From sf author / futurist Bruce Sterling and his Serbian activist / author wife Jasmina Tesanovic.
Surprising news has just arrived for us at our American home address. Although we have been married for four years now, the American Immigration services can’t find any paper trail for the two of us.
We have no joint bank account, no insurance accounts and no joint children. The authorities therefore suspect that our marriage is a phony “Green Card marriage,” and they would like to have Jasmina deported from the USA.
This is not too entirely surprising a mistake, since we’re an Internet couple. By our nature, we just don’t generate much paper.
If you know Bruce and Jasmina personally, please fill out this form, scan it, and email to them. Their lawyer will deliver them to the authorities. I expect they’ll be getting a tsunami of support letters.
Seems to me that five minutes of googling by Immigration officials would have shown them to be a legitimate couple.