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Why might anyone object to granting work permits . . .

Discussion in 'News & Current Events' started by billwald, Nov 30, 2012.

  1. billwald

    billwald New Member

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    to people who have no criminal records and are not accused of being a terrorist?

    In other words, why should it be harder to get a work permit than a tourist visa?
     
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    Revmitchell Well-Known Member

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    Who objects to it?
     
  3. mont974x4

    mont974x4 New Member

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    Consider the nature of the permission being applied for and the implied relationship between the foreigner and the US.

    Consider a small scale example.
    Possibility A:
    Your in-laws call and say they want to visit for 4-5 days during Christmas. They will stay with you, bring gifts for you and your kids, and otherwise bring good to the home economy for a few days. It is true they will use some of your resources, but the good they bring far outweighs it.

    Possibility B:
    Your in-laws are broke. They want to move in with you for a period of 3-5 years. They have marketable skill sets that will allow them to be employed and contribute to the home economy. They will need space to live (meaning more than a temporary cot in the kids room). They will need transportation. They will use your water, electricity, internet and natural gas. They will create a long term addition to the number of people needing to be fed in your home. They will come under your general protection against the elements and area criminals. While this can be a mutually beneficial arrangement in some ways, it is also an added weight to the needs of the household as a whole.


    Now, possibility A is usually an easier thing to approve and there are fewer issues to consider when compared to possibility B.
     
  4. Oldtimer

    Oldtimer New Member

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    Well said.

    Especially since tax paying John Q Public is often footing the tab for "added weight to the needs of the household as a whole".
     
  5. billwald

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    On the other hand, farmers in WA can't hire sufficient workers even at $9/hour. If any of you want to do field work and are making less than $9/hour, better you than illegal workers.
     
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    Why should those feeding at the government trough, while sitting on their backsides, do any work? Cut off the checks of those who are able to work and don't/won't. Then, you'll see them heading for the fields or anywhere else that'll put food on their tables.
     
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