I am an American citizen and my husband is a foreign citizen. We received the acceptance notice for our I-130 and were shocked that it takes an average of 5 months to approve. When we researched and read that "visas are automatically available to spouses," we did not expect that to mean 5 months. The problem is my visa will expire, and I have no work abroad. Therefore, I must return home. On top of that, we cannot afford to have my husband out of work in America and just wait for the form to be approved. But from the research I have done, the option is that we can be together, either in America or abroad, but one of us will be unable to look for work. What are our options?
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