Need Your Help - Marry someone for Green Card

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    Jun 28, 2016 5:49 PM GMT
    I know I have emailed some of you about my gay Syrian friend. He feels that his life is in danger if he goes back to Syria. Since the "ISIS" aren't all Syrians, many Syrian people don't feel safe there. He has an American visa that expired after six months on his Syrian passport, but he has to wait two years for a green card. His lawyer doesn't help him that much. He was thinking moving to Canada. I don't want him to move to Canada. I don't know what to do to help him?

    I am sorry to disappointed you guys, but he is my friend. I want to thanks everyone that emailed me back. I got some information that may help him from my email. You are more welcome to give me your thought/idea or a way to help my friend?

    No need to be rude, it is about helping our gay brothers out.
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    Jun 28, 2016 7:43 PM GMT
    see if he can change his status to a refugee or seeking asylum?

    http://time.com/4048421/meet-the-lgbti-refugees-who-are-fleeing-syria-for-the-u-s/

    http://www.icmc.net/

    http://www.state.gov/j/prm/policyissues/issues/c62979.htm
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    Jun 29, 2016 5:50 AM GMT
    UMayNeverKnow saidMarry him


    Do you think I should? I am not completely out to anyone. I am a little worried that my parents will find out. They know about me liking guys, but gay marriage is a big NO to them (especially being raised by conservative Christian family).
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    Jun 29, 2016 6:40 AM GMT
    I have a good friend that is willing to marry him for me. God bless his soul. I will find out what happen.
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    Jun 29, 2016 6:45 AM GMT
    Sammy,
    You're a little "obsessed" with this entire situation.
    ....emotional and this might cause some delusions?
    Perhaps you should just not worry as much. Things will work out.
    Get to work and lose your mind there. At Least you won't go broke!
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    Jun 29, 2016 7:03 AM GMT
    Emotional? Yes, I don't like see someone I know is suffering.

    Not worry? You and everyone should worry! He said he will get killed if he returns to Syria because he is gay...
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    Jun 29, 2016 7:07 AM GMT
    If my friend change his mind, then I guess I will have to marry him and keep it secret rest of my life.
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    Jun 29, 2016 7:13 AM GMT
    JPGC2007 saidIf my friend change his mind, then I guess I will have to marry him and keep it secret rest of my life.


    Sounds very romantic. I think you've been wanting this for a long time now!
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    Jun 29, 2016 7:20 AM GMT
    I do find him very attractive.

    He has blue eyes and dark brown hair. Tall, muscular, and sexy ass.
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    Jun 29, 2016 7:59 AM GMT
    I believe I have missed some of your posts to get an idea of who you are, but if I had gander, would you be GladiatorSam? I actually saved a google cached profile of GladiatorSam but haven't taken the time to match the information in your current profile, but from recall I think it more or less matches. Were you also one of the pro-Palestianian people posting in those Israeli-Palestianian threads recently?
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    Jun 29, 2016 8:00 AM GMT
    2BFree saidSammy,
    You're a little "obsessed" with this entire situation.
    ....emotional and this might cause some delusions?
    Perhaps you should just not worry as much. Things will work out.
    Get to work and lose your mind there. At Least you won't go broke!


    Oh you already beat me to it.
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    Jun 29, 2016 1:04 PM GMT
    2BFree said
    JPGC2007 saidIf my friend change his mind, then I guess I will have to marry him... .

    Sounds very romantic. I think you've been wanting this for a long time now!


    "Romantic"? Really?!?!? Are they a couple in love and they'd be getting married because they want to spend their whole life together? That's romantic. I see nothing "romantic" about marrying someone just so they can get a green card. Am I missing something?
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    Jun 29, 2016 1:22 PM GMT
    CuriousJockAZ said
    2BFree said
    JPGC2007 saidIf my friend change his mind, then I guess I will have to marry him... .

