Friday, December 2, 2016

Trump's Proposed Immigration Reform


The three core principles of Trump’s immigration plan

1.  A nation without borders is not a nation. There must be a wall across the southern border.
2.  A nation without laws is not a nation. Laws passed in accordance with our Constitutional system of government must be enforced.
3.  A nation that does not serve its own citizens is not a nation.  Any immigration plan must improve jobs, wages and security for all Americans.

Make Mexico Pay For The Wall

For many years, Mexico’s leaders have been taking advantage of the United States by using illegal immigration to export the crime and poverty in their own country (as well as in other Latin American countries). They have even published pamphlets on how to illegally immigrate to the United States. The costs for the United States have been extraordinary: U.S. taxpayers have been asked to pick up hundreds of billions in healthcare costs, housing costs, education costs, welfare costs, etc. Indeed, the annual cost of free tax credits alone paid to illegal immigrants quadrupled to $4.2 billion in 2011. The effects on jobseekers have also been disastrous, and black Americans have been particularly harmed.

The impact in terms of crime has been tragic. In recent weeks, the headlines have been covered with cases of criminals who crossed our border illegally only to go on to commit horrific crimes against Americans. Most recently, an illegal immigrant from Mexico, with a long arrest record, is charged with breaking into a 64 year-old women’s home, crushing her skull and eye sockets with a hammer, raping her, and murdering her. The Police Chief in Santa Maria says the “blood trail” leads straight to Washington.

Meanwhile, Mexico continues to make billions on not only our bad trade deals but also relies heavily on the billions of dollars in remittances sent from illegal immigrants in the United States back to Mexico ($22 billion in 2013 alone). In short, the Mexican government has taken the United States to the cleaners. They are responsible for this problem, and they must help pay to clean it up. The cost of building a permanent border wall pales mightily in comparison to what American taxpayers spend every single year on dealing with the fallout of illegal immigration on their communities, schools and unemployment offices. Mexico must pay for the wall and, until they do, the United States will, among other things: impound all remittance payments derived from illegal wages; increase fees on all temporary visas issued to Mexican CEOs and diplomats (and if necessary cancel them); increase fees on all border crossing cards – of which we issue about 1 million to Mexican nationals each year (a major source of visa overstays); increase fees on all NAFTA worker visas from Mexico (another major source of overstays); and increase fees at ports of entry to the United States from Mexico [Tariffs and foreign aid cuts are also options]. We will not be taken advantage of anymore.

Defend The Laws And Constitution Of The United States

America will only be great as long as America remains a nation of laws that lives according to the Constitution. No one is above the law. The following steps will return to the American people the safety of their laws, which politicians have stolen from them:

· Triple the number of ICE officers. As the President of the ICE Officers’ Council explained in Congressional testimony: “Only approximately 5,000 officers and agents within ICE perform the lion’s share of ICE’s immigration mission…Compare that to the Los Angeles Police Department at approximately 10,000 officers. Approximately 5,000 officers in ICE cover 50 states, Puerto Rico and Guam, and are attempting to enforce immigration law against 11 million illegal aliens already in the interior of the United States. Since 9-11, the U.S. Border Patrol has tripled in size, while ICE’s immigration enforcement arm, Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO), has remained at relatively the same size.” This will be funded by accepting the recommendation of the Inspector General for Tax Administration and eliminating tax credit payments to illegal immigrants.

· Nationwide e-verify. This simple measure will protect jobs for unemployed Americans.

· Mandatory return of all criminal aliens. The Obama Administration has released 76,000 aliens from its custody with criminal convictions since 2013 alone. All criminal aliens must be returned to their home countries, a process  which can be aided by canceling any visas to foreign countries which will not accept their own criminals, and making it a separate and additional crime to commit an offense while here illegally.

· Detention—not catch-and-release. Illegal aliens apprehended crossing the border must be detained until they are sent home, no more catch-and-release.

· Defund sanctuary cities. Cut-off federal grants to any city which refuses to cooperate with federal law enforcement.

· Enhanced penalties for overstaying a visa. Millions of people come to the United States on temporary visas but refuse to leave, without consequence. This is a threat to national security. Individuals who refuse to leave at the time their visa expires should be subject to criminal penalties; this will also help give local jurisdictions the power to hold visa overstays until federal authorities arrive. Completion of a visa tracking system – required by law but blocked by lobbyists – will be necessary as well.

