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  • WHOA! Obama Halts Visa Applications From Israel

    07/31/2014 11:23:35 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 104 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 7-31-2014 | Andrew Marcus
    No Jews Allowed Democrats have a Jewish problem: US Embassy in Tel Aviv Severely Restricts Visas for Israelis Tourist visa process cancelled until further notice, embassy announces. From the Obama State Dept: “Due to the current security situation in Tel Aviv, U.S. Embassy Tel Aviv remains open but is operating at reduced staffing until further notice, and has canceled routine visa application processing and American Citizen services,” the statement says. “Emergencies involving an American citizen and visa applications will be considered on a case by case basis.”
  • US Embassy in Tel Aviv Severely Restricts Visas for Israelis

    07/30/2014 11:49:16 AM PDT · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 24 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 7-30-14 | Tova Dvorin
    The US embassy in Tel Aviv has cancelled tourist visa applications for Israelis, according to a statement on its official website, in a move it claims is a matter of staffing and security. "Due to the current security situation in Tel Aviv, U.S. Embassy Tel Aviv remains open but is operating at reduced staffing until further notice, and has canceled routine visa application processing and American Citizen services," the statement says. "Emergencies involving an American citizen and visa applications will be considered on a case by case basis." The statement surfaces in the midst of both souring US-Israel relations and...
  • Murdoch Henchman Gets H-1B Visa; Loses Job; Flouts Immigration Law

    06/18/2014 6:28:44 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 1 replies
    Center for Immigration Studies ^ | August 4, 2011 | David North
    Perhaps the least attractive henchman of imperial publisher Rupert Murdoch (and there is fierce competition for that distinction) got into the U.S. on an H-1B visa, lost the job that got him the visa, and, apparently, has not left the U.S. as he should have done. I am grateful to Ben Smith of Politico for breaking the story. It all ties into the huge controversy in the U.K. about Murdoch's media empire, and the serial wiretapping of the phones of murder victims and the royal family by his reporters. The Murdoch corporate employer is American Media Inc. which relates to...
  • House Committee Votes to Admit More STEM Workers than the Supply of Them

    04/18/2014 6:00:34 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 15 replies
    Center for Immigration Studies ^ | July 1, 2013 | David North
    The House of Representatives Judiciary Committee voted last week to admit more high-tech foreign workers in some categories than the annual supply of them. In its eagerness to meet the wishes of the high tech industry and steal jobs from qualified American workers the Republican majority on the committee, with the single, commendable exception of Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa), voted to allow as many as 55,000 green cards to be issued annually to aliens with advanced science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) degrees from American universities.
  • More excuses: IDF officers, young Israelis routinely denied visas to the US

    03/26/2014 8:50:44 PM PDT · by Nachum · 6 replies
    Israel Matzav ^ | 3/26/14 | Carl in Jerusalem
    Over the past three weeks, we've heard several excuses for the denial of visas to the United States for Israelis. We've been told that visas were denied in order to remove Israel from the 'white list' of countries whose citizens qualify for longer-term visas. We've been told that the United States has been systematically denying visas to Shin Bet (General Security Service) and Mossad agents, to representatives of the IDF and to executives of companies in Israel's defense industry, and it was implied that was out of a fear of competition in the defense industry. And we've been told that...
  • When Will America End Cash-for-Visas Racket?

    02/28/2014 4:03:25 AM PST · by Kaslin · 1 replies ^ | February 28, 2014 | Michelle Malkin
    This may be the first and last time I ever write these words: America, follow Canada. Our neighbors to the north finally have wised up to the international cash-for-visas scam. Last week, the country ended its foreign investor program that put residency up for sale to the highest bidder. We should have done the same a long time ago. Canada's Immigrant Investor Program granted permanent residency to wealthy foreigners who forked over 800,000 Canadian dollars for a five-year, zero-interest loan to one of the country's provinces. The scheme turned out to be a magnet for tens of thousands of millionaires...
  • The Muslims Are Coming, Part II

