Just a tiny update. Our family moved to the USA in 2001. We've been here legally but "temporary" as far as immigration is concerned. Well, 8 years later - after many many many legal efforts and costs (to my employer) - we got the coveted card. We are permanent, which for us means - we are more free with our travel arrangements and employment opportunities. Finally.
On our way to this:
Hopefully sooner than the age of the people depicted in that image...