John, is there no chance it will be there on Monday? I wonder if you could stop at the US side of the border and get a return certificate of some sort so you could go ahead with the trip.
Not even a remote chance of Monday, it's going to take us months to prove that my wife of 42 years, my high school sweetheart, who was a ward of the state because her parents were too freaking drunk to give her a name at birth (hospital paperwork says "Baby Girl Tripp") or even take care of their kids is indeed a U.S. Citizen. Wonder if that means she can stop paying taxes! They want us to provide additional records (more than we have already) like census polls from back in the 50s (not sure what that proves), school records, affidavits from family back in the 50s, and whatever else we can come up with. Keep in mind that we had this done back in 1977 when the Navy processed me for a Top Secret clearance and we have a delayed birth certificate from the state of Maine that outlines everything that they reviewed back in 1977 to make the correlation between Baby Girl Tripp and my wife. They told me 4 weeks ago that this was enough, today they say that must not have been an authorized person telling us that and that they needed all the documentation (I guess they don't believe the good folks in Maine). To say I'm livid would be a huge understatement! I also asked them about her crossing the boarder without a passport and they told us point blank, don't try it.