July 28, 2014
Immigration In An Obama World
While the Obama Administration welcomes hundreds of thousands of diseased, uneducated illegal immigrants with free health coverage, schooling, legal aid, housing, and welfare, it is turning away educated, self-sufficient immigrants who are trying to enter our country legally.
One of those individuals is Waghmare Vishal, a computer programmer from India. Vishal is a senior engineer for Maxxton USA, a software company based in Dallas.
Vishal, who lives in India, applied for a visa so he could help Maxxton expand their business interests in the United States. But the State Department turned down Vishal's visa.
"The consulate thought that he was a risk because he might not go back to his home country," said Chris Connar, Maxxton's vice president for sales and marketing. "It's frustrating – very frustrating. This is a government-sanctioned problem." [...]
And that brings me to the story of a newlywed couple from Denver...
The husband is an American. His wife is British. She applied for a spouse visa in April 2013. As of this writing, they are still waiting for an approval...
The State Department demanded that the bride prove she would not be a financial burden to the country...
The bride has an English degree. Her husband is the co-owner of a store in the Denver area. She said they were required to prove that they made enough money to live above the poverty threshold.
This is truly a bizarro-world in which we live.