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  • Great news: nearly half of all aliens left the US last year after their visas expired

    01/20/2016 1:04:35 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/20/2016 | Jazz Shaw
    While it would be nice to get our borders under control and stem the tide of people who take the rather direct route into our country of jumping fences, such a move doesn’t do anything to address the question of people who obtain a visa to visit and simply never leave. Is that really much of a problem? Well, if you ask the Department of Homeland Security it is. Last year alone, more than half of the people who arrived with a valid visa failed to leave when their time was up. (Washington Free Beacon.) More than half a...
  • The Coyote[H-2 Visa Scam]

    01/14/2016 5:39:51 PM PST · by Theoria · 2 replies
    BuzzFeed ^ | Jan 2016 | Pat Kinsella
    Stan Eury turned an obscure bit of immigration law into a mammoth federal program -- and a lucrative business empire, importing hundreds of thousands of Mexican workers for legal American jobs. Except that some of the jobs weren't real jobs, and an untold number of those workers may never have returned to Mexico at all. In November 2009, seven men got off a bus in Monterrey, Mexico, and made their way through the crowded and chaotic downtown to the concrete box that housed the United States Consulate. Inside, the men told a consular officer that they had been invited to...
  • U.S. Doesn’t Know How Many Foreign Visitors Overstay Visas

    01/01/2016 8:04:56 AM PST · by Theoria · 15 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 01 Jan 2016 | Ron Nixon
    The question from the congressman to the Obama administration official was straightforward enough: How many foreign visitors overstay their visas every year? The reply was simple too, but not in a satisfying way. "We don't know," the official said. The testy exchange during a recent congressional hearing between Representative Mark Meadows, Republican of North Carolina, and Alan Bersin, the assistant secretary for international affairs at the Department of Homeland Security, highlights what some law enforcement officials call a critical weakness in the United States foreign visa program. The issue has taken on added urgency as part of a broader examination...
  • Obama launches 'secret' new immigration scheme (11th hour 'rule change' totally bypasses Congress)

    12/31/2015 1:57:11 PM PST · by amorphous · 36 replies
    WND ^ | 31 Dec 2015 | Leo Hohmann
    In the final hours of 2015 the Obama administration has quietly proposed a host of rule changes that critics say will end up being a bonanza for foreign students and illegal immigrants seeking work in the U.S. while putting a dagger in the hearts of thousands of American workers. The rules, as proposed by Obama's Department of Homeland Security, make it easier for employers to hire and retain foreign workers who have not yet received their green cards or "lawful protected resident" status. The U.S. already hands out approximately 1 million green cards per year, but under the proposed changes...
  • California shooter's visa request was missing key information: politician

    12/20/2015 6:16:48 AM PST · by bgill · 10 replies
    AFP via yahoo ^ | Dec. 19, 2015 | AFP
    However, the exit month and date on Malik's passport was illegible, Goodlatte said, citing a translation provided by the Congressional Research Service. Furthermore, Malik had a visa that was valid for only 60 days, which showed her entering Saudi Arabia in early June 2013 while Farook's passport indicated he did not arrive until October 1, casting further doubt on whether they were in the country at the same time. "Even if Farook and Malik were in Saudi Arabia at the same time, this does not provide evidence that they met in person," Goodlatte said. The Republican congressman accused President Barack...
  • Trey Gowdy Berates DHS Official Who Has No Clue About Rights

    12/15/2015 12:55:34 PM PST · by Enlightened1 · 22 replies
    Youtube ^ | 12/14/15
    South Carolina Rep. Trey Gowdy was forced to teach a DHS official about Constitutional rights during a House hearing. GOWDY: Let me ask you another question about the terrorism list. What process is afforded a U.S. citizen, not someone who has overstayed a visa, not someone who crossed the border without permission, but an American citizen; what process is currently afforded an American citizen before they go on that list? KELLI BURRIESCI: I'm sorry, um, there's not a process afforded the citizen prior to getting on the list; there is a process should someone feel they are unduly placed on...
  • Homeland Security banned checking visa applicants’ social media posts because of political optics

