US teen stuck in Mexico gets visa to return home
A star student at an Indiana high school who was stuck in her native Mexico on an immigration technicality received a U.S. visa Thursday and was expected to make it home in time for her graduation, her attorney said.
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“A Nation of Legal Immigrants”
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#1 Jun 1, 2012
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Three Decades of Mass Immigration
The Legacy of the 1965 Immigration Act
1965 Immigration act, Quote: Among those who more accurately foresaw the future effects of the change in immigration law was a certain Myra C. Hacker, Vice President of the New Jersey Coalition, who testified at a Senate immigration subcommittee hearing:
"In light of our 5 percent unemployment rate, our worries over the so called population explosion, and our menacingly mounting welfare costs, are we prepared to embrace so great a horde of the world's unfortunates? At the very least, the hidden mathematics of the bill should be made clear to the public so that they may tell their Congressmen how they feel about providing jobs, schools, homes, security against want, citizen education, and a brotherly welcome ... for an indeterminately enormous number of aliens from underprivileged lands."
"We should remember that people accustomed to such marginal existence in their own land will tend to live fully here, to hoard our bounteous minimum wages and our humanitarian welfare handouts ... lower our wage and living standards, disrupt our cultural patterns ..."
"Whatever may be our benevolent intent toward many people,[the bill] fails to give due consideration to the economic needs, the cultural traditions, and the public sentiment of the citizens of the United States." (U.S. Senate, Subcommittee on Immigration and Naturalization of the Committee on the Judiciary, Washington, D.C., Feb. 10, 1965. pp. 681-687.)
Hart-Celler Act hearings 1965 Quote: Senate immigration subcommittee chairman Edward Kennedy (D-MA.) reassured his colleagues and the nation with the following:
"First, our cities will not be flooded with a million immigrants annually. Under the proposed bill, the present level of immigration remains substantially the same ... Secondly, the ethnic mix of this country will not be upset ... Contrary to the charges in some quarters,[the bill] will not inundate America with immigrants from any one country or area, or the most populated and deprived nations of Africa and Asia ... In the final analysis, the ethnic pattern of immigration under the proposed measure is not expected to change as sharply as the critics seem to think."
Sen. Kennedy concluded by saying,
"The bill will not flood our cities with immigrants. It will not upset the ethnic mix of our society. It will not relax the standards of admission. It will not cause American workers to lose their jobs." (U.S. Senate, Subcommittee on Immigration and Naturalization of the Committee on the Judiciary, Washington, D.C., Feb. 10, 1965. pp. 1-3.)
#3 Jun 1, 2012
She in not a "US teen" she is a Mexican teen. Being here illegally is not a "technicality".
“It matters but not very much”
Since: Oct 07
#4 Jun 1, 2012
The article says: "Olivas has lived in Indiana since she was 4 years old. However, immigration law required her to travel to her native Mexico within six months of her 18th birthday to get a visa or green card, according to the Indianapolis Star, which has closely tracked the teenager's plight.
She was a day late, and the delay in receiving the visa threatened to keep her in Mexico while her classmates graduated Saturday at the school about 35 miles northwest of Indianapolis."
Then the article says:'"She's a model citizen. She's one of our best," the principal said.'
1. If she waited that long to be a day late, she was a fool.
2. If she has a visa/green card, she can't be a 'model citizen' because she is a resident alien, NOT a citizen. Jeez. These sheeple. An educator, even a progressive/liberal one, should know what a citizen is by now. It's simple, basic civics.
Mexican citizens are NOT US citizens, no matter what kind of WANT Mexicans have.
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