Forgive me as I divert yet again. This week I want to talk about something I’ve recently discovered. A buried fact about World War II. Just so you know Being a veteran make these things are extremely important to me. 360 American soldiers captured by the Nazis were sent to Berga a sub-camp of the Buchenwald labor camp, be tortured, to starve, and to die.
After the Battle of the Bulge something like 81,000 American soldiers were killed or captured. 23,000 Americans soldiers here packed into trains so tight that if one of them died or fainted they couldn’t be laid out or tended too. A remember a number plenty of stories about Jews being treated the same way. These soldiers were taken to another encampment to be processed. While being quote processed our soldiers were asked for their name, their rank, and their religion. Asking a soldiers contrary to what their officers told them they were asked for their religion. Which went against while being processed word came down that all Jews were to be separated and sent it Buchenwald.
I have learned of those 23,000 soldiers, 360 soldiers American soldiers were separated from the 23,000 to be sent to Berga labor camp. The Nazi’s that were running this processing center had received orders demanding 360 American Jews to be sent Berga. Berga was a sub-camp of Buchenwald used foe slave labor and extermination. Unfortunately there only 80 Jews among the 23,000 soldiers. So these blood thirsty savages made up the difference by taking soldiers that looked Jewish, those they thought had Jewish names and soldiers with a little too much mouth. Buchenwald and its sub-camp Berga were among worst extermination camps in operation. Our soldiers arrived at Berga on February 13, 1945.
Buchenwald and Berga of the worst extermination camps built by Nazis. These camps were created for the express purpose of eliminating Jews and Gypsy. Plus the mentally retarded, physically handicapped, homosexuals and intellectuals’ that disagreed with Hitler openly were “evacuated” or ‘relocated’ to these camps. The slave labor sent to ‘Camp” Berga were used to mine and excavate huge underground caverns were certain industries were to be moved. Three Different industries like rockets, jet fuel manufacturing and research into new fuels was to be built-in these caverns safe from enemy bombing
Just like the Jews on one side of a fence these soldiers were forced to live and work in conditions unfit for abused and neglected animals. Their only medic despite desperate pleas received no aid managed with his life endangered managed to keep a record. They were forced to work in mine caverns without any of the safety equipment. Such as air cleaners and showers so the air they were forced to work in a place where the air became deadly.
Next time I swear to start with the Finance Green Card or bringing someone home you would like to marry.
As I have said before and must say yet again. I am a paralegal not a lawyer, so this is in no way to be taken as, meant to be or construed as legal advice. This is legal information only. Let’s not forget that when a Paralegal and or a Lawyer becomes involved your problem becomes an ISSUE.
Okay Folks, last time we talked it was about the Green Card Lottery, now let us talk about another way to a green card. A K-3 non-immigrant visa or Marriage Green Card.
There is a long-standing fairy tale, that with a quickie marriage an immigrant cannot be deported. For once married an immigrant automatically becomes an US Citizen. If that was ever true it no longer true. It is possible to use marriage to become a U.S. lawful permanent residence or help an immigrant get a green card.
Most marriages are recognized unless they come into conflict separately with federal law. For example same-sex marriages were not recognized until the Defense of Marriage Act was repealed in 2013.
However don’t ever believe one of these marriage is a quick fix. Once you have completed all the paperwork and gathered all the evidence needed, it could almost two years to get that application processed. That is if all the forms and documents I’s were doted and T’s were correctly crossed the first time. Let us not forget ‘clerical error’.
Okay let’s start with marriage and children and the paperwork involved…
If the intended spouse comes from a country that recognize and accept same-sex marriage and the couple chose marriage then the marriage must take place in the spouse’s country. Then the United States will recognize such a marriage as legal and valid. The same holds true if a marriage takes place in one of the States that recognized same-sex marriage granting a spouse all the same rights and privileges a marriage visa grants heterosexual marriage.
Unfortunately minor children are not automatically included in A K-3 non-immigrant visa or the Marriage Green Card. However with a little more paperwork the can be.
