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« on: September 02, 2019, 05:01:16 pm »
« edited: September 11, 2019, 09:37:48 am by Speaker YE »

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NO MORE CROOKED VISITORS ACT

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to eliminate the EB-5 visa program
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SECTION I: NAME
a. This act shall be known as the No more crooked visitors act

SECTION II: EB-5 ELIMINATION
a. The special allocation of visas for certain classes of investors, commonly known as the EB-5 Visa program is hereby eliminated, and all visa allocations currently set aside for applicants to that program shall instead be available to applicants for a visa class commonly known as H-1B visa. 8 USC 1153(b)(B)(5) shall be amended accordingly.
b. This act shall take effect January 1, 2020.

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« Reply #1 on: September 02, 2019, 07:57:57 pm »

The EB-5 visa has generated a great deal of controversy via abuse by foreign investors, and abuse by our government by promoting this program as an easy path to a green card as long as they're willing to pay (a problem we've seen IRL). This eliminates a sketchy and unnecessary program, and still allows a viable option for innocent existing applicants that would potentially be harmed if totally eliminated through the H-1B visa program.
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« Reply #2 on: September 03, 2019, 02:05:34 am »

Under the EB-5 visa program people who invest over $500,000 into financing an Atlasian business are eligible for a green card. This is nothing more than bribing the government to let them in. I'll be supporting this bill.
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« Reply #3 on: September 08, 2019, 12:43:22 am »

Iíve had a lot of disagreement with fhtagn but this isnít one of them.
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« Reply #4 on: September 08, 2019, 12:47:22 am »
« Edited: September 08, 2019, 12:53:17 am by Lfromnj stands with Sanchez. »

Im sure those 10 American workers are gonna be happy they are now unemployed because we need to kick out one foreigner. Sure could you guys increase oversight? Yeah but its absurd to completely remove a program like this.

This is a disgusting bill.
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« Reply #5 on: September 08, 2019, 10:54:47 am »

Like 90% of awarded visas went to rich chinese and few of these jobs are permanent. Terry McAuliffe and Tont Rodham sold a bunch in Virginia so a car company could open ... never opened but the visas weren't rescinded. EB5 is a scam by the rich. Canada was smart enough to eliminate their version; we merely suspended it in game last year.

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.forbes.com/sites/russellflannery/2018/08/20/whats-ahead-for-the-fraud-tainted-u-s-eb-5-visa-program/amp/

https://spectator.org/when-the-system-is-the-scam/

https://www.imidaily.com/china/california-lawyer-pleads-guilty-50m-eb-5-scam-involving-130-green-cards-chinese-investors/

https://www.scmp.com/news/world/united-states-canada/article/1983336/one-point-plan-tackle-vancouvers-housing
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« Reply #6 on: September 08, 2019, 11:07:52 pm »

At first it sounds ok to eliminate speacial visas for rich but I wouldn't want people to lose jobs. Someone suggested better oversight of the program. It could be a solution to excesses.
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« Reply #7 on: September 09, 2019, 12:06:32 pm »

At first it sounds ok to eliminate speacial visas for rich but I wouldn't want people to lose jobs. Someone suggested better oversight of the program. It could be a solution to excesses.

Just remember, as far as "losing jobs" this program was suspended in Atlasia more than a year ago, so I dont see this as costing existing jobs ... the argument would be that it reduces potential future jobs.
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« Reply #8 on: September 10, 2019, 01:31:15 am »

Motioning for a final vote.

24 hours to object.
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« Reply #9 on: September 11, 2019, 09:37:24 am »

A final vote is now open.
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« Reply #10 on: September 11, 2019, 10:00:55 am »

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« Reply #11 on: September 11, 2019, 10:04:39 am »

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« Reply #12 on: September 11, 2019, 10:05:32 am »

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« Reply #13 on: September 11, 2019, 03:08:19 pm »

Underdstanding the program was already suspended and if some jobs were in jeopardy it already occured.

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« Reply #14 on: September 12, 2019, 12:11:21 am »

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« Reply #15 on: September 12, 2019, 04:58:32 am »

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« Reply #16 on: September 12, 2019, 11:29:48 am »

Aye

This seems like a pretty common sense bill that's for the national benefit of Atlasia.
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« Reply #17 on: September 14, 2019, 01:59:05 am »

24 hours to change votes.

Fun fact: Iíve been up for 42 hours and just spent the last who knows on Discord.
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