    Sounds very romantic. I think you've been wanting this for a long time now!


    "Romantic"? Really?!?!? Are they a couple in love and they'd be getting married because they want to spend their whole life together? That's romantic. I see nothing "romantic" about marrying someone just so they can get a green card. Am I missing something?


    missing maybe sarcasm...
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    Jun 29, 2016 1:44 PM GMT
    A Lesbian friend of ours married a guy from South America, in order to give him US residency. I'm not sure why she did it, maybe she got some money out of it. Once his residency was established he was hardly ever at her home, and they had separate bedrooms when he was.

    I was always concerned that if the husband ever came under the scrutiny of law enforcement she might be charged with complicity in a fraudulent marriage. They finally did divorce, but I believe he stayed in the US. She got married again, this time to another Lesbian (whom we also knew) after they moved to another State, where they continue to live happily.

    Point is, some of these are marriages of convenience, at least for the non-US immigrant. And may expose the US citizen to some degree of legal risk. Not only should this Syrian guy get the advice of a good US immigration lawyer (a friend of ours originally from Iran via Sweden went that route successfully), but the OP might want to consult with his own attorney before he proceeds with a marriage.
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    Jun 29, 2016 1:44 PM GMT
    kzen64 said
    missing maybe sarcasm...



    LOL! Ahhhhh....Duly noted icon_wink.gif
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    Jun 29, 2016 5:00 PM GMT
    Not clear from the post, but I get the impression that Syrian friend is currently in the USA, nad has not yet overstayed his visa. If so, why not apply for asylum? There are asylum lawyers who can advise on this.

    OP could marry him, but granting of permanent resident status would not be automatic (the USA isn't France). You would have to live together, and there would be an investigation. Any course of action should involve consultation with an immigration attorney. (And if Canada is contemplated, consultation with a Canadian immigration attorney). The law is much more complicated that it would seem to lay people.

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    Jun 29, 2016 8:59 PM GMT
    Unnamed6 saidI believe I have missed some of your posts to get an idea of who you are, but if I had gander, would you be GladiatorSam? I actually saved a google cached profile of GladiatorSam but haven't taken the time to match the information in your current profile, but from recall I think it more or less matches.


    Yes that was my former screen name GladiatorSam. I left because some assholes pro-Israel trying to attack me by stealing my pictures and use them on their facebook accounts.

    Unnamed6 saidWere you also one of the pro-Palestianian people posting in those Israeli-Palestianian threads recently?


    No, some people mistaken me for someone else. I am not ashamed being a pro-Palestinian, because I am a Palestinian-American. I can understand there are some RJ members that are pro-Israel than pro-Palestinian in here...
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    Jun 30, 2016 7:05 PM GMT
    Not gonna lie, I've done it before. Well I did the fiancé visa with a guy earlier this year. It wasn't so bad because he was a Lebanese guy from Denmark of all places so it's not all that suspicious. He lived with me, we took pics and posed as a couple everywhere we went. It was like having a boyfriend that paid my rent for 5 months.
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    Jun 30, 2016 11:45 PM GMT
    Hey mate,

    PM sent...

    Cheers,

    Sean
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    Jul 08, 2016 5:36 AM GMT
    Thanks to everyone here for your helpful comments!
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    Jul 08, 2016 6:27 AM GMT
    CuriousJockAZ said
    2BFree said
    JPGC2007 saidIf my friend change his mind, then I guess I will have to marry him... .

    Sounds very romantic. I think you've been wanting this for a long time now!


    "Romantic"? Really?!?!? Are they a couple in love and they'd be getting married because they want to spend their whole life together? That's romantic. I see nothing "romantic" about marrying someone just so they can get a green card. Am I missing something?


    I was being sarcastic here. On occasions I can be. I know Mr. Sam has been romanticizing with this entire Palestinian/Syrian/ Muslim/Jewish conflict for a long time. Maybe now he will find his true love!! LOL