301: Dealing With Government

People who take government jobs forfeit the appellation “people.” They cease to be human and morph into government drones. All humanity is forcibly removed, and what is left does not qualify as human anymore.

We have a Moroccan friend who joined our family and that means dealing with government in order to arrange all the necessary paperwork for her to accompany us to Panama. She needs a visa from the Panamanian government allowing her to live there with us (expected), and another visa allowing her to change planes in the USA on the way to Central America (NOT expected). Our government makes people pay a fee and get a visa in order to change planes in the US. Legally passing through the USA – and have to pay a fee and get a visa.  

Our government sucks the a……kisses the butt of every illegal alien who manages to sneak across the border: free food, medical care, housing, cell phones, voting rights, and any-other-freaking-thing-you-want, but a foreigner who is solvent (has the funds for an airplane ticket) and who is PASSING THROUGH the US on their way somewhere else, has to pay a fee and obtain a visa. Is this freaking NUTS or what? Punish legitimate people, and embrace illegal people who did what they did, knowingly intending to commit a crime by coming to the US illegally.

Chaps my butt. Seriously. I am totally perturbed, annoyed, frustrated, angered, and just plain mad.


4 thoughts on “301: Dealing With Government

  1. I agree with you on most of this, but I see immigrants to the US as being regularly abuse, by the government and my fellow Americans. Nobody that I know of kisses the butts of undocumented immigrants. We have a xenophobic country comprised of immigrants Quite the irony . The idea that undocumented or documented immigrants are treated so well is just propaganda used to divide people against each other. It is a sign of greed as well as insane xenophobia that a person passing through an American airport has to pay for the privilege. It is all part of the same system. No difference.

    • Yep. Other countries do not allow this white and therefore insanely overprivileged (yeah, right?) female American citizen to just waltz into their country without fulfilling the requirements for visa and/or residency, and immediately qualify for government assistance to stay there pretty much indefinitely, with free education for my children (and free citizenship). IF that privilege is not extended to me, why is it granted to others? Why do some have to apply and apply and apply, paying massive fees and undergoing long, long waits to be approved, and then we just accept with a shrug those who break all the rules and sneak in? How is that fair? Just? Equitable? It is disgusting. IF being in the USA is so great (and THAT is questionable in itself) then surely it is worth doing it legally.

      • I don’t see it that way. The debate about undocumented immigration to the US is a clear indication that they are not welcomed with open arms. But that is a different issue than you are citing. I know there are many Americans in Latin America and in Asia either illegally, or barely legally (via visa runs, for years). They are there to take advantage of the low cost of living and to escape from whatever pasts they may have in the US. They are illegal economic migrants. As for how Americans are treated abroad, well, as a tourist on a tourist visa, when I got sick in Colombia I was taken to hospital in a free ambulance, and my full treatment, after hours at the hospital, exams and meds, was less than $20 US. Colombia and Ecuador don’t discriminate based on anything, including nationality, for health care. Here is an article about undocumented Americans in Mexico: http://latino.foxnews.com/latino/news/2015/12/18/got-deported-from-mexico-country-expels-hundreds-us-citizens-every-year/

        I have had to establish legal status in 6 different countries. As in the US, getting legal status as a foreigner is difficult, time consuming and expensive. As for bringing a foreign national with you with you move countries, well that is even harder. My sister tried to bring her house-maid/cook with her back to the US. It didn’t happen. And my sister had all the money in the world to make it happen.
        I hope you get all of your stuff organized for your new endeavors, it is hard, I know. It is for anyone who changes countries.

  2. Still, even the concept of making a visa run to renew your tourist visa means that you are complying with the law, even if by the letter only. Any country has rules and regulations for immigrants, including this one. And establishing proper visas is a time-consuming and often expensive chore. That does not mean people should get to bypass the process just because they are unwilling to jump through the hoops to get a legal visa.

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