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    IMMIGRANT'S WEEKLY FROM ILW.COM

    February 12, 2007

    Headlines:
    1. Comment: KKK Rebounding Using Immigration
    2. Classifieds:
    (a) DNA Diagnostics Center
    (b) The Law Offices of Morley J. Nair
    (c) Paparelli & Partners LLP
    3. Items:
    (a) I-9 Compliance - Avoiding Immigration Bombshells by
    Gregory Siskind, Esq
    (b) News Links For The Week
    4. Highlight: Law Offices of Susan W. Scheer And Other Law Firms
    5. Chat with Jennifer Oltarsh, Esq
    6. Letters From:
    (a) Victor W. Johnston
    (b) Ruth
    (c) Jhines
    (d) Concerned Citizen
    (e) Justin Felts
    7. Discussions
    (a) Immigration Law Wiki
    (b) Hoy Pinoy, share your experience here!
    (c) FBI Name Check
    (d) Conditional Green Card
    (e) We Got Some F16s!
    (f) Need help with abusive marriage issue

    http://www.ilw.com/weekly/digest/2007,0212.shtm
    _________________________________________________________________
    1. COMMENT

    KKK Rebounding Using Immigration

    The Ku Klux Klan is rebounding across the country by exploiting
    anti-immigration sentiments, according to a new report released
    by the Anti-Defamation League.
    http://edition.cnn.com/2007/US/02/06/klan.report.ap/

    We welcome readers to share their opinion by writing to
    mailto:weeklyeditor@ilw.com.
    _________________________________________________________________
    2. CLASSIFIEDS

    (a) DNA Diagnostics Center
    DNA Diagnostics Center (DDC) is the world's leading provider of
    DNA testing for immigration purposes. Our unique experience with
    immigration clients and agencies from more than 168 countries
    worldwide sets us apart as the most trusted provider of DNA
    testing services for immigration. Since 1995, DDC has been
    providing the most reliable paternity, maternity, and other
    family relationship DNA tests to clients around the world. With
    the following qualifications and advantages, we are able to
    provide high-quality services to clients who need DNA testing to
    satisfy immigration requirements: Our laboratory is accredited by
    AABB and other organizations. DDC is highly commended by AABB and
    is recognized by the United States Citizenship and Immigration
    Services (USCIS), U.S. embassies, and many immigration offices
    around the world. We have a special Immigration Department that
    offers multi-language services. Our team is experienced with the
    immigration DNA testing process and has established great working
    relationships with the U.S. embassies and USCIS centers around
    the world. We have the most extensive network of sample
    collection sites. We have more than 5,000 collection sites in
    North America, and we can send DNA collection kits to U.S.
    embassies and embassy-approved panel physicians around the world.
    For a free consultation with our Immigration Department, call
    +1-513-881-7800 (outside the United States) or 1-800-681-6598
    (toll-free, within the United States). You can also email us at
    mailto:contact@dnacenter.com or visit our website at
    http://www.dnacenter.com/immigration/dna-test.html


    (b) The Law Offices of Morley J. Nair
    The Law Offices of Morley J. Nair is an immigration law firm
    serving both corporate and individual clients looking for fast
    and economic service. Focusing on employment-based immigration,
    our practice mainly involves services in the areas of H-1B visas,
    L-1 Visas, PERM Labor Certification, and processing permanent
    residence (Green Cards) in EB-1, EB-2, and EB-3 categories. Based
    in Philadelphia, PA, we cater to clients from all the 50 states.
    Having processed thousands of H1B visas and hundreds of
    employment-based green cards, we take pride in our ability to be
    timely and sensitive to the needs of our clients who come from a
    diverse background. We respond to most of our phone messages and
    emails the same day. We have a strict 24-hour turnaround policy
    on documents as well. Our clients feel valued every step of the
    way. Further, our rates are one of the most competitive in the
    market. We strive hard to keep up our reputation that has been
    built up in most part by word-of-mouth publicity. Give us a try,
    and you will experience the quality of our services! Contact us
    at: The Law Offices of Morley J. Nair, 6035 Castor Avenue,
    Philadelphia, PA 19149. Phone: (215)744-5100 eMail:
    mailto:mjnair@visaworks.com Website: http://www.visaworks.com/