1. So if a foreign spouse was married once before or fooled around a little while somewhat younger and now has a couple minor aged children. A foreign spouse does not have to leave or abandon them when a spouse marries an American citizen. You just include Form I-130, U.S. citizen immediate relative with the marriage visa application. This application is supposed to be given equal processing priority the same as your K-3 Marriage Green Card application. Same-sex applications that include an I-130 are to be treated just the same.
You know there are a lot of different types of Green Cards associated with a Marriage Green Card. Like a fiancé visa, visas to bring Mom and Pop and or Cousin Fred.
Next week more on the Green Card Marriage.
Once again, I am a paralegal not an attorney. So this is in no way meant to be, taken as, or construed as legal advice. This Blog is intended to be legal information only. Also let us not forget that when a lawyer and or a paralegal becomes involved your problem becomes an ISSUE.
Okay, let’s get this show started than. I think we’ll started with the infamous Green Card. The quote Green Card was created in the 1950’s as part of the Immigration and Nationality Act. A Green Card had two major purposes. First as Photo-ID Card issued to a foreign national. Then it allows an alien to live, work and pay taxes in the United States. A Green Card holder gets to do this without giving up citizenship in their home country. Yes, Martha legal immigrants do have to pay taxes.
However over the years the term Green Card has become generic. Meaning everything from a immigration Photo-ID Card, to allowing an applicant to attend school in this country. It to even includes the type of ink used to validate a travel visa when you come back from abroad.
Believe it or not there is a Green Card lottery. Playing the Green Card Lottery is only slightly more complicated than playing power-ball. You see Instead of buying a scratch ticket like for any of the money lotteries, all an applicant fills out a set of forms including a photo submitting them online. Each year the State Department accepts Lottery applications from October 1 to November 3. Than all an applicant has to set back and wait. Hoping and praying to win.
Side-Note: Until 2009 a lottery applicant could mail in hard copies to the US State Department but now an applicant can only submit their application online.
Note: If an applicant wins they can bring their spouse and or children with them if they were listed on the entrance application.
This Green Card lottery is held each a year by the US State Department not Homeland Security. Each year, 55,000 immigrant visas (Green Cards) are awarded in this lottery. This Green Card lottery was created as an official program pursuant to Sec. 203 (c) of the Immigration and Nationality Act. The idea behind this is to diversify who immigrate to our county. Opening the door to immigrants from 3rd and 4th world countries. This Green Card lottery is also supposed to open the door for low-income emigrates from other countries.
According to the rules there is only two things that can disqualify an applicant’s Green Card lottery application. First is trying to enter the lottery from a country on the disavowed list. Such as Brazil,
Ecuador and or the Dominicans Republic who are on the State Departments naughty list. other countries like Great Britain and or India who were disavowed for other reasons. Than not having the skills or education an applicant claims to have
WARNING: The countries on the State Departments naughty list. This list of naughty countries changes and changes frequently. So keep an eye on that list.
Now here is the catch if an applicant wins the State Department will not notify them. An applicant has to go online every few weeks. Just to see if they had won. The only thing a winner has to pay are the travel costs to get them here.
With what is going on in Texas and Arizona, I have decided to explore Immigration Law. Besides, I think most of you know my real reason for becoming so concerned about what happens to ‘just a few damn illegals’; SO,
As before I am a paralegal, I am not a lawyer. My articles are in no way intended to be, to be taken as, construed for or mistaken for legal advice. This is legal information only. Intended to equip you ask the best questions. Questions, you need to get the best help from your lawyer. Let’s not forget that when a lawyer of a paralegal becomes involved your problem becomes an ISSUE.
One of the areas I want to get into, is why so many people are using the backdoor trying to get into America. Instead of using the quote front door.
First thing, I found out is the sheer cost. It will cost an immigration applicant as much as $30,000 in fees to get a Green Card. This of course is spread out over the 180 days it is supposed to take to accomplish all the requirements needed to get a Green Card. That is if you complete all the assigned tasks get all the paper work filled out correctly the 1st time.
I have talked to a number of lawyers and they tell me it is extremely difficult to make it through getting a Green Card. It seems that Green Card applicants are faced with there are a lot of seemingly deliberate and not quite accidental set of the obstacles.
