Thursday, May 17, 2007

I'm a little bugged.......

I’ll tell you why.

My daughter’s mother-in-law, Googormaa, lives in Mongolia. She has never been to the United States and was hoping to come visit this summer. She has never met her two youngest grandsons, Caesar and Ihbeleg. She jumped through all the legal hoops and properly applied for a U.S. visa. She was denied. They said there wasn’t enough evidence that she would return to her own country. She has no desire to remain in the U.S. She doesn’t even speak English! She owns her own home, has very long-term employment and is the highest ranking research doctor in the country. She is close to 60 years old. What would she do here? She couldn’t practice medicine! She has traveled abroad before and has, of course, returned every time. She cried when she called with the news.

The young girl who lived next to Googormaa is in the United States. She has an expired visa and is living with her boyfriend whose visa is also expired. She is pregnant. Her mother has just been issued a visa to come to the U.S. to visit her!

We also seem to be bending over backwards to figure out a way to let millions of Mexican citizens stay in our country who didn’t even try to apply for a visa.

So, why would our government be so concerned over one grandma with a wonderful track record, professional background, and homeowner? Their reasoning is that since she owns her home, she could rent it out and have income. Since she is intelligent and has a career, she could more easily get a job in the U.S.

So, what’s the idea? We will let you into our country as long as you are not educated or self-sufficient? If you come to our county and apply for food stamps, health care, and demand we educate your children according to your standards, you can come? If you will only do the menial work we don’t want to, you can come?

It seems to me that we need to have a more consistent standard. Nah, I think our standard is that if you do the right thing, you won’t be allowed. If you do the sneaky thing, we will reward you. As you can tell……..

I’m bugged.

2 comments:

  1. Anonymous6:57 AM

    I know, it's just not nice. hmph. --ct*

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