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  • Obama Starts Taking Executive Action on Immigration?

    11/10/2014 3:26:41 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 15 replies
    National Review Online ^ | November 10, 2014 | By Joel Gehrke
    President Obama used his executive authority to increase the availability of visas for Chinese workers and students, a move that immigration hawks regard as a signal that his promised executive orders regarding immigration are coming soon. “Obama announced a new plan Monday to extend Chinese student visas to five years and business and tourist visas to 10 years, saying the move will boost jobs in the United States,” USA Today noted.
  • Will Obama plan expose U.S. to more disease? 100,000 Haitians without visa

    11/03/2014 5:51:58 AM PST · by boycott · 25 replies
    WND ^ | 10/26/2014 | Aaron Klein
    An Obama administration plan to facilitate the immigration of up to 100,000 Haitians to immigrate to the U.S. without a visa is fraught with medical risks, particularly the spread of diseases endemic to Haiti.
  • Canada halts visas for residents of Ebola-hit nations

    11/01/2014 11:08:58 PM PDT · by mojito · 17 replies
    AFP/Yahoo ^ | 10/31/2014 | Agence France Presse (AFP)
    Canada on Friday announced it was suspending visa applications for residents of Ebola-hit nations in a bid to prevent the deadly virus from crossing its borders. Immigration Canada said authorities would not process any visa applications from individuals who had been in an Ebola-affected nation "within three months prior to the date of the application." "Canada has been a leader in the international efforts to respond to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa," said Chris Alexander, Canada's immigration minister. "The precautionary measures announced today build on actions we have taken to protect the health and safety of Canadians here at...
  • 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...
  • Vouching for the Visa Waiver Program

    10/18/2014 10:41:42 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 18, 2014 | Ed Feulner
    “We are in a dangerous place in the world, perhaps more dangerous than in the past 10 years.” That’s what former Secretary of Homeland Security Michael Chertoff had to say when he visited The Heritage Foundation recently. And with reports of terrorist groups such as the Islamic State, often referred to as ISIS, all over the news, it’s not hard to see why. As Chertoff noted, terrorist groups have proliferated “from Africa east to Afghanistan.” Frightening images of beheadings and other forms of graphic violence are all too common. And news that some Americans have gone to the Middle East...
  • Dictator H. chavez's personal Arab Hezbollah minister

    10/07/2012 2:28:40 PM PDT · by Milagros · 11 replies
    Venezuela’s Tarek El-Aissami The Americas Report | Oct 03, 2008  By Nicole Ferrand [...] Mr. El - Aissami is a Venezuelan national of Syrian descent who, before becoming Minster of Interior and Justice, occupied the position of Deputy Interior Minister for Public Security. His father, Carlos Aissami, is the head of the Venezuelan branch of the Iraqi Baath political party. Before the invasion of Iraq, he held a press conference in which he described himself as a Taliban and called Osama Bin Laden, "the great Mujahedeen, Sheik Osama bin Laden." Tarek's great-uncle Shibli el-Aissami was a prominent ideologist and...
  • Ebola Outbreak-Relief Measures to Nationals of Ebola Affected Countries

    10/13/2014 10:12:40 AM PDT · by Chgogal · 15 replies
    U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services ^ | August 15, 2014 | Obama's U.S. Executive Branch
    Release Date: August 15, 2014 U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is closely monitoring the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. USCIS offers relief measures to nationals of those three countries who are currently in the United States. Immigration relief measures that may be available if requested include: Change or extension of nonimmigrant status for an individual currently in the United States, even if the request is filed after the authorized period of admission has expired; Extension of certain grants of parole made by USCIS; Expedited adjudication and approval, where possible, of requests for off-campus employment authorization for F-1 students experiencing...
  • Ebola fears prompt calls for travel restrictions between U.S., West Africa

    10/02/2014 5:39:26 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 23 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 2, 2014 | Stephen Dinan & Tom Howell Jr.
    Thomas Eric Duncan case raises questions about U.S. preparedness to stem deadly virusThe first case of Ebola diagnosed within the U.S. is prompting calls for heavy travel restrictions between the U.S. and those West African countries hardest hit by the outbreak — and one advocate is even warning against the possibility of “Ebola tourism” by patients seeking better care here. Thomas Eric Duncan, the first diagnosed case, remained in isolation in a Texas hospital Thursday after having traveled from Liberia last month, leaving health officials to try to track down up to 100 persons he may have come in contact...
  • 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
    Townhall.com ^ | 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 film’s producer and co-director Dean Obeidallah, who is also one of the featured comedians, unsurprisingly took...
  • Muslim Brotherhood’s 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 Brotherhood’s “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
    Townhall.com ^ | 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 world’s 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
    FCW.com ^ | 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...
  • 40% OF ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS OVERSTAYED VISAS

    06/14/2013 5:44:48 AM PDT · by w4women · 17 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 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
    Townhall.com ^ | 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 NEWS.com ^ | April 29, 2013 | By William La Jeunesse
    Published April 29, 2013 FoxNews.com 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
    EMIRATES247.com ^ | 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 can’t 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: www.fbi.gov/newyork/press-releases/2013/tunisian-man-charged-with-visa-fraud-related-to-terrorism-intended-to-remain-in-u.s.-to-facilitate-an-act-of-international-terrorism Tunisian Man Charged with Visa Fraud Related to Terrorism, Intended to Remain in U.S. to Facilitate an Act of International Terrorism U.S. Attorney’s 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 that’s 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 weren’t 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
    nbcnews.com ^ | 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
    http://cnsnews.com/ ^ | April 16, 2013 | Patrick Goodenough
    (CNSNews.com) – Although no group has claimed responsibility for Monday’s 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. It’s 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 visitor’s 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 world’s...
  • 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.) (CNSNews.com) - 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 Senate’s 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
    http://bookstore.iuniverse.com/Products/SKU-000028771/Barney-Frank-and-the-Law-of-Unintended-Consequences.aspx 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 week’s 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
    www.webToday.tv ^ | 03/26/2012 | webtoday.tv
    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 applicant’s 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
    Townhall.com ^ | 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...