· Cooperate with local gang task forces. ICE officers should accompany local police departments conducting raids of violent street gangs like MS-13 and the 18th street gang, which have terrorized the country. All illegal aliens in gangs should be apprehended and deported. Again, quoting Chris Crane: “ICE Officers and Agents are forced to apply the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Directive, not to children in schools, but to adult inmates in jails. If an illegal-alien inmate simply claims eligibility, ICE is forced to release the alien back into the community. This includes serious criminals who have committed felonies, who have assaulted officers, and who prey on children…ICE officers should be required to place detainers on every illegal alien they encounter in jails and prisons, since these aliens not only violated immigration laws, but then went on to engage in activities that led to their arrest by police; ICE officers should be required to issue Notices to Appear to all illegal aliens with criminal convictions, DUI convictions, or a gang affiliation; ICE should be working with any state or local drug or gang task force that asks for such assistance."

· End birthright citizenship. This remains the biggest magnet for illegal immigration. By a 2:1 margin, voters say it’s the wrong policy, including Harry Reid who said “no sane country” would give automatic citizenship to the children of illegal immigrants.

Put American Workers First

Decades of disastrous trade deals and immigration policies have destroyed our middle class. Today, nearly 40% of black teenagers are unemployed. Nearly 30% of Hispanic teenagers are unemployed. For black Americans without high school diplomas, the bottom has fallen out: more than 70% were employed in 1960, compared to less than 40% in 2000. Across the economy, the percentage of adults in the labor force has collapsed to a level not experienced in generations. As CBS news wrote in a piece entitled “America’s incredible shrinking middle class”: “If the middle-class is the economic backbone of America, then the country is developing osteoporosis.”

The influx of foreign workers holds down salaries, keeps unemployment high, and makes it difficult for poor and working class Americans – including immigrants themselves and their children – to earn a middle class wage. Nearly half of all immigrants and their US-born children currently live in or near poverty, including more than 60 percent of Hispanic immigrants. Every year, we voluntarily admit another 2 million new immigrants, guest workers, refugees, and dependents, growing our existing all-time historic record population of 42 million immigrants. We need to control the admission of new low-earning workers in order to: help wages grow, get teenagers back to work, aid minorities’ rise into the middle class, help schools and communities falling behind, and to ensure our immigrant members of the national family become part of the American dream. Additionally, we need to stop giving legal immigrant visas to people bent on causing us harm. From the 9/11 hijackers, to the Boston Bombers, and many others, our immigration system is being used to attack us. The President of the immigration caseworkers union declared in a statement on ISIS: “We've become the visa clearinghouse for the world.”

Here are some additional specific policy proposals for long-term reform:

· Increase prevailing wage for H-1Bs. We graduate two times more Americans with STEM degrees each year than find STEM jobs, yet as much as two-thirds of entry-level hiring for IT jobs is accomplished through the H-1B program. More than half of H-1B visas are issued for the program's lowest allowable wage level, and more than eighty percent for its bottom two. Raising the prevailing wage paid to H-1Bs will force companies to give these coveted entry level jobs to the existing domestic pool of unemployed native and immigrant workers in the U.S., instead of flying in cheaper workers from overseas. This will improve the number of black, Hispanic and female workers in Silicon Valley who have been passed over in favor of the H-1B program. Mark Zuckerberg’s personal Senator, Marco Rubio, has a bill to triple H-1Bs that would decimate women and minorities.

· Requirement to hire American workers first. Too many visas, like the H-1B, have no such requirement. In the year 2015, with 92 million Americans outside the workforce and incomes collapsing, we need companies to hire from the domestic pool of unemployed. Petitions for workers should be mailed to the unemployment office, not USCIS.

· End welfare abuse. Applicants for entry to the United States should be required to certify that they can pay for their own housing, healthcare and other needs before coming to the U.S.

· Jobs program for inner city youth. The J-1 visa jobs program for foreign youth will be terminated and replaced with a resume bank for inner city youth provided to all corporate subscribers to the J-1 visa program.

· Refugee program for American children. Increase standards for the admission of refugees and asylum-seekers to crack down on abuses. Use the monies saved on expensive refugee programs to help place American children without parents in safer homes and communities, and to improve community safety in high crime neighborhoods in the United States.

