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STOP S386 (aka Mike Lee’s INDIA FIRST ACT).

Durbin stated that these foreigners from India got his attention by showing up with 200 signs. So, we must stand with 400 signs with Durbin written on it to protect our own country? My ancestors fought the American Revolution against mother Britain. That’s not enough?

Durbin’s mother was apparently a refugee after Lithuania was invaded by Russia. The United States welcomed her (though no one asked my American grandparents), and we are being punished for a good deed. No good deed goes unpunished.

It is rude, unseemly and appalling that someone welcomes you to their home and you repay by giving their jobs, and ultimately their country, away to new economic migrants. Many in what is supposed to be the US Congress fall into this category of ungrateful wretches. They think that because their parent or grandparent was allowed to immigrate that this gives them the right to invite endless swarms of additional people. The opposite is true. Americans have been told to have only two children for generations to keep the country from being overpopulated. Why then are we suddenly responsible for the entire world’s lack of family planning?

For some reason, Durbin’s come one come all approach is unacceptable to would be green card holders from India who want to hog most green cards for themselves, and who call Durbin and others names in an attempt to get what they want. The lawyer for India’s Immigration Voice — Cuban-Jewish-American Leon Fresco — says that he wrote most of Durbin et al.’s 2013 bill, which seems to be essentially S2603. Since he is currently pushing S386, the apparent conflict between supporters of S386 vs S2603 may simply be a staged game to push through an increase in green card numbers. Ultimately both bills will do just that. S2603 will do it immediately, and S386 will be followed by a green card increase.

Why would anyone want a doctor trained in India who calls names to try to get his way? This India trained doctor practicing in Iowa needs to be quickly deported while he can be deported. Once he gets a green card it will be difficult and once a citizen impossible: https://miningawareness.wordpress.com/2019/10/19/dear-iowa-please-boycott-md-from-india-who-calls-us-senator-names-on-twitter-for-not-passing-s386-which-gives-most-green-cards-to-india-meanwhile-india-has-severe-shortage-of-doctors Doctors or not, India’s better off without whining, mean-spirited people, but so is the USA. And, they aren’t our citizens – yet.

However, there is a serious shortage of doctors in India AND there are US trained doctors who aren’t able to practice:
Over the course of seven years (2011-18) there were 14,759 US trained medical doctors who did not gain admissions to residency training. Meanwhile, 27,866 foreign trained medical doctors with H-B or J-1 visas, gained admission to residency training. US taxpayer dollars from Medicare pays for residency training for 3700 non US international medical graduates per year. Meanwhile, there are 1800 US trained doctors without a job each year. Dr. Medina of Doctors without Jobs, says that he never failed any of his classes and earned honors in five of them. Meanwhile, some foreign trained doctors who had failed classes were chosen over him. It is widely assumed that foreign trained medical doctors are placed in rural areas that cannot attract US doctors. However, medical doctors on J-1 visas are routinely placed in New York, Michigan, Ohio, Florida and Pennsylvania, notes Medina. And, “according to a story in Time, one internal medicine program reported that 60 percent of its incoming residents are on, or are supposed to be on, H-1B visas.” Foreign trained doctors don’t have the high level of student debt that US trained doctors do. It costs a quarter of a million dollars or more to study medicine in the United States.
See: https://doctorswithoutjobs.org/one-doctors-quest-for-residency/

Unless there is fraud, the income of this MD would be taken into consideration, and so his kid should NOT be eligible for Pell Grants: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Expected_Family_Contribution However, poor green card holders may be. This is one more reason to stop the green card give-away! Durbin wants to know where the doctor’s kid will go? Duh, back to India.

Frankly Senator Durbin, we don’t give a rat’s ass what YOU want. You are supposed to rep the American people and not wanna be citizens. Says Durbin: “Do you know what? I want that doctor to become an American citizen. I want him to get a green card. We need him in my hometown and many more just like him, and I want his family to be there with him so that his life is complete as he pursues his professional responsibilities.”

