11 days for a Scotsman to find a husband in New York

  • FlyingWeegie

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    Jan 05, 2013 7:28 PM GMT
    So my final work placement comes to an end now and I must head back to cold wet Scotland. I love this city that much that I'd live here forever but I'm no professor so limited on how to do that. I guess my choices are to find any employer willing to sponsor a Scot - or to find a sexy husband and try do it that way. I've already booked a holiday back here for 11 days in April. What do you think of my chances?
  • Bunjamon

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    Jan 06, 2013 1:39 AM GMT
    Even in NY, where gay marriage is legal, there's no guarantee that you'd be able to stay if you were married to a US citizen. Gay binational couples were deemed a low priority to deportations, but marriage is not a easy way to stay in the US.

    Haven't you seen Green Card?

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    Jan 06, 2013 1:39 AM GMT
    If this is a serious post I feel bad.
  • FitGwynedd

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    Jan 06, 2013 1:41 AM GMT
    Bunjamon saidEven in NY, where gay marriage is legal, there's no guarantee that you'd be able to stay if you were married to a US citizen. Gay binational couples were deemed a low priority to deportations, but marriage is not a easy way to stay in the US.

    Haven't you seen Green Card?

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    Actually hetrosexual marriage is probably one of the most common ways people get into the US. I know loads of people that have done it.
  • FlyingWeegie

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    Jan 06, 2013 5:28 AM GMT
    I'm not taking it seriously. It's a lighthearted approach on any off-chance. It's a dream to live in NY permanently, contribute to society, live and work as any New York resident. Simply an opportunists way to put the feelers out icon_smile.gif
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    Jan 06, 2013 5:38 AM GMT
    Sorry but American gays don't have immigration status yet. But do check back with us again later. We're working on it.

    http://immigrationequality.org/
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    Jan 06, 2013 5:43 AM GMT
    You could make it a test case. Immigration is federal thing and marriage falls under state jurisdiction. Well until Congress passed the Defense of Marriage Act, which I believe is under Supreme Court review this term.
  • FlyingWeegie

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    Jan 06, 2013 5:45 AM GMT
    theantijock saidSorry but American gays don't have immigration status yet. But do check back with us again later. We're working on it.

    http://immigrationequality.org/



    I prefer the optimists approach over pessimism. Do it with a smile

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    Jan 06, 2013 7:04 AM GMT
    xil1601 said
    theantijock saidSorry but American gays don't have immigration status yet. But do check back with us again later. We're working on it.

    http://immigrationequality.org/



    I prefer the optimists approach over pessimism. Do it with a smile

    http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/09/29/us-usa-immigration-gays-idUSBRE88S02H20120929


    Saying "check back" and "we're working on it" is pessimism or is calling that pessimism merely judgmentalism? I'll take it as humor.

    Meanwhile, I thought my comment realistic as I believe an executive order can be rescinded by a following administration. Hopefully the supremes will one day resolve this in our favor.
  • Bunjamon

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    Jan 06, 2013 5:50 PM GMT
    FitGwynedd said

    Actually hetrosexual marriage is probably one of the most common ways people get into the US. I know loads of people that have done it.


    And yet, it does not automatically grant one's spouse the right to become a US citizen or to get permanent residency. You must still apply and jump through a ton of hoops.
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    Jan 06, 2013 5:56 PM GMT
    Move to Australia ... Gays can sponsor their partner for a resident visa ..
    To stay in the U.S , you will have to find an employer to sponsor you ... The airline company i work for in the U.S , did just that for me 22 years ago .
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    Jan 06, 2013 9:02 PM GMT
    Narciso saidIf this is a serious post I feel bad.


    Sooooo ask for his handicon_biggrin.gif
  • FlyingWeegie

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    Jan 10, 2013 12:43 AM GMT
    All in good time. Patience is key. Good things come to those who wait (actively wait that is)
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    Jan 10, 2013 2:20 AM GMT
    We recently sponsored an employee. He was highly and specifically skilled and was worth the mountain of paperwork. I'd imagine many companies wouldn't bother.
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    Jan 10, 2013 2:21 AM GMT
    xil1601 saidSo my final work placement comes to an end now and I must head back to cold wet Scotland. I love this city that much that I'd live here forever but I'm no professor so limited on how to do that. I guess my choices are to find any employer willing to sponsor a Scot - or to find a sexy husband and try do it that way. I've already booked a holiday back here for 11 days in April. What do you think of my chances?


    marry a lipstick lesbian that wants a EU passport ...
  • calibro

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    Jan 10, 2013 2:35 AM GMT
    if you're an illegal immigrant, how come you're white?
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    Jan 10, 2013 2:46 AM GMT
    xil1601 saidSo my final work placement comes to an end now and I must head back to cold wet Scotland. I love this city that much that I'd live here forever but I'm no professor so limited on how to do that. I guess my choices are to find any employer willing to sponsor a Scot - or to find a sexy husband and try do it that way. I've already booked a holiday back here for 11 days in April. What do you think of my chances?

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  • Karl

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    Jan 10, 2013 2:54 AM GMT
    Narciso saidIf this is a serious post I feel bad.