    10/15/2013 11:49:00 AM PDT · by Nachum · 22 replies
    Front Page Mag ^ | 10/15/13 | Mark Tapson
    Several weeks ago I posted a piece on FrontPage Mag entitled The Muslims Are Coming! about a recent documentary following a troupe of Muslim standup comics as they toured the country, enlightening all the middle-American clods who have somehow gotten the crazy impression that Islam poses a threat. I harshly attacked this concept; my take was that the world has an Islam problem, not an Islamophobia problem, and that claiming otherwise and slapping a happy face on the issue is insulting and pointless. The films producer and co-director Dean Obeidallah, who is also one of the featured comedians, unsurprisingly took...
  • Muslim Brotherhoods World Domination Blueprint

    08/31/2013 6:09:23 AM PDT · by opentalk · 16 replies
    Accuracy In Media ^ | August 29, 2013 | Lt. Colonel James G. Zumwalt, USMC (Ret.)
    From its inception in 1928, the Muslim Brotherhood has been the subject of persecution due to its commitment to a single goal transitioning the world into an Islamic empire. ..The Muslim Brotherhood saw its gains as one small step for Islam and one giant leap for Muslimkind. Not content with small successful steps, it moved to take a giant leap in Egypt. ...Morsi was the Muslim Brotherhoods poster boy, coming to office because the Brotherhood was the only domestic organization with the infrastructure in place to support a candidate.What the Muslim Brotherhood had planned for Egypt extended far beyond those...
  • STEM Visas Should Be No-Brainer In Immigration Debate

    08/20/2013 5:24:33 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 26 replies ^ | August 20, 2013 | Eric Telford
    Although the conversation on immigration reform tends to unfold in terms of border security, enforcement of laws, and pathways to citizenship there is one critical aspect this debate that has failed to break through all of the other noise. Immigration reform could help the economy grow--if done the right way. Instead of getting bogged down in negotiations about amnesty and its various forms, conservatives should drive the conversation toward STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) and H1-B visas. These visas can help bring the worlds best and brightest to America--the kind of people who will start businesses, buy...
  • DHS official under investigation for visa aid

    07/23/2013 6:05:52 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 2 replies ^ | Jul 23, 2013 | Mark Rockwell
    Alejandro Mayorkas, director of the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service, is being investigated by the DHS Inspector General as part of an a broader inquiry into the USCIS foreign investor program, the Associated Press reported July 23. According to the report, which was based on leaked internal DHS emails, no specific criminal violations were mentioned. The emails said the DHS IG began its investigation of the EB-5 visa program at USCIS last year. The probe involved visas sought by Gulf Coast Funds Management, a firm led by Anthony Rodham, brother of former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton. Mayorkas may...

    06/14/2013 5:44:48 AM PDT · by w4women · 17 replies ^ | April 9, 2013 | William Bigelow
    Roughly 40% of the 11 million undocumented workers in the United States are foreigners who came legally mostly through visas but have overstayed the length of the visas or overstayed their legal residence here, the Wall Street Journal reported on Monday. These immigrants did not cross the U.S. border with stealth but rather obeyed the laws when they arrived. The scant hard evidence about this group indicates that they are better educated than non-visa illegal immigrants, and often speak English with greater fluency. They also tend to emigrate from Europe, Asia and Africa, rather than Central and South America. In...
  • Fewer Visas or More Surveillance?

    06/12/2013 5:44:52 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies ^ | June 12, 2013 | Terry Jeffrey
    On Sept. 11, 2001, 19 people hijacked four U.S. commercial airliners after those airliners took off from airports inside the United States. They then flew those airliners into the World Trade Center towers, the Pentagon and a field outside Shanksville, Pa. The hijackers had certain characteristics in common. All were young males from regions of the world that in recent decades had produced radicalized Muslims -- and the U.S. government had given all of them visas to enter the United States. The oldest of the hijackers was 33; the youngest was 20; their average age was about 24. One came...
  • Engineers Union: Immigration Bill a Cruel Betrayal of American Workers

    05/31/2013 1:30:26 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | May 29, 2013 5:49 PM | Craig Bannister
    The union representing technical and professional engineers today announced its opposition to the immigration bill, S. 744, warning that it sells American workers and students down the river. In a letter to the Senate, the International Federation of Professional and Technical Engineers (IFPTE) calls the bill a cruel betrayal of American workers. IFPTE says the amendment eliminates the requirement to prioritize hiring equally qualified American workers and creates a loophole to allow employers to fire American workers and replace them with lower-paid foreign workers.
  • Will the West Wake Up?

