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Old 06.11.2018, 16:34
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Thank you for sharing your personal situation, caleb. There was someone here who said that the USA's immigration system needs an urgent reform, I couldn't agree more with that.
Wanna hear part 2 of that story? It involves the wonderful IRS.

The day after I landed in California I went to the Social Security Office, to get a Social Security number. They told me I had to wait 2 weeks, in case it was automatically assigned to us when we entered the country. During that time I couldn't open a bank account, I couldn't apply to rent/lease a place to live and a lot of other nuisances. But within 1 month I got my SS #. My wife and kids didn't, and when I went back to the SS office (around 2 months in) they told me they didn't need one, at least until I had to file my first tax return. Without a good reason to need one, they couldn't get one anyhow. So...I'll wait a year.

When the time came to file my tax return, I filled in all the forms (actually my company's Treuhand did), included copies of my wife's and kids' passports, and sent the return to the IRS. It was OK, but they said they couldn't accept my deductions (wife and kids), because they didn't have Social Security or Taxpayer ID numbers. Even though I had attached the form to get a Taxpayer ID. So I did that bit again. It was rejected, they said because I had failed to include copies of the passports. But I had ! So I sent it a 3rd time. It was rejected again, they said that all passports had expired (mind you, my youngest daughter was not 2 years old, whose passport couldn't possibly be expired). So I sent it again. This time the IRS claimed the passports didn't have pictures...and so on, and so forth. This lasted 2 years. Eventually I left the country, and the IRS was asking me to pay a few grand in illegal deductions. I was claiming a few thousand that the accountants said they owed me. So I continued the ping-pong via international mail. Eventually the IRS issued new guidelines for applications overseas, demanding they be legalized at the consulate (which didn't accept mail applications, and I would have to go to Bern, which is a 3.5 hour train ride for me).

Long story short: I contacted the IRS Taxpayer Advocate Service, and they recommended that I send the original passports to THEM, and they would take care of getting the Taxpayer IDs for me. Unfortunately the original passports never got to them, and 3 or 4 months later they were returned to me. So I sent them again, and finally...4 years after the story started, I got my tax return. A check from the IRS for some 1.5K.

4 years !
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Old 06.11.2018, 16:45
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however to parrot what everyone else is saying, tell me more about these migrants of which you ask. Are they nice? are they criminals? drug dealers? pharmacists? doctors? other professionals? do they have obnoxious children or loud pets or vice versa? do they have week-long parties and will they invite me? do they keep themselves to themselves? Really without more information I can't help you out.
This is the point! You can't know who is coming when you let in anyone who demands it. Europe has let in rapists, terrorists and zoophiliacs by doing precisely this. How are you supposed to know who is coming when there is no proper vetting in place?
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This is the point! You can't know who is coming when you let in anyone who demands it. Europe has let in rapists, terrorists and zoophiliacs by doing precisely this. How are you supposed to know who is coming when there is no proper vetting in place?
Are you sure you want vetting and zoophilia in the same paragraph?
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Old 06.11.2018, 17:05
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Are you capable of original thought? Or just a bloody parrot?

How about you stick to the point, would you be happy to have some of these migrants come and live with you?
Migrants? If you are talking about yourself then rather not, but anyway thanks for the offer
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Old 06.11.2018, 17:37
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This is the point! You can't know who is coming when you let in anyone who demands it. Europe has let in rapists, terrorists and zoophiliacs by doing precisely this. How are you supposed to know who is coming when there is no proper vetting in place?
I have Swiss neighbours, as far as I'm aware no one vetted them either, I could be surrounded by rapists, terrorists and people scared of Zoos, hmm, this calls for some pearl clutching.


So, 5000 versus 1.25m.... I predict tumbleweed from you on that point as you can't answer.
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Old 06.11.2018, 18:03
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So, 5000 versus 1.25m.... I predict tumbleweed from you on that point as you can't answer.
I did, if youd bother to read! Im sure weve been here before, feels like dj vu with you.
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I did, if youd bother to read! Im sure weve been here before, feels like dj vu with you.
I'm saving that ing quote!
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I did, if you’d bother to read! I’m sure we’ve been here before, feels like dj vu with you.
Didn't you already say that?


Where did you jusitfy how 5000 people is an immigration crisis?


