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Which is the Best Airport to Immigrate to the US?

Which is the Best Airport to Immigrate to the US?

3 Aug 2015 Karina S. Henkel

Before I got all the papers I needed to move to the US I thought about which airport would be the best to immigrate. I read about it on the Internet. People shared their experiences and some stories sounded awful. Sometimes immigrants are put through some long and humiliating interviews on the arriving airport despite the fact that they already have their green card or the visa which allows them to move to the US.

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Green Card Interview

11 Jun 2015 karinahenkel

Green Card Interview I am really lucky. I know that. I didn’t win the green card as you guys did or might do if you join The American Dream, but I took the second easiest route to get my green card. I married an American citizen.

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Greencard, Visa Application

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Woman with two identities

15 Apr 2015 karinahenkel

Woman with two identities When I travel I still use two names. After I moved to the US, I married an American citizen and took his name. It was a rather curious process for me. I expected that I had to sign our marriage certificate with my new name, as I had seen in...

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Greencard

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Winter - Finally!

17 Nov 2014 janinamihr

I never was a big fan of winter, cold weather or even christmas time to begin with. But since we moved here I developed a weird love to this time of the year. Every October when Halloween comes closer I get giddy for November 1st when Starbucks gets out the...

Greencard, Lessons to learn, Life in OC

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Sometimes life happens...

13 Oct 2014 janinamihr

Once again I have to begin a post with an apology. I haven't been posting in a while and I actually don't have a real reason for it. It's just one of those cases where life just happened.

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Greencard, Life in LA, Life in OC

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Well, hello!

14 Jul 2014 janinamihr

I feel like I have to give a little 'Comeback'-speech, because I have been absent from the blog for a little bit. But starting this post I realize there isn't that much to say actually. A lot happened since the last time I posted.

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Greencard, Life in OC

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Being an alien all over again

5 Mar 2014 janinamihr

Lately I haven't felt very foreign in the US anymore. I feel like with every month that goes by we adjust more to life over here and the more normal it gets to be here. But there still are those tiny reminders that will never make it completely normal.

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Greencard, Lessons to learn, Life in OC

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2014, here we go…

7 Jan 2014 janinamihr

As I already mentioned, 2013 hasn't been the most pleasant year for us on our US journey so far. I don't wanna go into details, but you know sometimes life doesn't follow the path you would like it to follow and instead puts some major stones in your way.

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Greencard, Lessons to learn, Life in OC

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Mommy and Daddy

26 Nov 2013 janinamihr

We are in the final chapter of our visitor season and welcomed my mom and dad today. I have been really excited for my parent's visit during the last weeks. Not only, because I haven't seen my parents face to face for almost exactly 1 year (a whole year -...

Greencard, Life in OC

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Behind the scenes

18 Nov 2013 janinamihr

This weekend was supposed to be our big "Hollywood"-weekend. The friends who are visiting us right now are big movie and TV fans, so we thought it would be a great idea to take a look behind the scenes.

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Greencard, Life in LA, Life in OC

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New Priorities

4 Nov 2013 janinamihr

As you know, we are in full on visiting season right now. Currently we have some german friends staying with us, who actually are pretty much responsible for us being here. They were the ones who made Flo sign up for the Greencard Lottery, which he luckily won on first try.

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Greencard, Lessons to learn, Visa Application, Visiting our new home

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