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Immigration Legal and Illegal

After the whipping the Repubs got in this years election they are sure they now have to reach out to new "demographics".  Top of the list is---don't hold your breath you know the answer--- hispanics!  and in order to win their favor they need to ---anybody--- grant amnesty of some sort........  like that is going to make all the difference in getting more Latino votes--not going to happen.

This group will discuss the pros and cons of the immigration issue as it rears its ugly head once again.  More amnesty.  More illegals.  So lets STOP legal and illegal immigration until they get a hold of the situation and we find out who is here! 

What do you think?

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USCIS MOVES ILLEGALS TO THE FRONT OF THE LINE --

THIS DEFINES HOW THE IMMIGRATION SYSTEM IS BROKEN. WHEN A CONGRESS CRITTER OR THE PRESIDENT CAN PUT A STOP TO THE USCIS PROCESSING THE PAPERWORK FOR LEGAL IMMIGRANTS IN PREFERENCE TO ILLEGALS ALIENS, THEN THE SYSTEM IS BROKEN.  THIS HAPPENS ALL THE TIME.  

WHERE IS THE JUSTICE FOR THE LEGAL IMMIGRANTS WHO HAVE FOLLOWED THE LAW, WHO HAVE PAID THEIR FEES, AND ARE WAITING PATIENTLY IN THEIR COUNTRIES.  THESE LEGAL IMMIGRANT APPLICANTS WANT TO BE IN THE US. THEY WANT TO CONTRIBUTE AND ASSIMILATE INTO THE MELTING POT WE CALL AMERICA.  

STOP THE ILLEGALS!!  

USCIS Favors Illegal Alien Applicants over Americans and Legal Immigrants

By Jessica VaughanMarch 12, 2015

USCIS document provided to the Senate Judiciary Committee details exactly which categories of legal immigrants were disadvantaged by the implementation of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, the amnesty for the so-called illegal alien "Dreamers". The document reveals that processing of most applications for legal immigration benefits, including the highest priority family categories, such as spouses of U.S. citizens, were de-emphasized so that the agency could instead focus on approving the DACA applications.

The committee asked USCIS to provide any instructions on the prioritization of categories of applications resulting from the diversion of resources and staff to process DACA applications. The agency responded, in part:

Whenever USCIS receives a sudden increase in workload, a detailed analysis of the services requested is performed. Considering the need to provide special emphasis to certain form types, USCIS is able to make initial risk-based resource allocation decisions so that all USCIS customers are given the attention and service they deserve. (Emphasis added.)

Apparently some USCIS "customers" are more deserving than others. According to a chart provided, the following types of applicants are considered deserving of "special emphasis" during the DACA adjudication period:

  • Employers asking for temporary workers (with or without paying the premium processing fee);

  • Applicants for advance parole (a travel document only needed by illegal aliens with temporary status); 

  • Refugees needing a travel document;

  • Employers sponsoring immigrant workers;

  • U.S. parents adopting children from overseas;

  • Applicants for work permits (DACA applicants, other illegal aliens, and temporary visitors) 

  • Military naturalization applicants

All other types of applications were considered not deserving of special emphasis. These applications had to wait longer for processing, even though the fees were the same as ever (actually higher, since they were just raised in 2010). They included all family-based immigrant petitions and applications, refugee and asylee green cards, relatives of refugees and asylees, applicants for temporary protected status, victims of human trafficking, crime victims, immigrants seeking to naturalize, and anyone needing a replacement document.

The de-prioritization of the family cases resulted in very long, truly unacceptable, waiting times for these applicants. Waiting times for U.S. citizens seeking to sponsor a spouse stretched to 15 months in some parts of the country in 2013, nearly three times the waiting time that USCIS claimed was its goal (five months, which is not exactly what most people would consider prompt service considering that the fee just for the first step is $420).

As outlined in the USCIS document and other reports, the agency struggled to balance its immense existing workload of applicants with its emphasis on processing the DACA applicants in particular. In early 2012, they moved to centralize processing of immediate family petitions, then de-centralized processing, then finally partially centralized these cases by the fall of 2013. At one point, when USCIS tried to centralize processing at the National Benefits Center in Missouri, it experienced "hiring difficulties" that it attributed to "general deficiencies within the local employment market". No DACA or other adjudicators were diverted to take up this workload. Instead, the petitions for spouses and parents of U.S. citizens were simply allowed to pile up. By the end of June 2013, USCIS reported that there were 853,737 family petitions stacked up awaiting adjudication.