    05/24/2013 9:52:26 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 23 replies
    CNS News ^ | 5/24/2013 | Patrick J. Buchanan
    After a British soldier wearing a Help for Heroes charity T-shirt was run over, stabbed and slashed with machetes and a meat cleaver, and beheaded, the Tory government advised its soldiers that it is probably best not to appear in uniform on the streets of their capital. Both murderers were wounded by police. One was photographed and recorded. His message: "There are many, many (verses) throughout the Quran that says we must fight them as they fight us. An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth. I apologize that women had to witness this today, but in...
  • Senate Bill Aimed at Curbing Visa Overstays for Immigrants

    05/19/2013 11:52:07 PM PDT · by Cindy · 13 replies
    FOX ^ | April 29, 2013 | By William La Jeunesse
    Published April 29, 2013 WASHINGTON SNIPPET: "On multiple occasions, first after the 1993 World Trade Center bombing, and again after 9/11, Congress mandated that immigration officials come up with a verifiable entry-exit system to track foreign visitors. To date, the Department of Homeland Security has failed, despite spending billions in tax dollars. The current system, known as USVISIT, does take fingerprints and photos of international visitors when they arrive at U.S. airports, but it has no similar biometric exit system. The goal is to match entry and exit records to determine which individuals comply with their visa and...
  • Seven Smuggled Forged 'Eye Scan Pass" Seals Into UAE

    05/19/2013 11:24:44 PM PDT · by Cindy · 5 replies ^ | May 19, 2013 | by Eman Al Baik
    "Seven smuggled forged 'eye scan pass' seals into UAE Seven Uzbeks, including a woman, brought 60 seals through Abu Dhabi and Sharjah airports" SNIPPET: "Seven Uzbeks, including a woman, allegedly smuggled 60 forged eye scan seals into the UAE through Abu Dhabi and Sharjah airports and used them, the Dubai Criminal Court heard."

 SNIPPET: "We also confiscated in his car some forged stamps. He confessed to getting the stamps from MJA who in turn had got them from MYY,” he testified. 

Searching his two flats in Al Nahda area, police confiscated ten other eye scan pass seals in addition to...
  • Senator Says Texting Illegals Will Remind Them to Go Home

    05/13/2013 11:41:09 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 16 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 12 May 2013 | John Semmens
    Senator Tom Carper (D-Del) contends that a significant share of the illegal immigration problem is inadvertent. Those who become illegal residents due to expired visas cant really be blamed. Carper suggested that a program that would send text messages to those in the country on visas reminding them that their visas had or were about to expire would, in my opinion, greatly reduce the number of offenders. Carper said he got the idea from a similar program run by the Mexican government that texts expectant mothers reminding them of the estimated number of days they have left to cross the...
  • Tunisian Man Charged with Visa Fraud Related to Terrorism...

    05/09/2013 2:41:13 PM PDT · by Cindy · 10 replies
    NOTE The following text is a quote: Tunisian Man Charged with Visa Fraud Related to Terrorism, Intended to Remain in U.S. to Facilitate an Act of International Terrorism U.S. Attorneys Office May 09, 2013 Southern District of New York Preet Bharara, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York; George Venizelos, the Assistant Director in Charge of the New York Field Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI); and Raymond W. Kelly, the Police Commissioner of the city of New York (NYPD), today announced the unsealing of charges against Ahmed Abassi, a Tunisian citizen, for...
  • Buried in 844-Page Immigration Bill: Immediate U.S. Entry for Millions

