Archive for November, 2012

Immigration can and should be done in chunks

November 30, 2012

At the onset let me make it clear that I am a Democrat.  And a liberal one at that. But today, I applaud the Republicans and perhaps hate the Democrats on Immigration issues. Today the House will vote for the STEM Act. The Stem act does away with the Diversity visa and gives visas to highly qualified Science and Technology Graduates, who are in the country legally.

The Democrats of course think that these Science and Tech grads will become high earning and won’t vote for them. Seriously, Silicon Valley is largely Democratic. But if the Democrats dont do anything for them, maybe Silicon Valley will turn Republican. They Democrats want a huge comprehensive Immigration Act. This is an act for illegals and legals and everyone else.  And this will take time, and may not materialize. The Democrats are also behaving in a high handed manner.  Yes, the country voted Democratic ( for the record I also voted straight party Democrat) for the Presidential election. But the House is still majority Republican. And if the Democrats don’t compromise, then just like the last four years, we will have no legislation.

The Democrats have to answer this:  Would the United States benefit more from a highly qualified Science and Math graduate who was born in say India or China, rather than a High School Graduate born in Africa who will come in with the Diversity Visa. Bear in mind, this country still have a lot of high school graduates (heck we still have a lot of college graduates) still looking for work.

Nancy Pelosi and her Democratic colleagues simply cannot be ANTI BUSINESS IMMIGRATION.  Lets face it, the word COMPREHENSIVE means both business and family immigration.  And Immigration is too big an issue to handle all at once.  And lets start piece meal.

Contact Houston Immigration Lawyer, or Houston Immigration Attorney Annie Banerjee, for more information


Thanking for what?

November 21, 2012

I wish I could say Thank you for Comprehensive Immigration Reform. I wish I could say thank you to a Congress that actually cared about the people rather than their own reelection. I wish the Republicans and Democrats could work together.

But I can’t. I cant even give thanks to Mr. Obama for the new DACA law.  Why? Because most officers are asking for documents that are sometimes impossible to get. The applicants have to prove that they were in the United States from 07.  After they graduate High School, they work illegally for cash. They live with their parents. Why is it not enough that they went to school here in the United States and graduated high school?


But the Immigrant vote is growing.  And both Republicans and Democrats need those votes to win.


On my list:


1. Give legal status to people here illegally, (provided they have a job and clean status) so that they can pay taxes and pay for services rendered to them

2. Do away with country quotas which are remnants of Xenophobia and grant visas to people irrespective of national origin or color, equally

3 Do away with quotas for non immigrant visas and let the free market system dictate the amount

4. Standardize the granting of visas from all consulates around the globe.


Contact Houston Immigration Lawyer, or Houston Immigration Attorney Annie Banerjee, for more information.

4 more years—We need Immigration Reform

November 7, 2012

We the people voted in Obama for a second term. In the first term many Republicans in Congress simply would not pass anything.  They wanted the President to fail.  They simply collected pay from the taxes of American people and did nothing.

Mitt Romney, in his concession speech said he would like America to come together. I don’t know if this is just another Romney lie. Hopefully they will cooperate, because if not, the public will not look at them favorably in 2016.

However if they dont, Obama need to forge ahead with Immigration Reform. The Deferred action for illegal Immigrants need to become law.  So does business immigration, including entrepreneurs and investors.  And Professionals, And researchers. We build this nation by Immigrants. And to do away with restrictive country quotas for visas.

We have again elected a black President.  The other choice was a Mormon. Its high time we give Liberty and Justice for all—whether they are gays, immigrants or different religious beliefs.

Contact Houston Immigration Lawyer, or Houston Immigration Attorney Annie Banerjee, for more information