The Obama Regime and it Chinese Ambassador to China, Gary Locke, are claiming that Chinese tourists and corporate spies will save the economy. (h/t The Skeptical Bureaucrat)
Department of State Press Release December 15, 2011
Ambassador Locke Presents One Millionth Visa in China: Wait Times Drop to Less Than One Week
On December 14 at the U.S. Embassy in Beijing, Ambassador Gary Locke presented the one millionth visa adjudicated in China this year. With the help of additional personnel and process improvements, Mission China has also successfully reduced the average wait time for a visa interview appointment to less than one week.
Since taking up his post in China, Ambassador Locke has emphasized the importance of travel and trade between the two nations. According to the Department of Commerce, in 2010, more than 800,000 Chinese visitors contributed $5 billion to the U.S. economy.
More Chinese visitors will create more jobs and opportunities in the U.S. travel and tourism industries.
And, like Obama begging his fellow Islamists for our drone back, Locke kowtows to the Dragon Throne and begs the Imperial indulgence for reciprocity. Something that gunboats would have demanded in years past.
In addition to ongoing efforts to keep visa wait times low, the United States is encouraging the Chinese government to extend visa reciprocity to allow both U.S. and Chinese travelers longer validity visas, which is in the interests of both nations.
But the real issue is that the Regime is engaging in its policy of encouraging illegal immigration and voter fraud, and electing a new people, by this program of massive issuance of non-immigrant visas to Chinese nationals, most of whom will not return. Half of the illegal aliens in the U.S. enter with a non-immigrant visa.
Note that while the press release uses the term "adjudication," what it really means is approval. In adjudicating, one just reviews and decides. Part of that can mean a denial of an application, but the boosterism signifies that the purpose of adjudicating is in reality approving Chinese non-immigrant visa applications. This is reminiscent of Al Gore's Citizenship USA where millions of aliens were naturalized illegally, without criminal and intelligence checks and legal standards were relaxed, resulting in the naturalization of millions of aliens unlawfully so they could vote for Clinton in 1996.
Similarly, the Obama Regime has program, opposing voter identification, thus allowing illegal aliens to vote in the upcoming election. (h/t Election Law Center)
Newsmax Wednesday, 14 Dec 2011 By Martin Gould
Eric Holder Targets Voter ID Laws Just in Time for 2012 Election
Gaffe-prone Attorney General Eric Holder came under new Republican fire on Wednesday after calling for an end to state laws requiring voters to show identification at polling stations.
Sen. John Cornyn of Texas immediately slammed Holder, saying: "Voter identification laws are constitutional and necessary to prevent fraud at the ballot box.
"Facing an election challenge next year, this administration has chosen to target efforts by the states to protect the democratic process," Cornyn said...
“If we are to maintain the integrity of the democratic process, it is not unreasonable that voters should show appropriate identification when they turn up at polling stations and for him to suggest otherwise flies in the face of common sense,” Gosar added. “I have already called on Mr. Holder to resign over Fast and Furious. This latest speech should serve as his final strike.”
Republicans have been increasingly concerned that the administration wants to loosen voter identification laws in states with significant numbers of immigrants, poor and black voters to help President Barack Obama win among traditionally Democratic-leaning minorities in the 2012 election.
All roads lead to Rome and all actions by the Obama Regime lead to ending America as we know it and electing a new people.