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US woos Indians with easy-to-get visas

Postby revhappy » Thu, 06 Oct 2011 11:58 am

lol, can you believe this? The mighty US wants to give easy visas to Indians and Chinese to come there to shop.


http://www.firstpost.com/world/us-woos- ... 99577.html

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Postby nakatago » Thu, 06 Oct 2011 12:14 pm

"Purpose of travel."
"To boost your economy."

Well, I guess with the way things are in Shanghai and Beijing, this will be a hit with the Chinese. I don't know enough about Indians and Brazilians so I can't tell.

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Thu, 06 Oct 2011 3:00 pm

Indians with Brazilians? A lot of 'em could use it...... :-| :twisted:

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Postby Addadude » Thu, 06 Oct 2011 3:33 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:Indians with Brazilians? A lot of 'em could use it...... :-| :twisted:


You sir are a brave man. Does your missus read this forum?
"Both politicians and nappies need to be changed regularly, and for the same reasons."

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Thu, 06 Oct 2011 3:37 pm

Nope! [-o<

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Re: US woos Indians with easy-to-get visas

Postby Calmday » Thu, 06 Oct 2011 4:53 pm

revhappy wrote:lol, can you believe this? The mighty US wants to give easy visas to Indians and Chinese to come there to shop.


http://www.firstpost.com/world/us-woos- ... 99577.html
As it stands right now it will take most people in the world a year or longer to get a visa to travel to the US, not to mention the in person interviews and all of the other ridicules hoops one has to jump through just to visit. It only makes sense to make it a little easier for folks who have some money to spend.
I mean the bad guys just walk in through the southern border so why pick on honest people?

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Postby JR8 » Thu, 06 Oct 2011 6:02 pm

Getting a B1/B2 is also the start of a well-trodden path to residency.

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Postby x9200 » Fri, 07 Oct 2011 8:49 am

IMO it is less about the terrorist thing and more about overstaying and illegal employment thing.

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Postby nakatago » Fri, 07 Oct 2011 9:07 am

x9200 wrote: more about overstaying and illegal employment thing.


This.

This is why we have a difficult time getting US visas. A lot set precedents. DISCLAIMER: They found me worthy and gave me a ten-year visa.

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Postby JR8 » Fri, 07 Oct 2011 9:10 am

Is saying 'This' a down-with-the-kids way of saying agreed?

I'm suddenly feeling rather old lol

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Postby nakatago » Fri, 07 Oct 2011 9:50 am

JR8 wrote:Is saying 'This' a down-with-the-kids way of saying agreed?

I'm suddenly feeling rather old lol


Well, I'm one of the youngest of the 'regulars' here so, yes.

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Postby longstebe » Fri, 07 Oct 2011 2:32 pm

JR8 wrote:Getting a B1/B2 is also the start of a well-trodden path to residency.


Yes and what a treck that can be.
That was the reason for leaving there.


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