Friday, August 23, 2013

Eleven Million Immigrants are Ready to Pay Part of the United States Debt -By Signing a Binding Contract with American Conditions

A Framework to Fix a Broken System

How many "illegal" (the term for one side of the debate) or "undocumented" (the preferred term by the other side) immigrants are there in America? The Department of Homeland Security indicated about 10.8 million in 2009. So for the purpose of this proposed contract and article, we are going to say, "the 11 Million Immigrants" (11M), and this essential issue should be resolved with the American Citizens (AC) and not with any Democrat or Republican party.

Are these 11M individuals paying taxes? The answer is probably unclear; however, if the 11M hope to be legalized to make their dream come true in this country, they should stop those ridiculous protests on the streets, alienating more Americans, and then talk directly to the American Citizens before it is too late to find a solution. If the AC are fed up with the current broken system and the incompetence of the government, they should decide this issue and not the government. This sounds like utopia, but I may have found a way to appease the majority in this country: A win-win solution.

The 11M are on a path (trapped) to lose their battle with their main party: the American Citizens. The 11M must convince the AC that, although they may have broken the law by the way they entered this country, they have something fundamental that AC need: They have the power to pay the American debt.

However, the two main American parties are using the subject of immigration to revitalize their bases to prepare for the elections in November of this year, as they need the votes for their self-preservation as well as for their parties to continue in power. This is American politics, and this is better than one-party rule, or multiple parties confusing everybody without principles or philosophy. Yet with the immigration issue, nothing is going to be seriously done this year. Let me tell you why.

About sixty percent (according to CNN) of Americans seem to be against immigration reform with citizenship and ask the government to enforce our current laws, while thirty-three percent (according to CNN) are in favor and ask the government to fix a broken system. Why is this about the AC and not Congress taking up immigration reform? Because it is likely the current congress will not approve legislation with a clear path to citizenship a few months before the elections just to be unseated by the popular backlash against the reform. Nevertheless, the subject is just as important as agitating the bases to protest either in favor of or against immigration reform.

I have heard for decades, over and over, politicians saying we need border security. The government in fact has increased the budget and added more agents and more technology, but the problem continues. On the other side, I have heard politicians saying over and over that undocumented immigrants are doing jobs that Americans don't want to do, and we need a common-sense approach. It is about energizing constituents to vote in each election by replaying the same movie.

And the worst of the worst: politicians are playing the racial card on both sides of the spectrum to make this issue a confrontation between Hispanic and non-Hispanic Americans even though the 11M are not all Hispanics. It is probably true that there are those who hate Latino communities, but this is a very small minority; we cannot assume that all 60% are racist. As we all know, most of the people in this country are not native-American, and they are descended from immigrants as they are now first-, second-, third- or fourth-generation Americans. And these American Citizens have created what almost all of us believe in and feel: American Exceptionalism and the love for our country.

Most of the 60% of AC have concerns that are potential deal breakers. And these are the facts that are increasingly getting them fed up with the system:

-Most of the 60% are concerned that new laws will give more collective rights to government benefits (such as welfare, grants, financial aid, Social Security, Medicaid, etc.) while we have the worst fiscal deficit ever in America. They also fear that new laws will permit illegal immigrants to compete with Americans for jobs at lower wages. Another primary concern of some politicians and others is if the 11M become American citizens and have a tendency to be liberal, this country will become a progressive country (moving to the left) like Europe on the path to becoming a Greece.

-Towns across America struggle to balance their budgets with a great part of their residents (11M) contributing very little or almost nothing to this country.

-Individuals use our public schools while some (11M) or their parents contribute virtually no property tax dollars to our system. (A great amount of property taxes in America is for education.)

-Police provide services to everybody that lives in this country while the 11M contribute zero dollars to support the police department.

-Individuals commit crimes and overburden the prison system despite the fact they broke the law by entering this country illegally. (Let's be clear that these individuals must not be here, and they are not part of this proposed contract as they are a small minority.)

-Individuals use healthcare at the emergency rooms contributing zero dollars to this service.

