From: Joe Collins (e-mail him)
Re: Today`s Letter: A New York Reader Notes Two Victories In The War On Christmas—At Unlikely Places
I read Dan Hayes` December 20th letter about two Christmas victories.
However, a big battle we`re losing in
Look how the color scheme is mixed during Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and the days immediately following Christmas. Chanukah gets equal billing
I sent the
Over the years, I have witnessed the deterioration of
the Christmas presence throughout the city as measured
How much more do these people want to extract from Christmas? What is their endgame? Is it total removal of traditional Christmas colors from the building during December? Unbelievable!
Anyway, Merry Christmas to VDARE.COM and all its readers!
Dan Hayes (e-mail him) replies:
"I am glad that Collins is making the good fight against the ESB. Unfortunately things will only change when we go through a super-Depression that will make our hair curl. And I personally don`t want to be around when that happens."
Hayes adds that he "serves in the bureaucratic bowels
of one the world`s premier socialist entities, the city
From: Randall Burns: (e-mail him)
Re: Joe Guzzardi`s Column: Marriage Visa Fraud—More Evidence But It Was All In A Nicole Kidman Movie!
The guidelines outlined by David Seminara to minimize K-1 visa fraud in his Center for Immigration Studies backgrounder: "Hello, I Love You, Won`t You Tell Me Your Name? Inside the Green Card Marriage Phenomenon." to which Joe Guzzardi referred in his column, are reasonable and would be effective.
But I would add this:
The fees on
spousal visas should be substantially raised. I
suggest that between $10,000-15,000 is reasonable. I
base that rate on the prices I have heard paid to gay
Significant and in some cases prohibitive increases in the consumer price would substantially reduce frivolous or fraudulent marriages.
Keep in mind that I also recommend a $300,000 fee for employment-related green cards.
Basically the minute someone gets a green card, there are very real financial benefits. In my column Immigration Policy Squanders The Value of Citizenship I put citizenship`s value at $450,000
Higher fees would lead to an overall reduction in the numbers of applicants. Consequently, less fraud, spousal abuse, etc
The main thing to remember, however,
is that when it comes to immigration restriction,
sponsoring relatives (a component of the K-1) is the
biggest source of higher immigration. We need to think
realistically how to deal with that. Immigration of
spouses and minor children will be the hardest to
In the end, our ability to limit the movement of young, attractive women is going to be limited. Part of primate biology is that young attractive women are inherently mobile.
However, we can make the public cost more apparent to society as Guzzardi and Seminara have done with their K-1 visas articles.
Burns is a member of the
VDARE.COM editorial collective. He holds a degree in
Economics from the
Burns` columns and blogs are archived here.
From: Jack Ellis (e-mail him)
The immigration control gods have come down hard on 45-year-old American Scott Napper.
Just as Napper was about to marry 22-year-old Leafil Alforque, an Internet bride from the Philippines who had recently arrived in the U.S. on a K-1 visa, her life came to a tragic end. [Bride-to-be Vanishes Near eskowin Beach, by Desiree Aflleje, The Oregonian,, December 3, 2008]
As Napper prepared to pop the question
at the well-known
Proposal Rock near
Said Napper: "That`s the last I saw of her."
Joe uzzardi comments: This is either a suspicious case that one day Forensic Files will expose or a very sad tale. Either way, it`s the not outcome we hope for in our quest to eliminate K-1 visas. Thinking back on all the mail I`ve received pro and con from grooms about their Internet brides, most—like Napper—seem sincere but sophomoric in their lofty expectations from their foreign-born wives.