I just got out of an interview earlier today down at USCIS. It was a spouse case that I was handling for Andrew of our office.
It was a case where a fellow had been in the United States since 1993. He had come to the United States as an eight year old and he came without inspection.
He’s lived his whole life here, hasn’t gotten into trouble, married to a US citizen now.
Luckily for him, his father had filed an I-130 petition for him back in the day, back in the 90s, and it was covered by something called The Life Act. So, this fellow is able to adjust.
He didn’t have his medical completed in time for the interview, so the officer gave us a request for evidence, but she indicated that she’s going to approve the case.
But I wanted to tell you about something that happened to their kids at school.
This fellow is originally from Mexico. His wife is a Caucasian, American, white lady, and they have three kids together, three daughters.
One of them goes to school right here in Kirkwood, where our office is, and she is 12 years old.
Earlier this year, the other kids at school picked up on the fact that her father didn’t have immigration status and they surrounded this child and started yelling, “Build that wall. Build that wall. Build that wall.”
I can’t tell you … This all came up in the interview today, because my client’s wife was looking nervous and the officer, who is the nicest officer we have down in St. Louis, asked her, “Why are you so nervous?”
She said, “Well, we’ve been waiting since 1993,” I mean, “He’s been out of status since 1993. This is a really big deal for us, and we don’t want to screw it up.”
The officer was really kind and put her at ease, and that’s when she started crying and she told that story about her daughter and what happened at the school.
This was very upsetting to me.
I got very upset.
I cursed under my breath.
I probably shouldn’t have done that, but I was pretty upset.
But the officer was very kind and put our client’s mind at ease, and pretty soon he’s going to be getting a green card here, once we get that request for evidence into them.
You know, this bullshit from Trump, it spews over even into little kids, even onto the playground.
This hate and vile treatment that he gives to immigrants and the way he vilifies immigrants, it’s such BS, and I’m really tired of it.
I really hope he doesn’t get re-elected again.
I’m going to do everything I can to try to get him not elected, but these are the real-world consequences of hateful rhetoric from people like him.
If anybody supports them, that’s on you, too.
What happened on that playground is on you, too.
That’s all I got to say on that.