-Courts provide rights to individuals contributing zero dollars.

-Individuals use public places such as parks, roads, etc. contributing nothing to our system.

All of the above perhaps does not apply to all of the 11M as some are fully in compliance with their taxes.
Most of the 33% of the Americans who support immigration reform have legitimate concerns about how to legalize the 11M or enforce the current law:

-Most of the 33% want a path to citizenship because we can't indefinitely sustain a subclass in America. These immigrants, like others in the past, will evolve to become part of the American culture.

-Many in the 33% believe that even if we try to change the responsibilities of our adolescents (16-24 years old) to take over these jobs, we may need years or a decade to educate American families on these new duties with no guarantee of success.

-These are also families whose children are American citizens and strict enforcement of current laws will be a disaster for our child service system - not to mention the destruction of the families.

-In conclusion, most of the 33% of Americans think that it is just not realistic to deport or create deterrent actions against the 11M without disrupting the economy of this country.

We all can go on and on to find ways to justify why we should have immigration reform and why we shouldn't have it. For that reason, let me tell you a solution that involves a contract between the AC and the 11M.

My purpose is also to propose a solution to our deficit in social security, Medicare, government spending, etc. I am not going to argue whether the government should continue loading Americans with more debt or providing more services to those that have been disadvantaged or abused. I am proposing that the government approve their legalization and allow Americans to decide directly on the 11M's path to citizenship.

These 11M have never been consulted or surveyed, but I feel that if we consult them, they may sign the contract to allow American citizens to decide in a referendum about citizenship because the 11M can prove to be good productive individuals, and their main dream is to be able to work out of the shadows, visit their families in their countries or obtain a driver's license as they are probably better off here than in the current situation or in their countries. So congress may approve just this proposed framework-contract below and leave the path to citizenship to AC in a referendum.

Agreement Between American Citizens (AC) and the 11 Million Immigrants (11M) with no criminal record to fix the deficit and immigration in the USA:

1- This contract is between American Citizens and the 11 million undocumented immigrants that entered before March 31, 2010 to be executed with the intention of establishing specific purposes. Evidence supporting the date of entrance to be set by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).

2- The 11M must pay part of the debt as follows: Each of the 11M in America will pay a fine of $3,000 for entering this country illegally or without authorization. This fine is to be used entirely to pay our debt. This is in compensation for having used our services without contributing to our system.

3- The 11M will obtain a specific work permit valid for 4 years subject to renewal for another 4 years providing there is a company sponsoring this entry-level job all the time. The 11M may transfer to other companies with DHS authorization if it is a job approved by the U.S. Department of Labor.

4- The 11M must pay for the legalization process, not to exceed $280 per person. Process to be set by DHS. The legalization process expires in one year from the date of this agreement.

5- This contract specifically authorizes positions in entry levels as classified by the U.S. Department of Labor.

6- Every new person obtaining this work permit will pay a minimum of 20% in federal taxes collected by employers of which 25% must be collected to secure our borders, 50% to pay our debt and 25% to support our current systems.

7- Government may issue a bond for $50 billion upon this agreement to secure our borders and enforce this contract. Securing our borders must occur within one year of this contract.

8- Companies hiring any undocumented worker would be subject to a criminal process with imprisonment up to a year for the violation.

9- The 11M now legalized can travel in and out of the country.

10- The 11M now legalized can have their driver's licenses corresponding to their state of residence.

11- The 11M now legalized must obtain a legal social security number.

12- The 11M must learn English by taking a 250-hour course in an institution recognized or approved by the Education Department or a private accrediting agency recognized by the Education Department. The 11M must also attend an American History course of 20 hours.

13- The 11M are not eligible for benefits provided by the government except for some emergencies determined by the Health Department in each state.

14- The decision to allow the 11M to be on a path to citizenship must be made within four years in the form of a referendum. A popular vote may be taken after the evaluation of the legalization process and effect on our debt. This referendum may also pose the time required to become a permanent resident and citizen as well as process questions.

