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The Duke of Hazard

Tipp City, OH

#1 May 4, 2013
It is a fact that it has been about a dozen years since the infamous 9-11 terrorist attacks. Now and finally, the government has started to check foreign student visas! This after the Boston bombings and two of the Russian students were readmitted to the country with expired invalid student visas, despite this being illegal in the first if not the worst case. Has the sequester been pestering TSA and ICE?
day

Brooklyn, NY

#2 May 5, 2013
why
Truth

Woodbridge, VA

#3 May 6, 2013
I'd tend to agree with 'day' on this. Why now? Why not then? Much as I hate to say it, it's too little, too late. We have laws, they were broken and those laws are ENCOURAGED to be broken.

Now we are reaping what we've sown.
Gun Nut

Lewisburg, OH

#4 May 6, 2013
How many liberal Dimuhcrat diversity disciples did those two young Moslem men willingly wound, disable and kill in Boston? Have their opinions been changed or are they still deranged? From now on, will they profile before they smile?

“Civic Innovation Designer”

Since: Mar 11

Springboro, Ohio

#5 May 6, 2013
Go back to the arguments after Sandy Hook. How would checking foreign student visas have helped the season in Boston. And realistically, how many people die from terrorist attacks each year when compared to automobile deaths? And do you really think that denying visas to students will stop criminals from breaking the law?
Truth

Woodbridge, VA

#6 May 6, 2013
christopherritter wrote:
Go back to the arguments after Sandy Hook. How would checking foreign student visas have helped the season in Boston. And realistically, how many people die from terrorist attacks each year when compared to automobile deaths? And do you really think that denying visas to students will stop criminals from breaking the law?
We CAN deny student visas to students from certain areas and should. Heaven knows there are plenty of U.S. students to take their places. NOTHING will stop criminals from breaking the law, face it. The only think that will stop them from doing it TWICE is punishing them appropriately.

I honestly don't know why people don't address the issues separately as they should. Both the Colorado theater shooting and the Sandy Hook shooting were don't by young men on drugs which has absolutely nothing to do with terrorism and everything to do with criminal activity albeit by 'loonies'. I mean face it, the Sandy Hook shooter got the weapons supposedly from his mother whom he killed first. My wonder was why in the world would ANY parent have available firearms in a home where you have someone who has a socially disabling mental illness and THEN teach them how to shoot? Sorry, I wouldn't do it. And the Colorado shooter? He was doing some crazy psychiatric stuff is it any wonder??

We need to STOP lumping all these incidents together to a ludicrous battle cry 'stop the violence' and learn how to properly deal with people according to what they've done.

Since: Dec 09

Falls of Rough, Kentucky

#8 May 6, 2013
christopherritter wrote:
Go back to the arguments after Sandy Hook. How would checking foreign student visas have helped the season in Boston. And realistically, how many people die from terrorist attacks each year when compared to automobile deaths? And do you really think that denying visas to students will stop criminals from breaking the law?
Yes it would stop foreign criminals from breaking the law. Many of the illegals are repeat offenders and many times criminals in their own countries before they come here, this is well known by our government but they let them in anyway.

“Civic Innovation Designer”

Since: Mar 11

Springboro, Ohio

#9 May 7, 2013
deray wrote:
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Yes it would stop foreign criminals from breaking the law. Many of the illegals are repeat offenders and many times criminals in their own countries before they come here, this is well known by our government but they let them in anyway.
So why do terrorists who use student visas to undermine the security of our nation follow these laws, when clearly more intelligent criminals in the U.S. simply break into our homes and murder our children without filing the appropriate paperwork?

Since: Dec 09

Falls of Rough, Kentucky

#10 May 7, 2013
That is only part of it we are talking about stacks, one thing stacked on top of another arranged in layers. Start at the top unstack send them out of our country and just keep on unstacking.

“Civic Innovation Designer”

Since: Mar 11

Springboro, Ohio

#11 May 7, 2013
deray wrote:
Start at the top unstack send them out of our country and just keep on unstacking.
Sounds like you're not as interested in the security of our nation as much as you are focused on getting rid of all the foreigners.

Since: Dec 09

Falls of Rough, Kentucky

#12 May 7, 2013
That would go a long way toward the security of our country. Bring some treatment back for the citizens who have mental problems would help. Then getting the drug dealers under control, even if it takes the death penalty to do it. Things have gone to far to play kids games anymore. political correctness is leading this country down a path of utter chaos. I'm afraid if things keep on going the way it is that we have only seen the beginning. This country could easily become like Chechnya, a favorite saying over there is "free and equal like wolves" a country were it becomes normal to kill or be killed is not ideal.

