“Vetting” is a word that sends shivers down the spines of leftists.
The very idea of an honest and thorough examination of anything scares them to death.
Because they know if such a process was ever turned on leftism then their ideology would be rightfully thrown into the ash-heap of history for the good of mankind.
They also hate the word because it’s often used by conservatives when it comes to their desires for stricter oversight of governmental agencies and processes.
This is something leftists loathe, as they want to be free to trample our rights, waste our tax dollars, and radically expand the size and scope of government.
While we need better oversight all around, President Trump is planning on keeping one very important campaign promise, and that’s fantastic news to all those who voted for him.
In point of fact, Trump has made a habit of keeping his promises. And he’s just done it again.
As reported at Breitbart, President Donald Trump is following through on his promise to implement “extreme vetting” of foreign nationals seeking entry to the United States via Green Cards and the refugee resettlement program.
The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that at the beginning of October, it will now mandate that an in-person interview take place before any foreign national already in the US on a business visa is granted permanent legal residence through a Green Card.
This interview mandate also applies to foreign refugees who are attempting to bring their relatives to the US:
“Part of our USCIS strategy to support this uniform baseline is the incremental expansion of interviews for those benefit types which would provide permanent residence in the United States,” Acting USCIS Director James W. McCament said in a statement.
“This change reflects the Administration’s commitment to upholding and strengthening the integrity of our nation’s immigration system,” McCament said.
“USCIS and our federal partners are working collaboratively to develop more robust screening and vetting procedures for individuals seeking immigration benefits to reside in the United States.”
The new extreme vetting guidelines come as part of Trump’s “Protecting the Nation From Foreign Terrorist Entry Into the United States” Executive Order, which was designed to do exactly what it states:
Keep those that would do America harm from getting into the country.
Previously, Greed Card-seekers weren’t required to have an in-person interview, but that’s all about to change.
Every year, the US lets about 1 million people enter on this visa, so the process is about to get a whole lot more difficult for immigration authorities. But no one ever said getting immigration under control would be easy.
USCIS officials said they’re planning an “incremental expansion” of these extreme vetting guidelines to other visa categories used by foreigners to enter the US.
“Conducting in-person interviews will provide USCIS officers with the opportunity to verify the information provided in an individual’s application, to discover new information that may be relevant to the adjudication process, and to determine the credibility of the individual seeking permanent residence in the United States,” a press release by USCIS stated.
“USCIS will meet the additional interview requirement through enhancements in training and technology as well as transitions in some aspects of case management.”
These new guidelines come on the heels of another exciting policy change by USCIS, that being increased scrutiny of foreign students trying to enter the US.
Under new policies, if there’s evidence they don’t plan on returning to their home countries, they’ll now be denied entry in the first place. Which is a much, much needed change.
This is just the beginning of Trump’s reformation of our broken immigration system.
While people sneaking over the border illegally is a huge issue, the reality is that most illegals in the US are people who’ve overstayed their visas.
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In 2016 alone, 630,000 overstayed their visas, which is an insane number. During that time, 42,500 foreign students did the same.
Adding insult to injury is the rampant abuse of the H1B by the tech industry.
In 2016, over 25,000 Indian nationals, the primary beneficiaries of the H1B, overstayed as well.
The disgusting thing is, the H1B provides these tech companies with what are practically indentured servants, while at the same time, radically undermining STEM graduates’ ability to find good jobs.
Then there’s the added slight and accusation by these companies that there’s a “deficiency” in qualified graduates and workers in STEM fields, which sees tech CEOs begging Congress for more and more cheap foreign labor.
They get their way due to their incredible power and the piles of money they hand over to candidates willing to do their reprehensible bidding.
This doesn’t even factor in the foreign students that come here and then enter the workforce. They’re overwhelmingly here for STEM education, which creates even more “competition” for American graduates.
But no longer will abusing our trust be tolerated. Coming to the US under false pretenses will finally be punished, which will deter would-be illegals to think twice before attempting their invasion.
It’s about time we took back control of our borders, stopped screwing the American worker, and started being more discriminating about who can come and take advantage of all the wonderful things this country has to offer.