As you know if you follow the turbulent life and times of the 90 Day Fiance cast, Mohamed Jbali has moved to Texas.
Though he provides his followers with updates (and life advice) pretty regularly, he’s said that he doesn’t want to appear on 90 Day Fiance anymore.
Right now, he’s intent on working and enjoying his new life in America. Unfortunately, that may come to an end.
Sunday morning, he shared an image of a very formal letter of denial from US Customs and Immigration.
It’s been clear to most 90 Day Fiance fans that Mohamed Jbali’s entire motive for marrying a US citizen was to acquire legal residence for himself.
He came to the US, had sex with Danielle Mullins (once), and became one of the most talked-about stars on a reality series.
At the very least, you’d think that now that he has that marriage and his short-lived reality career behind him, he could move on and enjoy his new life in Texas.
But … maybe not.
So, remember back in October when we told you about how Mohamed Jbali might face deportation after some very important documents vanished in the mail en route to US Citizenship and Immigration Services?
It turns out that, though the vast majority of Green Cards are renewed, they are really not the sorts of forms that you want to get lost in the mail.
Take a look at Mohamed Jbali’s crushing news:
Jbali shared this on Sunday morning, with the caption:
"Sometimes the law does not make any sense because the person who made it never been in that situation."
He didn’t post the entirety of what looks like a rejection letter, but you can see the word "Denial" written pretty clearly.
It’s even in bold.
Interestingly, part of the form that Mohamed hasn’t seen fit to share with fans would contain the explanations for why he’s being denied.
(If his application had been accepted, it’s our understanding that it would have been good for another decade)
Whether it’s because the forms vanished in the mail and were therefore late or there’s more to it (we can’t help but wonder if Danielle Mullins’ quest for revenge is somehow involved)
Regardless, though, this is crushing news for Mohamed Jbali.
Whatever you may think of Mohamed from what you saw of him on 90 Day Fiance, this is a not-great situation.
We’re sure that Mohamed wishes that his biggest legal worry were over Danielle Mullins suing him for withholding sex during their marriage (basically).
There is, however, hope.
As countless fans pointed out in comments, if your application for permanent residency is denied, there’s an appeals process.
That can be expensive, time-consuming, and stressful … but after everything that Mohamed’s gone through to get to where he is today, we can’t imagine that he’s going to just throw up his hands and wander back to Tunisia.
Whether or not Mohamed manages to win his appeal will probably be contingent upon why he was denied in the first place.
In addition to having been a reality star — that’s about as American as you can get — he’s also gainfully employed, paying both rent and taxes on top of other expenses.
To our knowledge, he hasn’t been in legal trouble since his move to Texas.
So, if it’s just because the form was lost, we’d sure hope that he’d win his appeal.
(As some fans pointed out, sometimes denials are sent out because most people won’t go through the work to fight them, even though a court battle is still less stressful than deportation)
We wonder if the brevity of his marriage to Danielle Mullins was a factor, however. We’re no experts on immigration, but if officials decide that Mohamed scammed his way into the US, that could work against him.
We sure hope that the people deciding his case are not 90 Day Fiance viewers.