Meanwhile, the DACA program was chugging along, approving approximately 40,000 applications per month, with typical waiting times of two to four months. In 2013 alone USCIS processed more than 480,000 DACA applications.

The delays for hundreds of thousands of family-based legal immigrants and other types of applicants caused by the president's amnesty for the Dreamers have been hugely disruptive to some lives. For family-based applicants, their lives are on hold while waiting for USCIS to get to their cases. For naturalization applicants, it could mean losing out on the opportunity to vote.

An American man from Alabama, Kevin Morgan, became so frustrated at the slow service and apparent ineptitude at USCIS in processing his wife's simple renewal of her green card that he made a YouTube video about their Kafkaesque experience. His wife applied in person for her 10-year green card renewal on March 10, 2014, and paid the fee of $450. It took seven months for USCIS to approve it and put it in the mail. The Morgans never received it. To make a long and confounding story short, after much back-and-forthing, conflicting information, inappropriate instructions, and literally hours on hold on the phone, USCIS to this day refuses to issue a replacement renewal green card unless the Morgans pay another $450, even though the agency has conceded that the couple never received the first one that was sent. I hope that Mrs. Morgan does not need to show her card for employment or to get a driver's license or for any other situation where she has to prove her legal status, because she can't at the moment.

It really should not be all that difficult for USCIS to check her biometrics and just issue the woman another darn card, for goodness sake, without gouging for another $450. USCIS mumbled something to the Morgans at one point about how it couldn't do that because of possible fraud, but the truth is that, according to the fraud assessments done several years ago, there actually isn't much fraud that occurs in connection with green card renewals, thanks to the biometrics.

If Mrs. Morgan is forced to submit yet another renewal application, it will take USCIS another eight months to process it, according to the agency's website. Meanwhile, USCIS states that it is processing work permits and travel documents (which are primarily needed by illegal aliens seeking to launder their status) in three months' time. There can be no question that illegal aliens (followed by employers seeking foreign workers) are the priority for USCIS these days, not Americans and legal immigrants.

http://cis.org/vaughan/uscis-favors-illegal-alien-applicants-over-americans-and-legal-immigrants

 

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Comment by j fredenburgh on August 2, 2014 at 5:41pm

TEA party patriots suggested a rally in Phoenix to FORCE Brewer to DO something.

Comment by Sandra Buelow "Salome" on July 31, 2014 at 8:34pm
Bummer. I think more people need to call
Comment by Joanne C Daley on July 31, 2014 at 12:39pm

Brewer has not released any plans to protect the border yet.

Comment by Sandra Buelow "Salome" on July 31, 2014 at 8:31am
Is Governor Brewer going to follow Texas Governor Rick Perry's lead and secure Arizona's southern border. I have called her office and stated my concerns. I want our border secured. I asked if she will do what it takes to secure Arizona's southern border
Comment by j fredenburgh on January 30, 2013 at 12:27pm

I am hopeful that the immigration system is reformed in a manner that combines the rule of la  and human compassion, while strengthening the United States a competitive position in the world.
  My very best,
  Jan Brewer
  Governor of Arizona

 

This was posted on Van's Constitutional FB page.....give me a frigging BREAK.

Comment by j fredenburgh on January 12, 2013 at 5:15pm

gerry mandering - look at AZ (we are 55% republican, yet 5 democrat districts); illegals who will all vote democrat - because their 'saviour Mr. Barack' gave them amnesty; I don't know that even if we wake up ....so we're focusing local...we CAN do something here.

Comment by Mike Ligon on January 12, 2013 at 4:55pm

......and with all of this, the rest of the foreseeable elections. The demographic gerrymandering has been occurring for the last 30 years (read "Alien Nation" by Brimhall).

Comment by j fredenburgh on December 5, 2012 at 2:52am

well U can kiss the USA goodbye if they all get amnesty.

Comment by Joanne C Daley on December 5, 2012 at 1:20am

Heard on the radio yesterday that the "dreamers' are now insisting their parents be included in the "amnesty" or they are going to .........  didn't hear the end of the sentence. i was screaming at the radio!!!

Comment by j fredenburgh on November 28, 2012 at 9:15pm

I agree, based on what I've seen we cannot afford ANY immigration until we get our house in order.  Even the 'new legal immigrants' apparently come to America because the gov't will give them freebies.  We can't train our own citizens because of the unionized education system; no one wants to work; there will be 'service providers' and the ultra rich...and no one will aspire to be either middle class or ultra rich...they will glad to simply survive.

 

 
 
 

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