    12/14/2015 10:54:08 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 5 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/14/15 | Dan Calabrese
    Apparently the optics of gunned-down people are less of a problem. Oh, and ban guns! In case you had any doubt in your mind that a politically correct war on terror is no war on terror at all, behold: Fearing a civil liberties backlash and “bad public relations” for the Obama administration, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson refused in early 2014 to end a secret U.S. policy that prohibited immigration officials from reviewing the social media messages of all foreign citizens applying for U.S. visas, a former senior department official said. “During that time period immigration officials were not allowed...
  • Report: Obama promises Europeans no changes to visa waiver program without their approval

    12/14/2015 6:33:08 AM PST · by Nachum · 10 replies
    Israel Matzave ^ | 12/14/15 | Carl in Jerusalem
    Just a few days ago, the US House of Representatives passed HR 158, which would remove from the US's visa waiver program non-US citizens who visit or hold dual citizenship with countries known for terrorism or connections to ISIS (Syria, Iran, Iraq and Sudan were named). Now, Iran's FARS News is reporting that it won't happen without European approval (Hat Tip: Steve B). "The Commission is currently examining the measures announced by the Obama Administration as well as proposals presented in the Congress to enhance the Visa Waiver Program," the source told FNA. Noting that the meetings are taking...
  • The H1B Visa: Twenty-Five Years of Helping Foreigners Take American Jobs

    12/13/2015 10:30:54 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 48 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 12/12/2015 | BY IAN SMITH
    Twenty-five years ago, President George H. W. Bush signed into law the Immigration Act of 1990. Instead of reforming the corrosive effects of the Immigration Act of 1965, an act that birthed the mass immigration system we have today, the 1990 act made the situation dramatically worse and make it less likely Americans would fill American jobs.The act raised the annual immigration ceiling from 530,000 to 700,000 (excluding other types of legal entry like refugee admissions) while creating a coterie of new immigrant and guestworker visas, mostly for semi-skilled and unskilled workers.Perhaps the most controversial creation of the 1990 act...
  • Larry Kudlow: I’ve Changed. This Is War. Seal the Borders. Stop the Visas.

    12/11/2015 5:13:41 PM PST · by servo1969 · 9 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 12-11-2015 | Larry Kudlow
    I know this is not my usual position. But this is a war. Therefore I have come to believe there should be no immigration or visa waivers until the U.S. adopts a completely new system to stop radical Islamic terrorists from entering the country. A wartime lockdown. And a big change in my thinking. ISIS and related Islamic terrorists are already here. More are coming. We must stop them. Until FBI director James Comey gives us the green light, I say seal the borders. Here's what we must do: Completely reform the vetting process for immigrants and foreign visitors. Change...
  • The House just tightened up immigration rules without anyone having a fit

    12/09/2015 2:55:36 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Hotair ^ | 12/09/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    When was the last time you saw the House of Representatives pass a piece of legislation more significant than naming a post office with a majority of Democrats voting alongside the Republicans? How about a bill that passed by a 407 to 19 margin? Well that’s the vote tally from a proposal to cut off most waivers for visitors hoping to come to the United States without a visa. And that applies to our closest allies, too, if they have visited terror infested nations. (Politico) An overwhelming majority of House lawmakers voted Tuesday to tighten restrictions on individuals entering...
  • The House Will Consider End to Visa Waiver Program

    12/08/2015 1:43:02 PM PST · by amorphous · 38 replies
    TruNews.Com ^ | 8 Dec 2015 | Kelly Sloan
    (TRUNEWS)-The House will consider action Tuesday on the U.S. visa waiver program that allows 40 % of foreign visitors to enter the U.S. effortlessly. House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy expects the bill to pass, due to bipartisan support, he told CNN. The program permits citizens of participating countries to travel to the U.S. without a visa for up to 90 days, when they meet certain requirements. Fox News has reported the program has allowed 20 million people from 38 countries to visit the U.S. The bill being voted on in the House will end visa-free visits from people who have...
  • U.S. House passes bill that would bar people from Iraq, Iran, Syria and Sudan from entering the U.S.