You didn't, what you did do, was embarass yourself by calling Strib a cretin and a hypocrite, Sandgrounder a willfull misrepresenter, and me a <sniff> I can hardly type it, parrot.
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Old 06.11.2018, 18:28
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Where did you jusitfy how 5000 people is an immigration crisis?
Where did I say it was an immigration crisis?
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Old 06.11.2018, 18:53
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Where did I say it was an immigration crisis?
Well, you kindda hinted at it here:

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America about to have their European migrant crisis moment? I'm sure they'll be showing us where we went wrong.
The underline is mine.
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Where did I say it was an immigration crisis?
Aye right son,

Not your best day on the forum was it? another multiple spanking, resorted to ad hominem attacks then ended up denying what you said, maybe tomorrow will be better, chin up lad.
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Old 06.11.2018, 21:07
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Horrible business

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At least 100 members of the migrant caravan travelling through Mexico in an attempt to reach the United States have been kidnapped by the Zetas cartel, according to human rights officials in the country.

Reports have emerged that a number of members, including children, have gone missing from the group. They are suspected of having fallen prey to criminal gangs, who abduct migrants in order to extort their family members.
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Imagine walking hundreds of miles across inhospitable territory, avoiding extortion and capture by criminal gangs.

You eventually reach the US border to beg for asylum and then you are welcomed by someone like Loz
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Old 06.11.2018, 21:13
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Well, you kindda hinted at it here:

The underline is mine.
Well not really, but happy to clarify. For a start, it's a question, and it's referring to the start of the migrant crisis in Europe when thousands turned up at Europe's borders demanding entry. Politicians bowed to the pressure (both internal and external) and flung open the doors. My question was asking if similar scenes will be seen at the US border.
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Horrible business

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Imagine walking hundreds of miles across inhospitable territory, avoiding extortion and capture by criminal gangs.

You eventually reach the US border to beg for asylum and then you are welcomed by someone like Loz
Or they could spend an evening listening to marton. If ever there was a deterrent to coming then that'd be it.

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Old 06.11.2018, 21:19
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Yesterday evening
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Fox News hosts Sean Hannity and Jeanine Pirro joined President Trump on stage at his final campaign rally of the midterms, singing the president's praises and urging attendees to vote Republican.
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And Trump complains about lack of objective reporting
A step in the right direction but too small and too late.

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Fox News says it "does not condone" its hosts "participating in campaign events" as Sean Hannity and Jeanine Pirro did during a campaign rally with President Trump in Missouri on Monday night.

A network spokesperson on Tuesday called the event "an unfortunate distraction" that "has been addressed."
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EDIT; Early during his remarks at the Show Me Center in Cape Girardeau, Hannity pointed to the press holding area and said, "All those people in the back are fake news," which included journalists from Fox News covering the event.
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Old 06.11.2018, 21:22
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.....You eventually reach the US border to beg for asylum and then you are welcomed by someone like Loz
Antinomic.
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Old 06.11.2018, 21:39
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Well not really, but happy to clarify. For a start, it's a question, and it's referring to the start of the migrant crisis in Europe when thousands turned up at Europe's borders demanding entry. Politicians bowed to the pressure (both internal and external) and flung open the doors. My question was asking if similar scenes will be seen at the US border.
Yeap, I understood it was a question, thus I wrote "hinted" instead of "said".
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Antinomic.
Like this whole thread perhaps? Lots of antipathy here. Those who dissent from the majority's view are vilified and those who concur are applauded regardless of the content they proffer.

I guess there is no room for a "calm" debate when others are derisive when they counter. My sister just posted on Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?f...type=3&theater

Divisive...absolutely! This thread reminds me of Trump in fact! Many of you are reenacting his rhetoric Well done Maybe we should all try to act like adults on this Forum!
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Well, according to Tiffany (and she should know), "he cares about people, all the people" (except Mexicans, US vets, handicapped people, women, blacks, and a whole load of others I've probably forgotten to mention). Other than that, yeah, a truly caring human being.

I've no doubt he'll be excellent in Foreign Policy (given that he thinks Paris is in Germany), that he'll create jobs for all those currently unemployed in the USA, and that he will vastly increase the wealth of the lower and middle classes.

Oh and perhaps help himself and his family/buddies to a large slice of the pie, but that's normal, right?

I wanted to Thank you for this, Britething, but don't see an option to do that. Maybe I'm too newbie(?)


Trump is Atrocious and has no business being in the White House.



The Majority of Americans voted Against him. We're Sorry! Our antiquated electoral college has robbed us Again of our duly Popularly-elected POTUS. We're voting again Today to try and restore some semblance of Sanity to our government.
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Aye right son,

Not your best day on the forum was it? another multiple spanking, resorted to ad hominem attacks then ended up denying what you said, maybe tomorrow will be better, chin up lad.
Then again, tomorrow is the first day after the midterm elections... I don't think Loz will be a happy little bunny.
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