On Sep 10, 8:46 pm, "P D Fritz" wrote:
> wrote in message
> | hi
> | i came over here in 2001 with my 2 children to visit my boyfriend who
> | is a american by birth, we can on a visa waiver program from the uk.
> | well the story is we got married while i was here legally, and just
> | stayed on, now my oldest son has graduated school and my youngest has
> | just started high school, but we have done nothing legally to change
> | our status, so in effect we are here illegally but came into the
> | country legally, what do i do now, my son wants to work but hasn't got
> | a ssn etc, and some of the info i have received i will have to leave
> | the us and start the process from the uk, my kids really only have
> | known living here, and i can't take them out of the country, and it
> | just seems to expensive all the paper work to do, is there a easy way
> | of doing it or do i have to try and find about $6000 to make us legal.
> | thanks for any input
> I know this will not solve anything but had your husband filed the petition
> as soon as you two got married you could have possibly been a US citizen by
> now. Back in 2002 the fees were a lot cheaper too.
> Ignoring the law or not taking it seriously can have difficult consequences.
I don't want to change my citizenship i just want to change my status,
i love living here but i don't want to give up my british passport, it
just seems strange that i'm from a country that is the US best ally
and friend, and they are making it so hard and difficult and
expensive, but they have no problem letting people in from the middle
east etc and just give them everything