15- This referendum can take place only if the national unemployment rate is below 7%; if above 7%, the government can postpone the referendum until unemployment falls below 7%.

Some may disapprove of the idea of walking out of the shadows without a clear path to citizenship, yet I know the 11M will be essential contributors to this country, and we can not leave them for another 10 years without a solution while they continue to be used as a weapon by politicians.

Some may say these are families, and we are converting them into numbers. The truth is that if the 11M are consulted, most of them may be willing to pay their taxes as long as they come out of the shadows. On the other side, the truth is that the majority of American citizens will not accept an immediate path to citizenship until it is established that the 11M are here to contribute and become part of the evolving American cycle to sustain the American way of life.

Some may say also this is exploitation, but the truth is that many of the 11M will be better off than in the current situation or in their countries; many may want to return to their countries as soon as they have some savings. After all, this is a better way than allowing China, Japan and others to take over our debt, and we just pay the Chinese government and/or investors over $50 billion a year in interest.

Obviously, there is always the argument that China is exporting very cheap products to enlarge the AC purchasing power. Government debt is somewhat like a family with an unlimited credit card that increasingly borrows all the time. The problem is that these unlimited loans usually send families into bankruptcy and the same with governments. This is capitalism, and most of us at one point need a loan. Yet the chicken-and-egg bitterness continues on how to manage the debt, and it is far from being resolved. So I am offering a win-win solution between the immigration problem and the contribution to the national debt.

As for those who worry about creating a subclass in America: we have already had it for more than two decades, with the added disadvantage that AC are forced to pay for most its consumed public services.

So the balanced approach should be legalization yet without a path to citizenship now. Let them prove to the American Citizens that they are productive people. The majority of the 11M want an opportunity to legalize their situation to demonstrate that they are productive people. They will become Americans by merit.

Countries are successful if they have productive individuals. If we compare the United States territory with other main partner countries, the U.S. has the capacity to support over a billion people easily, and the AC may be willing to give the 11M the opportunity to prove that they want to be productive, contribute and love this country, but the record must be proved to be a good one. Most politicians know the country's future is to bring in only productive people, but they are afraid to be unseated, along with their parties, by their bases (voting groups) in November. In less than two decades, more people will be retired than working. The American fertility rate is below the required level (1.6) to sustain our culture in the future. We really need good, productive people.

Monday, August 19, 2013

So, you've decided that your business needs a virtual phone provider. Whether it's for helping to route incoming calls, or to provide inter-office communication, there are some big decisions to make. There are tons of providers available, each with different prices and features. By considering the ideas presented here, you can find exactly what you need, with no regrets.

Pinpoint Your Needs

Virtual phone services have so many options, it can be overwhelming. Before you begin researching different virtual telephone providers, ask yourself: "What do I need my phone to do that it isn't already doing?" Use this as a starting point to match your needs to what a company offers, not the other way around. Don't get distracted by flashy gimmicks that will go unused. Also, make sure to shop in the right market. Small businesses and large corporations have different needs. Find a provider that specializes in the right size of business.


Most virtual telephone providers are cheaper than the alternatives, but there are still pitfalls that have to be watched for. Read all billing documentation carefully to avoid hidden costs, and make sure that you understand exactly what you're getting for your money. Using more service than allotted can result in fees, but being charged for features or minutes that aren't being used is a waste. Monitoring the phone usage for a month or so before committing to a new service will give you a good idea of what you need.

Find the Right features

Some features that virtual telephone companies offer may seem frivolous, but for the right business they can be an enormously useful tool. Carefully consider what employees are doing and how they get their jobs done. Many trouble spots within an office can be relieved by the services virtual providers have. From using call forwarding to track down a roaming IT tech, to toll free voicemail to email functions to help you reach that person who's always online, but never answers the phone, there are tons of tools to choose from to make your virtual phone service work for you.

Customer Service

The perfect service is next to useless without good support. It's good to know that if there is a problem, a customer service team that is knowledgeable and helpful is standing by to sort it out. Before making a commitment, call customer service, and see what they're like. They should make you feel comfortable, not talk down to you, and should be able to answer any reasonable question. Remember, these are the people you will be relying on if you have questions about your service or features. It's very important to have someone with a cool head who knows what they're talking about.