    05/08/2013 12:51:47 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 63 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | May 8, 2013
    Buried deep in the colossal immigration bill thats floating around Congress is an obscure little section that rewrites the current immigrant visa waiting list to allow millions to cut in front of the line via new categories of family-sponsored immigrants. As if it werent bad enough that the measure, known as the Schumer-Rubio bill after the New York Democrat and Florida Republican pushing it, already offers 11 million illegal aliens instant amnesty. A nonpartisan group dedicated to researching legal and illegal immigration into the U.S., discovered the provision in the course of dissecting the monstrous legislation, which at last count...
  • Feds say they will reform student visa system to get officers updated information

    05/03/2013 1:26:06 PM PDT · by John W · 18 replies ^ | May 3, 2013 | Pete Williams and Erin McClam
    Department of Homeland Security officials said Friday that they are improving the student visa system after a friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev re-entered the country with an invalid visa. The officials said the department was reforming the student visa system to make sure customs and border officers get almost instant updates on visa information. Azamat Tazhayakov, a Kazakh student and friend of Tsarnaev, re-entered the United States in January with a visa that was no longer valid because he had stopped attending classes at the University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth. That information was apparently not relayed to customs officers....
  • Al-Qaeda Propagandist Called For Attacks On Sports Events

    04/16/2013 2:13:26 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 141 replies ^ | April 16, 2013 | Patrick Goodenough
    ( Although no group has claimed responsibility for Mondays deadly bomb blasts at the Boston Marathon, a leading al-Qaeda ideologue last year recommended that jihadists in America include sporting events in their list of prospective terror targets.
  • Are you American first or Muslim first?

    04/23/2013 12:35:42 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 39 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | 04/23/2013 | PHYLLIS SCHLAFLY
    The Boston bombing crime shows that comprehensive immigration reform should not be only a southern border problem or even just a problem of illegal aliens. Its also a problem of foreigners who are admitted legally but should never have been admitted, and of others admitted legally on a visa but are not tracked to make sure they depart when their visitors time expires, as U.S. law requires. For starters, why would our government have admitted the Tsarnaev family whose son was named Tamerlan? That should have been a red alert because that is the name of one of the worlds...
  • Saudi Students in U.S. Up More Than 500% Since Sept. 11, 2001

    04/22/2013 9:27:56 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 36 replies
    CNS News ^ | 4/21/2013 | Terrence P Jeffrey
    (Sept. 11, 2001 hijackers Hani Hanhour (right) and Majed Moqed (left) at an ATM machine on Sept. 5, 2001.) ( - The number of Saudi Arabian students in the United States has increased by more than 500 percent since Sept. 11, 2001--when Hani Hanjour, a Saudi national who came here on a student visa flew American Airlines Flight 77 into the Pentagon, killing 189 people. According to the Institute of International Education--whose numbers on foreign students in the United States are used in official reports published by the U.S. Department of Education--there were 5,579 Saudi nationals enrolled in U.S....
  • Authorities ID suspect as Saudi national in marathon bombings, under guard at Boston hospital

    04/15/2013 1:48:27 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 428 replies
    NT Post ^ | 4/15/13
    Authorities have confirmed to The Post that they have identified a suspect in the Boston Marathon bombing. The suspect a Saudi national who suffered shrapnel wounds in today's blast is currently being guarded in a Boston hospital. A law enforcement source confirmed to The Post that 12 people were killed and nearly 50 were injured in today's blast.
  • Immigration Bill Would Spark Surge of Legal Arrivals [Massive New Arrivals Depress Citizen Wages!]

    04/13/2013 11:26:04 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 12 replies
    LATimes ^ | April 12, 2013 | Brian Bennett and Lisa Mascaro
    Immigration Bill Would Spark Surge of Legal Arrivals The immigration debate often focuses on people in the U.S. illegally, but a reform bill's biggest initial effect could be a sharp rise in legal immigration. By Brian Bennett and Lisa Mascaro April 13, 2013 WASHINGTON While much of the debate over immigration has focused on the fate of the estimated 11 million people in the U.S. without legal authorization, one of the biggest immediate impacts of the reform bill being prepared in the Senate would be a sudden, large surge in legal migration. The U.S. admits about 1 million legal...
  • US Asked To Allow More H1B Visas And Green Cards To Indian IT Professionals and Doctors [NO!]