    12/08/2015 2:41:27 PM PST · by McGruff · 105 replies
    CNN ^ | December 8, 2015 | Deirdre Walsh
    The House overwhelmingly passed legislation on Tuesday (407 to 19) that would overhaul the federal visa waiver program and bar those from Iraq, Syria, Iran and the Sudan, or those who have visited those countries in the last five years, from traveling to the United States without a visa. Action on the proposal comes in response to the recent attacks in Paris from ISIS operatives, and the shooting in California by a couple that expressed support for the terror group on social media. "This will help neutralize the threat from foreign terrorists entering our country," House Speaker Paul Ryan said...
  • Congress ready to slap on new travel restrictions to fight terrorism

    12/07/2015 4:34:00 PM PST · by KingofZion · 5 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | December 7, 2015 | Lisa Mascaro
    Congress and the White House are poised for a rare agreement in the fight against terrorism with legislation that would slap new travel restrictions on foreign visitors to the U.S. who have recently been to Syria, Iraq, Iran or Sudan. The bill was given added urgency following the San Bernardino terror attack, even though the proposed changes to the 30-year-old visa waiver program would not stop visitors like shooter Tashfeen Malik, the Pakistani-born woman who entered the U.S. under a separate fiancee visa program in 2014. Malik and her American-born husband, Syed Rizwan Farook, are responsible for the Wednesday attack...
  • Oh, by the way: The San Bernardino jihadi got a visa to enter the U.S. by providing a fake address

    12/04/2015 7:30:25 PM PST · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | December 4, 2015 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    A fine end to a fine week for federal law enforcement. Someone, either the NSA or the FBI, obviously dropped the ball on sniffing these two degenerates out before they made their move. Then the FBI declared Farook’s apartment clear despite the fact that it was still “stuffed full of documents, notebooks, photos, business cards, IDs,” which freed the media to go trampling through the crime scene. Now this. It’s a good day for Donald Trump and his message that we’re governed by imbeciles, particularly on immigration, says Ross Douthat. And so it is. Malik came to the U.S. on...
  • No to Tariq Ramadan

    08/20/2015 8:14:58 AM PDT · by george76 · 1 replies
    Gatestone Institute ^ | January 25, 2010 | Stephen Suleyman Schwartz
    U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has lifted the visa ban on the European theoretician of radical Islam and virtuoso Jew-baiter, Tariq Ramadan, allowing him to take up a position similar to that he was offered at Notre Dame University, but which was filled because of his unavailability. At the same time, a U.S. entry prohibition against a South African leftist, Adam Habib of Johannesburg University, was voided. The decision to admit Tariq Ramadan is profoundly wrong. Adam Habib is an innocuous figure. Tariq Ramadan is not. Ramadan was first barred from the U.S. in 2004 ... the denial of...
  • The Tsarnaev brothers were refugees too

    11/17/2015 11:39:48 AM PST · by Starman417 · 8 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 11-17-15 | DrJohn
    President Barack Arrogant McStompyfoot held his ground the other day, proclaiming that the US was going to continue importing Syrian refugees, despite the fact that they cannot be properly screened. Deputy National Security Director Ben Rhodes was the guy who made sure the video was the focus in the aftermath of the Benghazi attacks as opposed to policy failure. He now assures us that the refugees will be thoroughly screened. He's not worried.Todd asked, "Does the president now have any more pause about bringing Syrian refugees into the United States?" Rhodes said, "No, Chuck. We have very extensive screening procedures...
  • Large Companies Game H-1B Visa Program, and Jobs Leave the U.S.

    11/10/2015 9:25:19 AM PST · by Theoria · 29 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 10 Nov 2015 | Julia Preston
    Théo Négri, a young software engineer from France, had come up with so many novel ideas at his job at an Internet start-up in San Francisco that the American entrepreneur who hired him wanted to keep him on. So he helped Mr. Négri apply for a three-year work visa for foreign professionals with college degrees and specialized skills, mainly in technology and science. With his master’s degree from a French university and advanced computer abilities, Mr. Négri seemed to fit the bill. But his application for the H-1B visa was denied, and he had to leave the United States. Back...
  • Visa Debuts Bitcoin Proof-of-Concept for Car Leasing

    10/27/2015 4:57:24 PM PDT · by Another Post-American · 23 replies
    Coindesk ^ | 10/27/15 | Stan Higgins
    Visa and DocuSign unveiled a new proof-of-concept this week that leverages the bitcoin blockchain for recordkeeping. The project, outlined in a 26th October blog post and debuted at Money20/20 in Las Vegas, focuses on digitizing the process of leasing a car. Bitcoin transactions are used to create a digital fingerprint for each vehicle, with new transactions published throughout the leasing process. "From the driver's seat, the customer then chooses the lease options for the car low, mid or high mileage, for example and DocuSigns the leasing contract right there and then. This is all in turn updated on the...
  • Israel to issue start-up visas for foreign entrepreneurs