    (c) Paparelli & Partners LLP
    Paparelli & Partners LLP, a full-service immigration law firm, is
    dedicated to helping individuals and organizations achieve their
    immigration goals. Our attorneys are committed to providing
    clients with personal attention. We help with routine or complex
    cases: naturalization and citizenship; family-based green cards
    (for spouses, children and parents); strategies for out of
    status individuals; H-1B and adjustment of status portability;
    guidance on immigration-related problems in criminal cases; PERM
    labor certification; extraordinary ability cases (O-1 and EB-1);
    petitions for outstanding professors and researchers and
    multinational managers and executives; investors (E-2 and EB-5);
    national interest waivers; J-1 waivers; and waivers of
    ineligibility. We also represent clients in litigation and
    appeals and provide immigration-related, expert-witness
    consulting. To request a consultation, visit our Website at
    http://www.entertheusa.com
    Or, Contact Us: CA: (949) 955-5555; or NY: (212) 599-5755 E-
    mail: mailto:info@entertheusa.com.

    To place a classified ad that reaches our 15,000+ subscribers
    and 100,000+ site visitors or to place an ad on our homepage see
    here. To join ILW.COM Attorney Yellow Pages see here.
    https://www.ilw.com/secure/a/advertise.asp
    http://www.ilw.com/directory/about.shtm
    _________________________________________________________________
    3. Items

    (a) I-9 Compliance - Avoiding Immigration Bombshells

    Gregory Siskind, Esq writes "While immigration can be a highly
    divisive issue, employers need to focus on complying with the
    law. Most employers will never file a visa application for a
    worker. But the mistake many business owners make is assuming
    that no foreign employees means no need to worry about
    immigration laws. "
    http://www.ilw.com/articles/2007,0212-siskind.shtm

    (b) News Links For The Week

    These immigration news items are updated throughout the week.
    http://discuss.ilw.com/eve/forums/a/.../m/57910038831

    _________________________________________________________________
    4. HIGHLIGHT

    Law Offices of Susan W. Scheer And Other Law Firms

    Law Offices of Susan W. Scheer
    Morristown, NJ
    http://www.ilw.com/directory/hit.asp?LAWYER_ID=10509

    Sacks, Kolken & Schultz
    Buffalo, NY
    http://www.ilw.com/directory/hit.asp?LAWYER_ID=682

    Werner & Associates
    San Francisco, CA
    http://www.ilw.com/directory/hit.asp?LAWYER_ID=246

    Winningham & Stein
    Oklahoma City, OK
    http://www.ilw.com/directory/hit.asp?LAWYER_ID=250

    Berd & Klauss, PLLC
    New York, NY
    http://www.ilw.com/directory/hit.asp?LAWYER_ID=11563

    Attorneys: Click here to be listed in ILW.COM's Yellow Pages
    http://www.ilw.com/membership/
    _________________________________________________________________

    *****************************************************************
    Are you looking for an immigration lawyer? Use our free
    'Find A Lawyer' feature to find an immigration attorney.
    http://www.ilw.com/findlawyer/
    *****************************************************************

    5. CHAT

    -- Attorney Jennifer Oltarsh, Esq
    http://www.oltarsh.com/

    -- Attorney Alex Berd, Esq. Tue, Feb 27, 5PM ET
    http://www.berdklauss.com

    -- Attorney Alice Yardum-Hunter Tue, Mar 6, 5PM ET
    http://www.Yardum-Hunter.com

    -- To Be Announced Tue, Mar 13, 5PM ET

    -- Attorney Morley J. Nair Tue, Mar 20, 5PM ET
    http://www.visaworks.com/

    -- Attorney Jennifer Oltarsh, Esq Tue, Mar 27, 5PM ET
    http://www.oltarsh.com/

    -- To Be Announced Tue, Apr 3, 5PM ET

    -- To Be Announced Tue, Apr 10, 5PM ET

    -- To Be Announced Tue, Apr 24, 5PM ET
    _________________________________________________________________
    6. LETTERS

