Marriage in Mexico

Marriage in Mexico

I’m sure that everyone has their own opinion on immigration and whatnot but that’s not the point of this post.

My neighbor and recent friend married a very nice man who was born in Mexico. One way or another while he was working in the states, they met. They dated for 3 years and then were married for another 3 years. His visa or whatever ended and he had to go back to Mexico in the midst of them going through the long application process for his green card.
He was denied citizenship and told he could try again in 1 year. In the meantime, he was living in Mexico and she was living and working in the Midwest. Luckily her job allows for her to work mostly from home so she packed up their dogs, their belongings and their life and moved to Mexico also. Currently they are trying to sell their home while they live abroad.
This is so sad to me. I don’t really understand all of it but why on television and movies do people get married to get their green card if it really isn’t that simple or quick? Were any of you under the same impression that marriage=green card?
Now our neighborhood is losing another quality family and I won’t be able to hang out with them!

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