“Cinderella is a Step Closer To Becoming a Legal Citizen in the USA – Surprised?
A blog around immigration and its effects.
The US citizenship test is one of the most difficult tests in the world. The test consists of 10 questions randomly selected from 100 possible questions. In order to pass, you have to get 6 out of 10 correct — 60%.
We’ve all seen the Disney cartoon, Cinderella, which tells the story of Ella, who lives with her cruel stepmother and two stepsisters after her father dies. The action begins when Ella’s father dies and she is left with nothing but rags to wear and few crumbs to eat. But then she meets a fairy godmother, who transforms her into a beautiful princess with a shimmering gown and glass slippers. She goes to the ball and falls in love with Prince Charming only to lose one of her slippers at the stroke of midnight when she has to run home before the magic spell expires. The next day, Prince Charming comes searching for his true love by trying on the missing slipper on every girl’s foot in town until he finds Cinderella and they live happily ever after.
It turns out that Cinderella
Cinderella is a Step Closer to Becoming a Legal Citizen in the USA
Well, maybe it’s not as far fetched as you think. If you start at the beginning of the story and analyze it from an immigration perspective, there are some things that can be done under current law to help Cinderella get her green card.
First, we need to look at what type of visa Cinderella can use to come to the US. Since she is a foreigner living abroad, we first need to see whether or not she has any relatives who are US citizens or green card holders. In this case, Cinderella’s mother was a US citizen who married a foreign national and moved abroad with him. Therefore, Cinderella can use her mom’s citizenship to come to the US by filing an I-130 petition for alien relative.
However, even if Cinderella was lucky enough to have her father be able to file an I-130 for her – because he too is a US citizen or green card holder – Cinderella would still have one more hurdle before obtaining her green card. Because she was born outside of the United States and has never resided in the country before, she would not qualify for an immediate green card via adjustment of status (AOS). She would
The story of Cinderella is one that is known by children and adults alike around the world. This classic fairy tale was written by Charles Perrault in 1697 France and has been adapted by Disney, translated into hundreds of languages, and even been declared an International treasure. The story tells of a young girl named Cinderella who is oppressed and maltreated by her stepmother and stepsisters, but then meets a prince when she attends a ball wearing a beautiful gown. They fall in love, marry, and live happily ever after.
Cinderella, whose real name is Ella, would probably be surprised to learn that she is a step closer to becoming a legal citizen in the United States. The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), which handles all immigration procedures in the United States (and which actually replaced the Immigration and Naturalization Service or INS), announced that it had created an online citizenship application as part of its “Citizenship Resource Center.” The application can be filled out completely online, which will save time and money for applicants who would otherwise have to hire lawyers or immigration consultants to complete their applications for them.
The new 9-page application form can be downloaded from the USCIS website at http://www.
I have been a huge fan of Disney movies and in particular the movie Cinderella. So when I came across this article, it excited me even more. As a foreigner, I could always relate to Cinderella, and did the tough times that she went through to get the prince (who was her legal citizen), and live happily ever after.
As immigrants, we are called many names, including ‘aliens’ (I have done my share of alien puns), but in this article, a lawyer argues that the iconic Disney character Cinderella is also an ‘alien’, or at least she is as much an alien as any other foreign national who has entered the country legally.
Quoting from the article: ‘In fact, Cinderella comes from a fictional country known as “France”, which is not part of the United States.’
Thoughts on Immigration?
In the early morning hours of Thursday, December 11, 2014, the U.S. House of Representative passed a bill that will make it easier for more immigrants to become legal citizens of the United States. This caught many off guard as it is not often that Republicans and Democrats can agree on anything these days. Even more surprising was what was included in the bill.
The new bill will make it easier for immigrant entrepreneurs to start their own businesses and create jobs right here in America. It will also eliminate some of the unnecessary regulatory hurdles that have hindered economic growth and job creation in recent years.
Additionally, this legislation eliminates visa backlogs that have made it difficult for immigrant women who are victims of violence to remain in the United States with their children. The law has been nicknamed “Cinderella’s law” because of its similarity to Cinderella’s story where an immigrant marries into a royal family and is able to live happily ever after in her new country (although we all know how that story ends).
What does this mean for you? Well if you were one of those mad scientists who wanted to create your own nuclear power plant, then you might be happy with this new legislation as it would likely prevent any accidental meltdowns from occurring! However, if you were a
The Cinderella Act is a law that allows immigrants who are abused and mistreated by their employers or spouses to stay in the U.S., even if they are in the country illegally. It “protects domestic and agricultural workers against abuse, harassment and retaliation.”
Now, you may ask, how does Cinderella fit into this? Well, the law was named after Cindy Gonzalez, a Guatemalan immigrant who was held prisoner by her employer – she wasn’t allowed to leave home or talk to people outside her community. She had to sign a contract that obligated her to work for free for five years as a domestic worker.
But things changed when she watched the movie “Cinderella”. She realized there was help out there for people like her and called the police, which led to the arrest of her employer for human trafficking.
The law worked for Cindy – it can also work for other women like her who are forced into being domestic workers.
Belle is a fictional character from the 2011 Walt Disney Pictures film Beauty and the Beast. She is an intelligent and undeniably beautiful young woman whose traits are looked down upon in her small French village. As such, she is oddly awkward and prefers to read than spend time with the local girls. Belle yearns for adventure and wonders what life is like outside her provincial town, but her father Maurice gets lost one day, Belle ventures out to find him, and discovers the Beast’s castle in the woods. The Beast imprisons Maurice when he discovers him in the castle, so Belle goes back to the castle and offers herself instead. In exchange for her father’s release, she agrees to stay with the Beast.
Over time, Belle begins to befriend the castle’s servants, who invite her to a spectacular dinner. When she wanders into the forbidden west wing and finds a rose, the Beast scares her into returning to her room. She becomes frightened of him and attempts to escape twice: first by trying to take a horse and later by making friends with Gaston’s henchmen who try to capture the Beast. The Beast holds on strong – until Belle discovers that he is holding her father captive in his dungeon. She goes back for him,