From: David Vincelette (e-mail him)
Re: Brenda Walker's Column: Triple Legal Immigration? Say It Ain't So Lou Dobbs
Walker's column is welcome and long overdue.
I've long wanted to point out to Dobbs and his fans that there is no difference between a thousand illegal Mexicans (or Guatemalans, Chinese or Indians) in some town in Nebraska or Massachusetts and a thousand legal ones.
After all, the difference is just the definition of our misguided Congress.
Dobbs fools the average American by a different method—that is, leading them to believe that legal immigration is a good and welcome thing when, as Walker's column points out, it needs to be viewed with skepticism and alarm.
Vincelette, a retired government analyst, lives in upstate New York.
Brenda Walker adds: Dobbs reports effectively—but selectively—in some limited areas related to immigration. But I don't understand how any intelligent person familiar with immigration, which Dobbs is, can think that unlimited population growth is a viable option.
Certain areas of the immigration debate, like crime and culture, can get politically complicated. But the environmental arguments against another 100 million residents are straightforward numbers only. Dobbs has mostly avoided those.
For the dicey subjects, you have to read VDARE COM
From: Patricia Martin (e-mail her)
Re: Joe Guzzardi's Column: Meet Rose—A Prospective Fiancée Visa Bride Currently Working In A Filipino Sex Club
It's hilarious and ironic that a Filipino prostitute would have no trouble finding an American husband and would be considered oh-so-desirable as a wife by an American man.
I often hear and read from American men that American women are too "easy." Well, jeez, what woman could possibly be easier than a prostitute?
Yet these American schmucks (oops, I mean men) are willing to travel halfway around the world and plunk down their life savings to meet and marry a woman who may be—or may have been—a prostitute.
This makes me wonder if the women are truthful with the guys about how they make their living or if the men don't worry about catching a disease.
Yet they stand in line to meet foreign women who boast on the Internet of having college degrees. But who knows what the truth may be?
I just don't get it. But count me as thankful I'm not in the dating market anymore.
Call me a skeptical American woman.
Martin is a medical transcriptionist who says she has 20 years of experience dealing with both "native and foreign-born mush-mouth doctors." She hopes to leave California permanently within two years.
From: Tomsun (e-mail him)
I am married to a Russian woman I met on the Internet. The screening process was tough and very complete from start to finish.
My wife was the only one of four women in a group who was interviewed that received a K-1 visa. The embassy that reviews K-1 visa petitions looks for sincerity in the applicant's affection for each other,
In our case, it was obvious that we had a true relationship because we vacationed together on three occasions, had phone records to prove our communication, and I had visited her country, Uzbekistan, to better understand her culture that shaped her personality.
One aspect Guzzardi overlooked is that there is a financial review to be sure that the man asking to bring a fiancée to the U.S. can support her. I had to show 1040 tax returns for the last three years as well as produce bank statements. I also had to sign a document accepting responsibility for my fiancée's living costs for ten years even if we divorced before then.
Along the way, I learned a few things. For people visiting the foreign personal ads, I advise them to be sure the woman you meet knows English. It is so important in order to understand each other before you can even think about a relationship. I was lucky, my wife taught English.
No doubt some of the women registered with the foreign bride agencies are gold diggers. According to my wife, most women in Russia and the former Soviet Union would take their chances to come to the United States, a place full of opportunity and hope, than stay there. She said most also believe that American men treat women better.
My wife also thinks most Americans don't realize all the happiness and opportunity that abounds here in the United States. She may be right!
I have been married to a wonderful woman for two years. She is smart, attractive, motivated, loyal affectionate and also is dedicated to our marriage.
Count me as happy I went foreign.
Tomsun is a scientist who once worked in Russia.
From: Richard (e-mail him)
Guzzardi overlooked the positive aspects about American men who marry foreign women while over-scrutinizing the bad.
Many men out there, myself being one of them, who for various reasons—a pockmarked face, plain or bland appearance, social ineptitude, low confidence, etc—cannot find a woman. And if those men are fortunate enough to find a woman willing to go on a date with them, the chances that she'll stay with him are slim.
I don't deserve to suffer in loneliness and despair forever.
Marrying a woman from a third-world country seems like a good idea to me and I plan on doing sometime in the future.
Guzzardi is wrong to say that Americans shouldn't be allowed to marry foreign spouses because if his wish to abolish the K-1 visa came true I, as well as many other unwanted and undesirable men, would never be able to marry.
Joe Guzzardi comments: As I anticipated, we received a huge volume of mail, both pro and con, on my Internet bride column. The three letters posted above represent just a small sampling. We'll post others soon.
Just a reminder to readers that VDARE.COM has given equal time, so to speak, to other non-immigrant visas and the fraud that often comes with them. I have written just as harshly about H-1B, H-2B, L-1, R and tourist visas. Thomas Allen, Edwin S. Rubenstein,, Rob Sanchez, John Miano and Michelle Malkin, among others, have criticized not only the above but also the O and J visas.
Here at VDARE.COM, we are not opposed to love. We endorse it and, in fact, think more love would make our world a better place. We do, however, promote finding love in your own country.
Most importantly, we are against visa fraud. When we see it—or the potential for it—you'll be hearing from us.
Re: Today's Letter: A Puerto Rican Reader Is Tired Of Being Mistaken For An Illegal Alien
From: Augusto Perez (e-mail him)
As a fellow "boricua", I can understand letter writer Yacinia Acevedo's frustration when she is mistaken for an illegal alien.
However, much of that is our own fault.
Many of the left- leaning Puerto Ricans have thrown in with the equally left wing coalition in the United States that supports "comprehensive immigration reform" as a means of undermining our national interest.
The Puerto Rican Legal Defense and Education Fund is one example of those who do the dirty work of illegal alien supporting organizations while slapping a Puerto Rican badge on their steaming putrid pile of arguments.
Puerto Ricans have nothing in common with illegal aliens, regardless of they come from.
It's high time we made that clear.
Perez's previous letter about Mexican hypocrisy is here.