Discussion in 'Visa Modernization' started by s_gan, Jan 23, 2015.
Does HK have a separate country cap???
yes not included mainland china
That's why they had to have special legislation to get them a separate cap.
May be I should have said Diplomatic and Economic Reasons. Investors still love HKEX
It was lobbying money, plain and simple.
Many Indians who come from a union territory (pondicherry) that was a french colony hold dual citizenship. They still vote in French elections but they are treated as persons born in India.
And then there was the case of Goa, where persons born there could be charged to Portugal.
If considered born in Indian instead of citizens of Portugal or France, they are still screwed when immigrating to the US.
Unlike the French, Portugese were not nice to them. Those guys don't have portugese citizenship anymore.
if they were born before 1961 then they are not considered india born
Indian Immigrants are too brown for people on one side and too privileged for people on the other side. This is the reason why no one wants to fix the mess in EB system.
For visa purposes, they are charged to Portugal if born before 1961.
The EB system is only unfair to people of 2 countries. Moreover, some companies take advantage of the backlog. Moreover EB immigrants do not give headaches. They are model citizens without the right to vote. They dare not do anything stupid for fear of screwing up their immigration. At worst, they will crib on forums. If someone quits, there are 5 others to take that position.
That's why no one cares about the EB system. FB gets attention because it affects "US citizens and their families".
I think that it is rooted in fear of cultural change. I have a photo my grandfather gave me of a sign that read "Irish need not apply." That was just 100 years ago. People with inflexible minds fear change. The thing is, that's what this country is all about: change. We adapt. That is our greatest strength. We adapt because we have a constant stream of new thinkers coming here and challenging the old ideas.
I have an African-American acquaintance who said that when he was young (he is 72 now), he had to enter a restaurant through the backdoor as the front entrance was for Whites only. That was just 60 years ago.
As late as 1970 there were establishments in the south that had four restrooms: white men, colored men, white women, colored women. When I first saw those signs, I thought they were a joke (a joke in very bad taste, but a joke). That is a legacy of America's original sin.
The English were nicer. As part of commonwealth, Indians living in UK get to vote in their general elections. I did.
Any thoughts on the over/under betting date for Scotland to go off on its own?
Didn't they have a vote which got narrowly defeated? Are you betting this the on the Scottish National Party winning 56 seats at this year's elections?
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