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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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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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Be fair on immigration...NO amnesty

11-Year-Old Georgia Girl Ordered to Leave U.S. for Poland Over Paperwork Error
http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,525750,00.html

Is a headline today. Obama wants to give amnesty to 11 million mexicans who came here illegally, yet a family who is trying to do it the right way is going to see their daughter deported.... maybe if they change their last name to Garcia she would be allowed to stay and probably made... more »

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Reform immigration and security laws to bring more skilled and experienced people into the US

To avoid America loosing even more of its technological leadership, President Obama should initiate the following changes:


1.) Reform of immigration law for skilled/experienced people:
- Make the visa and naturalization process more transparent and more efficient.
- Make it easier for people with specialist skills/knowledge/experience to obtain a permanent work visa and to naturalize.

2.) Reform of regulations for... more »

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