    10/22/2015 6:44:27 PM PDT · by amorphous · 3 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 23 Oct 2015 | NIV ELIS
    Entrepreneurs who obtain the two-year visas will be able to develop new technological enterprises in Israel and their visas will be extended if they decide to establish start-up companies in Israel. If youre planning on creating the next Waze, the next Trusteer, or the next XtremIO, the government doesnt care if youre Jewish, Israeli or have even visited the Holy Land. It wants you to set up shop right here. The Economy Ministry on Thursday announced plans to issue innovation visas for foreign entrepreneurs to come work in Israel. Entrepreneurs who obtain the two-year visas will be able to develop...
  • Temporary Visas, Meant to Import Talent, Help Ship Jobs Abroad

    09/29/2015 4:55:30 PM PDT · by Theoria · 19 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 29 Sept 2015 | Julia Preston
    When Congress designed temporary work visa programs, the idea was to bring in foreigners with specialized, hard-to-find skills who would help American companies grow, creating jobs to expand the economy. Now, though, some companies are bringing in workers on those visas to help move jobs out of the country.For four weeks this spring, a young woman from India on a temporary visa sat elbow to elbow with an American accountant in a snug cubicle at the headquarters of Toys R Us here. The Indian woman, an employee of a giant outsourcing company in India hired by Toys R Us, studied...
  • Students' flow to US rises by 32%

    09/09/2015 9:17:40 AM PDT · by Jyotishi · 13 replies
    The Pioneer ^ | Saturday, September 5, 2015 | S. Rajagopalan
    Washington - There has been an astounding 32 per cent increase this year in the number of students flocking to American universities for higher studies. It is the biggest increase from any single country for the year, although in overall terms, China still tops the table in a big way. Figures just released by the US Student and Exchange Visitor Programme (SEVP) indicate that 149,987 Indian students are currently enrolled in American universities of a total of 1.05 million. Chinese students number 301,532. When it comes to the highly-coveted STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) stream, it is Indian students...
  • Anti-Semitic Bank Card Emerges in Norway

    09/02/2015 4:35:19 AM PDT · by SJackson · 8 replies
    Jewish Press ^ | September 2nd, 2015 | Hana Levi Julian
    A nasty anti-Semitic image turns up on a VISA debit card issued by the largest bank in Norway. Anti-Semitic DNB card sent in 'error' from Norway's A cartoon bearded Jewish man with a long hooked nose wearing yarmulka and a blue and white tallit (prayer shawl) is seen chuckling with hands held to his cheeks in mirth. The caricature is set against a background of golden coins gleaming like treasure on the entire rest of the card. The message is very clear: Jews control money. An Australian citizen living in Norway who ordered the card claims that when he received...
  • Donald Trump may be good news for India

    08/24/2015 9:05:16 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 11 replies
    Niti Central, niticentral.com ^ | Tuesday, August 25, 2015 | Sitaramarao Yechuri
    There have been many news stories in recent days about Donald Trump's proposed policy on H1-B visas and how that would be bad for India. Trump has advocated raising the minimum wage for H1-B visas, lowering the H1-B visa cap and generally making H1-B visas more difficult to obtain. Trump points out that his competitor Florida Senator Marco Rubio has introduced a bill to triple the H-1B visas and Trump contends that this would lower the average wage because the H1-B workers are willing to work harder for a lower wage because they want to get a green card. News...
  • U.S. To Accept More New Immigrants On Green Cards Within Decade Than The Entire Combined Populations

    08/06/2015 5:03:07 PM PDT · by WilliamofCarmichael · 23 replies
    Press Release from U.S. Senator Jeff Sessions ^ | August 3, 2015 | U.S. Senator Jeff Sessions
    This has been posted by news sites with links to their sites. I post this again this time with a direct link to the Senator; but most of all I reformatted the text with HTML to emphasize the startling facts equal to or more than what the colorful chart conveyed.
  • Need Information About Visas and Central America Nicaragua?

