Words of Advice:

"Never Feel Sorry For Anyone Who Owns an Airplane."-- Tina Marie

"
If Something Seems To Be Too Good To Be True, It's Best To Shoot It, Just In Case." -- Fiona Glenanne

"
Flying the Airplane is More Important than Radioing Your Plight to a Person on the Ground
Who is Incapable of Understanding or Doing Anything About It.
" -- Unknown

"There seems to be almost no problem that Congress cannot, by diligent efforts and careful legislative drafting, make ten times worse." -- Me

"What the hell is an `Aluminum Falcon'?" -- Emperor Palpatine

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

Thursday, August 9, 2018

Chain Migration

President Donald Trump's parents-in-law have become US citizens in a private ceremony.

Viktor and Amalija Knavs, Melania Trump's Slovenian-born parents, took the oath of citizenship in New York on Thursday, their lawyer confirmed.

He said the pair had been living in the US on green cards sponsored by Mrs Trump.
Because chain migration is OK when they're Trump's family? When they're white folk?

There's still some question as to how Trump finagled an "Einstein visa" for Melania, as a non-super model hardly met the criteria for an EB-1 visa.

But the rules were bendable when a member of the oligarchy wanted to sneak in his then-mistress.

1 comment:

Harry Hamid said...

The whole concept of "chain migration" is pretty much a myth, so the President opened a weird fake news can of worms that has, well, turned on him ("The worm has turned" is a phrase, right?).

Especially when you're dealing with the countries from which we get immigrants (Mexico, the Philippines, India, etc), it takes nearly three decades to become a citizen when you have a child or aunt apply for you. It's based on entry date. When I was taking immigration law in 1999, the entry date to become a citizen if you were sponsored by a relative from Mexico was 1972.

This means that if you come here and give birth, the child wouldn't be able to apply for you to become a citizen until they turned 18, and then it would take an additional 27 years to get your citizenship.

Trump doesn't even understand what he's mad about and, as you point out here, he is a hypocrite to boot.