one time a white student from the university in my home town was talking to a student that came from africa to study and said “wow growing up in africa must have been so tough for you” and he just replied “my family could buy you” and walked away
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"According to reports, the sadly disfigured 26-year-old’s quality of life has been greatly diminished due to such a condition. Sources said the abnormal, visibly blemished creature has been repeatedly passed over for employment opportunities, frequently gawked at and harassed on the street by total strangers, and has faced near constant discrimination for over two decades, all due to the horrific and debilitating birth defect."its a girl….?
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So true! #studentlife
Dear President Obama,
I am Ju Hong, the “heckler” that interrupted your speech at the Betty Ong Center in San Francisco last week. I spoke up not out of disrespect, however, either for you or our country. No, I spoke up — and am writing to you now — to ask that you use your executive order to halt deportations for 11.5 million undocumented immigrant families.
My family came to the United States from South Korea when I was 11 years old. Like many immigrants, my mother brought me to this country to seek a better life for her children.
I graduated from UC Berkeley, and am now pursuing a Master’s degree in Public Administration at San Francisco State University. I have lived in America now for 13 years. I consider this country as my home. During my senior year in high school, however, I learned that my family had overstayed a tourist visa. We are undocumented immigrants.
As an American without papers, I was not able to get a job, obtain a driver’s license, or receive governmental financial aid. When my mother was sick and in severe pain, she did not visit a doctor because she cannot procure medical insurance. And when my family’s home was burglarized, she refused to call the police because she was afraid that our family would be turned over to immigration officials and deported.
Like many other undocumented immigrants, I was living in the shadows and living in fear of deportation. However, I have decided to speak out and stand up.
Immigration reform is not only a Latino issue, it’s also an Asian and Pacific Islander issue — in fact, it is a human rights issue. Currently, two million of the estimated 11.5 million undocumented immigrants in our country come from Asia. Under your administration, 250,000 undocumented Asian/Pacific Islander immigrants have been deported. While we only make up five percent of the country, we are disproportionately impacted by your immigration policies.
Last week, I was formally invited by White House staff to hear your remarks on immigration reform in San Francisco. As I stood in the stands behind you, I was hoping to hear about your plan to address the lives of 11 million undocumented people living in this country, like my family. And while you expressed your support for comprehensive immigration reform, you did not address how an average of 1,100 immigrants are deported every single day under your administration. You did not address how you deported 205,000 parents of U.S. citizens in the last two years. You did not address how, because of your administration’s record number of deportations—nearly two million immigrants in five years, a record—families are being torn apart: spouses are being separated from each other, parents are being separated from their children, and our brothers and sisters are being separated from one another. You did not to address how your administration would end the anti-immigration deportation programs like “Secure Communities." You’ve deported more people than any other president in the U.S. history.
Interestingly, you talked about Angel Island during your speech. What you did not mention, however, is that more people are detained every single day in detention today than were detained yearly at Angel Island. You recognized Angel Island as a dark period in Chinatown’s history, but you failed to recognize that more Asians and Pacific Islanders are in detention today than were in detention under the Chinese Exclusion Act. In fact, your administration detains up to 34,000 people per day, a record number of detainees in U.S. history.
Because you failed to address these issues, I was compelled to address the concerns of our community.
You claim that the President of the United States has no authority to stop the deportations. And yet, in June 2012, before the 2012 election, which you won with the help of Latino and Asian voters, you implemented Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. With the stroke of a pen, you dramatically changed the lives of hundreds of thousands of young people like me who can now live without the daily threat of deportation, and can legally work in this country for the first time in our lives.
I know that you support comprehensive immigration reform. But I also know that you have the power to stop the deportations, and that you have the power to stop the suffering, fear, and intimidation facing millions of immigrants like my family.
Your fellow American,
I don’t understand what the issue is if they let the visa run out, seems like an awful lot of time to become a citizen
*long exasperated sigh*
first off, getting a visa isn’t easy. they have to qualify under the provisions of the immigration and nationality act. you have to pay $160(a work visa is $190) just to start the process. remember a lot of these people are coming from nothing. and if you have a large family every person still needs a visa. to even think about applying for citizenship you have to be in this country and be a legal permanent resident(lpr) for 5 years…without extended absences. but you have to be here for at least 7 years as an lpr before you’re considered. and if you’re not an lpr you’d have to wait at least 10 years. and then after that they have to apply for naturalization. and even if you married a us citizen you’d still have to wait at least 3 years. and in all this time you can be deported. remember from 11 to maybe 17-18 years old we don’t know how long they overstayed their visa or if they were eligible to apply for a work visa or whatever. they may very well had applied for a new visa and still be considered undocumented with no way of becoming a citizen in those 6-7 years. plus a visa on its own doesn’t authorize entry to the us anyway. a tourist visa (which is what his family had) can be issued for max 6 months. and hardly anyone can live in a country for 6 months and not seek employment to feed themselves and one of the conditions of this visa is that you can’t work. if they kept applying for visas the government would have caught on anyway.
not everyone can get a us visa before they travel here anyway and i’m sure they’re scared shitless of trying once they get here. plus, the actual application takes at least 6 months to process(it’s usually year and change or several years tho) you have to fill a uscis n-400 form and not everyone even knows how to go about getting one. and these a lot people are scared of government officials because of the fear of deportation(not knowing their position/authority; etc). on top of that you have to take an immigration test and interview. what if they still haven’t mastered english or just have a low iq or don’t do well with tests because of anxiety? and after the test you still have to wait an additional 180 days before you can take an oath. and in all this time you can still be deported.
getting just a visa is an expensive and stringent process all on it’s own so i can’t imagine they’d make being a us citizen any easier. not everyone who applies gets a visa and they don’t refund that money either. most applicants end up spending over $1000 to become a permanent resident and even after being a permanent resident you can still be denied citizenship. and through all of this you can still be deported, even as a permanent resident. walking past an immigration line in nyc will show you there are more tears of sadness and despair than tears of joy from getting accepted. plus all of this varies based on how long you’ve been in the country, where in the country you live, what your nationality is, how long your application took; etc. you don’t know what kind of hell this family went through just to get the first visa. they probably have heard horror stories of people being denied citizenship anyway. plus there’s a backlog for this shit like your visa or whatever could be processing and you’re still at risk. the waiting period between an expired visa and an application for another one leaves them subject to deportation as well. and remember each person needs a visa they could all have different processing times so there’s a chance someone could be deported before their processed.
and* there are like 20 different kind of visas and only some of them are for permanent residence. you know how confusing that can be to someone who probably doesn’t even read or speak english yet?
i mean technically you could get an accompanying visa that’s just one visa for one person and family members can travel but 1) that only last like 6 months and 2) they’re still at risk.
this shit’s complicated.
these are just a couple of things i know. i’m sure an actual green card holder could tell you more roadblocks in this process. this kid couldn’t leave the country to see his grandfather off/pass and can’t see his grandmother now either. that may not seem like a big deal to you but to him it probably means the world.
blah blah blah, the point is. they’re a multiple factors and he and his family may not have even had the opportunity to gain citizenship in x amount of time they had to renew their tourist visa.
Every Person With Political Power
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the fucking irony
People who comment on facebook posts you made years ago are so cruel.