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  • Congresswoman Shalala Introduces Legislation to Increase Number of Green Cards Available, Eliminate the Backlog, and Keep Families Together

    12/11/2019 8:56:54 AM PST · by NobleFree · 34 replies
    Miami's Community Newspapers ^ | December 8, 2019 | Community News
    Rep. Donna Shalala (FL-27) introduced the Resolving Extended Limbo for Immigrant Employees and Families (RELIEF) Act, a bill that would eliminate the family and employment green card backlog by increasing the number of green cards available for those purposes. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (FL-23) is an original cosponsor of the bill.The Relief Act is the House companion to S.2603, a bill filed earlier this year in the Senate by Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Sen. Leahy (D-VT).“For years now, businesses in my district and across America have been hamstrung when trying to attract the world’s best talent because of our...
  • India’s Ambassador Lobbies Congress to Get Green Cards for U.S.-Based Workers

    12/06/2019 8:34:46 AM PST · by NobleFree · 27 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 6 Dec 2019 | NEIL MUNRO
    India’s ambassador on Wednesday acknowledged a meeting with Sen. Dick Durbin, the top Democrat who is blocking GOP Sen. Mike Lee’s S.386 bill that would accelerate the inflow of Indian graduates into the professional jobs sought by American graduates. “Thank you @SenatorDurbin for an engaging discussion on the value that high-skilled #Indian professionals bring to the #US economy by filling the #STEM shortage,” said a December 4 tweet from Ambassador Harsh Shringla. The roughly 900,000 imported Indian visa-workers are “critical for the competitiveness of #American #tech industry,” Shringla claimed. [...] “It’s quite concerning to see the Indian Ambassador to the...
  • GOP Sen. Thom Tillis Touts Green Card Giveaway to India’s Outsourcing Workers

    11/08/2019 11:30:31 AM PST · by NobleFree · 42 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 6 Nov 2019 | NEIL MUNRO
    GOP Sen. Thom Tillis (R-NC) is championing legislation to reward Indian workers who take jobs sought by American college graduates. [...] Tillis championed Sen. Mike Lee’s S.386 bill — which would give many more green cards to India’s contract workers — while he blocked the passage of Sen. Dick Durbin’s RELIEF Act giveaway to India’s workers [...] The rival Lee and Durbin bills would remove the so-called “country cap” on the annual award of green cards to foreign nationals. Under that law, the roughly 800,000 Indian workers in the United States can get about 10,000 green cards each year. The...
  • Michelle Malkin Tears Into ‘Slow Learner’ Charlie Kirk … (re immigration)

    11/08/2019 10:42:25 AM PST · by rintintin · 40 replies
    Mediaite ^ | Oct 31 2019 | Charlie Nash
    Michelle Malkin, a former Fox News contributor and the founder of Twitchy and Hot Air, tore into Turning Point USA founder Charlie Kirk, Wednesday, in a scathing article for American Greatness, after Kirk claimed America “should staple a green card behind your diploma” during a university speech last week. “I was flabbergasted to hear Turning Point USA founder Charlie Kirk telling students at a university campus lecture last week that ‘We should staple a green card behind your diploma,'” Malkin declared. “He repeated this nonsense at Ohio State University during a ‘Culture War’ tour stop this week, asserting that any...
  • GOP Sen. Kennedy Blocks Democrat Bill to Import More Indian Workers

    10/18/2019 11:38:05 AM PDT · by NobleFree · 46 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 17 Oct 2019 | NEIL MUNRO
    Lousiana GOP Sen. John Kennedy has blocked a bill drafted by a top Democratic Senator that would accelerate the flow of Indian visa workers and immigrants into Americans’ office jobs. “The American people deserve an immigration system that looks like somebody designed it on purpose,” Kennedy told Democrat Sen. Dick Durbin during a polite conversation on the Senate floor. He said: I am rising to object [to Durbin’s bill] because a number of my colleagues … would like a little additional time to study this bill. But equally important, if not more important, many of my colleagues’ sentiment is that...
  • India’s Visa Worker Lobby: Democrat Sen. Dick Durbin Echoes Racial Segregationists

    10/09/2019 3:14:03 PM PDT · by NobleFree · 5 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7 Oct 2019 | NEIL MUNRO
    The Indian visa workers who helped Sen. Mike Lee come close to passing his Indian green card giveaway bill are now portraying Democrat Sen. Dick Durbin as a racist for blocking the bill. “Senator Durbin’s argument against the bill is no different from the arguments presented by those against removing segregation and discrimination,” said an October 2 message by the group, titled Immigration Voice (IV). [...] The bill would put roughly 300,000 Indian workers and 300,000 family members at the head of the line for green cards by discarding the decades-old, pro-diversity “country caps” rule. The large population of Indians...
  • FICO scores, work permit horrors coming. Not a great time to be an immigrant in the Trump era

