Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Living as a PWD in the US

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Mia Savchenko and crutches | Living as a PWD in the US
Mirasol “Mia” Savchenko,
a person with post-polio syndrome,
walks with the help of crutches
Like most modern long-distance relationships, Mirasol Fajardo Savchenko, a person with post-polio syndrome, met and fell in love with her husband online.
She was then working as a computer programmer at the municipal IT department of Dalaguete in Cebu and the president of the municipal association of PWDs.
After three years of cyber dating and spending short periods of time with her fiancé in the Philippines, Savchenko came to the United States through a K1 or fiancée visa in 2008.

Thursday, June 25, 2015

7 Pointers for Your US Immigration Interview

US Embassy in Manila | The Interview: the Last Step of the US Immigration Process
The US Embassy in Manila (Google Maps)
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Months of visa processing comes close to a conclusion with an email from the National Visa Center (NVC) indicating the interview date and time at the US embassy in Manila.

I was sure that I would be able to sufficiently answer all the immigration officer’s questions because Ray and I were very hands on with our visa processing. Of course it also helped that he was with me during the interview.

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

7 Go-to Sites for Filipinos Immigrating as Spouses, Partners of US Nationals

US Embassy in Manila Website | 7 Go-to Sites for Filipinos Immigrating as Spouses, Partners of US Nationals
The US Embassy Website in the Philippines

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If you’re a spouse or fiancé/fiancée who is planning to immigrate to the US for love, these websites will be helpful to your journey. 

For your requirements in the Philippines, you will need the following websites:

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

5 Pros and Cons of Living in the US

self check out | Pros and Cons of Living in the US
One of the self check-out counters at Lowe's.
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Convenient, fast-paced and automated is how many things in everyday life in the States is usually described. It was how Ray described laundry in the States the first time he and I rinsed and wrung out four to five loads of clothes at our building rooftop in Quezon City.

Things in everyday lifefrom laundry and shopping to transportation and diningwill differ between countries in terms of convenience and accessibility, and they usually become quickly apparent early in the adjustment period.

Sunday, June 7, 2015

Two Centuries of Filipino Immigration to the US

top 25 totals by country | filipino immigration to the US
Top 25 Totals of Persons Obtaining Legal Permanent Residence by Country of Last Residence (1820-2013)

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