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Immigrant's Weekly June 4, 2007
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Dear Weekly Editor:
It has been reported that Green cards are set to become elusive soon,especially for parents,siblings etc.of US citizens. I have the following suggestion for the parents, who are already Green Card holders,having been sponsored by their children,who are US citizens: 1.The Green Card holder parents may be permitted to stay in their original countries(the passports of which they possess) for as long as they wish,whenever they go there,and the limit of 6 months/one year,as existing at present,may not apply to them. Such Green Card holder parents may be issued special cards/ certificates to this effect,so that they may not have any problem at the ports of entry in USA,whenever they wish to join their families in USA as the Lawful Permanent Residents,after every trip to their original countries of residence. This suggestion,if implemented,will reduce the load on USA Government,which is presently caused due to necessary return of the Green Card holder parents,within the permitted time frame of 6months/one year only. I hope,you would please consider and pass my suggestion to the concerned authorities,well in time. Thanks and best regards.

Pramod Prasad

Dear Weekly Editor:
I am also an immigrant and have waited in line to bring my family here in the U.S. of A. My question is: If you break the law should be rewarded or punished? If you give them amnesty, I sterongly believe that more of them illigals will simply cross the border because they know that by breaking the law you will be rewarded. Please do not reward the law breakers who ever they are or whereever they come from. Don't let them intimidate you with their rally. To begin with, they don't have the right to rally and raise the Mexican flag or other foreing flag here in the United States while they are in rally. The rally should be used to capture them and punish them instead of rewarding the. Another thing, If they get hurt they sue the cops and the taxpayers have to pay for the fine. We the taxpayers are being fine for the eniquity of these illegals. Just follow the immigration law. One thing more, the rally organizers are suppose to pay for whatever damage caused by the rally and not the taxpayers Please be realistic

Romualdo Malarayap

Dear Weekly Editor:
The (IW 5/29/07) issue as many of the articles and I quote one: "I have to say I agree that many of these anti immigrant advocates don't realize that if such a law were in place when there ancestors........" It amazes me how many illigals comment on u.s. citizens decisions against illigal immigration. The more people are given they more they demand. If on the over hand, their country were wealthy and America was poor, then they'd be enforcing thiir contries laws to keep out Americans. The articles just keep pouring in as to how people whom have no rights in the U.S. can be critical of the lawful citizens of the United States. Our country is just as much ours as our homes, our jobs, our cars. They are not yours. How is it you continually to hammer away to take what is not yours. Thou shalt not steal, thou shart not move your neighbors boundries, thou shalt not covet your neighbors property or anything that is your neighbors" So, shall God bless your rationalization, the twisting of facts, the perversion of truth.

David Utterback

Dear Weekly Editor:
In response to letter from Kim Bilyou (IW 5/29/07) If one goes to Google and search "illegal aliens and HIV" and "illegal aliens and medicaid", one would find ample evidence that a disproportionate number of illegal aliens are HIV positive and/or have AIDS. One would also find that illegal aliens are heavy users of public assistance for medical care, including medicaid.

John Frecker
Baileyville, ME

Dear Weekly Editor:
I'am Michael, 28 years old, Filipino. I would like to share my case and status with you. I was petitioned by my mother for Immigrant Visa for the U.S. and its been almost 10 years now. It was applied last 1997 when I was below 21 years of age. Last year my letter of authorization from the U.S. Embassy arrived, its says that I need to forward all the necessary papers ( Police Clearances, Birth Certificates, etc..) to NVC and we also paid the necessary dues that are needed for the said application. My concern now is, I've heard the news about "REINSTATE" of the U.S. Embassy for the release of Visa's or something? And i've been waiting for my schedule for interview because as far as i know, the documents that i sent has an expiration ( Clearances ). I am concerned if i would have to start all over again. And if you guys can help me or just simply update me with whats going on with the said case or immigrant visa. Im praying that my case will be approved now and be with my Family in the U.S. Thank You and More Power!

Michael Austria

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Dear Weekly Editor:
There's nothing such as "Americans' jobs". Jobs are jobs. And we compete locally, domestically and globally. It's all about bargaining powers and the law of supply and demand. Consumers shop for best deals, employers are looking for employees with the best talents, skills and brains and willing to work harder, with less "taking it for granted" attitudes and willing to be paid less. It's all about bargaining. Japanese may be strict on its immigration laws, but as the result robots are created to be maids, assistants for elderly people and even planting rice on the rice field. Manual jobs are replaced by internet online booking and automated reservations. People buy stuffs online even eliminate stock brokers since we can trade stocks online too. Soon or later with the advance of telemedicine, ones can consult smart doctors for less money in India or Thailand to get diagnose and treatment. Sounds scary? Yes, it's, so what should we do ? Write our lawmakers to make anybody shopping cheap imports, shopping online, or seeking cheaper health care overseas as illegal activities because they're taking "American jobs".

Robert Yang


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