All right, let’s start with notifications. An applicant is supposed to receive a letter letting them know when and where to report, to get fingerprinted or when they can see a judge etc. Now according to Amin Law; I have read notification letter is supposed to arrive in plenty of time for an applicant to prepare for and accomplish a task listed in the letter. You know Locate the office were they have to be, get the day off work, hire a babysitter, whatever. Just so you know some applicants are living a considerable distances from any of Immigration’s scattered offices.
Now for the bad news, I have been told by several lawyers that applicants are getting their notification letters with as little as 24hr notice. Sometimes the day of and even the day after an applicant was supposed to appear.
Now, if a Green Card applicant fails to appear for any court room appearances, or misses or is late for any of appointment they were ‘notified’ of with staff and or contract examiner their application is automatically dismissed. To begin the process all over, including paying all those fees all over again.
Just so you know all the application, processing and finger printing background check fees are lost. Forcing the applicant to start the entire process over from the beginning.
Next time I will try to explore some of the changes to Immigration Law since 1940
I am sorry for being late with this post is late but I have been quite ill. Believe me I don’t think you want to know the details.
To begin with I was watching NOW with Alex Wagner on 7/9/2014 and became really confused. A Texas Repressive Julian Castro stated that it is imperative these children be deported, so they can be reunited with their loving parents. That it doesn’t matter what is going on around a child as long as that child is with a loving parents.
Then, I see an interview with a parent that came with one of the children. She brought her child here from El Salvador. This refugee told a reporter how they had to pay an existence tax to a Cartel that ruled the region her village was in. She told how her 8 year old daughter disappeared one day while out playing. Her husband having his legs crushed for daring to look for his little girl. Than about six months later Cartel toughs came into burst their home and executed their eldest son. Why? Their 12 year old had refused to become a servant. His Daddy said they were bad people. These monsters came again not 8 days later killed her husband for nonpayment of the existence tax.
Side-note: Existence tax is a fee villagers have to pay for the right to breath.
Other reporters told stories of toddlers were killed for no other reason than to test a gun. These inhuman creatures said it was to check if the gun had been properly repaired or to test a new guns. Sometimes, they would kill just for the fun of it. Some children were used as experimental animals to test the purity of their drugs. She told,
How boys and girls of all ages were being taken and sold to God knows what Fate. Men who in anger and frustration spoke of fighting back where hunted down and mutilated. This was done as a lesson to their village. The Refugee told the reporter that after her husband was killed. The creature who shot him told her she has 3 day to come up with the she owed in existence tax or her last child would be killed in front of her. So she took her last remaining child a 6 year old boy and fled north.
This is a good environment for a child? Even if a parent pleads and begs for their child to be taken to safety?
Again, I wonder? During World War II didn’t we accept refugee children from Britain? Was there not an extremely brave couple who rescued 50 children from the Jewish ghettos? Saving them from Nazi Ovens. Was it wrong to save them from the Ovens? Would it have been better to leave them there to die with their parents? Even though just about every parent pleaded and begged that their child be rescued?
I have heard many so stories of one or two heroes rescuing large numbers of children in need of leading them to safety sometimes here in the United States. Were they wrong? Did they do more harm than good?
It seems his highness King John Boehner is displeased. He claims his chief servant President Obama has overstepped the authority granted to him by the ruling caste. The Republican Party. He has committed this heinous crime by using powers granted to him under the Constitution of the United States commonly known as Presidential Executive order to create laws and policies republicans don’t like.
It also seems crazy republicans want you to believe President Obama either doesn’t have, or is abusing and or making more Executive Orders than any other president. That is very and I do mean very wrong. At the date of this writing President Obama was yet to issue the same number of Executive orders issued by President Bush or Regan.
