My boyfriend and I have been together for a little over a year and care about each other very much but we are not ready for marriage.
He is from New Zealand and I am from the USA. We want to live in the USA legally without getting married. One option is finding an engineering company to sponsor him, but his chances are very slim because he doesn’t have a lot of work experience and it would cost a lot of money.
Something else that came to our mind today was the possibility of getting married with the Justice of Peace so he could live and work legally in the same city as I. Obviously, this marriage wouldn’t be seen as “valid” in the Catholic Church and we wouldn’t live together and still treat each other as boyfriend and girlfriend. Obviously, we are going to speak with our Priest, but just wanted to ask others opinions as well. Do you think it is morally right and acceptable?
Thanks in advance!