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Love Beyond Borders is a podcast dedicated to sharing the real life stories of families affected by the complex US immigration system. Each week I'll bring you a guest or a thought to help you reflect on this highly politicized topic. We'll also discuss related topics such as multicultural marriage, language barriers, culture shock, adjusting to life in a new country and more! I don't have all of the answers, but I hope this podcast will serve to inform and inspire you and me both. Whether you're going through a complex immigration process yourself (K1 visa, I130, I601 waiver, I601a waiver, etc.) or you're simply here out of curiosity - welcome! I'm so glad you're here!

Love Beyond Borders is a podcast dedicated to sharing the real life stories of families affected by the complex US immigration system. Each week I'll bring you a guest or a thought to help you reflect on this highly politicized topic. We'll also discuss related topics such as multicultural marriage, language barriers, culture shock, adjusting to life in a new country and more! I don't have all of the answers, but I hope this podcast will serve to inform and inspire you and me both. Whether you're going through a complex immigration process yourself (K1 visa, I130, I601 waiver, I601a waiver, etc.) or you're simply here out of curiosity - welcome! I'm so glad you're here!
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Love Beyond Borders is a podcast dedicated to sharing the real life stories of families affected by the complex US immigration system. Each week I'll bring you a guest or a thought to help you reflect on this highly politicized topic. We'll also discuss related topics such as multicultural marriage, language barriers, culture shock, adjusting to life in a new country and more! I don't have all of the answers, but I hope this podcast will serve to inform and inspire you and me both. Whether you're going through a complex immigration process yourself (K1 visa, I130, I601 waiver, I601a waiver, etc.) or you're simply here out of curiosity - welcome! I'm so glad you're here!

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Episodes

9. Abbie - Immigration Attorney

10/9/2019
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Today's episode is a conversation with Abigail Wahl, an immigration attorney. Abbie walks us through the complexities of our country’s immigration system and helps set the record straight on some of the biggest immigration myths. She answers these questions and more: -Is there a line? Is getting legal status simply a matter of filling out the paperwork and paying the fee? -What are the legal avenues for immigrating to the US? -How are US Citizens affected by our current immigration...

Duration:00:36:33

8. A Broken System

10/2/2019
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Today's episode is a reflection with a call to action. Our country's immigration system is broken. We hear that all the time, but what does a broken system look like? How does it play out in day to day life? In this episode, I reflect on this topic and talk about many changes to immigration that are being made under the current administration. It's easy to get lost in a sea of immigration news and headlines, but if we want to make positive change... we have to act. This is where you come...

Duration:00:11:21

7. Kali - Life as a Mixed Status Family

9/25/2019
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Kali is an American Citizen, but her husband is undocumented. Together they have a 3 year old US Citizen son, making them a mixed status family. Kali shares what it's been like to deal with an immigration system that doesn't have a reasonable pathway to legal status for her husband. She mentions presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke and the work he's done in an effort to help families like hers. She talks about American Families United, a nonprofit organization that lobbies for a reasonable...

Duration:00:35:48

6. Tiago's Naturalization Ceremony - The Process of Becoming a US Citizen

9/18/2019
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In this episode, you'll hear all about the day Tiago was naturalized as a US Citizen. I'll read an excerpt from my journal sharing the details of that day and the emotions I felt. We'll take a closer look at the benefits of becoming a US Citizen and the steps of the naturalization process. I'll take you back to the day of his Citizenship Interview and test and let you join in our celebration! *Connect with me on Instagram @kelli.fm *Be a guest on the show! Send an email to...

Duration:00:18:18

5. Camille - From Student Visa to Citizenship

9/11/2019
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Today's episode features Camille Trummer. When Camille met Daniel in college, she wasn't exactly sure where he was from. Turns out he's from Germany and was in the US on a student visa at the time. After dating for a few years, Camille and Daniel were ready to take the next step -- but what did that next step entail? Listen along as Camille details their journey through the US immigration system and her thoughts on the process. Enjoy! *Head to @kelli.fm to see a picture of Camille's...

Duration:00:31:41

4. KC - Borderless Stories

9/4/2019
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Today's episode is an interview with KC McCormick Çiftçi, the host of the Borderless Stories Podcast. KC takes us back to meeting her husband in Turkey and shares their journey with the K1 Fiancé Visa. She'll talk about what inspired her to create the Borderless Stories community and all it has to offer. Enjoy and don't forget to subscribe to be notified of all future episodes! *Head to @kelli.fm to see a picture of KC and Hüseyin. *Visit KC's website, for information about her podcast,...

Duration:00:35:43

3. Our Immigration Story - Part Three

8/26/2019
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Today you'll hear the dramatic conclusion of our three part immigration story. Find out what happens with our I-601 Waiver for Grounds of Inadmissibility and whether or not we are able to move home to the US. *Connect with me on Instagram @kelli.fm *Be a guest on the show! Send an email to lovebeyondborderspodcast@gmail.com *Subscribe to be notified of all future episodes. *Leave a review to help Love Beyond Borders reach a broader community!

Duration:00:19:14

2. Our Immigration Story - Part Two

8/19/2019
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Today you'll hear part two of our three part immigration story. By now you know the tragic outcome of our K1 Fiancé Visa process. Stay tuned hear about my move to Brazil and the next steps in our immigration journey, including an I130 Petition for Alien Relative Visa and an I601 Waiver for Grounds of Inadmissibility. It has only just begun... *Connect with me on Instagram @kelli.fm *Be a guest on the show! Send an email to lovebeyondborderspodcast@gmail.com *Subscribe to be notified of...

Duration:00:25:24

1. Our Immigration Story - Part One

8/8/2019
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Today you'll hear part one of our three part immigration story. My Brazilian husband and I navigated the complex and unforgiving US immigration system for over five years. Stay tuned to find out how we met, fell in love and the path we took to be together forever. It included the K1 fiancé visa - yes, the one from that show 90 Day Fiancé! We had no idea what we were getting into... *Connect with me on Instagram @kelli.fm *Be a guest on the show! Send an email to...

Duration:00:19:53

Introducing Love Beyond Borders

8/8/2019
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Welcome to Love Beyond Borders! I'm Kelli and with this podcast I'll be sharing real-life stories of families affected by our complex US immigration system. In future episodes we'll also dive into some other related topics like multicultural marriage, culture shock, language barriers, adjusting to life in a new country, etc. Stay tuned for a glimpse into my personal story and my inspiration for starting this podcast! *Connect with me on Instagram @kelli.fm *Be a guest on the show! Send an...

Duration:00:05:24