KateW wrote:You didn't specify if your wife is applying for a tourist visa again or an immigrant visa. I am a US citizen and my husband, a Peruvian, applied for a tourist visa when we were engaged (denied) and again after we were married (denied again). After the second denial, the interviewer told him to hot waste his money applying for a tourist visa because he will never qualify because he's married to a US citizen. I'm sure people have been granted a tourist visa after marriage, but our experience was not successful.
We very recently went through the whole process and all the details are still very fresh, so please let me know if you have any other questions! Good Luck and relax!
And then the US government is thinking, why are there so many illegals in the US?
Simply, it's almost impossible to enter legally.
A friend of mine, got married to a Mexican girl. He's American. They applied many times for a visa. Always denied. At the end, they paid someone to smuggle her accros the border. She found a job, got a child (born in the US) and after 5 years got amnesty and got a green card.
But he told me that his wife was better off when she was illegal. No taxes to pay, free healthcare and free education.