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    Posted January 29, 2013 by
    This iReport is part of an assignment:
    Naturalized citizens: Your thoughts on immigration reform



    I like to point the deficiencies in legal immigration.


    a. F1 student
    b. MS in Computer Science
    c. MS in Computer Engineering
    d. OPT 1 yr
    e. H1B visa (8+ yrs)
    f. GC process pending for 8 yrs
    g. GC approval date (not sure)
    h. Citizen (5 more yrs wait after the approval)

    i. Time in this country: 12 yrs


    This is the reality of a STEM field case since 2001 entry. All this time was spent in anxiety, same employer, no raise, no career movement and family concerns stemming from this wait. Shouldn't the congress help who have followed the law, paid taxes and waited long enough by giving citizenship?

    This is the reality of people who are troubled by an inefficient system. Students who graduate next year will get GC right away. Good for them.
      One thing for illegals, its was a painful wait on the legal system. I wonder how much trouble will be in the legalization of illegals.

    All the entities involved in the process (employer, medical, attorney firms,social, USCIS) treat immigrants differently as these people don't have chance to vote or speak up.
    The word "Alien" should be abandoned from immigration system. Aliens is used for something outside Earth and not for something outside US.
    The legal immigration works in a negative way that hinders progress and self development. Infact it should strengthen individual desire to perform well.

    Shouldn't the system be easy and point system:
    5 points: Legal entry into US
    3 points: For PHd
    2 points: For Advanced degree
    1 point : Taxes filed and paid per each year
    1 point : Correct employement per year
    1 point : No offenses or drug related issues
    -10 points: Illegals

    If a person earns 10 points he gets GC and another 10 points for citizen ship?

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