In this episode of Not an Alien, Laasya recounts her labyrinthine journey through USCIS and environs. Never having imagined moving to the United States, Laasya met her now-husband through mutual friends. After a stint of being long distance between Delhi and Silicon Valley, during which Laasya visited the U.S. on a tourist visa, they were married in Hyderabad where both of their families reside. Their hope had been that the timing would be such – her husband was just in the process of receiving his green card after nearly a decade working in California – that the process would be rather smooth for Laasya, but these initial hopes gave way to a much messier reality that entailed applying for follow-to-join status and a nearly two-year wait, during which time Laasya was caught in bureaucratic limbo, and only able to see her husband on sporadic visits. Thankfully, this leg of her journey has reached a happy conclusion, and she and her husband are now together in the Bay Area!