2/3/2010 6:59:09 AM
ecasey
ecasey
Posts 2668
You have all heard me go on (and on and on) about trying to get my immigration stuff sorted out, but what an expensive and complicated process it is.

Well, it has been made a lot more streamlined in the last little while, and I finally filed the paperwork back in November because since moving upstate last year we have more disposable income and could actually afford it.

My interview was yesterday, and I was approved - I am now legal and a green card holder!

I can get a SSN, get a driving license, get a job, go back to school, get credit and accounts in my own name, and most importantly travel back and forth to Ireland!

Eileen.

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"We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the STARS!" (Oscar Wilde)
2/3/2010 7:04:17 AM
bri
bri
Posts 3164
What a big day, E. I am so happy that it all finally worked out for the best.
2/3/2010 7:14:34 AM
Daryl
Daryl
Posts 3079
YAY!. congratulations on sticking it out and banging your head against the wall sufficiently to get it all in place. That is a huge accomplishment.
2/3/2010 7:58:37 AM
Amy QOY
Amy QOY
Posts 3839
Congratulations. That is great. That is a lot of pretty essential stuff that has opened up for you.
2/3/2010 10:07:48 AM
Jamie
Jamie
Posts 3462
Great news, Eileen! Congratulations! It`s amazing how restricted you have been all these years! Wonderful good news!
Jamie
2/3/2010 11:15:29 AM
birdlady
birdlady
Posts 1442
Eileen,
That is wonderful news and congrats are in order. Will you take me with you when you travel to Ireland?? My daughter asked only one thing as a graduation present from PA school......she wants me to go with her to Ireland!

D.
2/3/2010 11:41:31 AM
CatBookMom
CatBookMom
Posts 6264
Hurray!! Oh, how wonderful for you, Eileen! I was sort of wondering the other day when you said you had an appointment with Homeland Security.

Happy Dancing here!
2/3/2010 2:52:16 PM
Alice Trueman
Alice Trueman
Posts 1784
Wonderful! Now you can have a normal life. Your family in Ireland must be so pleased, too - now they can show off their and your homeland to your daughters.

Alice
Salt Spring Island
2/3/2010 3:49:18 PM
MacChick
MacChick
Posts 3590
Awesome! Congratulations! We are lucky to have you!
2/3/2010 4:04:18 PM
Marta
Marta
Posts 2140
Congratulations! That can be such a difficult piece of "paper" to obtain! Now, on to the next chapter of your life...
2/3/2010 9:05:45 PM
Guest
Guest
WAHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

T
2/4/2010 6:19:19 AM
Libby
Libby
Posts 7209
CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!
2/4/2010 6:53:21 AM
patw
patw
Posts 2826
Eileen,

I am so happy to hear your great news. Congratulations! Are you planning a trip back home?
PatQOC
2/4/2010 11:06:04 AM
bets
bets
Posts 18978
Congrats, E. Nice to know you don`t have to live a half life anymore.
2/4/2010 3:40:21 PM
Patricia
Patricia
Posts 1802
And America is better for it! Congratulations Eileen
2/5/2010 3:59:38 AM
Shui Kuen Kozinski
Shui Kuen Kozinski
Posts 13225
Good news indeed! Now you are a free person. Best wishes to you and your family.
2/5/2010 8:39:33 AM
benne
benne
Posts 19258
Eileen, I am so happy for you! This is the best thing ever, your world just expanded by leaps and bounds!

Benne
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