I can only speak from personal experience and what I hear reported in the news media, but it is clear that immigration policies and procedures in the United States are a mess. I am not just talking about the government’s approach to illegal immigrants, which is the most talked about topic in the news. I am more concerned with how impossible it is for people without means to immigrate to this country.
My wife’s and my experiences with obtaining and keeping her status as a legal resident alien has been an epoch worthyof other stories of good versus evil. The confusion, misinformation, rudeness, expense, and incompetence we have encountered dealing with the government in regards to her green card has worn us out and left us in a pickle. In fact, perhaps this should be the new symbol of the Immigration and Custom’s Enforcement (Ice) agency. (I was going to say “service”, but there is nothing about the organization that would warrant it.)
Their slogan could be, “Have a pickle on ICE!” That’s certainly what they have served (oops, there’s that word again) up to us. I will explain this offering in brine in future posts.