(@nsha1973)

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Immigration

Review the current interview process for immigrants abroad. Currently the decision to grant or deny a visa rests solely with the immigration officer conducting the interview. The denial is often times based on opinion not fact. This leaves the applicant and the beneficiary very little options on how to defend the denial if they don't have a specific reason for the denial.

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Making Data More Accessible

Make Immigration process transparent

HI !! I think government should make immigration process transparent. I don't understand why a super power like US would have an immigration system in which you wouldn't know when you will get your case processed. One month we receive a newsletter saying that EB2 and EB3 categories are current for India and the next month it goes back 4-5 years or becomes unavailable for the rest of the year. Why can't we have a transparent... more »

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(@hessam)

Rulemaking

Making US mecca of Top Scientists and Engineers in the world once again

Immigration of Scientists and Engineers from around the world to US is one of the most strategic strength of this nation. In order to be at the forefront of the inventions and innovations of the 21st century US has to make legal incentives for Ph.D. students in Engineering and Basic Science majors to stay in US and contribute to the advance of science and technology after they have completed their studies here. We suggest... more »

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(@voter01)

Legal & Policy Challenges

Get out of our way-stop social and fiscal manipulating

o The American people built this country through innovation and hard work. o The government began manipulating our monitary system and our social identiy and that's when our troubles began. o Close the borders so that Americans can do the jobs that alien illegals are being given. The open borders are the government's method of 'union busting' on a massive scale. It's working. The unions are busted and so is America.... more »

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(@schutzen)

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Don't let E-Verify expire. We need it to fight illegal immigration.

This is one of the biggest tools around to successfully fight illegal immigration. Basically it's an internet based system operated by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in partnership with the Social Security Administration (SSA) that allows participating employers to electronically verify the employment eligibility of their newly hired employees. Dozens of states have already made it the law to use this system... more »

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(@attrezzopox)

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Stem Illegal Immigration

This is likely one of the most detrimental causes of cash haemorrhaging by a government in modern times. It is to a great credit the the past two administrations have at least shown some kind of interest in stemming the flow of illegal immigrants but the great majority of it has been to no real advantage. Firstly, this is a country of immigrants, the day we tell all the weak and the oppressed to "go back" to the perils... more »

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(@samspade)

Legal & Policy Challenges

Equal Opportunity Employment Based Immigration - No country quotas

The current sorry state of affairs of Employment Based Immigrations favors people from countries other than India and China. If a company needs a particular individual for a particular position (Employment Based Immigration is for people and companies who could not find an American to do a particular job), it does not matter if that person is from India or China or somewhere else. Counrty quotas in Employment Based Immigration... more »

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(@samspade)

Hiring & Recruitment

Equal Opportunity for LEGAL Employment Based Immigrants

Country Quotas for LEGAL Employment Based Immigration are Discriminatory and Unconstitutional. This will help businesses and the economy by making legal immigrants want to live here, buy houses, spend and generally boost the economy instead of being constantly afraid of 10 year waits, inability to switch jobs etc. As of last count there are more than half a million pending immigration applications! Waits are more... more »

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(@m.p000)

Legal & Policy Challenges

LEGAL immigration - not to be mixed with ILLEGAL immigration

There are many issues with legal immigration, which are very simple issues, and can be solved with very acceptable policy changes. But these changes doesnt happen often because they are mixed with issues of "illegal" immigration. (CIR attempts in last few years). Illegal immigration is a very hot topic, and there are strong arguments from both sides. So CIR is a good thing. But please please.... separate out the "legal"... more »

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(@m.p000)

Legal & Policy Challenges

Employment Based Immigration - Remove Country Quota

The original purpose of "country quota" was to support diversity in USA, mainly for family based immigration. The quota doesn't make sense for employment based immigration. EB immigration is to support economic growth of US, and to decrease the shortage of specific skills. So if the special skill is concentrated on one country, you might need more people from that country to decrease the shortage on that skill. Current... more »

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(@m.p000)

Legal & Policy Challenges

Employment Based Immigration - Increase visa numbers

Can you believe that if I as an employer want to recruit a foreign national (after a few months of unsuccessful recruiting effort to find ANY US citizens for the position), for a very critical position, it takes me 19 years to bring that person on board in Green Card? Many of these highly skilled individuals are not ready for the "uncertainty" we invite them into in terms of "temporary visa's". So I am forced to wait... more »

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(@halborr)

Legal & Policy Challenges

Easier to become a Citizen

Regarding the current illegal immigration issues, part of the problem lies in the required processes to become a United States citizen. It requires too much money (especially if the person in question does not speak English). Perhaps an easier and faster process could be put in place. I once read a quote that said something along the lines of "When we needed immigrants, we welcomed them into our country. When we didn't,... more »

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(@luke.hutch)

Training and Development

Staple a green card to every advanced degree awarded in the US

The US has made a *huge* investment in my education: I have both a Master's and most of a PhD from good US institutions, and neither has cost me a cent due to receiving fellowships and working as a research assistant. The US has therefore invested something like a quarter of a million dollars in me, only to send me home after my degree (because the F1 student visa is of "nonimmigrant intent"). After paying for me to... more »

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