    (a) Dear Weekly Editor:
    I retired from the former INS in 2000 but I remember fees costing
    $10 for an immigrant petition and $50 for an application for
    citizenship. Understandably the cost of doing business for the
    government has risen dramatically but I am sure not as a direct
    result of aliens attempting to gain lawful permanent status or
    citizenship. I am not sure if it could be directly tied to more
    exhaustive record checks. It used to take no more than15 minutes
    to decide the fate of a family petition or an application for
    citizenship when face to face interviews were the norm. Face to
    face interviews, on the average take approximately the same
    amount of time once all record checks are done yet the final
    decision takes months. So what is the underlying cause to this
    phenomenon? Fees increased to offset the manpower needs,
    modernization, and background inquiries yet we continue to see
    the same results. Adjudicators are usually required to process
    20-25 naturalization applications per shift. If we multiply each
    by $400 the result is $8000 to 10,000 per day each officer. The
    fee increase would generate approximately $12,000 to 15,000 per
    officer work day. If we calculate $50 per hour for each officer
    (and this is very high) for an eight hour day we arrive at $400
    per day. So how many personnel are assisting in the flow of each
    application? I do not believe there are enough people to justify
    such exorbitant fees even if CIS was so technologically advance
    that it would be in the 23rd century! Pay me $50 each, give me
    access to the system and I will do as many as you want and save
    our taxpayers and users a bundle. Not only will applicants and
    taxpayers save but the time to process each petition or
    application would be dramatically reduced.
    Victor W. Johnston
    Retired OIC Legacy INS

    (b) Dear Weekly Editor:
    I am totally in favor to increase the immigration fees. We are
    the only country that practically gives the Naturalization
    process away considering the benefits that people obtain with my
    taxes and I bet your's too. Unless you became an L.P.R. declared
    a minimum amount of income so your 6 + American kids can go to
    school and received all the benefits ( free breakfast, lunch,
    snack, after school and supplies,etc), received all the income
    credits that there is to be and after 5 years you applied for
    Naturalization and live out of your foods stamps, and of the cash
    money you get paid and of course do not declared in your so call
    taxes. By the way how is the mansion you built in your country of
    origin. It must be wonderful having permanent vacation, educating
    your kids for free and of course receiving your check from the
    United States because you are not only an American ( for
    convenience) but "other country nationality for ever". The fees
    must be raise it is only fair. If you do not have the money then
    is time to go to your country of origin and get the benefits over
    there or go to a non profit organization I bet some Director will
    be willing to pay for your benefits.

    Ruth

    (c) Dear Weekly Editor:
    This is terrible news. The USCIS does not get it. The system in
    inefficient, slow, and outdated. Every fee increase has come
    with a promise of improved processing time that never happens.
    They are forcig good hard working people out of the legal process
    and into under the shadows way fo life. People will cease
    renwing work authorizations becuase they have to buy groceries
    and pay their light bill. It is a shame to raise the fees to such
    high numbers it appears to be more punitive. The increase will
    also cripple the lawyers who practice immigration and increase
    business for those who engage in unauthorized practice of law.
    After the person weighs for the fees one would rationalize
    attempts to do it themselves or use notaries.

    Jhines

    (d) Dear Weekly Editor:
    Finally! the United States is the only country that gives away
    the benefits of becoming a United States Citizen. Maybe now
    people are going to be serious in becoming a USA citizen and be
    proud of it without taking advantage of our country. Not only
    the government should rise the fee but also the requirements and
    instead of being 5 years of waiting should be 10. Let's see how
    many Non- profit organizations are going to start doing their
    massive Naturalization application so 99.9% of their clients are
    going to be in line to request means tested programs?

    Concerned Citizen

    (e) Dear Weekly Editor:
    I just wanted to say that I am appalled that U.S. thinks it's
    necessary to raise the fees for immigrants. My wife is currently
    in the process, and so far we have paid out over $750! We've
    been married 4 years, so it's not like we just got married to get
    her in the country! And she's a German national, of German
    descent, and as far as I know Germany isn't on some terrorist
    watch list or anything that would make it harder or more drawn
    out for her. It is hard, however, and quite a drawn out process.
    When I got out of the Army in Germany, I paid $25 and it took 15
    minutes to get my "Visa" which was good for 5 years. I could
    have, at the end of the 5 year period, paid another $25 and had
    another "Visa" for 15 years. What is America's problem?! Isn't
    this the "Great Melting Pot"? If so, then why is it so hard to
    become a resident?!?!!!!

    Justin Felts
    Coeur d'Alene, ID
    _________________________________________________________________
    7. Discussions


    (a) Immigration Law Wiki
    http://www.immigrationlawwiki.com

    (b) Hoy Pinoy, share your experience here!
    http://discuss.ilw.com/eve/forums/a/.../m/5266064391/
    r/68110528831#68110528831

    (c) FBI Name Check
    http://discuss.ilw.com/eve/forums/a/.../m/71610898031
    /r/47010428831#47010428831

    (d) Conditional Green Card
    http://discuss.ilw.com/eve/forums/a/.../m/65110611831
    /r/20710108831#20710108831

    (e) We Got Some F16s!
    http://discuss.ilw.com/eve/forums/a/.../m/89610542731
    /r/68210328831#68210328831

    (f) Need help with abusive marriage issue
    http://discuss.ilw.com/eve/forums/a/.../m/61410499631
    /r/49110128831#49110128831
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    We invite you to comment on this Immigrant's Weekly issue by hitting the reply button.

