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re: H-1B Visa Crackdown - ewdij
[quote]I voted Trump in order to crackdown on immigration.  Trump doing work[/quote] I find this amusingly ironic. You live in a country built on immigration - sometimes voluntary, sometimes forced, sometimes legal, sometimes illegal. Yet you want to stop immigration. You didn't make any disti...
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re: H-1B Visa Crackdown - ewdij
Wouldn't change a thing. You can pay an H1B worker the same salary as you would to an US citizen, but ask them to work twice as much. Most H1B workers will (unhappily) oblige as their choice is to either suck it up or leave USA. I am from India. You can't even imagine how much social prestige workin...
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re: H-1B Visa Crackdown - ewdij
I am currently working here in USA on a H1B visa and know a good bit about how it is used. I have been on an H1B visa since 2010. I don't work in the industry, but I am a college professor and teach computer science and hence am intimately aware of how H1B is being used/missused in the industry. The...
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re: Plantar fasciitis...Help! - ewdij
I started suffering from PF in 2011. You have already received a lot of good advice in this thread. Do the morning stretches. What really helped me is good shoes and proper custom made insoles. I got custom made insoles from [link=(http://archcrafters.com/)]Archcrafters[/link]. They made the ...
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re: DACA is officially over. - ewdij
Well it's the nation's problem. Ergo it's your problem. ...
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re: DACA is officially over. - ewdij
This just shows your ignorance. DACA recipients are not eligible to apply for green cards. If they wear then this whole discussion of DACA become moot. Stop talking about things that you have no idea about....
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re: DACA is officially over. - ewdij
Again you are just ignorant if you think so. For most of them there is no process to get themselves legalized....
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re: DACA is officially over. - ewdij
Very common misconception that comes over and over again in DACA discussions. There is virtually no process for them to get a legal status. You will often hear the saying "they should get in line". Problem is there is no line that they can get into....
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re: Jacksonville, Florida - ewdij
Skip Jax. Spend one day in Amelia Island and one day in St. Augustine....
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re: Why should illegal immigrants have a faster path to citizenship than legal ones? - ewdij
The stage you are talking about ... After I485 approval, I am not even there yet. You can travel if you get advanced parole and most Indians who have i485 arrived are getting that. But people tent too travel less internationally as you don't want to take any chances....
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re: Can someone kindly point me in the direction of a good podcast? - ewdij
+1 for Serial season 1....
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re: Why should illegal immigrants have a faster path to citizenship than legal ones? - ewdij
[quote]How long does it take to gain legal citizenship? [/quote] Depends on a lot of things. In fact, the question that you're asking is not the right question. The right question is how long does it take to gain permanent residency (green card). Once you have a green card, you can apply for ...
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re: Can Dreamers become US citizens or not? - ewdij
There is actually a way for DACA kids to get citizenship ([link=(https://citizenpath.com/daca-green-card-advance-parole/)]LINK[/link]). But it is very risky to go that route. So very few people avail of that. So for all practical purposes, there is no route for permanent residency (green card) or...
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re: How does giving foreign students scholarships to our universities benefit us? - ewdij
I am assuming you are asking this question in the context of the tax reform bill.... Well foreign students don't usually get scholarships that frequently, what they get is tuition waiver, if and only if they get a teaching/research/graduate assistantship. Here is the main reason why universities ...
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re: Why haven't all the "Dreamers" applied and gotten citizenship? - ewdij
[link=(http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/09/01/daca-backdoor-granted-green-cards-45000-illegals/)]LINK[/link] Here is the details on how some DACA recepients actually received citizenship. But as I said before, that process is really complicated. So for majority of the DACA holders ...
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re: Why haven't all the "Dreamers" applied and gotten citizenship? - ewdij
[quote]If they are so valuable to our workforce and it will be devastating if they leave why not take the steps to stay here legally? They had the time and capability. [/quote] They would if they could. The common misconception that you and many others share is that anyone can just apply for c...
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re: Am I the only one who sees the DACA as a bunch of fluff legislation? - ewdij
[quote]You got a link for these two?  From what I read yesterday DACA only prevents them from deportation and provides them a permit to work. I could have missed the driver's license and SSN stuff.[/quote] Here is daca-ssn details [link=(https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=h...
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re: Am I the only one who sees the DACA as a bunch of fluff legislation? - ewdij
[quote] I'm thinking repealing it does the same. No real effects on anyone's lives.[/quote] Irrespective of what you think about the legality of DACA, this is a misguided statement. DACA gives a lot of opportunities to its recipients, SSN, driver's license, freedom from great of being deported...
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re: Anyone else support Trump keeping DACA? - ewdij
[quote]Some of these DACA kids are graduating college right now. They have had plenty of time to file for citizenship. Yeah, I feel bad for little kids, but if they are high school age, they should be filling out paperwork to become a citizen.[/quote] I think you need to research the immigration ...
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re: Would you qualify to enter the country under the proposed RAISE Act? - ewdij
30 points is the minimum to apply. That does not mean you will get it though. The total # of employment based green cards will be capped at 140,000. That cap includes primary applicants as well as any immediate family members like spouses and minor children. So in reality around 60 to 70 thousand pr...
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