    04/12/2013 9:55:40 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 73 replies
    TmesofIndia ^ | April 12, 2013
    US Asked To Allow More H1B Visas And Green Cards To Indian IT Professionals and Doctors Apr 12, 2013 WASHINGTON: Both Indian IT professionals and Indian-American doctors have appealed to US Congress for immigration reforms that will allow more visas and green cards to be awarded. Observing that nearly 30 per cent of all companies started in the US in 2011 had immigrant founders, Indian IT professionals have appealed to Congressmen to not only consider increasing the H-1B quota but also quick and smooth green card for them. They told the Congressmen that the immigrant-based businesses have generated more than...
  • Immigration bill would import 1 million workers per year

    04/05/2013 3:27:55 AM PDT · by markomalley · 41 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 4/5/2013 | Neil Munro
    The Senates draft immigration bill will increase the inflow of foreign workers to 1 million people per year, according to government data and news reports.The 1 million inflow would provide almost one foreign worker for every four Americans who turn 18.The rate would be high enough to fill up all the extra jobs created during the last five months.The 1 million inflow would include at least 350,000 people capable of competing for middle-class skilled jobs sought by the 1.8 million Americans who graduate from university each year.I believe in a free-market, but this [inflow] will aggravate the problems for [American]...
  • High-skilled visa requests likely to exceed supply, in one of fastest runs in years

    04/03/2013 8:58:37 AM PDT · by JustSayNoToNannies · 29 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 02, 2013
    The Homeland Security Department expects applications for high-skilled immigration visas to outpace the available supply in a matter of days, one of the fastest runs on the much-sought-after work permits in years and a sign of continued economic recovery amid new hiring by U.S. technology companies. The urgent race for such visas -- highly desired by Microsoft, Apple, Google and other leading technology companies -- coincides with congressional plans to increase the number available to tech-savvy foreigners. The race to secure one of the 85,000 so-called H-1B visas available for the 2014 budget year started Monday and requests will be...
  • Was the Fed bomber a Frank Amendment Terrorist?

    10/18/2012 3:27:29 PM PDT · by Chuckmorse · 6 replies
    Chuck Morse Speaks ^ | Oct 18, 2012 | Chuck Morse The short answer is yes,Quazi Mohammad Rezwanul Ahsan Nafis,, the Jihadist terrorist who plotted to bomb the Federal Reserve Bank in Manhattan, was able to get a Visa more easily from the State Department because of the Frank Amendment. Congressman Barney Frank sponsored over 10 such amendments in the 1990's, bills that he sheparded into law which made it easier for terrorists to enter into the United States with legal visas. Bill Clinton's CIA Director James Woolsey, speaking on the Frank Amendment to the Wall Street Journal stated that "Congress had made it illegal to deny visas to members...
  • US denies visas to 20 Iranian officials

    09/22/2012 2:04:03 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 8 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 22/9/12
    Leading up to next weeks UN General Assembly, the U.S. has denied visas to an estimated 20 Iranian government officials planning on attending the event, Iran's Fars news agency reported on Saturday. In preparation for the assembly, the Iranian delegation applied for about 160 visas two months ago, of which around 20 were turned down. The U.S. State Department gave no official reason, but the travel bans are likely due to sanctions related to Iran's nuclear program. Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, whose final term in office ends next year, will give his last speech in front of the General Assembly...
  • Hungarian Workers Exchange

    08/26/2012 4:17:45 PM PDT · by outinyellowdogcountry · 12 replies
    personal | 8-26-12 | me
    We stayed in a Lubbock Texas hotel this weekend which had several on their cleaning staff from Hungary. I inquired with the front desk and the clerk said they were on Visas due to an exchange program. I understood her to say the work program allows companies like Windham provide jobs to foreign residents who would like to relocate to the US. Does anyone know anything about this program? Sounds strange to me. One of the housemaids mentioned them and claimed that the citizen staff hours had been reduced in order to hire these Hungarians.
  • Immigrants with gang tattoos denied U.S. visas: report