    07/22/2015 6:27:34 PM PDT · by Chickensoup · 17 replies
    07.22.15 | chickensoup
    Daughter has been in missions in Central America for three years. She would like to bring home the fianc for a visit. Says that it is impossible to obtain a visa, even for a short visit, from the US embassy. This is a man with assets and properties who of course will be returning to his country. Daughter says that even visitors who would be at conferences here in states are denies. Each application is a non refundable 200 and only can be applied once every six months, and she has seen people spend up to a thousand, trying to...
  • EXCLUSIVE: 11,500 US VISAS STOLEN IN MEXICO

    06/30/2015 5:06:33 AM PDT · by Whenifhow · 21 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 25 2015 | ILDEFONSO ORTIZ
    BROWNSVILLE, TexasThe gunmen who recently hijacked a cargo truck carrying visas and documents bound for the U.S. consulates in Monterrey and Guadalajara were able to steal 11,500 border crossing cards that had just left this border city. Breitbart Texas was able to learn exclusively that the truck had 11,500 border crossing cards and had just departed from Brownsville when it was hijacked just south of the Texas border as previously reported. The hijacking took place on June 7, near the Mexican border city of Matamoros. The truck had just left the U.S. Logistics Center in Brownsville when the armed robbery...
  • Marco Rubio Provides The Final Vote To Give Away More American Jobs

    06/24/2015 7:00:33 AM PDT · by xzins · 73 replies
    CHQ ^ | 6/23/2015 | George Rasley
    Yesterdays procedural vote in the Republican-controlled Senate to give Obama Trade Promotion Authority, or fast track as it used to be called, passed by just one vote that of Floridas Republican Senator and presidential aspirant Marco Rubio. Why would Rubio vote to give Obama more power? No one knows for certain, but Senator Jeff Sessions, in a statement released after the vote gave us some insight into the dynamics of what went on on Capitol Hill prior to the vote. Americans increasingly believe that their country isnt serving its own citizens. They need look no further than a bipartisan...
  • Hatch should fix H1-B visa program instead of expand it

    06/17/2015 1:38:12 PM PDT · by Jack Black · 14 replies
    Salt LakeTribune ^ | Jun 13 2015 | Daniel Costa
    Corporate lobbyists have convinced legislators of both parties that America needs more guest workers in high-tech jobs. Leading the charge in Congress to do their bidding is Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch, who has introduced legislation to double or triple the number of non-immigrant tech workers who can be hired annually on H-1B visas. But his proposal won't fix the H-1B program's flaws, which allow American and foreign workers alike to be exploited and underpaid. A program that brings skilled, smart people from abroad to work in the United States can be a very good thing but only if it's...
  • Et Tu, Mickey Mouse? Disney Pads Record Profits by Replacing U.S. Workers with Cheaper H-1B Workers

    06/09/2015 6:17:56 AM PDT · by xzins · 138 replies
    EPI.org ^ | June 5, 2015 | Ron Hira
    There was a lot to celebrate in the Magic Kingdom this year. The Disney Corporation had its most profitable year ever, with profits of $7.5 billionup 22 percent from the previous year. Disneys stock price is up approximately 150 percent over the past three years. These kinds of results have paid off handsomely for its CEO Bob Iger, who took home $46 million in compensation last year. Disney prides itself on its recipe for delighting customers, a recipe it says includes putting employees first. They tout this as a key to their success in creating a culture where going the...
  • Last Task After Layoff at Disney: Train Foreign Replacements

    06/03/2015 8:32:49 AM PDT · by Theoria · 61 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 03 June 2015 | Julia Preston
    The employees who kept the data systems humming in the vast Walt Disney fantasy fief did not suspect trouble when they were suddenly summoned to meetings with their boss. While families rode the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train and searched for Nemo on clamobiles in the theme parks, these workers monitored computers in industrial buildings nearby, making sure millions of Walt Disney World ticket sales, store purchases and hotel reservations went through without a hitch. Some were performing so well that they thought they had been called in for bonuses. Instead, about 250 Disney employees were told in late October that...
  • Iraqi Nun Finally Granted Visa to Come to US and Advocate for Persecuted Back Home