    IMMIGRANT'S WEEKLY FROM ILW.COM

    February 12, 2007

    Headlines:
    1. Comment: KKK Rebounding Using Immigration
    2. Classifieds:
    (a) DNA Diagnostics Center
    (b) The Law Offices of Morley J. Nair
    (c) Paparelli & Partners LLP
    3. Items:
    (a) I-9 Compliance - Avoiding Immigration Bombshells by
    Gregory Siskind, Esq
    (b) News Links For The Week
    4. Highlight: Law Offices of Susan W. Scheer And Other Law Firms
    5. Chat with Jennifer Oltarsh, Esq
    6. Letters From:
    (a) Victor W. Johnston
    (b) Ruth
    (c) Jhines
    (d) Concerned Citizen
    (e) Justin Felts
    7. Discussions
    (a) Immigration Law Wiki
    (b) Hoy Pinoy, share your experience here!
    (c) FBI Name Check
    (d) Conditional Green Card
    (e) We Got Some F16s!
    (f) Need help with abusive marriage issue

    http://www.ilw.com/weekly/digest/2007,0212.shtm
    _________________________________________________________________
    1. COMMENT

    KKK Rebounding Using Immigration

    The Ku Klux Klan is rebounding across the country by exploiting
    anti-immigration sentiments, according to a new report released
    by the Anti-Defamation League.
    http://edition.cnn.com/2007/US/02/06/klan.report.ap/

    We welcome readers to share their opinion by writing to
    mailto:weeklyeditor@ilw.com.
    _________________________________________________________________
    2. CLASSIFIEDS

    (a) DNA Diagnostics Center
    DNA Diagnostics Center (DDC) is the world's leading provider of
    DNA testing for immigration purposes. Our unique experience with
    immigration clients and agencies from more than 168 countries
    worldwide sets us apart as the most trusted provider of DNA
    testing services for immigration. Since 1995, DDC has been
    providing the most reliable paternity, maternity, and other
    family relationship DNA tests to clients around the world. With
    the following qualifications and advantages, we are able to
    provide high-quality services to clients who need DNA testing to
    satisfy immigration requirements: Our laboratory is accredited by
    AABB and other organizations. DDC is highly commended by AABB and
    is recognized by the United States Citizenship and Immigration
    Services (USCIS), U.S. embassies, and many immigration offices
    around the world. We have a special Immigration Department that
    offers multi-language services. Our team is experienced with the
    immigration DNA testing process and has established great working
    relationships with the U.S. embassies and USCIS centers around
    the world. We have the most extensive network of sample
    collection sites. We have more than 5,000 collection sites in
    North America, and we can send DNA collection kits to U.S.
    embassies and embassy-approved panel physicians around the world.
    For a free consultation with our Immigration Department, call
    +1-513-881-7800 (outside the United States) or 1-800-681-6598
    (toll-free, within the United States). You can also email us at
    mailto:contact@dnacenter.com or visit our website at
    http://www.dnacenter.com/immigration/dna-test.html


    (b) The Law Offices of Morley J. Nair
    The Law Offices of Morley J. Nair is an immigration law firm
    serving both corporate and individual clients looking for fast
    and economic service. Focusing on employment-based immigration,
    our practice mainly involves services in the areas of H-1B visas,
    L-1 Visas, PERM Labor Certification, and processing permanent
    residence (Green Cards) in EB-1, EB-2, and EB-3 categories. Based
    in Philadelphia, PA, we cater to clients from all the 50 states.
    Having processed thousands of H1B visas and hundreds of
    employment-based green cards, we take pride in our ability to be
    timely and sensitive to the needs of our clients who come from a
    diverse background. We respond to most of our phone messages and
    emails the same day. We have a strict 24-hour turnaround policy
    on documents as well. Our clients feel valued every step of the
    way. Further, our rates are one of the most competitive in the
    market. We strive hard to keep up our reputation that has been
    built up in most part by word-of-mouth publicity. Give us a try,
    and you will experience the quality of our services! Contact us
    at: The Law Offices of Morley J. Nair, 6035 Castor Avenue,
    Philadelphia, PA 19149. Phone: (215)744-5100 eMail:
    mailto:mjnair@visaworks.com Website: http://www.visaworks.com/