    09/11/2019 10:46:03 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 31 replies
    News India ^ | Aug 16, 2019
    NEW YORK – Beware of filing for bankruptcy or that terrible habit of not paying your credit card on time, if you are an immigrant in the United States, hoping to get a Green Card someday. Big Brother watching you is passé. It’s the era of the Trump administration poking through your financials, digging up dirt from your credit history, that should give you the chills. The new Public Charge rule which will come into effect from October 15th, will see a seismic shift in immigration to the US, with laws that favor rich immigrants with stellar financial track record,...
  • Please Take a Few Moments…

    08/14/2019 4:58:08 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 5 replies
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 8-14-19 | MOTUS
    This is interesting; did you know that Mexico has specific financial criteria for obtaining residency?  If you plan to live, work, or retire in Mexico, Mexican Immigration Law stipulates that applicants for residency must fulfill certain criteria, including financial criteria.  The financial criteria are intended to ensure that people applying for residency have the means to sustain themselves in Mexico. Seems reasonable enough: the financial criteria are intended to ensure that people applying for residency have the means to sustain themselves in Mexico, rather than live off the benevolence of the people of Mexico. Reasonable of course unless Trump applies...
  • Trump Changes Green Card Rule to Save Taxpayer Money

    08/12/2019 6:00:32 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Rush ^ | August 12, 2019 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: This is another big story today. “The Trump administration on Monday issued a long-awaited rule strengthening the ability of federal officials to deny green cards to immigrants deemed likely to rely on government aid.” This is going to save somebody that’s never considered in any of this when we talk about illegal immigration, health care for illegals, welfare, education, you name it, the one entity that is never discussed and never talked about is the taxpayer, the American citizen responsible for paying for all of this irresponsibility the Democrats are proposing. And Donald Trump finally is, $57 billion a...
  • What we know about Ayoola Ajayi, ... man arrested ... Mackenzie Lueck's Homicide [tr]

    06/29/2019 7:51:24 AM PDT · by topher · 63 replies
    KSL ^ | 28-June-2019 | By Jacob Klopfenstein
    Full Title: What we know about Ayoola Ajayi, the man arrested in connection with Mackenzie Lueck's homicideSALT LAKE CITY — A homeowner who police previously named as a "person of interest" in the case of missing University of Utah student Mackenzie Lueck has been arrested, police confirmed Friday. Ayoola Ajayi, 31, was arrested Friday morning near 1000 S. West Temple in connection with Lueck's death, according to Salt Lake police. He is expected to be charged with aggravated murder, aggravated kidnapping and desecration of a body, according to Salt Lake City Police Chief Mike Brown.
  • Tax Question

    04/01/2019 3:25:57 AM PDT · by Oshkalaboomboom · 21 replies
    Myself ^ | 4/1/2019 | Oshkalaboomboom
    My wife is a British citizen who lived with me for 10 years in the USA before we moved to Spain 3 years ago. She had a green card but since she hasn't been back it is no longer valid. She doesn't care about that and neither do I. But what about the IRS? Since she isn't an American citizen and doesn't live in America do I still have to list her when I file my taxes? She does have a social security number but she never worked when she was in America, it was just for tax purposes.
  • How to get a Chinese green card (if you’re not Elon Musk)

    01/13/2019 6:28:35 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    InkStone News ^ | 01/13/2019 | Viola Zhou
    If you’re reading this and happen to be Elon Musk, skip to step two. If you're not, read on. Beijing is so happy with Tesla's new factory in China that it has offered Elon Musk a green card. During a meeting at Communist Party headquarters in Beijing on Wednesday, Chinese premier Li Keqiang said Musk may well qualify for Chinese permanent residency, according to a Chinese government report of their meeting. Musk was visiting China for the ground-breaking of Tesla’s Shanghai plant, the electric carmaker’s first production base outside the United States. (He was also spotted having hotpot at a...
  • Immigration judge revokes green card, orders deportation of Virginia activist Alejandra Pablos

    12/13/2018 6:07:28 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 16 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 12/12/2018 | Marissa J. Lang
    An immigration judge in Arizona on Tuesday stripped prominent immigration and reproductive-rights activist Alejandra Pablos of her green card and ordered her deportation nearly a year after she was arrested outside a protest in Virginia. It was the climax of a case that has loomed over Pablos for years. But, she said, she’s not giving up yet. “La lucha sigue,” Pablos, 33, said in an interview. The struggle continues. Pablos, who since 2016 had worked for the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health in Annandale, said she plans to appeal the decision by immigration Judge Thomas Michael O’Leary. Pablos said...
  • 14th Amendment and green card kids