    05/09/2015 10:52:21 AM PDT · by NYer · 8 replies
    Aleteia ^ | May 9, 2015 | JOHN BURGER
    State Department apparently reverses course on controversial decision. The Iraqi nun who was denied entry to the United States because, apparently, the State Department feared she would illiciltly overstay her visa has finally been granted one. Dominican Sister Diana Momeka will be joining a delegation that includesYazidi and Turkmen Shia in mid-May. Nina Shea, a religious freedom advocate with the Hudson Institute,confirmed to National Review that Sister Diana will receive a visa. The nun isexpected to testify before a House Foreign Affairs subcommittee, Nicholas Frankovich reported. Other details of her itinerary have not yet been set: Last week, American advocates...
  • Menendez, Hillary Got Visas for Ecuadoran Fugitive's Kin (OBAMA got bucks; lifted ban)

    04/03/2015 5:34:48 AM PDT · by Liz · 26 replies
    NBC-NEW YORK TV NEWS ^ | 12/6/14 | Jonathan Dienst, Kevin Nious and Joe Valiquette
    (Now under a 14-count federal indictment) US Sen. Robert Menendez (Dem-NJ) once interceded on behalf of Estafania Isaias, the daughter of a fugitive from Ecuador; the fugitive father was convicted in absentia for bank fraud. Isaias' relatives in Florida made significant campaign donations to Democrat Menendez's 2012 campaign, to Obama, and to the DNC. Current and former U.S. government officials told NBC 4-TV New York that Estefania Isaias was barred from traveling to the U.S. in 2007 because she allegedly lied on visa applications in order to bring immigrants to the U.S. to work as maids at her parents mansion...
  • Immigration Reforms Needed to Protect Skilled American Workers

    03/28/2015 8:44:59 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 9 replies
    Full Committee Date: Tuesday, March 17, 2015 Time: 10:00 AM Location: Dirksen 226 Presiding: Chairman Grassley Member Statements Senator Chuck Grassley R (IA) Adobe Acrobat Document Download Statement Senator Patrick Leahy D (VT) Adobe Acrobat Document Download Statement Witnesses Mr. Richard Trumka President AFL-CIO Washington , D.C. Adobe Acrobat DocumentTrumka Testimony Professor Ron Hira Associate Professor of Public Policy Howard University Washington , D.C. (SNIP)
  • New wave of Islamic immigration planned for U.S. (Some call it open invitation for jihadists)

    03/22/2015 6:53:18 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 17 replies
    WND ^ | March 22, 2015 | Leo Hohmann
    The number of students graduating with STEM degrees already far exceeds the number of STEM jobs available but powerful interests in the business community are pushing Congress to allow more foreign skilled workers into the country. Congress is considering new immigration laws that would flood the U.S. with guest workers from the Middle East and Asia, a plan some are calling an open invitation for jihadists to walk right through Americas front door. Critics say lawmakers including top Republican leaders are playing with fire and could jeopardize national security with the proposals to double or even triple...
  • The Big, Fat "American Worker Recruitment First" Lie of H-1B

    03/18/2015 5:52:08 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 18, 2015 | Michelle Malkin
    You've heard it from Big Government lobbyists. You've heard it from Big Business lackeys in both political parties. And you've heard it from journalists, pundits and think-tankers ad nauseam: The H-1B foreign guest worker program, they claim, requires American employers to first show that they searched for and tried to recruit American workers before tapping an ever-growing government-rigged pipeline of cheap foreign workers. The foot soldiers of the open-borders brigade are lying, deluded, ignorant or bought-off. On Tuesday, the Senate Judiciary Committee brought top independent academics and informed whistleblowers to Washington to expose the truth. Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, hosted...
  • If Its March, They Must Be Honoring Terrorists

    03/17/2015 5:50:00 PM PDT · by SJackson · 5 replies
    Algemeiner ^ | March 15, 2015 | Stephen M. Flatow
    JNS.org In various cultures, a particular month, day or time is associated with a certain annual activity. For example, here in the United States, Novemberevery other yearis election time. In Israel, every May brings the solemnity of remembering fallen soldiers, followed immediately by celebrations of national independence. And if its March and you happen to live in Palestinian Authority (PA)-controlled territory, then you know its time for publicly praising and honoring one of the most gruesome Palestinian massacres of Israelis and Americans in modern history. Thats because March 9, 1978, was the day that a squad of 13 Palestinian...
  • VISA Policies Curtail Consumer Access to Safe Medicines Online:(trunc)

