john Oliver talking about legal immigration

Roku cruella
Sep 16 37 Comments

We mostly only hear about illegal immigrantion issues in main stream media.
Never hear anywhere else 50 years wait for green cards.

(even blind has no immigration category)

https://youtu.be/tXqnRMU1fTs

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TOP 37 Comments
  • Twitter jkkugdyh
    Isn’t that an issue of the country where the people are coming from?
    Sep 16 15
    • Google / Mgmt hoooli.xyz
      When someone applies for GC, they aren't applying on behalf of the country they come from. It's an individual petition.

      Infact, your argument makes a strong case for country ban that trump did (which bars people based on country of birth). You can also extend Chinese to iranians and say they are enemy country why allow them. Also to Afghanistan. Also to Pakistan for having bin laden .. and the list goes on. To be clear, that's wrong.

      If you think you have risk of espionage, you want to vet them. But none of these should be the reason to not accept anyone from the country.
      Sep 16
    • Microsoft ped89
      Honestly, if it wasn't Trump who imposed a ban, I would support it. It makes sense that people from at risk country or enemy countries needs to be vetted more or restricted entry.

      Unfortunately, the argument gets so intertwined with racism and most people cannot decouple national security policy vs racism, so I'm anti Trump on that decision. But if it was someone else like Obama I would support such a move.
      Sep 16
    • Roku cruella
      OP
      I think ped89 is trolling or being sarcastic :)
      Sep 16
    • Microsoft ped89
      That's ok Roku. Not everything is black and white in the real world. Did I blow your mind?
      Sep 16
    • Roku cruella
      OP
      U r in process.
      Sep 16
  • Oracle gar1and
    Spot on! This is why smart foreigners shouldn't even bother wasting their time trying to stay. They'll do well anywhere.
    Sep 16 11
    • Oracle gar1and
      Do you see Canadians lining up for migrating to the US? You seem to know a lot about Canada.

      It's what you can afford that matters, not what you make: bottom line, not the top line.
      Sep 16
    • Microsoft ped89
      Canada is a first world country. Immigrants are mostly from third world nation's or totalitarian states. So there is less push factor for Canadians.

      And yes I speak as an immigrant. I came fromml a shithole country and there was a lot of push factor.
      Sep 16
    • Oracle gar1and
      Exit tax applies to citizens who wish to renounce citizenship. You don't need to do that to leave. I thought we were talking about people in line for immigration, not residents or citizens.

      ped89: good luck for your path to residency/ citizenship. Hopefully your country does have long waits like India and China.
      Sep 16
    • Microsoft ped89
      Exit tax applied to GC holders who are long term resident. In your example, someone who works in the US for 10-20yrs might be hit with exit tax when they choose to leave to another country to settle down and retire.
      Sep 16
    • Oracle gar1and
      That wouldn't be smart, would it? We're not talking of them.
      Sep 16
  • New / Product coldouts
    Doesnt it have a work visa category?
    Sep 16 2
    • Roku cruella
      OP
      Yea. That's what I was trying to say.
      I could have worded it better.
      Sep 16
    • Microsoft UMbR31
      Blind calls it 'Work Visa' because that is what you get at best. "Immigration" is a pipe dream for most of Blind, and they know their users :)
      Sep 16
  • Amazon / Eng hejendhrdi
    Good to see someone from mainstream media talk about legal immigration. He provided a decent summary of visa type and his own annoyances with the process. Also for once someone highlighted the ridiculousness of country caps.
    Sep 16 1
    • Roku cruella
      OP
      Exactly why I posted. U worded it better. Thanks
      Sep 16
  • Amazon zopqnnr!!
    I'm so happy that this happened despite all the negative rant from people in this post I made a year ago: Check out this post! "Talk to John Oliver about unfair H1B situation (Work VISA)"
    https://us.teamblind.com/s/UTwgksas
    Sep 17 3
    • Roku cruella
      OP
      This is crazy.

      U r a visionary. How did u anyone even send him a message?
      Sep 17
    • Apple tQva48
      @amazon Back when u posted that message on blind, I emailed john oliver and the pain of going through h1b.
      Sep 17
    • Roku cruella
      OP
      U guys r doing the lords work :)
      Sep 17