I usually post about genealogy on this blog, but as any genealogist understands... it is all about families.
We fell in love and she looked at me with sadness in her
eyes. Then came her warning: "I'm here on a tourist visa, and have
overstayed: we will have a rough road ahead." She questioned whether I
would still love her after seeing the difficulties of immigration, and I
assured her that I would stand by her always. Neither of us believe in
breaking the law. I pondered what it was that brought her to her
decision to overstay her visa. She was serving a faith-based mission in
the United States for more than a year and had no practical option to
travel to her home country as required. She also was not successful in
getting any other type of visa, so here she was in the USA doing faith-based service
work, and because of the overstay many would consider her an "illegal." She
completed her mission honorably and we both ended up in the same church
congregation where we served in various assignments and became fast
friends. We married, and now we live in two different countries due to
problems with waiver law. We need American Families United. We need
Action point: Contact your representative today and ask them to COSPONSOR H.R.3431.
The title for this post is a play on the New Testament book of Matthew 12:12.