    03/06/2015 1:01:39 AM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 12 replies
    pharmacychecker ^ | 12/14 | Gabriel Levitt
    Some consumers who order medication from safe international pharmacies are finding themselves unable to use their VISA credit cards. We hope that doesnt interfere with their ability to access safe and affordable medication. Whats going on? Essentially, in taking actions to stop rogue online pharmacies from selling medication, VISAs online pharmacy policy ends up discriminating against consumers seeking affordable medication from safe international online pharmacies. It appears that VISA has adopted the online pharmacy worldview of LegitScript, a verification service that categorizes safe international online pharmacies as unapproved (but not rogue) and teams up with big pharmaceutical companies and U.S....
  • New visa policy draws more Chinese tourists to US

    02/17/2015 6:03:23 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 3 replies
    China Daily ^ | February 17, 2015
    LOS ANGELES - Chinese tourist Yu Hu felt relief when she got a 10-year multi-entry US visa recently, which means she can visit the US whenever she has time in the next 10 years. In 2013, 891,000 Chinese visitors entered California and spend 1.9 billion dollars, according to California tourism authority. In addition, the numbers of Chinese students and people coming for business are also on the rise. The number of Chinese students in the US rose for the eighth consecutive year in 2014, reaching more than 886,000, a 16-percent increase over 2013, according to a US report. Los Angeles...
  • Think the U.S Has a Measles Problem? Just Look at Europe

    02/09/2015 11:17:00 AM PST · by Theoria · 18 replies
    NBC ^ | 07 Feb 2015 | Maggie Fox and Tracy Connor
    The case count for the measles outbreak linked to Disneyland is steadily ticking upwards. Health officials in more than a dozen states are tracking down thousands of people to try to make sure they don't spread the virus any further. It sounds bad, but European health officials say they're looking at the United States with envy. To them, America's current total of just over 100 measles cases looks comparatively good. Last year, Europe had 3,840 measles cases. Italy alone had 1,921 cases. And that's an improvement over 2013, when there were more than 10,000 cases across Europe. France has had...
  • Obamas Shadow Visa Network

    02/03/2015 8:20:44 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 1 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 02/03/15 | Matthew Vadum
    Will Congress rein in the presidents immigration lawlessness? President Obama is running a massive illegal operation that has issued 5.5 million work permits never authorized by Congress, according to a disturbing new report from the nonpartisan Center for Immigration Studies. The report comes as Congress prepares to vote today on legislation that would reverse some of Obamas executive overreaches that reward illegal aliens with lawful status for breaking the nations immigration laws. The report also comes as Republicans grapple with profoundly disturbing comments made by the presidents nominee to replace Attorney General Eric Holder. Loretta Lynch, currently U.S. attorney for...
  • Dem lawmaker: Islamic radicals at 'war' with US (visa waivers for terrorists?)

    01/17/2015 6:24:51 PM PST · by Libloather · 31 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1/16/15 | Kristina Wong
    Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii), a member of the House Armed Services Committee, said Friday that Islamic extremists were at war with the United States, and urged the Obama administration to adopt the same view. "I'm upset that the president and the White House...is not actually saying this is a war that the Islamic extremists are posing against the United States and against the West," she said during an appearance on CNNs The Situation Room Friday. In the same interview, Gabbard referred to the threat posed by this radical Islamic extremist agenda." The White House has tried to avoid using the...
  • Open the Floodgates Chinese Inquiries on U.S. Real Estate Soar 35% After Easing of Visa Rules

    11/19/2014 12:31:23 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Liberty Blitzkrieg ^ | 11/19/2014 | Michael Krieger
    In a nation in which 1 out of every 3 homes is unaffordable, you’d think the primary goal of public policy wouldn’t be to ensure real estate becomes even more out of reach for the average citizen. However, we live in a country in which policy isn’t being driven by logic and what’s in the best interest of “the people,” rather, we live in an neo-feudalistic society in which policy is being driven by what is best for a handful of white-collar criminals. It’s bad enough that American financial oligarchs have leveraged free money polices of the Federal Reserve to...
  • WH: US-China visa deal a 'game-changer' [The next "immigrant" wave?]