    10/31/2018 1:35:53 PM PDT · by mikelets456 · 32 replies
    Kid laws. ^ | 10/31/2018 | Me
    The site I listed really does not have the answer I'm looking for but we got on this discussion at work. I understand the 14th amendment clause, 1866 dealing with the civil rights acts etc. The question I have is a person I work with is from Canada. While he was waiting for his citizenship he had 3 children. Then he received his citizenship. I argue that the intention to become a citizen has been started and in the works, therefore establishing "intent". My co-worker argues that his kids are not citizens and Trump's EO and the 14th amendment would...
  • Under Trump Proposal, Lawful Immigrants Might Be Inclined To Shun Health Benefits

    05/11/2018 4:46:16 PM PDT · by spintreebob · 22 replies
    Kaiser Health News ^ | 5/11/18 | Christina Jewett,Melissa Bailey,Paula Andalo
    The Trump administration is considering a policy change that might discourage immigrants who are seeking permanent residency from using government-supported health care, a scenario that is alarming some doctors, hospitals and patient advocates. Under the proposed plan, a lawful immigrant holding a visa could be passed over for getting permanent residency — a green card — if they use Medicaid, a subsidized Obamacare plan, food stamps, tax credits or a list of other non-cash government benefits, according to a draft of the plan published by The Washington Post. Even the use of such benefits by a child who is a...
  • Pierdes tu “green card” si no presentas tu declaración de impuestos (Read the translation....)

    04/15/2018 7:19:26 PM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 24 replies
    El Mundo ^ | 12 April 2018 | Editors at El Mundo
    Actualmente, el Gobierno Federal es inflexible en el cumplimiento de las leyes migratorias. La puntería está sobre los inmigrantes que poseen la ‘green card’. A medida que se acerca el martes 17 de abril, fecha límite para presentar la declaración de impuestos, los especialistas en el tema legal recomiendan cumplir con ese trámite obligatorio en este país, debido a que podrían perder su estatus legal y ser deportados si no cumplen con su deber tributario, algo que no todos los residentes permanentes saben. Según la Oficina de Ciudadanía y Servicios de Inmigración (USCIS) y el Servicio de Rentas Internas (IRS),...
  • Colorado Considers ‘Purple Card’ As Its Own Version Of The ‘Green Card’

    02/14/2018 11:08:47 AM PST · by rxsid · 23 replies ^ | 02.14/2018 | By Shaun Boyd
    Colorado Considers ‘Purple Card’ As Its Own Version Of The ‘Green Card’ February 13, 2018 at 11:59 pmColorado would have it’s own version of a “green card” under legislation at the state capitol. It would be called a “purple card.” Some state lawmakers say if Congress won’t reform the immigration system, they will. Their bill would allow anyone who has paid state taxes for at least two years and hasn’t had a felony in three years to be eligible for legal status....Omar Gomez is leading the purple card movement, which he says is good for everyone. “It benefits the state...
  • (VA Governor) Terry McAuliffe And Tony Rodham Sued Over Green Card Investment ‘Scam’

    11/29/2017 8:25:23 AM PST · by Perseverando · 37 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | November 28, 2017 | Chuck Ross
    A group of Chinese investors is suing Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe and the brother of Hillary Clinton, saying they were defrauded of $17 million in a cash-for-green card “scam.” The investors filed suit in Fairfax Co., Va. circuit court last week, Politico first reported. The suit alleges that McAuliffe and Clinton’s youngest brother, Anthony Rodham, “exploited” the 32 investors by promising to “leverage…political connections” to ensure that their visa applications “will get to the top of the pile, and then be approved.” The green cards were to be granted as part of the federal government’s EB-5 visa program. The program...
  • For demanding green cards, Miami-based pizza restaurant franchise must pay civil penalty [Huh?]

    03/26/2017 8:02:36 AM PDT · by Cold War Veteran - Submarines · 26 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | March 25, 2017 | Alfonso Chardy
    The Justice Department has agreed to a settlement with a Miami-based pizza restaurant franchise as a way of resolving an investigation over allegations that the company violated immigration law by demanding that foreign-born legal resident workers produce green cards as proof of employment eligibility but failed to demand a similar document from U.S. citizen workers. A Justice Department statement issued last week did not say specifically what kind of documents would have been proper to demand from citizens, but the issue was not so much the document but that the non-citizens were singled out for allegedly discriminatory treatment when supervisors...
  • Steve Bannon Defied Homeland Security, Included Green Card Holders In Travel Ban (hero!)

    01/29/2017 10:30:51 AM PST · by drewh · 82 replies
    The Inquisitor ^ | 1 hour ago | Lance Rocl
    Senior White House adviser and Trump campaign strategist Steve Bannon defied suggestions from Department of Homeland Security lawyers, according to a CNN report, and personally convinced the president to include green card holders in the executive order that placed a travel ban on refugees and immigrants from seven countries in the Middle East. It is fairly unprecedented for a non-elected official to have such sway over the president and policy-making, but the fact that Steve Bannon personally overruled Homeland Security and their legal interpretation of the order is a testament to his influence over Trump. Last Friday the president signed...