“Civic Innovation Designer”

Since: Mar 11

Springboro, Ohio

#13 May 7, 2013
deray wrote:
I'm afraid if things keep on going the way it is that we have only seen the beginning. This country could easily become like Chechnya, a favorite saying over there is "free and equal like wolves" a country were it becomes normal to kill or be killed is not ideal.
We're in agreement on your last point, as austerity and the 'starve the beast' mentality is creating more artificial scarcity and driving people to violence in order to survive. But I fail to understand how isolationism and the focus on arming ourselves produces anything but more violence in this country?

If you want to blame the immigrants, you're going to have to get in a long line of intolerance, starting with Catholics who were once viewed as 'Anti-American,' with ideals that weren't compatible with modern Democracy. In other words, Catholics were the Muslims of the 19th century. Then of course there's the Irish, the Italians, the Blacks, and Jews, all of which were slaughtering each other in waves of violence to protect their territories.

But if mental illness is your scapegoat, keep in mind that most Americans suffer from some kind of depression or anxiety, in addition to the other diseases that we inhumanely push aside as being crazy, like blaming people for old age. Anyone can feel isolated and alone, and anyone can snap, just like anyone can have a heart attack, regardless of how many background checks you run.

Personally, I don't blame guns for the problems in our county, nor do I blame immigrants or mental disease. We created the society we live in, and it thrives on competition. When the rich have the final word with our Representatives, and consider it their duty to protect the wealth of a small slice of America, the people are forced to beg, borrow, and steal, which in turn forces the police state to create more laws, and tax more citizens, to build more private prisons, and fly more drones in our skies.

As long as we continue to blame others for the problems in our society instead of taking responsibility for our actions, there is no solution, only more violence.

Since: Dec 09

Falls of Rough, Kentucky

#14 May 7, 2013
I've been taught all my life as a people Americans should take care of their families first, then their extended families, then their neighbors and fellow citizens and then and only then take care of foreign nationals of other countries.

This in the last twenty years or so has been turned arse backwards, taking care of foreign people before we do our own has became more important. So important that it has put American Citizens out of their homes and living on the streets. Now President Obama says he is going to give each employer $3000 for each illegal they hire. That in and of itself sounds like a plan of sabotage against the American Citizen.

Then sending millions of dollars to people that they know hate America and they know has been involve in training people to come to our shores to bomb and cause mayhem, I just don't get that, makes no sense?

Since: Dec 09

Falls of Rough, Kentucky

#15 May 7, 2013
Giving employers $3000 a year to employ illegals, just can not get over that one.

Since: Dec 09

Falls of Rough, Kentucky

#16 May 7, 2013
Why Employers Will Fire Americans and Hire Illegals Under Obama’s Amnesty.

http://frontpagemag.com/2013/dgreenfield/why-...

Since: Dec 09

Falls of Rough, Kentucky

#17 May 7, 2013
christopherritter wrote:
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If you want to blame the immigrants, you're going to have to get in a long line of intolerance, starting with Catholics who were once viewed as 'Anti-American,' with ideals that weren't compatible with modern Democracy. In other words, Catholics were the Muslims of the 19th century. Then of course there's the Irish, the Italians, the Blacks, and Jews, all of which were slaughtering each other in waves of violence to protect their territories.
The only thing about this part of your comment is that these people were brought here by force, Blacks or came here legally through Ellis Island, some of my forefathers are American Indian, Irish, English I have copies of the records for the Irish and English that came here by way of Ellis Island. Of course other legal ports of entry existed. What we have today is a flood of illegals across our borders, land, ship, air anyway they can get here.

“Civic Innovation Designer”

Since: Mar 11

Springboro, Ohio

#18 May 7, 2013
Once again, I find myself in agreement with you, as my current employer hires more immigrants than they do U.S. workers because they're cheaper than us. But I would be hard pressed to blame this on Obama. It's the Job Creators who are looking to maximize their profits at the expense of the working folks.

In fact, that's the root of everything you mentioned in your response. In addition to shipping our jobs overseas, and paying for immigrants to come learn how to do our jobs, they're sending our troops to die in battle for control over limited resources.

The great American experiment in Democracy is over, and those who can afford their own Representatives have won. Immigrants are merely pawns in their profit margins, the same as you and I. Pointing out the differences in others because they have taken the scraps that fall from the table is no solution.

Since: Dec 09

Falls of Rough, Kentucky

#19 May 7, 2013
I don't really care for politics, all of them belong to the same rich man's clubs, democrat, republican it really makes not difference. Politicians are bought by the dozens by the corporations and big business. I once made a statement to a retired New York politician one time, I've never known a honest politician in my whole life and I've never known an honest man or woman who became a politician remain honest. The retired politician from New York got kind of heated over the comment, but it is the truth.
Truth

