Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Still here...

I hope to get a chance to blog later tonight. For now, know we are fine and safe and are not expecting difficulties in our departure. All of our papers are up to date. Our Venezuelan children have legal valid passports.

Some American /Venezuelan children have had problems renewing their Venezuelan passports which means they can not leave the country. Or, may leave as a deported American here with out a visa.

Funny!! No one is up in arms about the undocumented Americans having to be deported from Venezuela!!!

Some of the concerns we have are in regards for the new laws and reforms of the constitution. These will become law in a matter of months. One is the elimination of dual citizenship. And since our children would lose their citizenship, they would then need a Visa to be here. And Americans are not getting visas. So, no one is being forced out, just squeezed out!!

The other concerns involve new laws in regards to education. And a few other things still in the rumor mill. I hope to share more at a later date!

7 comments:

Bar Kochba said...

Be careful- take care of yourselves.

Baptist Girl said...

Will keep praying. I am happy so far things are going ok.


Cristina

WomanHonorThyself said...

yes do take care and come home hun!

Mishel said...

Still praying for you and this huge transition you are making! Blessings and hugs to you Rita! : )

Michael said...

...will become law in a matter of months. One is the elimination of dual citizenship. And since our children would lose their citizenship...

Interesting.
Did you know that, technically, the US does not recognize dual citizenship, either?

In most cases, however, it is simply "overlooked" as long as the dual citizen does not enter or leave the States on the foreign passport.

I'm glad you all are not "being forced out," but "just squeezed out" sounds bad enough...

Have a safe departure, and a safe trip back home.

(I know, I know; you've been in Venezuela so long, and your kids were born there, that it's home for you, but as one ex-pat to another, the States are still home, too.)

Pam said...

I never thought about the "deportation" part of it. We certainly see many up in arms here in the US about "undocumented aliens"! I prefer to use the proper title for them---ILLEGAL ALIENS!!!

Jungle Mom said...

Michael, yes, I know. It is the same here in regards to being ONLY recognized as a Venezuelan. Which is why many are leaving. The hard part of deportation is that they could never come back even for a visit. I dont know if the future will even allow a visit or if it will end up as Cuba.