The key is to find the right fit for the needs of the business. Find a flexible virtual telephone provider that gives you what you need, doesn't charge for things you don't. Make extra sure they can help you out if anything should go wrong. With careful research and closely monitoring the use of different features, virtual phones can give your business a boost and make your life much easier.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

All the searches for most efficient and dependable phone systems end at the Nortel. One of the most popular brands and widest range of solutions come from Nortel which include Nortel Norstar, business conferencing phones, meridian, T and M-series and VOIP products. Nortel solutions are available for telephony, unified messaging, IP routing, interactive voice response, unified messaging. As regards the data services, the products offer firewall, wireless and many other useful features. Business and Office Phone Systems offered by Nortel are an outcome of a vast and dedicated effort of research and high quality production which attunes with almost all variety of communication needs in the business and offices.

The market today trusts Nortel not only because of efficiency of its remarkable Phone Systems but also because of a large number of installations all across. With a large network of providers and technical backup which has been established through as many number of stations spread widely, the client has to bother least whether it is the requirement of service for maintenance or that of expansion and augmentation of capacity and features. The services on account of custom designed solutions providing automated attendant systems, T-1 integration, PRI integration, and voice/data cabling, voice mail, overhead paging, etc. are also readily available.

Nortel Norstar Office Phone Systems have a customer base of as many as 9 Million in over 70 countries, which include numerous reputed banks, offices, government departments, and so on, which speaks for itself of its quality and efficiency.

Nortel Norstar has variety from single to multi-line Phone Systems and almost all variety of modern features are available for enabling smooth and par-excellence communication for business and intra and inter office exchanges. Nortel BCM, that is Business Communications Manager, are featured with IP-enabled and pure-IP strategy options for voice and data communications. The Nortel BCM is quite a useful solution for medium to large business centers.

The next useful product in the Nortel Norstar Phone Systems series is the Nortel ICS which is the most recommended solution for small business. It has the capacity to handle 16-24 extensions and can receive as many as 4-8 incoming lines. Amongst the Phone Systems by Nortel Norstar, the ICSs are the most preferred and highly demanded solution from a large majority of clients. These are available in both compact form - which are suited for small to medium businesses with handling capacity of upto 24 extensions and 4-8 incoming lines, as well as in modular form - which is suited for medium to large scale businesses with handling capacity of as many as 48 lines using PRI.

Nortel Communication server 1000 is featured with IP PBX which does offer feature of converged type of network plus applications and as many as over 450 other useful world class features of telephony. With built in reliability and survivability for fully distributed WAN and IP LAN infrastructure.

Monday, August 12, 2013

Conference scheduling software is not some strangely exceptional piece of technology in business it is, at this point, a standard. You cannot start a company with multiple interests in even a small number of places without noticing a need for some sort of direct and remotely accessible conferencing ability. Business interests these days refuse to be nailed down to a central location. Globalization has made local business interests into complex interlocking networks of multinational personalities and entities. The internet has brought us all closer while making it even more important to communicate directly. The multitude of information streams, email, text messages, instant messaging, can all get scrambled pretty quickly. To ensure these miss communication mishaps do not get in the way of you and your business some conference room scheduler can get everyone on the same page.

Business has never been easy but in some ways globalization has made it seem easy. You should not let access to great new business opportunities cloud the most fundamentally important aspects of proper business management, open and honest communication of ideas and concerns between your staff, clients and anyone in between. Everyone is always busy trying to move ahead in business, but the importance of checking in directly is even greater when the streams of business have accelerated and become so complex. It's these reasons that meeting scheduling software has gone from a novelty to a cornerstone of any significant business.