    11/10/2014 5:07:01 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 43 replies
    The Hill ^ | Justin Sink
    A new deal dramatically extending the length of visas for individuals traveling between the U.S. and China will be a game-changer for relations between Washington and Beijing, the White House said Monday. The U.S. and China will now issue short-term tourist and business visas that are valid for up to 10 years. Students traveling between the two countries will now be granted visas lasting five years. Previously, all three types had been valid only for a single year. In terms of the U.S.-China bilateral relationship, this is a game-changer, said National Security Council Senior Director for Asian Affairs Evan Medeiros....
  • Canada restricts visas amid Ebola scare

    10/31/2014 1:36:55 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 31, 2014 4:25 PM EDT
    Canada has joined Australia in suspending entry visas for people from Ebola-stricken countries in West Africa in an attempt to keep out the disease. [] Australias similar move was slammed Thursday by Dr. Margaret Chan, director general of the World Health Organization, who said closing borders will not stop spread of the Ebola virus.
  • Senate Ethics Committee: We Lost Complaint On Harry Reid And Obama Admin Getting Visas For Clients

    10/30/2014 2:03:57 AM PDT · by Libloather · 10 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 10/29/14 | Patrick Howley
    The Democrat-controlled Senate Select Committee on Ethics said that it never received a complaint pertaining to Democratic Sen. Harry Reid and the Obama administrations efforts to approve visas for certain investors, according to a government watchdog group, despite previously confirming that it received the complaint and saying that it opened an investigation. **SNIP** And when The Washington Times wanted comment for a Jan. 21, 2014 report on the complaint, a spokesman for the ethics committee and Chairwoman Barbara Boxer, California Democrat, said they couldnt comment on the details of any investigation.
  • Australia Won't Give Visas to People from Ebola-Hit Countries

    10/28/2014 9:19:35 PM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 31 replies
    NBC ^ | 28OCT2014 | NBC Staff Writer
    SYDNEY - Australia issued a blanket ban on visas from West African nations affected by the Ebola outbreak Tuesday, making it the first rich nation to shut its doors to the region and earning criticism from health experts and rights groups. Australia has not recorded a case of Ebola despite a number of scares, and conservative Prime Minister Tony Abbott has so far resisted repeated requests to send medical personnel to help battle the outbreak on the ground. Immigration Minister Scott Morrison told parliament Monday that all non-permanent or temporary visas from Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia were being cancelled...
  • FBI: 3 Teen Girls From Denver Tried to Join ISIS

    10/21/2014 3:39:07 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 46 replies
    newser ^ | 10-21-14 | John JOhnson
    Newser) Three teenage girls from Denver flew overseas in a bid to join ISIS in Syria before being stopped, reports the Denver Post. The girls, ages 15 and 16, apparently were lured by a "slick" online campaign to join militants with the Islamic State, an FBI official tells ABC News. They made it as far as Frankfurt, Germany, before being detained, and all three have been returned to their families in Denver. It's unclear whether they will face charges. The Voice of America first reported the incident, saying that two of the girls are of Somali origin, while the...
  • Thomas Eric Duncan of Liberia dies of Ebola in Dallas (Received Visa in August See links below)

    10/15/2014 11:19:16 PM PDT · by Chgogal · 29 replies
    LA Times ^ | October 8, 2014 | MOLLY HENNESSY-FISKE, Tina Susman
    In August, Duncan's visa was approved. He and Troh had rekindled their relationship, and she helped pay for his plane ticket. He packed a backpack and a suitcase, and told neighbors he was going to America and would not be back for two years. When he returned, he said, he planned to build a house for his family.
  • STOP ISSUANCE OF VISAS TO WEST AFRICANS

    10/07/2014 4:19:56 AM PDT · by ICCtheWay · 48 replies
    Self Opinion | 10/7/2014 | Self
    BLOCK VISAS BEING GRANTED TO PEOPLE IN WEST AFRICAN NATIONS. WE DON'T WANT TO EVEN BE EXPOSED TO THE EBOLA VIRUS... It occurs to be from reading various articles and posts on Freerepublic.com that some people including political 'leaders' think it is okay to have Government policies that have caused American citizens to be exposed to Ebola by a foreign national who was allow to enter the U.S. coming from a known Ebola Hot Spot - because they claim that an Ebola outbreak would not occur and/or if it did it could easily be contained. I find this attitude totally...