While executive orders are considered federal law valid around the nation, there are 3 ways to overturn an executive order. 1st if congress could ever get its act together it could veto the order, 2nd the Supreme Court can overturn an executive order, (I have included an example in this post) finally the next president can terminate or rewrite an executive order. There are some orders which do have a built in termination date. Originally executive orders were limited to the administration of different governmental departments and how that department would deal with a federal law directly effecting department operations. Now, thanks to President G.W. Bush’s National Security and Homeland Security Presidential Directive (National Security Presidential Directive NSPD 51/Homeland Security Presidential Directive HSPD-20, the powers of the executive order has greatly expanded. You see, prior to this directive a president could respond to a threat or danger with military force but after a period time the president would have to go before congress and ask for a declaration of war, if refused the president would have to bring the troops home. (Just so you know the presidential directive is not an executive order.) Directives can also be challenged like an executive order and can be renewed like an executive order. A few in congressmen did try to challenge but were overruled by their fellow congressmen. That’s how we got into the 10 year Iraq war and the power to declare war now resides with the president.
To make these changes permanent unchangeable law a senator or congressman must decide it is a good change and introduces a bill in support of the executive order or the president talks someone into introducing the bill. Than manages to get it through both houses so he can sign it the order will expire. Also the incoming president could renew or terminate an executive order if someone tells him about it or slips it in among a pile of other things requiring his signature. If none of this happens than the executive order will find its way into his or her ‘presidential library’. Where it will probably be forgotten.
Now the Supreme Court can override and or nullify of an executive order. Let’s look at executive order 10340 created by Harry Truman. This order expropriated and federalized the steel industry. Executive order 10340 was canceled by the Supreme Court in 1959.
Now there are federal laws that do have a time limit. President Obama created Protecting Tenants during Foreclose Act (P.T.F.A.) during his 1st term in office. The difference between an Act and an executive order is there was at least some congressional support. The P.T.F.A. dealt with a landlord tenant issue.
More Next Week
Let me start with the fact that there are two types of republicans. There are Republican’s who are defiantly old school republican. President Lincoln old school. They believe what you get in life depends on how much work and effort you put into achieving it. A lot of them have changed their name to Conservative.
Then there are crazy republicans, who seem to believe ‘if you were a good person would have been born rich. So if you are poor than you must be bad, and if you are bad it is God’s will you that you must be punished. Who am they to go against the will of God?’
So with the crazy republican war on people stupid enough to be born poor, I have begun to wonder if slavery and serfdom are far away. After all in the incredibly poor countries it is quite common for parents to sell their children into slavery. Telling themselves it is better than watching them slowly starve to death and that their master will at least feed them. And With the money they get from selling their child, for a while they can feed their remaining children.
You know some republicans have been quoted saying that serfdom isn’t slavery and that all Lords of the Manor are good managers. That all Lords are Good honest caring people that look after their Serfs. After all that’s what TV says and TV is always right isn’t it?
Now, lets get to the main question, what is Serfdom? That crazy republicans want to reduce us to. A Serf is a tenant who lives on land owned by Landlord. As a Serf you work for the Landlord and you don’t get to quit. As a Serf you are bound for life to the service of your Landlord. So are your children and your spouse. This means your Landlord decides where you will live, who or if you will marry, and what career you will follow. If you want an education that’s up to your Landlord not you. If you decide you want to move or change careers sometime during your serfdom you will have to get your Landlord’s permission. If you have a nice Landlord 10% of any money you make after all expenses have been deducted will go into yours pocket. The rest will go into your Landlord’s coffers. That is if you are allowed to keep any of the money. It’s more common for your Landlord to keep a 100% of whatever you make ‘after expenses’.
Let’s say you Landlord storms into your house looking for a toilet takes an unwholesome fancy to your spouse or one of your children. Guess what, you do not get to say no or throw them out, all you get to do is to smile as your Landlord takes your loved one and or children away to be used as your landlord pleases for as long as they please. After your loved one is gone you don’t get to call the cops and file kidnaping charges all you get to do is pray to God that your loved is not to badly damage. If by some miracle they are returned to you all you can do is hope they can forgive you for not protecting them.
But hey, you a free-born, you are not Slave. After all you can’t be bought or sold. Well At least not to your face. You see your Landlord can sell your services to another Landlord. Which means you are moving whether or not you want to. If you have a spouse and or children it is up to the Landlord which bought you if they will go with you, but hey you aren’t a slave.