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    Other than being able to vote and being voted into office, what are other benefits that a usc can enjoy but a permanent resident does not? I have been a usc for about 20 years and my father has been a permanent resident for 3 years. Should he become a usc? Is there any financial difference between the two?

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    Other than being able to vote and being voted into office, what are other benefits that a usc can enjoy but a permanent resident does not? I have been a usc for about 20 years and my father has been a permanent resident for 3 years. Should he become a usc? Is there any financial difference between the two?


    • #3
      USC can have American passport, a PR cannot.


      • #4
        USC cannot be deported on violation but LPR can. LPR can loos his status.
        LPR can Loos his status if he stay Out of US for more then 11 months without permission, but USC... LOL.
        Ther are many benifits which is not applicable to LPR.
        For Instant Marriage cases and priority date. Sponsoring someone from other country.


        • #5
          You can do as many crimes as you wish and still not get deported.


          • #6
            Well, as a LPR your rights are dependent on the political whiims and winds. Given the current climate of war mongering and xenophobia they can pass any new laws restricting the rights of LPR. IF the US decides your country is the next to attack in the up coming world war, you may well be deported, detained or worse.

            Of course being a citizen is not much help if you are brown, black , yellow (anything but white) because they can still lock you up like the Japanese-Americans during WWII. But still it may offer some protection compared to LPR, at least according to the constitution (which to our friends in Washington seems to have as much value as tiolet paper these days).

            Plus you get a US passport (which is nothing much to boast about in the rest of the world today!)


            • #7
     least according to the constitution (which to our friends in Washington seems to have as much value as tiolet paper these days......


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                • #9
                  After a recent trip to Europe, a friend of mine expressed the desire to shirk her American passport for a Canadian one. She was partially joking but not completely. She believed that some of the people she encountered on her trip treated her poorly not only because she was a foreigner there, but specifically because she was American.

                  Perhaps a stream of culturally insensitive American tourists has set some Europeans against the U.S. Perhaps it is the manner in which American political leaders have approached relations with other countries, as Matt and Shannon Culek suggested in the last issue of CommonSense. Perhaps some Europeans' poor views of Americans, however, can be attributed to the vast international expansion of American businesses and thereby the imposition of our cultural icons and values, which necessarily go along with them.

                  Not only the music, but the faces of American pop music stars, such as Britney Spears and the members of the Backstreet Boys and 'N Sync, are recognized throughout the world. Mainstream American movies, such as Titanic, released on all six inhabited continents, are internationally popular. And the popularity of American movie stars, for example John Wayne, the personified ideal of the old western cowboy, have carried American cultural values across the seas.

                  Beginning with World War II, the styles of American clothing spread all over the world. Jeans companies, such as Levi's, have even reported that individuals from non-western countries sought pairs so obsessively that they would write, asking for a pair to be sent directly to the sender.1 In addition, the Coca-Cola company, America's century-old favorite drink, now has operations in almost two hundred countries, and more than 70% of its income comes from outside of the United States.2

                  Although Hollywood and the music and clothing industries have expanded worldwide for welcoming foreign consumers of American culture, perhaps one of the most marked expansions of American businesses carrying American cultural values is the fast food industry. Foods characterize cultures, and beginning in the 1950s, burgers and fries became stereotypical American foods.3 Foreigners have been eating up American culture, quite literally.

                  McDonald's has restaurants in 120 countries, and the golden arches as a symbol are now more widely recognized than the Christian cross.4 Burger King has 2,868 restaurants in 58 countries, excluding the 8,293 in the United States. Pizza Hut, the largest pizza restaurant chain in the world, has 12,000 restaurants and kiosks in 88 countries. According to its web site, two new units outside of the U.S. open daily, and it touts its most historic moment as its 1991 delivery to Boris Yeltsin and his supporters after their success against an attempted coup. Fast food has infiltrated countless corners of the world.

                  Although fast food often tastes good and is immediately satisfying in its speed of delivery, it clearly has many dark sides. In the recently published book Fast Food Nation, Eric Schlosser exposes the dark sides not only of the food itself, but also the industry. Potato and cattle farmers have become increasingly industrialized by the demands of the fast food industry. Conditions for factory workers, who are often immigrants, are dangerous, and benefits are dismal. The material of fast food itself is relatively low grade and fatty. Items are prefabricated in large factory kitchens and then frozen or freeze-dried to be sent to individual restaurants. Few, if any, items on the menu are made from fresh, let alone locally grown, foods.

