Namely people on working visas, or any other nonimmigrant category visa. Is it still correct to call them “immigrants”?
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- Wrong! Only whites from Western Europe and north America(excluding Mexico) are expats. Whites from Middle East or Russia are immigrants, as well. Whites from traditional Western countries have inherent superiority in their blood and everything else should revolve around them.
- They are not immigrants. Majority of H1B holders from China want to go back. The right word to call them is expats.
- 1st, why are you so hung up on the definition? Why does it matter? An immigrant can be anyone that comes from a foreign place and is there for any length of time- how is anyone to know (least of all you) whether it is “permanent” or not? There are plenty of people that think they are going to a place temporarily and stay long term. We only know you were a temporary immigrant when you leave. Why do you want someone to make the distinction and say temporary resident? Are you just hung up on immigrant? Would you prefer foreigner?
- I just now read an article pointing out that that expat is almost exclusively used for white people and immigrants is used for people from “lower-class” countries. Seems racist. We should stop calling actual expats “immigrants” just because they happen to be brown-skinned.
I am trying to advocate for using the real definitions of words.
- I have friends working overseas who intend to return after a few years, they aren’t immigrants, right?
- Indeed cyhy46Fun fact: depending on how big of a dick your customs agent is, on certain temporary nonimmigrant work visas, publicly referring to yourself as an "immigrant" is grounds for revoking your work authorizarion
- Oath OphK57Work visa is a non-immigrant visa with an immigrant intent. Hence immigrants... but immigrants are usually seen as working their way from the bottom, being proudly ethnic, eager to show their differences, etc.
People on work visas don’t usually show these features. There are exceptions but usually not
- H1 is dual intent. Thay have 'immigration intent', but as folks mentioned they are not immigrants.
- For example, B1/2 visa holders may be temporarily present in the US but have to have and demonstrate it at the consulate an intent to return home. H1 on the other hand, may be legally present and are allowed to file any immigration petitions they want or can. That's why h1 do not have to prove that they will return home and B1/2 filing immigration petitions while visiting is a huge red flag.
- What does visa status have to do with it? Illegal immigrants don’t have visas and who knows what their intent is.
If people are complaining that “immigrants” took their jobs, they can care less about their visas and green cards. They just refer to the foreigners who moved here.
- if illegals voted Republican after becoming a citizen, would democrats still want mass immigration?
- Microsoft / EngLvl62How many of those “non-immigrants” you think don’t apply for a green card.
- Amazon tjpb67Applying for a greencard is not the same thing as getting one. i140 doesn't change your temporary status and you can actually go back to your own country and wait for you priority date to come from there (your current work status and current location are irrelevant to the greencard application).
- Average Americans have no clue about different visa types. Why would they? They just call foreigners who are not visitors immigrants...