· Immigration moderation. Before any new green cards are issued to foreign workers abroad, there will be a pause where employers will have to hire from the domestic pool of unemployed immigrant and native workers. This will help reverse women's plummeting workplace participation rate, grow wages, and allow record immigration levels to subside to more moderate historical averages.






  1. 国境のない国家は、国家ではない。南の国境には壁がなければならない。
  2. 法律のない国家は、国家ではない。憲法上の制度に沿った法律が施行されなければならない。
  3. 自国の市民を奉仕しない国家は、国家ではない。いかなる移民計画は、すべてのアメリカ人の雇用、賃金、そして安全保障を改善するものでなければならない。








  • ICEオフィサーの数を三倍へ増加する。現在ICE内のたった5千人のオフィサーのみが、移民任務の大部分に携わっている。ロサンゼルスの警察でも1万人のオフィサーがいる。5千人のオフィサーが50州、プエルトリコ、そしてグアムを管轄しており、すでにアメリカ国内の不法移民1100万人に対して移民法を施行しようとしている。9月11日のテロ事件以降、アメリカ国境警備隊の規模は3倍に拡大されたのに対し、ICEの移民執行部隊は比較的同じ規模にとどまっている。
  • 全国的な電子認証。これにより失業しているアメリカ人達の職が守られるだろう。
  • 外国人犯罪者の強制送還。すべての外国人犯罪者は自国へ帰還しなければならない。自国の犯罪者を受け入れない国へのビザは取り消す。
  • 釈放なしの勾留。不法で国境を越えて侵入した者は、母国へ帰されるまで拘束する。今後は釈放はしない。
  • 保護区域への資金援助の打ち切り。連邦政府の法執行機関との協力を拒否する都市には、連邦政府の助成金を打ち切る。
  • ビザを超えて滞在した者(オーバーステイ)への罰の強化。何百万人もの人々が一時的ビザでアメリカへ入国するが、帰国を拒否している。これは国家の安全に対する脅威であり、ビザの有効期限が切れる時点で出国を拒否する個人は、刑事罰を受けるべき。これにより、連邦当局が到着するまで、地方の管轄区域に不法滞在者を留めさせる権限を与えることに繋がるだろう。また、ビザ追跡システムの完成も同様に必要となるだろう。     

  •   ローカルのギャング対策本部への協力ICEオフィサーはストリートギャングの取り締まりを行っているローカルの警察署に協力すべき。ギャングの不法移民は全員逮捕され、国外追放されるべき。現在は、刑務所に収容される成人の受刑者にも、DACAが適用されるのを余儀なくされている。
  • 出生に基づく市民権付与を終了する。これは不法移民にとっての最大の魅力であり、有権者の多くが間違った政策だと言っている。まともな国なら、不法移民の子供たちに自動的に市民権を与えないと言える。






  • H1Bの規定賃金の引き上げ。毎年STEMの学位を持つアメリカ人の卒業生が2倍はいるものの、ITの仕事のエントリーレベルの雇用の3分の2は、H-1Bプログラムを通して行われている。H-1Bビザの半分以上がプログラムの最低賃金レベルで発行されている。規定賃金を引き上げることで、海外から安い労働者を連れてくるのではなく、アメリカ国内の市民や移民労働者へ仕事を与えることが可能となる。シリコンバレーでの黒人、ヒスパニック系そして女性の労働者の数を増加することに繋がるだろう。
  • 福祉の悪用の終止。アメリカへの入国申請者は、アメリカへ来る前に、自分たちの居住、医療、そしてその他のニーズに対して支払う能力があることを証明する必要がある。
  • インナーシティーの若者のためのプログラム。外国人のためのJ-1ビザプログラムは終了し、インナーシティーの若者のためのプログラムと置き換えられる。
  • アメリカの子供のための難民プログラム。難民および亡命希望者の入国基準を高める。難民プログラムで使用される資金を、親がいないアメリカの子供たちを安全な家庭やコミュニティーへ配置するための資金として使う。
  • 移民管理。海外の外国人労働者へ新しいグリーンカードが発行される前に、雇用者が国内の失業中の移民や国民を雇用しなければならないとする。



Wednesday, November 9, 2016




Thursday, October 2, 2014

2016 Diversity Immigrant Visa Program (DV-2016) lottery

DV-2016 lottery is open now.  All entries must be submitted electronically at between noon, EDT Wednesday, 10/01/2014 and noon, EDT Monday, 11/03/2014.  Do not wait until the last week of the registration period to enter as heavy demand is expected, resulting in website delays. 


