I know it's difficult to make headway with the Immigration process, the projected cuts to the Immigration service heralded in the new govt budget don't sound as if they will help anything either. Keep at it, it's worth it. The economy is starting to pick up a little, there are a few jobs out there. Ever thought of BC, there's a lot of construction jobs out this way but you have to be mobile? Most of the plaster type work is drywall or stucco out here, not the traditional plaster walls we used to see in the UK. Anyhow, keep at it, it should get better, and it has to be better than what's happening in the UK right now!