DECEMBER 06, 2005 – Rose’s United States Visitors Visa EXPIRES (5 years after it was issued)

MARCH 8, 2006 – Rose meets Dustin at the YMCA where he was working as a lifeguard and she was bringing in an elderly lady to exercise.

FALL 2006 – Rose applies for a student visa.

DECEMBER 2006 – Rose is denied a student visa and the 1 year grace on her visa expiration is up.

FEBRUARY 2007 – Rose tells Dustin they need to get married or she will be deported.

MARCH 31, 2007 – ROSE & DUSTIN GET MARRIED.

APRIL 2007 – Rose immediately hires an immigration attorney to start her application for United States Residency.

DECEMBER 2007 – ROSE GETS A U.S. TEMPORARY RESIDENCY CARD

DECEMBER 2007 – Rose applies for a U.S. Social Security Card and begins to look for another job. Dustin learns that Rose has been working using an illegal social security number.

MARCH 2008 – Rose gets a job at a bank using her new Social Security Card.

APRIL 17, 2008 – Rose separates from Dustin and moves out for the first time. (U.S. Residency Paperwork hits 1 year mark).

JUNE 2008 – Rose moves back in with Dustin. Note: a married couple needs to live together 3 years to qualify for US Permanent Residency Green Card.  Getting divorced or separated at this stage would mean Rose could lose her residency

NOVEMBER 2009 – Rose applies to remove the conditional status of her Residency Card. This requires a spouses signature and an in-person interview to establish that the marriage is bonafide.

DECEMBER 15, 2009 – Rose separates from Dustin the 2nd time.

JANUARY 13, 2010 – Rose moves back in with Dustin. Although her permanent residency is being processed getting divorced or separated at this stage would mean Rose could be denied residency.

JANUARY 2010 – ROSE RECEIVES PERMANENT RESIDENCY/GREEN CARD.  

JANUARY 2010– Rose immediately starts the process of becoming a US Citizen.  This requires further proof that the marriage is still legitimate. Getting divorced or separated during this application process means Rose could lose her residency

NOVEMBER 1, 2010 – Adrianna Kent is born in the United States.

JANUARY 18, 2012 –ROSE BECOMES A UNITED STATES CITIZEN. To become a U.S. citizen Rose attended a ceremony and took an Oath of Allegiance, which includes the following commitment: Renounce and abjure absolutely and entirely all allegiance and fidelity to any foreign prince, potentate, state, or sovereignty of whom or which the applicant was before a subject or citizen

MARCH 10, 2012 – ROSE IMMEDIATELY SPONSORS NARYHA CASTANEDA (her mother) for her Permanent Residency Card. This lines up with Rose’s 5 year Anniversary which is what is required for Rose to sponsor her mother.

SEPTEMBER 27, 2012 – NARYHA receives her PERMANENT RESIDENCY CARD.

SEPTEMBER 30, 2012 – ROSE SEPERATES FROM DUSTIN FOR THE LAST TIME (less than a week after her mother gets her United States Permanent Residency Card).

Naturalization Oath of Allegiance to the United States of America

  1. Support the Constitution;
  2. Renounce and abjure absolutely and entirely all allegiance and fidelity to any foreign prince, potentate, state, or sovereignty of whom or which the applicant was before a subject or citizen;
  3. Support and defend the Constitution and laws of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic;
  4. Bear true faith and allegiance to the same; and
  5. A. Bear arms on behalf of the United States when required by the law; or
    B. Perform noncombatant service in the Armed Forces of the United States when required by the law; or
    C. Perform work of national importance under civilian direction when required by the law.
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