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IR-1 Visas For Spouses Of American Citizens?

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I am going to go ahead and put up, I saw this on the Twitter feed of Our Country Our Choice which I am rather kind of an avid follower of that Twitter feed, and the stuff those folks are doing. In my mind they are kind of on the same page, at least on the same frequency as me especially when it comes to the issues surrounding, really the crisis at the Southern United States border. I still can't figure out why the Government isn't at least doing something about this.

That said they put this up, and I thought, I don't know why they were going with this but anyway as you can see it says: "Biden offers path to citizenship to spouses of US citizens." Well I don't know why this is such, again I really follow them and for the most part I am on the same page but I don't know why this one with such a big issue. Look spouses of US citizens have always had prioritized treatment when it comes to processing Immigrant or Non-immigrant visas associated with those folks. So again, I don't know why this comes as such a shock.

As we have discussed in other videos, and I'm making a video contemporaneously with this one, there's also a difference between the so-called preference categories for those folks who for example might be Lawful Permanent Residents in the United States, aka Green Card holders, they have a different level of priority. Their cases do not process as fast as the spouse of a US citizen and quite honestly in my opinion, they shouldn't. Now there is a common misconception that an American has the right to bring their spouse to the United States. That isn't correct. They have a right to marry whomever they want but if they are not a US citizen, they don't have an unfettered right to either access or residence in the United States of America. That's the reason we have due process in the form of the Visa petition and application process for the Immediate Relative Visa in this case. This is generally speaking going to be a Visa for folks that have been married to a foreign national longer than two years, different from the Conditional Residence, CR-1 Visa which I am discussing in a video made contemporaneously with this one. 

But the thing to take away from this video is one yeah, American citizens do have priority standing if you will to petition for a foreign spouse to come to the United States, but that's always been the case. I don't know why this has been conflated in with issues surrounding illegal immigration into the United States of America.