US Elections

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    That's exactly it. And it's going to work too, because the press haven't learned the "first they came for the XXX" proverb.
     
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    This is a long watch but a very interesting connection between Trump and the Transportation minster of Azerbaijan.

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    HairyAssHairyAss, I just spoke to a friend who was working in Seattle and travelling back and forth across the border regularly. A border guard pulled his visa, and there is no point in trying to reason with them. So he cannot work there. His suggestion at this point in time is to not cross the border. Just a heads up.
     
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    Is your friend a white male? What kind of Visa is he on?
     
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    I certainly wouldn't be crossing the US border unless absolutely necessary.. not with the current administration.

    edit: specifically if I was on a visa of some sort
     
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    White male, less Iraqi body hair than you. Economic, which is one of the higher priority ones I believe. I guess the issue is border guards are really wielding their power
     
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    "Economic" doesn't sound like a Visa name I'm familiar with. I'm on TN-1, applying for HB-1.
     
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    Sorry I don't know the number, I can speak to him again though. It was economics related that he was there for work.
     
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    I've contacted our Global Mobility / Legal team to see what they say. They're the ones who monitor and handle things like this. If he's a Canadian resident, it could be the difference as well. I was turned away at the border once when I lived in Canada. Thanks for the heads up, regardless. I'm heading to Germany in a couple of weeks and really couldn't handle not being allowed back in on my way back.
     
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    Yea, it was more of a PSA than anything, there is another guy who is the sales director at the same company, he sold everything and moved down but is worried about even coming back into Canada right now.

    You could be ok based on your career, but the there were 3 positions, one of which my friend was able to fill, the other two have been vacant for a year because there is not a US citizen with the experience to fill the exact role. Now they are back to 3 vacant positions.

    The action would fulfill Trumps promise of bringing jobs back for Americans, the jobs will be there, it is just there is no one to fill them.
     
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    http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/windsor/canadian-nurses-working-in-us-rejected-1.4026554

    Canadian nurses working at Michigan hospitals were shocked last week when border security officers stopped them from entering the U.S. because of changes to their working visas under new immigration policies.

    Staff at Detroit's Henry Ford Hospital heard reports of nurses unable to renew their working visas. Last week, a new Canadian hire at Henry Ford tried to go to work, but was turned away at the Windsor-Detroit border.

    She was told advanced practice nurses and nurse anesthetists no longer qualify for the working visas because of policy changes under U.S. President Donald Trump.

    "We really question the motives," said immigration lawyer Marc Topoleski, whose firm is retained by the hospital. "All of the immigration executive orders and all the things being rolled out have been focused on national security first, and this is clearly not an issue of national security whatsoever."

    'Livelihoods are at stake'
    Only advanced practice nurses and nurse anesthetists are being rejected. All Canadian nurses working in the U.S. have non-immigrant NAFTA professional (TN) visas.

    An estimated 30,000 to 40,000 Canadians work in the U.S with TN visas, which allow experts in certain fields — like economics and science — a fast track, provided they have a job offer.

    Henry Ford Hospital alone has hundreds of Canadians on staff, with about 25 advanced practice nurses or nurse anesthetists with TN visas.
     
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    From what I can tell from watching the news in my industry, the target for visa holders is really the firms that have popped up where they set up a contracting house and fill it up with visa holders from places like India and pay them sub-par wages (but better than wages people can make in India). They've tabled legislation to change HB-1 rules to try and stop that from happening.

    For TN, I tend to mostly agree with the lawyer quoted in one of the articles Hunt just posted - even if they repeal NAFTA, they'll replace it with "something". I can't see them unilaterally kicking 40,000 Canadians out.
     
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    See Trump's proposed budget? Daaaaaamn.
     
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    Hairy, by the looks of it my buddy would have been on a TN visa, were it references economics there.
     
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    I haven't had a chance to look yet other than hearing a bunch of NASA stuff was cancelled.
     
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    Basically the EPA is getting gutted and the environmental science stuff at NASA as well. Gonna spend more on the military. Basically making all his friends money.
     
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    It's fucking ridiculous the amount of money they waste on the military. I've read that something in the neighborhood of 0.65 of every tax dollar collected goes to the military/war in the US.
     
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    Imagine the real change you could make in the world if someone gave you 600 Billion dollars a year to spend.
     
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    Problem is, that military spending is what keeps the US economy whirring. Weapons is their most lucrative export.
     
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    XL officially approved today, however the markets are getting fed up with his lack of action on tax and health spending.
     
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    Trump called Ryan and aborted the debate on his Health Care legislation because he didn't have the votes. Well, the assumption is that's why he called and seems obvious.
     
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    Looks like North Korea has been put on notice.
     
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    It is a crazy situation. There is the Mother of all bombs, Father of all bombs from Russia and the Trump of North Korea all fighting over who is the biggest and baddest. It doesn't seem that North Korea is as powerful as they are thinking, but you never really know.
    I wonder what the other countries, such as Australia, England, etc. think of all this?
     
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    It's not that North Korea is powerful, it's just that they have tons of conventional, working artillery pointed at South Korea. It would be a bloody mess. Trump actually made a fairly measured response in Syria - it was a targeted, punitive strike for using chemical weapons. MOAB was probably just for show.
     
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