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Family-Based Immigration: Nuts And Bolts
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USCIS Issues Application and Petition Receipting Update
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Re Mr. Landess's letter (ID 9/4/07), ones may call me anything, but I'm a normal person with realistic views and expectations. Telling the truth, shouldn't make anybody to be "abnormal" including the reality of globalization and global competition. I agree that every nations must have sovereignity and enforce their laws, but it doesn't mean they don't have to compete against each others and be immune to the global competition. Macau SAR, a teritory in China has surpassed Las Vegas in gambling related revenue from its casinos. Many foreigners are studying in Canada, UK, Australia or else instead of US colleges because of visas hassless and harrassment. Many of them visit and spend their money somewhere elses because of the same problems. Our protectectionist stand costs us a lot of lost businesses and opportunities (aka. lost jobs). Protectionism costs us a lot. It only protects some special interests who can't or don't want to compete by their own merits at our cost as a whole society. The keys of prosperous USA is top notch affordable education for the masses, multi lingual ability, an smart hassle free immigration system that admit anybody who will benefit us and keep out trouble makers and welfare seekers, and sane government who knows how to balance the checkbook and not to waste our money on stupid wars.
No wonder ther are so many undocumented because those awaiting to be legalized are part of this scenario. The fees are up but priority dates keeps fluctuated for some categories up to a regression of 4 to 5 years. This especially happen with Mexico and Philippines. These cases are going to be recurring more often now for zealous of those individuals that are trying (1) to make a name of their "catch" (2) has a vindictive attitude towards immigrants as a whole and care less what status the so call immigrant may have or (3) the hiring is getting so bad that we are paying imbeciles to do the job. No matter what is said of undocumented what has to be taught that all people that speak Spanish are not Mexican and uneducated like they perceived in their "little" mind. There is a good percentage of well educated undocumented personnel in the USA.
Gladys C Farris
Re Mr. Landess's letter (ID 9/4/07), thanks, save my spelling. I look at all this quite like a helicopter view of the forest and
quite historically. I admire the view in Mr.Yang's letters, and globolization has its advantages, but at
a great cost. Before and after any war, the trades flourishes. The only reasons I see
for globalization, perhaps making North America one big country is the European Union
and the control of the U.S. dollar as a global currency. I too think its going to backfire
into war. It does seem logical that the EU will become the world power, but briefly.
Of the 200 plus countries, many are forming unions of countries as the U.S. and the E.U.
SE asia is doing that, South America too with Mr.Chavez is keeping out these big private
investors, whom he sees as threats. This is an interesting point as theirs a lack of data
of these big private investor who wield so much power in the world today.
I read posts about 'Mr. Utterbacks letters' and I do think I tell it like it is.
Basically globalization will not make the U.S. a fulfillment of the American dream,
but it must make the U.S. like a third world country. What globalization does in theory
is make everyone on the earth closer to the same standard and quality of life.
Now, we look at the farmers in the southern hemisphere bringing in coco beans and they make nothing, as the beans are bid on thru a stock market at the lowest price. When you go to buy this product its hundred of times more than the farmer got. So, theres some room for countries that produce agri products that much unite in a fair price so kids don't
have to slave away, never going to school.
Robert Yang's letter (ID 9/4/07) says that foreign language signs in US Chinatowns
and other ethnic neighborhoods should be accompanied by mandatory
English translations, while Mandarin, Japanese, Spanish and French
should be offered as electives in public schools. In the interests of
preserving the freedom that all of us in America hold dear, no matter
what languages we speak, and in the interests of producing truly
educated citizens who are understanding of other cultures in our
globalized world, my suggestion would be the opposite of the one in Mr.
Yang's letter. Let's make the English store signs optional and the
foreign language courses mandatory. The less we harass immigrants, or
any other people different from ourselves, by trying to obliterate their
languages (something which did not work very well when the Japanese
tried it in Korea, when Franco Spain tried it in Catalonia or when
French Canadians threatened to send English-speaking Canadians to jail in Quebec for using
English store signs not too long ago), and the more we learn about other
languages and cultures, the more faithful we will be our true American
heritage of diversity and tolerance.
Roger Algase, Esq
New York, NY
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