    (c) Paparelli & Partners LLP
    Paparelli & Partners LLP, a full-service immigration law firm, is
    dedicated to helping individuals and organizations achieve their
    immigration goals. Our attorneys are committed to providing
    clients with personal attention. We help with routine or complex
    cases: naturalization and citizenship; family-based green cards
    (for spouses, children and parents); strategies for out of
    status individuals; H-1B and adjustment of status portability;
    guidance on immigration-related problems in criminal cases; PERM
    labor certification; extraordinary ability cases (O-1 and EB-1);
    petitions for outstanding professors and researchers and
    multinational managers and executives; investors (E-2 and EB-5);
    national interest waivers; J-1 waivers; and waivers of
    ineligibility. We also represent clients in litigation and
    appeals and provide immigration-related, expert-witness
    consulting. To request a consultation, visit our Website at
    http://www.entertheusa.com
    Or, Contact Us: CA: (949) 955-5555; or NY: (212) 599-5755 E-
    mail: mailto:info@entertheusa.com.

    To place a classified ad that reaches our 15,000+ subscribers
    and 100,000+ site visitors or to place an ad on our homepage see
    here. To join ILW.COM Attorney Yellow Pages see here.
    https://www.ilw.com/secure/a/advertise.asp
    http://www.ilw.com/directory/about.shtm
    _________________________________________________________________
    3. Items

    (a) I-9 Compliance - Avoiding Immigration Bombshells

    Gregory Siskind, Esq writes "While immigration can be a highly
    divisive issue, employers need to focus on complying with the
    law. Most employers will never file a visa application for a
    worker. But the mistake many business owners make is assuming
    that no foreign employees means no need to worry about
    immigration laws. "
    http://www.ilw.com/articles/2007,0212-siskind.shtm

    (b) News Links For The Week

    These immigration news items are updated throughout the week.
    http://discuss.ilw.com/eve/forums/a/.../m/57910038831

    _________________________________________________________________
    4. HIGHLIGHT

    Law Offices of Susan W. Scheer And Other Law Firms

    Law Offices of Susan W. Scheer
    Morristown, NJ
    http://www.ilw.com/directory/hit.asp?LAWYER_ID=10509

    Sacks, Kolken & Schultz
    Buffalo, NY
    http://www.ilw.com/directory/hit.asp?LAWYER_ID=682

    Werner & Associates
    San Francisco, CA
    http://www.ilw.com/directory/hit.asp?LAWYER_ID=246

    Winningham & Stein
    Oklahoma City, OK
    http://www.ilw.com/directory/hit.asp?LAWYER_ID=250

    Berd & Klauss, PLLC
    New York, NY
    http://www.ilw.com/directory/hit.asp?LAWYER_ID=11563

    Attorneys: Click here to be listed in ILW.COM's Yellow Pages
    http://www.ilw.com/membership/
    _________________________________________________________________

    *****************************************************************
    Are you looking for an immigration lawyer? Use our free
    'Find A Lawyer' feature to find an immigration attorney.
    http://www.ilw.com/findlawyer/
    *****************************************************************

    5. CHAT

    -- Attorney Jennifer Oltarsh, Esq
    http://www.oltarsh.com/

    -- Attorney Alex Berd, Esq. Tue, Feb 27, 5PM ET
    http://www.berdklauss.com

    -- Attorney Alice Yardum-Hunter Tue, Mar 6, 5PM ET
    http://www.Yardum-Hunter.com

    -- To Be Announced Tue, Mar 13, 5PM ET

    -- Attorney Morley J. Nair Tue, Mar 20, 5PM ET
    http://www.visaworks.com/

    -- Attorney Jennifer Oltarsh, Esq Tue, Mar 27, 5PM ET
    http://www.oltarsh.com/

    -- To Be Announced Tue, Apr 3, 5PM ET

    -- To Be Announced Tue, Apr 10, 5PM ET

    -- To Be Announced Tue, Apr 24, 5PM ET
    _________________________________________________________________
    6. LETTERS

