Humpty Dumpty accidentally fell off the wall and smashed into pieces at the Enchanted Forest in Salem, Oregon, last Saturday. courtesy: Koin.com
Humpty Dumpty's demise could be taken as a warning. It's time for me to ring the immigration bell again now that some of the world's greatest businessmen, including Bill Gates and Warren Buffett are urging the American Government to modify current immigration rules. Absolutely correctly they wrote:
"It's time for 535 of America's citizens (U.S. Congress House and Senate) to remember what they owe to the 318,000,000 who employ them," they wrote.
Here's an anecdote that pertains as well to military personnel who have fought for America abroad. ...Two decades ago, I hired a beautiful au pair here in New Jersey raised in the lovely country of Wales. She has since returned, lived here in America legally, applied and been sponsored for citizenship, and was proud of using her green card for the last time a month ago. It's worth noting that she is currently a LEAD flight attendant in the largest national airline and travels the world, although for the first decade here she held far less lofty positions, being a housekeeper, and then cleaning houses and offices.
Anyway, her application for citizenship has fallen under review. She went to pick it up in person in New York City while the authorities decide whether she's actually spent enough time in this country in the last nineteen years to earn it...Think of that the next time you fly your American airline. If America isn't proud enough of the aircraft's Lead Manager and Senior International flight attendant, a homeowner, to offer her citizenship and isn't certain she's worthy of the honor, why not? Disgustingly hypocritical, isn't it? An immigration agent can currently do this without punishment. They were answerable to no one, and did not have to offer any explanation to her.
Worse, it's repeatedly an insane waste of an Immigration officer's time (funded with taxpayer's money), as well as a personal insult to her. Anericans ought to feel ashamed of giving her this shabby treatment. In a nutshell, exactly this is why America can be roundly and justifiably despised around the world, and is another example of how the irrational, quirky, and personalized American immigration system is broken.