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Old 03-26-09, 02:07 PM   #1
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Marriage - a solution to citizenship

What do you think of people that marry someone to allow them to stay in this country?
Is it OK, even if they don't plan to spend the rest of their lives together?

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Old 03-26-09, 02:11 PM   #2
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It is illegal to do so in many countries, including the US. Recently a major league baseball player was deported for taking part in a scam marriage.
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Old 03-26-09, 02:12 PM   #3
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How much were you offered?
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Old 03-26-09, 02:15 PM   #4
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Seems like you're asking to let some tramp from Russia force you to pay alimony.

I wouldn't do it, but other reasons.
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I used to work with a guy who had done an Asian mail order bride at one time. He said he knew she was only marrying him to get to the U.S. and get her citizenship. He wasn't surprised or even angry when she divorced him. His response was, "hey....I got to have sex with a smokin' hot woman for about 5 years for <x> dollars....it was worth it."
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Old 03-26-09, 02:32 PM   #6
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I used to work with a guy who had done an Asian mail order bride at one time. He said he knew she was only marrying him to get to the U.S. and get her citizenship. He wasn't surprised or even angry when she divorced him. His response was, "hey....I got to have sex with a smokin' hot woman for about 5 years for <x> dollars....it was worth it."
That's disgusting in so many ways.
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That's disgusting in so many ways.
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definitely not thinking of doing it; I know someone, and our discussion always gets heated. It just pisses me off, she always gives me crap because of my divorce, etc. like the pot calling the kettle black.
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Old 03-26-09, 02:36 PM   #9
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That's disgusting in so many ways.
then again... HOW hot??

what was that website again?
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I'm surprised that no one has mentioned the sanctity of a marriage, IMO stuff like that takes away from it.
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I'm surprised that no one has mentioned the sanctity of a marriage, IMO stuff like that takes away from it.


Anyway, I've got a friend who married a chick from South America so her daughter could get good medical care for a heart condition, it works out well for both of them.
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I'm surprised that no one has mentioned the sanctity of a marriage, IMO stuff like that takes away from it.


Anyway Id never do it. Call it a matter of principle.
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I'm surprised that no one has mentioned the sanctity of a marriage, IMO stuff like that takes away from it.
As does Britney Spears, trophy wives, and getting married because someone finally asked you.
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What do you think of people that marry someone to allow them to stay in this country?
Is it OK, even if they don't plan to spend the rest of their lives together?

Discuss.
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I used to work with a guy who had done an Asian mail order bride at one time. He said he knew she was only marrying him to get to the U.S. and get her citizenship. He wasn't surprised or even angry when she divorced him. His response was, "hey....I got to have sex with a smokin' hot woman for about 5 years for <x> dollars....it was worth it."
speaking about yourself in the 3rd person again, i see.

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Been married long?
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I think that went out with poodle skirts.
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then again... HOW hot??

what was that website again?
http://www.bigbadchinesemama.com/

http://www.mailorderhusbands.net/order/
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I like these: http://www.russianbrides.com/
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I love it when some pot-bellied 45 year old bachelor with a scuzzy mustache who enjoys working the closing manager shift on Friday night at the local pizza joint (surrounds himself with 16 year old high school girls) thinks that the Maria Sharipova lookalike mail order bride will stick with him after whatever the minimum time is for obtaining her citizenship.
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I have a buddy who did that. It started out as a financial situation. Years later, they seem like a happily married couple.
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I suppose you could say the same for me as well. We've lived in both of our native countries and enjoyed being able to do so legally. 15 years and counting.

To me, if you don't gain some sort of financial or legal benefit from getting married, then you might as well just forget it. (not to say you can't have a committed relationship, but there is no point in getting the government involved unless it'll benefit me personally).
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These advertisements are like those for hamburgers. In the glossy ads the burgers look stacked, plump and juicy. When you get one for yourself, it's flat, dry and disappointing. Just sayin'
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These advertisements are like those for hamburgers. In the glossy ads the burgers look stacked, plump and juicy. When you get one for yourself, it's flat, dry and disappointing. Just sayin'
Personal experience?
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Not even close. My wife is home grown, volumtuous, loving and sassy. My hamburger analogy was just an observation. Oh, when my wife and I argue, I always get in the last word. It's, "Yes dear."

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What do you think of people that marry someone to allow them to stay in this country?
Is it OK, even if they don't plan to spend the rest of their lives together?

Discuss.
Marriage is a bond between two people that confirms a joint agreement to lifelong commitment to each other. If that virtue is upheld, I'm fine with it however which way it's arranged.

Unfortunately, "nationalization" marriages don't always end the best. From the stories that I've read, some people have gotten seriously screwed from them, both financially and emotionally.
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