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Offline Eddie

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It Sucks To Be An Immigrant
« on: January 05, 2017, 06:25:39 AM »
My son's current girlfriend, who is from the Philippines, just graduated from The School at the Art Institute of Chicago with an MFA, and is in the process of trying to get a job here in her field. In order to get a work visa she has to go through a lot of hoops, and find a sponsor, etc. Not easy, but she will probably be successful.

Anyway, she went home for Christmas, and returning last night, she was forced by customs to pay a "re-entry fee" of over $500, just to get through immigration to return to her current home in Chicago, where she's lived for a couple of years.

It shouldn't have happened, but what was she to do? Stuck in the airport in LA, thousands of miles from her parents, a broke student who just graduated and hasn't even had a month to figure out what's next.

A hold-up basically. Welcome to Amerika.
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Re: It Sucks To Be An Immigrant
« Reply #1 on: January 05, 2017, 06:46:08 AM »
Anyway, she went home for Christmas, and returning last night, she was forced by customs to pay a "re-entry fee" of over $500, just to get through immigration to return to her current home in Chicago, where she's lived for a couple of years.

Trumpty-Dumpty will no doubt raise this fee an order of magnitude to $5000.

If you hold a foreign passport, it would be a wise idea not to leave the FSoA if you want to stay here.

Borders are getting harder and harder to cross all over the globe, it's not just the FSoA.  I expect to see border guards & checks within the FSoA between states and regions as well cropping up.  States north of TX will want to stem the flow of Mexicans who make it across the Tex-Mex border.  States West of NY and East of CA will want to stem the flow of immigrants who landed in those places.  OR & WA will want to stem the flow of Californicators running from drought.

Pick your final resting place now, because pretty soon there will be no leaving anywhere, or anywhere else that will take you in.

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Re: It Sucks To Be An Immigrant
« Reply #2 on: January 05, 2017, 08:25:44 AM »
I expect to see border guards & checks within the FSoA between states and regions as well cropping up.  States north of TX will want to stem the flow of Mexicans who make it across the Tex-Mex border.  States West of NY and East of CA will want to stem the flow of immigrants who landed in those places.  OR & WA will want to stem the flow of Californicators running from drought.

Pick your final resting place now, because pretty soon there will be no leaving anywhere, or anywhere else that will take you in.

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Having border guards between states is not constitutional and would deprive American citizens of rights.  Border guards between states would ignite a new civil war if the Supreme court ruled that they were constitutional just as the Dred Scott decision did in 1857.  Travel between states would never be restricted among the affluent and that would be a basis on which a lawsuit could be filed should travel across state borders be restricted.  Two kinds of citizens are not possible under the constitution.

The Supreme Court ruled that Dred Scott was not a citizen because he was of African ancestry and that because of his ancestry he was property.  Had it been ruled that he was a citizen he would have been freed as he had been living in a free state.



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Re: It Sucks To Be An Immigrant
« Reply #3 on: January 06, 2017, 12:50:26 AM »
Anyway, she went home for Christmas, and returning last night, she was forced by customs to pay a "re-entry fee" of over $500, just to get through immigration to return to her current home in Chicago, where she's lived for a couple of years.

Trumpty-Dumpty will no doubt raise this fee an order of magnitude to $5000.

If you hold a foreign passport, it would be a wise idea not to leave the FSoA if you want to stay here.

Borders are getting harder and harder to cross all over the globe, it's not just the FSoA.  I expect to see border guards & checks within the FSoA between states and regions as well cropping up.  States north of TX will want to stem the flow of Mexicans who make it across the Tex-Mex border.  States West of NY and East of CA will want to stem the flow of immigrants who landed in those places.  OR & WA will want to stem the flow of Californicators running from drought.

Pick your final resting place now, because pretty soon there will be no leaving anywhere, or anywhere else that will take you in.

RE



From:

The Constitution of the United States
Article IV Section 2.

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The Citizens of each State shall be entitled to all Privileges and Immunities of Citizens in the several States.

Thus:  Citizens from all states must be treated as equals when not in a state in which they normally reside.
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Re: It Sucks To Be An Immigrant
« Reply #4 on: January 06, 2017, 01:32:27 AM »
Thus:  Citizens from all states must be treated as equals when not in a state in which they normally reside.

Foreign passport holders are not citizens.

Besides that, since when has the Constitution been any obstacle to changing the laws?

Over in Eurotrashland, they suspended the Shengen Agreement for free travel across borders.  You don't think this provision of the Constitution could be suspended in a "National Emergency"? ???  Ever hear of "Martial Law"? ???

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