    07/11/2012 2:39:13 PM PDT · by Carbonsteel · 18 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 07/11/2012 | By Dylan Stableford
    Tattoos linked to violent gangs are preventing some immigrants from getting green cards, the Wall Street Journal reports. According to the paper, concern about foreign gangs has caused U.S. officials to delay or deny applications for permanent residency submitted by dozens of immigrants with tattoos--even those without connections to gangs.
  • OBAMA THE JOB ROBBER: Quietly Extending H-1B Visas of Foreign Workers, leaving US Engineers Jobless

    03/26/2012 8:58:43 AM PDT · by geraldmcg · 21 replies · 7+ views ^ | 03/26/2012 |
    At a time of high unemployment and with a struggling economy, why on earth would Obama go out of his way to push to extend the H-1B Visas of foreign workers while millions of American engineers are without jobs? That is the question being asked by Eagle Forum founder Phyllis Schlafly...
  • Israeli diplomat's car hit by blast in Delhi; 1 injured

    02/13/2012 4:28:12 AM PST · by DeaconBenjamin · 14 replies
    Express India ^ | Feb 13, 2012 at 1715 hrs IST
    New Delhi An Israeli official said an explosion was hit an Israeli diplomat's car in New Delhi on Monday. He said one person was hurt in the blast, but did not identify the victim. Israeli Embassy spokesman David Goldfarb said the car was near the embassy when the blast went off. Indian police said only that a car was on fire on the street outside the embassy.
  • Suspected Iranian Blew Off His Own Leg In A Botched Terror Attack In Bangkok

    02/14/2012 6:47:29 AM PST · by blam · 43 replies
    TBI ^ | 2-14-2012 | Robert Johnson
    Suspected Iranian Blew Off His Own Leg In A Botched Terror Attack In Bangkok Robert JohnsonFeburary 14, 2012 One day after bombs targeting Israeli embassy staff went off in India and Georgia, another botched attack played out this morning in Bangkok. Through several reports, the incident appears to have played out something like this: Saeib Morabi, a suspected Iranian, was fleeing an explosion that rocked through his rented home in central Bangkok. While he was on the road looking for transportation, another explosion went off "on a nearby road." When Morabi finally managed to flag down a cab, the driver...
  • Ben Ari: Why Does US Grant Visas to Hamas?

    01/25/2012 4:04:09 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 7 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 25/1/12 | Hezki Ezra & Chana Yaar
    MK Michael Ben Ari is still being refused a visa to enter the United States but the lawmaker says Hamas terrorists are allowed to visit. In an interview with Arutz Sheva's Hebrew news service, Ben Ari said Wednesday that he is still waiting for a visa to visit the U.S. Ben Ari noted that even after thousands of people were killed in the September 11, 2001 multi-site Al Qaeda terrorist attack on America, The United States allows terrorists to enter its territory. The lawmaker contended that It shows something about the country, that what may happen to the next...
  • 110,000 Saudis applied for US visas in 2011

    01/22/2012 7:53:35 PM PST · by gandalftb · 41 replies
    The US embassy in Riyadh revealed that 110,000 Saudi nationals applied for a visa to visit the US in 2011, an increase of 25,000 from the previous year. The embassy also revealed that 93 percent of these visa applications were approved, and 75 percent of visa application approvals were issued within one week. He also revealed that the US embassy is required to check all the required documentation, as well as interview the visa applicant, revealing that some visas are rejected due to the applicants failure to provide accurate answers at this stage. As for claims that some questions contained...
  • OUTRAGE: Obama Officials Push Agents to Rush Immigrant Visas Even If FRAUD Suspected (USCIS)