Requirement 1:  Individuals born in countries whose natives qualify may be eligible to enter.
If you were not born in an eligible country, there are two other ways you might be able to qualify.

 (1)  Your spouse was born in a country whose natives are eligible, provided that both you and your spouse are named on the selected entry, are issued diversity visas, and enter the United States simultaneously.

(2) If you were born in a country whose natives are ineligible, but in which neither of your parents was born or legally resident at the time of your birth, and one of your parents was born in a country whose natives are eligible for the DV-2016 program.

Requirement 2: Each applicant must meet the education/work experience requirement of the DV program by having either:

(1) a high school education or its equivalent, defined as successful completion of a 12-year course of formal elementary and secondary education; or

(2) two years of work experience within the past five years in an occupation requiring at least two years of training or experience to perform.

For DV-2016 instruction, click here.

If you need any assistance in submitting your entry to DV-2016,
please contact us at (808)380-3075 or

DV2016 グリーンカード抽選の受付が始まりました!

国務省よりDiversity Visa (DV) Lottery (永住権抽選)プログラムの応募要項が発表されました。



アメリカの東部夏時間 (Eastern Daylight Time)



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※ 応募は一人につき一回のみです。 重複して申請した応募者は無効となります。

※ 配偶者がいる方は、本人と配偶者の両方が応募条件を満たしている場合、各自1回のエントリーが可能です。どちらかが当選した場合、その配偶者にも永住権を取得する権利が与えられます。


  • 応募者が該当する国の出身者(生まれた国)であること。日本は従来通り対象国です。対象国以外の出身者であっても、以下の場合は申請が可能。
    • 配偶者が対象国で生まれた場合。ただし、ビザが発行された場合、配偶者と同時にアメリカに入国すること。
    • 対象外の国で生まれたが、両親がその国の永住者ではなく一時的に滞在していた、もしくはその国で生まれていない場合、両親どちらか一方の出身国が対象国であること
  • 応募者が高校を卒業している、もしくは高校卒業と同等の教育を終了している。または、過去5年間に2年の経験や訓練を要する職業に、2年間以上従事していた。





Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Approved H-1Bs with a 10/1/14 Start Date May File Visa Applications Now

The American Immigration Lawyers Association has issued an alert that
beneficiaries of approved H-1B petitions with an October 1, 2014 start date may now begin filing their visa applications at U.S. consular posts.

According to 9 FAM 41.53 N8.4(b), “Posts are authorized to accept H visa petitions and issue visas to qualified applicants up to 90 days in advance of applicants’ beginning of employment status. Post must inform applicants verbally and in writing that they can only use the visa to apply for admission to the United States starting ten days prior to the beginning of the approved status period. In addition, such visas must be annotated, “Not valid until (ten days prior to the petition validity date.)”

Source:  AILA InfoNet Doc. No. 14070740 (posted Jul. 7, 2014)

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Osaka-Kobe U.S. Consulate Stopping E-1/E-2 Visa Interviews

From June 1 through August 31, 2014, the U.S. Consulate in Osaka/Kobe will temporarily stop accepting E-1 and E-2 non-immigrant visa appointments. 

During this time, all E-1/E-2 visa applicants will have to interview at the U.S. Embassy in Tokyo or Consulate in Fukuoka. However, the Consulate will continue to accept the following processes:

  • renewal cases, and minor dependent (under the age of 14) as per normal mail-in (no-interview) procedure 
  • Companies who are registering for the first time as an E visa company with Osaka are able to submit their paper-work and per normal procedures.  The Consulate in Osaka-Kobe will contact first time applicants on an individual basis to set-up as needed appointments. 
Consulate in Osaka-Kobe will resume normal proceeding of all E applications as usual from September 1, 2014.


この期間中、すべてのE ビザ申請者は、東京のアメリカ大使館もしくは福岡領事館で面接を受けてください。 ただし、下記申請については、これまで通り、大阪総領事館で受付しています。

  • Eビザ更新、および14歳未満の郵送申請
  • 新規会社登録。 登録申請書類を大阪に郵送ください。審査終了後、個別に面接日を設定し、大阪領事館がお知らせします。新規会社登録には約10~12週間を要します。

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