    (a) Dear Weekly Editor:
    I retired from the former INS in 2000 but I remember fees costing
    $10 for an immigrant petition and $50 for an application for
    citizenship. Understandably the cost of doing business for the
    government has risen dramatically but I am sure not as a direct
    result of aliens attempting to gain lawful permanent status or
    citizenship. I am not sure if it could be directly tied to more
    exhaustive record checks. It used to take no more than15 minutes
    to decide the fate of a family petition or an application for
    citizenship when face to face interviews were the norm. Face to
    face interviews, on the average take approximately the same
    amount of time once all record checks are done yet the final
    decision takes months. So what is the underlying cause to this
    phenomenon? Fees increased to offset the manpower needs,
    modernization, and background inquiries yet we continue to see
    the same results. Adjudicators are usually required to process
    20-25 naturalization applications per shift. If we multiply each
    by $400 the result is $8000 to 10,000 per day each officer. The
    fee increase would generate approximately $12,000 to 15,000 per
    officer work day. If we calculate $50 per hour for each officer
    (and this is very high) for an eight hour day we arrive at $400
    per day. So how many personnel are assisting in the flow of each
    application? I do not believe there are enough people to justify
    such exorbitant fees even if CIS was so technologically advance
    that it would be in the 23rd century! Pay me $50 each, give me
    access to the system and I will do as many as you want and save
    our taxpayers and users a bundle. Not only will applicants and
    taxpayers save but the time to process each petition or
    application would be dramatically reduced.
    Victor W. Johnston
    Retired OIC Legacy INS

    (b) Dear Weekly Editor:
    I am totally in favor to increase the immigration fees. We are
    the only country that practically gives the Naturalization
    process away considering the benefits that people obtain with my
    taxes and I bet your's too. Unless you became an L.P.R. declared
    a minimum amount of income so your 6 + American kids can go to
    school and received all the benefits ( free breakfast, lunch,
    snack, after school and supplies,etc), received all the income
    credits that there is to be and after 5 years you applied for
    Naturalization and live out of your foods stamps, and of the cash
    money you get paid and of course do not declared in your so call
    taxes. By the way how is the mansion you built in your country of
    origin. It must be wonderful having permanent vacation, educating
    your kids for free and of course receiving your check from the
    United States because you are not only an American ( for
    convenience) but "other country nationality for ever". The fees
    must be raise it is only fair. If you do not have the money then
    is time to go to your country of origin and get the benefits over
    there or go to a non profit organization I bet some Director will
    be willing to pay for your benefits.

    Ruth

    (c) Dear Weekly Editor:
    This is terrible news. The USCIS does not get it. The system in
    inefficient, slow, and outdated. Every fee increase has come
    with a promise of improved processing time that never happens.
    They are forcig good hard working people out of the legal process
    and into under the shadows way fo life. People will cease
    renwing work authorizations becuase they have to buy groceries
    and pay their light bill. It is a shame to raise the fees to such
    high numbers it appears to be more punitive. The increase will
    also cripple the lawyers who practice immigration and increase
    business for those who engage in unauthorized practice of law.
    After the person weighs for the fees one would rationalize
    attempts to do it themselves or use notaries.

    Jhines

    (d) Dear Weekly Editor:
    Finally! the United States is the only country that gives away
    the benefits of becoming a United States Citizen. Maybe now
    people are going to be serious in becoming a USA citizen and be
    proud of it without taking advantage of our country. Not only
    the government should rise the fee but also the requirements and
    instead of being 5 years of waiting should be 10. Let's see how
    many Non- profit organizations are going to start doing their
    massive Naturalization application so 99.9% of their clients are
    going to be in line to request means tested programs?

    Concerned Citizen

    (e) Dear Weekly Editor:
    I just wanted to say that I am appalled that U.S. thinks it's
    necessary to raise the fees for immigrants. My wife is currently
    in the process, and so far we have paid out over $750! We've
    been married 4 years, so it's not like we just got married to get
    her in the country! And she's a German national, of German
    descent, and as far as I know Germany isn't on some terrorist
    watch list or anything that would make it harder or more drawn
    out for her. It is hard, however, and quite a drawn out process.
    When I got out of the Army in Germany, I paid $25 and it took 15
    minutes to get my "Visa" which was good for 5 years. I could
    have, at the end of the 5 year period, paid another $25 and had
    another "Visa" for 15 years. What is America's problem?! Isn't
    this the "Great Melting Pot"? If so, then why is it so hard to
    become a resident?!?!!!!

    Justin Felts
    Coeur d'Alene, ID
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