    01/03/2012 3:52:50 PM PST · by montag813 · 13 replies
    Stand With Arizona ^ | 01-03-2012 | John Hill
    by John Hill Stand With Arizona As if Obama's plan to cut National Guard troops on the Mexican border by 75% at a time when there has been a sudden surge in border crossers wasn't leaving the United States vulnerable enough, now a report has revealed a new insanity - lowered standards for granting immigration visas: Higher-ups within U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services are pressuring rank-and-file officers to rubber-stamp immigrants visa applications, sometimes against the officers will, according to a Homeland Security report and internal documents....A 40-page report, drafted by the Office of Inspector General in September but not publicly...
  • Rick Perry Supports Work Visas For Undocumented Immigrants In US

    11/04/2011 7:11:50 AM PDT · by Scotsman will be Free · 79 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 4, 2011 | Associated Press
    During an interview with CNN's John King on Thursday, the Texas governor said that expectations that U.S. authorities are going to arrest and deport up to 15 million undocumented immigrants isn't realistic.
  • State Dept Considering 5,662 'Diversity Visa' Applicants from Terror States

    10/12/2011 7:05:29 PM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 42 replies
    CNS News ^ | 10-11-11 | Elizabeth Harrington
    As part of its 2012 Diversity Visa program, the U.S. State Department is considering 5,662 applicants from countries deemed State Sponsors of Terrorism Iran, Syria, Sudan and Cuba. In 2011, the State Department awarded 2,427 Diversity Visas to people from Iran, Syria and Sudan -- 1,842 for Iran; 553 for Sudan; and 32 for Syria.
  • How To Fix Our Illegal Immigration Problem In 5 Steps

    09/20/2011 4:22:01 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 34 replies · 1+ views ^ | September 20, 2011 | John Hawkins
    Illegal immigration has become a heads-we-win / tails-you-lose proposition in this country. If the supporters of amnesty and open borders could get that codified into law, they would. Since they can't, they support comprehensive illegal immigration reform, with the idea being that the amnesty will occur, but they'll stall and slow-walk the security measures into oblivion. Since the people are onto that ploy and have demanded security first, the latest tactic is just to refuse to enforce the law. We can pass a bill that says we're putting a fence on our southern border, but we can't get the fence...
  • H1B Visas -*Our Goal is NOT To find a Qualified US Worker*- Lawyer Explains in Video

    09/09/2011 9:24:15 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    I've long railed against the H1B Visa scam, and the premise that there aren't enough qualified American workers to fill jobs here, and thus corporations MUST insource workers from other countries... on the cheap... via H1B Visas. And, anyone that has been following the immigration bills knows that corporations like Microsoft gripe that they need the government to create MORE H1B Visas.Well, this video will make you sick. It's an attorney at a sit down panel showing HOW to avoid hiring Americans, side-stepping immigration laws IN ORDER TO insource workers on the cheap from other countries. CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR...
  • Americans Lose in the Visa Lottery

    07/21/2011 10:46:06 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies ^ | July 21, 2011 | Virgil Goode
    On Wednesday, the House Judiciary Committee voted 19-11 to pass Rep. Bob Goodlattes (R-VA) SAFE Act to abolish the Diversity Visa Lottery. The bill will now go before the full House. Most Americans do not even know that we have a lottery to give out Visas, but the rest of the world knows. In 2009, more than 15 million applications for the Visa Lottery were filled online. The only requirement is a high school diploma or some equivalency. The immigrants are selected by simply put the applications in a lottery. 50,000 Diversity Immigrant Visas are then granted random chance. John...
  • Austin beginning to compete with other Texas cities for wealthy immigrants from Mexico

    06/13/2011 7:49:58 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 43 replies
    Austin American-Statesman ^ | June 6, 2011 | Jeremy Schwartz
    [snip] The new arrivals are buying or building high-end homes in Westlake, Lakeway and the northern suburbs, according to real estate agents. They're also buying apartment complexes, opening restaurants and investing in high-tech businesses. In October, information technology firm Evox, based in Monterrey, Nuevo Len, invested $2.4 million in an Austin office, hiring 11 employees. That money helps the company bypass the long waiting list that forces many of their countrymen to wait years to immigrate legally. Many receive visas that give them legal residency in return for investing large sums of money in the U.S. and creating jobs. Some...
  • US Eases Iranian Student Visa Rules

