I'm assuming it was your girlfriends first time traveling to the US - so she had no problem - I'm glad for the both of you
Yeah, unfortunately, the arbitrary decision belongs to the CO.
The problem is, I have no 'nexus' in the US, because I now live in Poland. I can not file or petition from the US for the Fiance Visa, and it seems to me, that the "Non Immigrant Spousal" still requires an affidavit of support which I cannot provide (I don't earn $18,000 a year )- and I have no one to sponsor me. It seems that to enjoy rights as an American, you must have MONEY$$.
Not only do you need an Affidavit of Support, but you also need a proof of domicile in the U.S. or proof of intent to establish it. Otherwise you cannot be the principal sponsor at all, no matter the income. It's your right to sponsor, but the immigration benefit given is a privilege, not a right. The reason for the need of income is to overcome the public charge inadmissibility provisions.
What you need to do is:
- start looking for a place to live, a job, etc. in the U.S; collect all the proof you have been doing that, so that you can show it to the CO at the time of your fiance's/spouse's interview.
- find a co-sponsor (USC or LPR) that will agree to sign an Affidavit of Support on behalf of your significant other
- make plans to move permanently to the U.S.