I recently got married in Argentina last month to my wife. A few people told me I made a mistake and that it would have been easier if she had come over on a fiance visa or if we had married in the USA. It doesn't make sense to me why getting a spouse here would be more difficult than a fiance. I already miss my wife very much, I am not rich I can't afford to be flying back and forth on a regular basis and I can't really afford a lawyer for the green card petition so I am trying to do it mysel. I have not submitted the I-130 petition yet, can I have her apply for a tourist visa so she can visit with me 6 months while I wait for the green card petition? Why is it so hard for a law abiding citizen to get his wife to the USA? this lengthy process and the expenses involved are very frustratingAdditionally I just found out my wife is having a few medical problems recently and I am worried about her. It is frustrating because I have great medical coverage, and she and her son are covered under my insurance but they can't use it unless they are in the United States. In Argentina the healthcare is questionable and there are long waiting times to be seen. I have all this urgency to get her here but feel helpless. She does not really have strong ties to her country in the sense of having a job or a house, she lives with family taking care of her child. She doesn't even have a bank account but she should be getting her passports in a week or two. I am not rich but I have the means to support her while she is here in the USA, I wonder if that is enough to persuade towards a tourist visa?