    05/20/2011 4:43:28 PM PDT · by La Lydia · 19 replies
    WASHINGTON US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Friday the United States is easing visa terms for Iranian students here as part of efforts to support their aspirations for political change back home. In what she called a "big step forward" in the Obama administration support's for Iran's people, Clinton said Iranian students and exchange visitors are now eligible for two-year, multiple entry visas. "This gives young Iranians the opportunity to return home for family events, to participate in internships, to travel outside the United States -- and they won't need to get a new visa every time," she...
  • U.S. Loses Track Of Millions Who Overstay Visas

    05/20/2011 3:19:24 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 71 replies · 1+ views
    Juducial Watch ^ | May 20, 2011
    Almost a decade after Middle Eastern terrorists with expired visas attacked the U.S., the government has failed to implement a security measure to adequately track foreigners like them who enter the country legally but never leave. As a result nearly half of the nations estimated 12 million illegal immigrants actually entered the U.S. legally but overstayed their visa, according to a new federal report. Thats because the agency responsible for keeping the nation safethe Department of Homeland Securitycant keep track of immigrants who remain in the U.S. after their visas expire. This clearly creates a huge national security issue...
  • Administration Touts Immigration Rules Change (ex students can overstay)

    05/13/2011 10:44:55 AM PDT · by markomalley · 16 replies
    AP/WSLS ^ | 5/13/11
    The Obama administration is making it possible for more foreign students studying in the U.S. on visas to stay and get practical training in their career fields. The administration is expanding the list of science, technology, engineering and math degrees that allow foreign students who earn them to stay in the U.S. up to 17 months after graduating. Those months can be spent working. The time also could mean the student may not have to leave before getting an H-1B visa, a visa reserved for high-skilled workers that can last for up to six years.
  • Former Latino leader requests halt of LDS missionary visas

    02/18/2011 6:19:17 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 5 replies
    FOX 13 ^ | February 14, 2011 | Brittany Green
    SALT LAKE CITY The immigration controversy has reached the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints with one Latino member of the Utah community's request that Mexico suspend all LDS missionary visas to the nation. Raul Lopez-Vargas, former vice president of Centro Civico Mexicano, one of Utah's oldest Latino community centers, has sent a letter to Mexican Presdient Felipe Calderon seeking the temporary suspension of visas for LDS missionaries. He also delivered the letter in person Monday to the Mexican consulate in Utah. Lopez-Vargas says the request is a response to his view that the LDS Church won't take...
  • Thousands Of Visas Issued To People In Terror-Prone Countries

    02/07/2011 8:43:22 PM PST · by La Lydia · 8 replies
    WSB-TV ^ | February 7, 2011
    ATLANTA -- This September marks the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terror attacks. All the hijackers were in the U.S. legally with visas issued by the State Department. Channel 2 Action News decided to investigate how many visas the department still is issuing to people from nations that support radical Islam. Some local politicians find the numbers troubling, and more troubling, whos among those coming to America. * Faisal Shahzad, born in Pakistan, is charged with attempting to set off a car bomb in Times Square. * Syed Haris Ahmed, born in Pakistan, a former Georgia Tech student, was...
  • Immigration speech all words, no action

    07/04/2010 6:48:39 AM PDT · by La Lydia · 14 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | July 4, 2010 | ANDRES OPPENHEIMER
    ...But Obama did nothing to move the debate forward beyond drawing greater public attention to it. Among the things he didn't say: Obama did not announce a public White House meeting that would include key Republicans, Democrats, and representatives of civic and business groups who would try to seek a compromise on immigration reform ...He did not use the occasion to formally announce a Justice Department challenge to the Arizona state law...Obama did not emphasize enough the economic case for fixing America's immigration system to help the United States be more competitive in the global economy. He did not mention...