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04 June 2009 @ 10:33 pm
Tomorrow it's 800 days  
Tomorrow it's 800 days, and there , and there is not an update in this whole time. I feel like crying, like crying really loud.

Senators and politicians all were eager to help, but it seems nothing can happen when it's on the "namecheck" that is taking its time. With no legal deadline. Beyond two years is beyond bullshit, and I and my spouse are still living in separate continents as they are taking their time.

Enough is enough. I'm ready to give up and go anywhere else as long as I can be with my spouse.

But one last try this weekend. 800 days with no updates is way beyond bullshit, and - hey, some senators cared but can't fix it - and my president's opinion was that "it is not in president's job description..." to care about her citizens. Michael Moore probably gets too many thousands of worse letters a week, so I don't expect he'd do any more than my president either. One last try - hoping to get some attention with PRINTED medias and in the net somewhere. Just this one try.

Hello. Welcome to my life. I've been married to a US citizen since February 2006, and I can't still live with my spouse as the paperwork is taking its time...
 
 
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Martin-Éric Racinefunkyware on June 5th, 2009 06:50 am (UTC)
Countries that are truly based on the rule of the Law set a deadline to every administrative decision. The same way that Justice demands that an accused faces his accusers and the court ASAP, proper public administration demands that its customers get a response within a reasonable time. As such, countries that don't set a maximum delay for processing any administrative decision do NOT constitute a country based on democracy, fairness and transparency.

While Finland's idiocies are pale compared to those of USA, the pattern repeats itself, in that there is no deadline whatsoever for delivering any kind of administrative decision.

As such, If I had to do this again, I would pay closer attention to whether the target country has a legislative culture of setting deadlines for every administrative process and of setting clearly harsh punishments for bureaucrats that lie through their teeth and twist the facts to suit the negative decision they so desperately want to give. If the target country has reasonable delays in place for every kind of administrative process, then it's probably a winner and one that stands high in the worldwide democracy ratings.
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