school. I looked carefully into this attorney and they are based out of Chicago, but have an office in Milwaukee. Been in this business for 30yrs, this firm, so I have no doubt that they are the experts in this area. So we have a case.


Grey Horse Matters said...

Glad you found a lawyer who can actually help you guys out. Hope it all works out after all this trouble and quickly.

Rising Rainbow said...

I'm with Arlene on this. I don't even know what more to say except I'll be thinking about you both.