Woodbridge, VA

#20 May 7, 2013
christopherritter wrote:
Once again, I find myself in agreement with you, as my current employer hires more immigrants than they do U.S. workers because they're cheaper than us. But I would be hard pressed to blame this on Obama. It's the Job Creators who are looking to maximize their profits at the expense of the working folks.
In fact, that's the root of everything you mentioned in your response. In addition to shipping our jobs overseas, and paying for immigrants to come learn how to do our jobs, they're sending our troops to die in battle for control over limited resources.
The great American experiment in Democracy is over, and those who can afford their own Representatives have won. Immigrants are merely pawns in their profit margins, the same as you and I. Pointing out the differences in others because they have taken the scraps that fall from the table is no solution.
I'd have to disagree with you on part of this. The Obama administration indeed has some responsibility for business thinking they have to hire illegals. One is the current climate, perpetuated by his administration, of political correctness, his divide and conquer strategy pitting citizens against illegal by holding citizens to one set of rules, illegals another, AND the fact that his administration has done NOTHING to cut the tax rate or remove some of the regulatory impediments to business. If anything his administration has made it worse.

An acquaintance who got her degree in economics in college and also attempted to start up a business with some colleagues, spent long days and nights trying to start up. With the taxes on payroll, hiring, and now Obamacare, she finds there is no one at this time interested in getting started. It costs too much. The fact is that the government has made it HARDER to hire American workers.

But it doesn't start there, it starts in the public schools. Many employers, not all, but many say that the American young people are for the most part not ready. They are not ready as far as training goes, and they have a sense of entitlement. Not all, but apparently many. Having been acquainted also with a future engineer, it sometimes is a crap shoot as to college instructors to get the ones you need. When you have an engineering professor who spouts global warming...well.

I can agree that the immigrants are pawns, unknowingly. They'll get screwed eventually just like we are; unless they decide to fight it.

Since: Dec 09

Falls of Rough, Kentucky

#21 May 7, 2013
Highlights of the S. 744, the Gang of Eight Bill
Gang of Eight members say their bill is tough on enforcement. However the requirement that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) apprehend 90% of border crossers along the U.S.-Mexico border only applies to “high risk” sectors where apprehensions are over 30,000 per year. There are several reasons why this requirement is deficient.
First, only 3 of the 9 sectors along the U.S.-Mexico border meet this definition, leaving the rest of the U.S.-Mexico border in status quo. Second, requiring DHS to achieve a 90% apprehension rate in those sectors assumes that we know the actual number of border crossers who evade the Border Patrol undetected, and invites political manipulation of the numbers.
Finally, if DHS engages in targeted enforcement activities in one sector, the coyotes and drug cartels will quickly move their activities into another sector where there is less enforcement activity—undermining what should be the real goal: to secure the border.
After conducting required background checks, DHS may grant “registered provisional immigrant status” if the alien pays an unspecified fee and a $1,000 penalty, payable in installments (DREAMERS excluded from fine). Aliens must be physically present in the U.S. on the date of the application and demonstrate that they were present in the U.S. on or before December 31, 2011.
Registered Provisional Immigrant (RPI) status is effective on the application date, is good for six years and can be renewed indefinitely as long as the alien provides proof of employment, demonstrates income does not fall below federal poverty level, pays any taxes “assessed” by the IRS and pays the fine and application feeds.
The application process can begin on the date that the DHS publishes final regulations, lasts for a year, and can be extended an additional 18 months at the DHS Secretary’s discretion.
The DREAM Act grants 5-year path to citizenship to illegal aliens who entered the U.S. before the age of 16 and regardless of their current age (basically a DREAM Act with no age limit). While the DREAM Act ostensibly also requires that DREAM Act applicants also meet certain education or military service requirements, DHS may waive these.
Under S.744, DHS will begin granting amnesty to illegal aliens who came to the U.S. prior to January 1, 2012 as soon as the Secretary of Homeland Security issues PLANS to secure the border, and to add fencing at the Secretary’s discretion. S.744 requires Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano to submit these plans within six months.
The legislation does not require the plan to actually be implemented before the amnesty program may start.
S.744 specifically states that DHS may waive gang membership in order to enable an alien to receive Registered Provisional Immigrant (RPI) status, so long as the alien “renounces” all associations with the gang.(p. 604) The bill also authorizes DHS to waive other unlawful activity to enable aliens to get RPI status, including: multiple misdemeanors, passport trafficking, identity theft, and violation of student visas.(p. 64)
S.744 also includes a shorter list of illegal activities that DHS cannot waive for purposes of determining eligibility for RPI status, including money laundering, drug trafficking, human trafficking, terrorism, sex traffickers, child kidnappers, former citizens who renounced citizenship to avoid taxes and “practicing polygamists.”
Allows companies with more than 51 employees to exceed hiring more than 15% of their workforce from other countries under the H-1B visa program.
Facebook and other technology companies lobbied for an exemption that allows them to maintain a staff of more than 15% H-1B nonimmigrants. This exemption allows H-1B holders to be excluded from the total count if they are currently in the process of obtaining a green card. They have now created a PAC and are issuing pro-Gang of Eight ads to ensure the bill is passed.

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