Thursday, May 17, 2007

Mixed Blessings

The changes in immigration law will assure me a position somewhere. My interview with the NYC office is today. The new fee structure alone ramped up the plans for a massive hiring.

The new laws seem to have eliminated sponsoring adult children and parents. This means the anchor baby gap is gone. A woman gives birth to a child in America and sponsors the parents twenty one years later.

The guest worker bill will be based largely along the same lines as the H-1B. The difference is unskilled workers get two year increments compared with three. Theoretically, they are supposed to be paid a wage commensurate with the job.

The new immigration will focus on a point system that includes education and job skills. Family ties will not be the sole criteria for admission. No doubt there are many who will scream racism. Yet, I expect the changes to create floods of foreign students at our Universities. It will expand the cottage industry of evaluating foreign degrees.

The winners in this new system appear to be the H1-B IT people. They now have cases
to remain in the USA. The old system of anchor babies and brides appears gone. The reward of fake marriages has been reduced somewhat. Previously a spouse waited five years and then could sponsor siblings and parents. Now you may only sponsor minor children. You could also divorce and sponsor another husband down the road.

I have advocated many of the proposals previously. Sadly, the service did not eliminate foreign adoptions. Most American couple adopting an Orphan will use the N-600 form. The N-600 costs 2000 dollars and is thoroughly checked. Those adoptions are mostly genuine and need no change. Immigrants have been abusing the form I-130 with fake adoptions of neices, grandchildren and even siblings. These adoptions take well over ten times longer to handle at my end. In the district office and conselate they take more time as well. They may be getting 20 times more man hours at the end of the process that a routine petition.

Beamish in 08.


Farmer John said...

...but until the borders get controlled, this is still all a pointless paperwork exercise...

because anyone who wants to come in, still comes in.

Steve Harkonnen said...

These changes are long overdue, but where are the mass deportations and boxcars? We need to save the Republic; abandon all immigration at least for a period of ten years, get rid of the riff-raff that constantly feeds from our society and welfare, and the federal government needs to clamp down with a new law that stipulates no medical care whatsoever to illegal immigrants.

Ducky's here said...

Beak, would you consider this bill an amnesty?

beakerkin said...

Sadly it is but far be it from me to point to the implications of the $5000.00. Did we set the bar way too high or low. What will this mean in economies that depend on remitances?

I think we may have set the bar too low. Then again one has to understand the culture of remitances.

Robert Bayn said...

The problem is this bill does little to stop Illegal Immigration, and it rewards those who have already violated the original laws. Second the most absurd point of this Bill, is it puts faith in that those who are illegal will report themselves, so they can pay a 5,000 fine. So lets see, people with already little or nothing, or going to jump in line to pay 5,000? I don't think so, and Washington again proves they are a bunch of idiots!

Always On Watch Two said...

I'm dropping by here for a breath of fresh air after a long day of slogging through grading papers and averaging grades. Several of my classes are due to receive report cards next week.

Anyway....I approve of some of the aspects of what I've seen of the immigration bill. But amnesty? We're going to reward illegal invaders?

$5000 is a lot of money for many immigrants, but that amount in no way offsets the damage done to schools and emergency rooms. By "damage" I mean financial burden.

kevin said...

...and what if they don't pay the $5K?

Prison? Deportation?

Not likely. So given that, why would anyone pay the $5K? I think it's safe to say that this bill will will be a great burden on the citizenry in the form of tax dollars and paperwork and change nothing. The Senate has managed to make the situation worse, please no one other than themselves,and put a greater burden on law abiding citizens.

Always On Watch Two said...

Kevin has a point: and what if they don't pay the $5K?

I wouldn't count on the arrest-and-release-until-court-hearing ban to be enforced either. Not enough jail cells to hold them for deportation!

Justin said...

The next time you hear the words out of a DemocraticPoloticians mouth that.

"Those who play by the rules,obey the laws and work hard should not be punished."

Think about this bill and yes Ducky it is amnesty. Think of the message that was just sent to our Kids and those who are waiting in line to come to this country. You do not have to play by the rules and you do not have to obey the laws of the land. Just get enough of you together and demand that your actions be made legal.

These people dont want to be citizens, they do not want to assimilate. They want to remain Mexican and establish Mexican rule here.

To quote Gilberto Escalante, a 41 year old fisherman from Mexico.

"The current temporary visa progam is better than the congressional plan because it gives Mexicans the option to freely enter the U.S. while maintaining their lives in Mexico instead of forcing them to choose between two countries.

We dont want the house or the latest car in the U.S. We want to go to work so our families can have a good life in Mexico."

How many who were playing by the rules just got the door slammed in their face because the Bush administration and Congress cowtail to law breakers (well it takes a theif to know a theif they say)(and they say there is honor among theives)

Rene Urbano in Huachichil,Mexico said:

"He is still encouraging Mexicans who work in lettuce fields and apple orchards to continue to sign up for POSSIBLE visas arguing that he would work to find them jobs with U.S. farmers.

He said:
"They are rewarding those who are doing things wrong and abandoning my boys who need work"

Even many Mexicans do not see this new bill as Just.


Justin said...

Bush truely is a moron who listens to Big Business and not the American people. He has the mentality of a 12 year old looking for approval from everyone but the right people.

“I realize that many hold strong convictions on this issue, and reaching an agreement was not easy,” Bush said in his weekly radio address.

“I appreciate the effort of senators who came together to craft this important legislation,” he said. “This bill brings us closer to an immigration system that enforces our laws and upholds the great American tradition of welcoming those who share our values and our love of freedom.”

There will be no enforcement of any laws, there will be no secure borders and it will not stop illegal immigration. The only ones who profit by this are the poloticians who crafted it and big business who wants cheap labor.

Perhaps Bush and Congress will craft a law that will make it big businesses responsibility to see that all these illegals here do not use the welfare service once they are made legal with this bill by giving them health insurance they are denying to American Workers.

Maybe Ducky can devise a way that Bush's ranch can be carved up and given to these people he so dearly loves.

Always On Watch Two said...

"Illegals Deal Alienates Everyone": ...The issue will resonate on the campaign trail, where there is little support for the deal among Democratic candidates, who say it is too harsh, and split support among Republicans....

Graeme said...

until we change our horrid "free trade" agreements, the influx won't end.

Always On Watch Two said...

Another blogger's take on the immigration bill.

Mr. Beamish the Kakistocrat said...

Round 'em all up, issue them a rifle, and drop them on Tehran.