                  In addition, the flavors of such renowned delicious items as McDonald's french fries are fabricated in chemical factories in New Jersey, and labeled "natural flavor." The first three ingredients of McDonald's french fries are listed as potatoes, partially hydrogenated soybean oil, and "natural flavor (contains beef)." The consumption of a large order of these fries will gain one 540 calories and 26 grams of fat, and the addition of a Big Mac will add another 590 calories and 34 grams of fat. However, this bulk pales in comparison to Burger King's Double Whopper with cheese, which wields 1020 calories and 65 grams of fat.

                  While the realities of fast food and the fast food industry, when looked at closely, are appalling, foreigners could see its disadvantages in an additional, more subtly cultural light. If food characterizes a culture, the imposition of fast food could be seen as threatening. Its presence and its popularity are indicative of the expansion of American culture that now, with the infiltration of the food industry as well as other industries, strikes directly at culture's core. The contrast can be seen in other countries' eating practices. In Italy, for example, stores still close for two to three hours in the middle of the day so that everyone can go home for a full meal with their families. Each meal traditionally - and to a large extent still - consists of several courses, clearly requiring a set amount of time to be dedicated to it. The care taken in preparing food in ways that reflect cultural tradition is antithetical to the mindless nature of the consumption of fast food. Moreover, this mass-produced, quick, and low quality fare can be seen as a reflection not only of the quickening pace and change in quality of life in America, but also the subsequent quickening pace in the rest of the world.

                  While one cannot conclude that foreigners generally dislike Americans, we know that many people in the world are unhappy with the global proliferation of our products that has accompanied the expansion of American industries. What could be more threatening than the invasion - and amazingly enough, the gradual welcoming - of foreign food, an incredibly persuasive symbol of cultural and societal values?


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                    • #11
                      Excellent "I".


                      • #12
                        Well....."I"...I still wish I could be a USC and live in the US. And as I see, most of the people go to US for living their for having a dream like that. I wish I was the USC and not you. I'm from Europe too, but still.....I really envy you! And I don't think that (If I'll be lucky enough one day) I ever will dislike of the american society, or about being USC...*humpf* Have a nice day!

                        Ps: I didn't mean to offend you...


                        • #13
                          So what's your life story, someone?


                          • #14
                            I'm sorry "I", that you're not happy, and as you stated yourself it is your vocation to be a dissident. Which is not so bad as it is not healthy for you!

                            I became a USC recently and I'm very proud and very very happy about it! I've been living here legally for over a decade and I loved America and its been beautifull to me from day one. I have almost never understood the blunt generalizations immigrants always come up with to bash their host country and host people! I take it that it's more of an habit than a true discomfort.

                            In a democracy we make the changes via our votes, via our popularity. Besides, there is nothing that tells you that you must stay here. Anybody is free to leave (unlike in the former Soviet Republic for instance). I'm not suggesting that you should leave, not at all: I'm just saying that you could, if you wanted to and if life was becoming so unbereable to you here. Voicing your concerns is one thing (as I said, it could be just a cultural or societal habit from your native country) and doing something about it in a peacefull and democratic manner are different things. I would hope that you would find venues to the latter as you certainly have some legitamate claims!

                            In any case, I wish that you will find happyness whereever you choose to venture! For me, this great country and its great people have been everything I would want!


                            • #15
                              I am sorry "sorry for you" but the American reality does not testify in your favor.

                              Sure if you come from a dirt-poor country, America is better, but I guess poster "I" speaks first and foremost about the hypocrisy of the U.S. which pretends to be No.1 democracy of the world, yet continues to repress its own population worse than the most horrible totalitarian systems, while following a bully, aggressive policy towards other nations of the world. Think Iraq.

                              No, America WILL fall, sooner or later. Because the awesome principles it pretends to uphold are "in the books only," while in reality it fu*ks the s*it outta its own people and the world as well.

                              Yes, I will go back to my country sooner or later.


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