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Thursday’s Retrospective

Here then is the second edition of the postings in my “Thursday’s Retrospective” series, this time with a contribution I originally posted on my “Pit’s Musings and Ramblings from a Big Country: mein persönliches Blog mit ‘Updates aus Texas’“, on Monday, January 18, 2010, about our first appontment with an immigration lawyer, to help me get my Green Card:

Donnerstägliche Retrospektive

Hier ist dann nun die zweite Ausgabe meiner Beiträge in der Reihe “Donnerstägliche Retrospektive”, dieses Mal mit einem Beitrag, den ich ursprünglich auf meinem Blog “Pit’s Musings and Ramblings from a Big Country: mein persönliches Blog mit ‘Updates aus Texas‘” gepostet hatte, am Montag, dem 18. Januar 2010, über unseren ersten Termin bei einem Einwanderungsanwalt, um mir zu helfen, meine Green Card zu bekommen:

Re-Posted: “Off to a Lawyer” [originally posted on January 18, 2010]

Off to a Lawyer

Posted by Pit on Monday, January 18, 2010

Today we have an appointment with our immigration lawyer here. There we will be coached for an interview with the Immigration Department [or Department of Homeland Security, as it’s called now] on January 28. The interview will the final step in the process of getting me permanent residency, the so-called “Green Card“. And then I’ll be a “resident alien”, as that status is sometimes called. Reminds me somehow of science fiction. But I still don’t have 6 fingers on each hand, nor am I of a greenish skin color. And I also don’t have antennae sprouting from my head!

Auf zum Rechtsanwalt

Heute ist ein Termin bei unserem Einwanderungs-Anwalt hier. Da werden wir vorbereitet – „gecoacht“, wie es in Denglish heißt – für ein Interview mit der Einwanderungsbehörde am 28. Januar. Das Interview ist der letzte Schritt im Verfahren, für mich die Daueraufenthaltsgenehmigung zu bekommen. Und dann wäre ich ein „resident alien„, wie es so schön heißt. Aber weder mit 6 Fingern an jeder Hand noch von grüner Hautfarbe. Und ich habe auch keine Antennen am Kopf!

12 responses to “Thursday’s Retrospective

  1. Well, I suppose it’s not a cliff-hanger …

  2. What a difference between the US and Canada!
    Here in Canada, you become a “landed immigrant” instead of a “resident alien”!
    Kindest regards,
    Christa

    • Well, actually “resident alien” seems to be somewhat old-fashioned and no longer in use, but I like it because it sounds so funny, like something out of an SF-movie. The official term nowadays is “lawful permanent resident”.
      Best,
      Pit

  3. Bet it was easier to get through the process a few years ago! 😊

    • I have no idea what it would be like nowadays. I haven’t heard any negative info, though, about people like me who got/get their Green Cards by marriage. It’ll be interesting to see what will happen in 2022, when I need to have my Green Card renewed.

  4. You claim no antennae, but always have that cap on, in your profile photo! 🙂

    • Well, that photo is ages old. 😉 But I still wear a cap or a hat when I’m outside. That’s what I started the moment I came to live in southern Texas: never outside without your head well covered.

  5. Good Luck to you my friend!

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