The Immigration Reform Debate  

rm_Poetical25 38M
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3/29/2006 9:20 am

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The Immigration Reform Debate

So Mr., Bush has been talking about Immigration for the past two years and Immigration reform is still in Limbo! There are Several Bills that propose Tighter Security of the US Borders and Help In one way or another the estimated 11 Million illegal’s Living, Working and contributing to the US economy. I have been following up on the latest debate about Immigration Reform ,but I didn’t sense any fix of the problems of a decades old Immigration law. It seems that Mr. Bush Played the Immigration Card back in 2004 when he was running up for his second term in Office and that proved to Work like I charm with The Latino Votes. Mr. Bush’s popularity is in the slums now and I believe he is desperate to find a way out of his sinking popularity according to the latest polls. 11 Million Illegal’s that are already working in the United States of America have taken their place within the overall structure of the economy. Would deporting 11 Million be a reasonable solution? If so, how is it possible to do so? Can the US government make sure all of those Illegal’s do leave the United States? I am totally with securing the borders and Finding a way to have those “Illegal’s” legally in the US and continue to contribute to the US economy.
What The law seems to look past is many of those Illegal’s have established families and have children Born in the United States and Tearing a family apart is plain out cruel. Not to mention the Huge Overhead that would be On the shoulders of the Department of Homeland Security* trying to look at each case by cases basis in order to see who of the Illegal’s qualifies for permanent residency in The US. I know that there is an enormous Backlog In many of the Visa categories and adding to the Load of the cases to Process and challenging the Already Broken System of Numerical Caps on Visa Numbers. That would further complicate the Immigration System and Make it worse. I am Not here to propose a Solution for the Problem but I don’t see any Bill that would really improve the decades old Immigration System in the US. I hope that it would be better and I would be able to get my immigration benefits and be closer to my beautiful Daughter. I will Keep on monitoring the progress and what happens to The proposed “Immigration Reform” I have my Doubts on the system being fixed.. I am Just Hoping that there will be an Increase in The Numerical Cap of Visa Numbers for Family members of citizens and Permanent residence. The increase in the Numerical Cap would eliminate the Backlog and it would reunite many families. Immigration should be a smooth process.. Smoother should not mean easier. Those were my 2 cents on the whole Issue of Immigration Reform!

*(Since 9 /11 I “On March 1, 2003, service and benefit functions of the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) transitioned into the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) as the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). “


62 posts
4/5/2006 12:17 pm

Hey Honey,

I read this and I think that you have some very good points.. but because I don't keep up with this stuff and I am not knowledgeable enough to really understand its confusing to me sometimes... I have been reading some things about immigration since you pointed it out and here is an article I read in the paper today...its someone voiceing there opion read it and tell me what you think:


In the ongoing immigration debate, there is one word that people seem to be overlooking: ILLEGAL

the issue is not immigration, per say; its about illegal immigration. To top it off, we have such illustrious leaders as Sen. EDWARD KENNEDY, D-MASS., offering so called solutions such as allowing people who came here illegally to work in the united states to work here for 6 years, then permit them to become citizens.

Did anyone hear of exploitation? What about upholding the laws of the United States?

Politicians need to stop posturing for re-election and deal with the hard issues they are in offive to deal with, including enforceing the law.

My views on this situation is that...they let illegal immigrants come here and stay and those that are tyring to do it legally are haveing a hard time getting over here!!! those that have family and what not here now.. now if I am wrong please correct me...I think that this is very screwed up and unfair for the most part...If you think about easy was it for the terrorist to get here... and cause the damage they did to the United States... think about it Our goverment allowed it... I think that the bill on the table should be looked at more closely and that some changes need to be made...

A lady here at work, her brother is in the service.. he is seeing a gurl from Pakistan.... he was telling her that when he can get her here which he has been working on getting her to the United States for almost a year now... said that once he gets her here she has to stay here for 6 months then go back and apply for another visa to come back before they can even think about getting married..and have no idea how long it will take for her to get back!!! this stuff is Crazy!!

Well thats my thoughts honey let know what you think!!!

rm_Poetical25 38M
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4/5/2006 2:40 pm

I Understand that they should make it easier for people who wish to immigrate the proper legal way.. thats why any proposed Bill should Not look Past Improving the Legal Immigration Process and eliminate the Backlogs created by Large Numbers of People who are Just waiting for a Simple Visa Number. Some Facts according to the latest Visa Bulletin, the wait time for People In my category is almost 7 years, that is if they Moved on a Month by Month basis but Since January 2006 till April 2006 they have Issued Visa Number for People who Filed their petitions between 01 July 1996 and 15 July 1996. So the actual wait time is Much longer than 7 years due to the Backlog.
about getting married to an American Citizen Yes It Can Be a year before all the papers are finalized. the Process is expensive and a lot of work .. there are Two ways to go about it .. The first one is

"K1""The K1 visa enables US Citizens to bring their foreign fiance(e)s to the United States in order to get married. “To get the K1 it will take anywhere from 6 months to a year and there are requirements for it. K1 is valid for 90 days if No marriage takes place then the fiance should either get married prior to the expiration of the 90 days or leave the country. Once they get married the non citizen applies for a K3 Visa. (The couple can get married and apply for the K3 visa right away but it takes much longer to process a K3 Visa.

"K3" The K-3 spouse visa is a nonimmigrant visa which allows the spouses of U.S. citizens to enter into the U.S. and await the availability of an immigrant visa.

After the K3 The Non-citizen would apply for permanent residency and it will be conditional for 2 years.. To make sure there is no Immigration fraud is being committed.

BB what your friend said "said that once he gets her here she has to stay here for 6 months then go back and apply for another visa to come back before they can even think about getting married.." from My extensive Research on US Immigration Once the K1 is issued then the Person can have a Work permit and live normally... after the K1 you can apply for the K3 In the US without having to leave the US. thats what I know.

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