Durbin thinks that an immigrant with an MBA is talented and should stay too. Is he that stupid? https://miningawareness.wordpress.com/2019/10/17/business-is-the-most-common-us-masters-degree-field-the-mba-from-india-whining-to-durbin-that-he-wants-a-green-card-should-be-sent-home-2/

The waiting list of 520,000 appears to be the primary list and not include family joining. https://miningawareness.wordpress.com/2019/10/17/s386-to-increase-family-joining-migration-from-mexico-india-china-others-by-more-than-doubling-per-country-family-joining-cap-2/

Senator Durbin’s Speech:
They come in on what is known as H– 1B visas, by and large, and that allows them to work in the United States for several years and to renew that work status on a recurring basis. But there reached a point where they wanted to stay here. They have lived here awhile. They bring their families and raise their families here, and they want to become part of America’s future. They apply for what is known as an employment-based immigrant visa, which leads to a green card. A green card is the ticket to legal, permanent residency, which can lead to citizenship. So these people from India, who were waiting to see me and say a few words to me, stated the fact that the waiting list for those in this category from India has now passed 520,000. There are 520,000 who are seeking permanent status in our country. I met one of them from my home-town of Springfield, IL, a young Indian physician who is serving at one of our hospitals in Springfield. He brought with him his daughter. His daughter is 12 years old. He is worried because if he, the physician who came here to work from India, is not allowed to legally stay in this country and his daughter reaches the age of 21, her status changes. She is no longer his dependent. She now has her own immigration status, and she is not technically, legally, beyond the age of 21, allowed to stay in this country. So he says to me: Here is my daughter, who has been here for 10 years. This is the country she knows and loves and wants to be a part of, and if I don’t get approval to stay as a doctor in this country, she is technically un-documented at that point, and we run into problems with the future. For example, it is no surprise that this doctor wants to see his daughter go to college. Well, his daughter, un-documented, will not qualify for any assistance in the United States by way of Pell grants or loans. How is she going to pay for college? Where would she go? Our immigration system says, at that point, if her father doesn’t reach this green card status, she would return to India, a place she maybe never remembers and that was part of her infancy in her early time here on Earth. So it is a complicated situation. There is a debate under way here about how to stop this backlog of people who are waiting in line 10 years, 20 years, and more to reach green card status. You can imagine the uncertainty in their lives, the uncertainty for their children, and why they are looking for some relief. I came to this issue never dreaming that I would end up being in the middle of most debates in the Senate on immigration, but I welcome it because it is such an important issue and because I have strong feelings myself about America’s immigration policy. I serve as the ranking member of the Subcommittee on Border Security and Immigration for the Senate Judiciary Committee. As I have said, my own personal family and life experience have really made me warm to the subject, and I try to learn as much as I can about a complex field. Make no mistake, the immigration system of the United States of America is badly, badly broken. How to fix it is hotly debated here in the Senate and in the House and across the Nation. Last night, when I was watching the Presidential debates, groups were running ads on a regular basis on the issue of immigration. Many believe that it is going to be a hot topic in the 2020 elec-tion. It is quite possible that it will be. We know that in State legislatures and city halls, on cable news and social media, and almost everywhere, there is a debate under way about immigration. But there is one place where there is no debate about immigration—here in the U.S. Senate. This year, we had one hearing in the Border Security and Immigration Subcommittee. And the Senate Judiciary Committee voted on only one immigration bill. The chairman limited debate to only one hour and didn’t allow any amendments, and we have not had any debates on the floor of the Senate. I look to the Galleries and the people who come to the Senate and expect to see a debate on an issue—an important issue. Here is one: immigration. But all they have is a speech from this Senator and a few others, instead of addressing the issue of immigration. Senator KENNEDY has come to the floor, and I am going to make a unanimous consent request in just a few minutes. He is a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, too, and I think he appreciates, as I do, what a great honor it is to serve on this storied committee. But the fact is that to have the titles of Judiciary Committee and Border Security and Immigration Subcommittee and to do nothing, I think, is a dereliction of duty. We are supposed to step up and debate these things and come to the best bipartisan conclusion we can to solve problems in this country. Here is a problem we are not solving: how to deal with a backlog of people, highly skilled and important people, like the doctor from my hometown of Springfield, from India, who wants to have a green card, giving him an opportunity to become an American citizen. Do you know what? I want that doctor to become an American citizen. I want him to get a green card. We need him in my hometown and many more just like him, and I want his family to be there with him so that his life is complete as he pursues his professional responsibilities. Now, in recent weeks, there has been an effort to pass a bill to address this issue. The bill is S. 386. It is known as the Fairness for High-Skilled Immi-grants Act. Unfortunately, there was an effort to pass it without any debate or a chance to even offer an amend-ment. Now, this bill makes significant changes in our immigration laws, but