The last few years have been hard on business partly because a lack of oversight lead to poor and often illegal decisions and policies going unnoticed. In this new climate it pays to be careful with information sharing and get as much out among the staff as possible. Through all of the possibilities available to connect people in an organization there is a lot of opportunity to make business more effective and more profitable. Plus being a part of a company that is constantly communicating it's intentions and plans leaves the door open for all employees to step up and make meaningful contributions to what is happening within the organization. It is this kind of flow of ideas that a solid work scheduling software can help to facilitate.

Sometimes the chains of communication will get away from you. Every once in a while business will get a little unwieldy, lucky for us today that we have things like conference scheduling software to get us back to a baseline and reconnect the dots that are our bread and butter.

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Relocating to the UK or abroad is a huge task and can be potentially life changing, although this is quite an arduous and stressful process it is sure to be worth it to get you where you want to be, with the end result being truly wonderful. With immigration law being really quite complicated, having an immigration solicitor on your side will put you at a great advantage and will enlighten you on the intricacy of the task at hand. So whether you are looking to employ staff with specialist skills from overseas or a professional with goals of furthering your education or career and wish to study of work abroad, obtaining the correct legal advice and documentation to enable you to do this will save you a great deal of unnecessary trouble along the way.

Immigration solicitors are there to help you, with their special knowledge of the ins and outs of immigration law they are able to assist you with a whole range of issues related to the subject. This includes visa applications, looking into legal requirements and eligibility, and expert advice on getting hold of the correct supporting documentation in order to make the entire process as simple as possible. Such solicitors are highly trained in the field of immigration and work in the most professional manner in order to provide you with the most efficient and effective services possible. By turning to them for assistance with your application you are promised with the most up-to-date knowledge of immigration procedures and changes to the law which may affect your particular case.

An immigration solicitor will work closely with you and assess your individual objectives, in order to provide an honest and unbiased view of your case with the understanding that every individual will have different requirements. They will take the time with you to make sure you completely understand the law by explaining it to you in a way in which is easy to understand in a clear and concise manner; this will ensure that you are aware of each and every step within the immigration process. As immigration law can be extremely daunting for someone who has never come across it before and possesses little knowledge on the matter, which is why so many people going through the transition of immigration whatever their case turn to immigration solicitors. This way they are able to put their mind at ease in the knowledge that all the paperwork as been filled out properly and they have done everything within their power to full effect for a positive end result that could change their life.

With countries such as England and Australia having recently undergone major overhauls in the way of their migration systems, it can have a great effect on both long term immigrants and those holding short term visas. Due to this some individuals are even residing in countries illegally while being completely unaware of the complexity of the program, by seeking the professional services of an immigration solicitor they will keep you up to date with any changes which may affect your individual case during the process of applying for residency and during the time of residency within that country.

Friday, August 2, 2013

Like everything on the Internet people jumped on the affiliate marketing bandwagon. Then when it didn't work for them they all started jumping off. Like every business there are certain things that must be done and there are things that must not be done to be successful.

In this article we want to talk about some of the common errors that kill an affiliate Internet marketing business, so hopefully you can avoid those.

1. The first thing you must do is you must pick your products wisely. Because almost every product is sold through affiliate marketing you will have literally thousands of products to choose from. Try to find a product that you like, purchase it, get to know the features and benefits of it, and then put together a marketing strategy that you will allow you to make money selling it.

2. Don't be a jack of all trades when it comes to joining affiliate marketing programs. This is a common mistake that you see all the time. If you want to kill your affiliate Internet marketing business try to market everything under the sun. You will never ever master becoming successful selling one thing, because you will be too busy failing trying to sell everything.

If you find a product that you believe in then you should spend your efforts making money selling that product first. Once you are making money and are successful in promoting that product then you can add another product to the mix. Over time, you will be able to take on more and more products and make more and more money. But you always want to be successful with the product that you have before you add another one.

3. Not understanding the importance of pre-selling. Most affiliates will just take the website that they are given when they join an affiliate marketing program. This is a bad idea because it does not allow them to differentiate themselves. If you take my advice and purchase the product and get to know it, then you can create your own webpage that pre-sells the features and benefits of it.

This gives you a large advantage over the competition. Most of them will never ever purchase the product that they sell. Therefore you cannot build a credible pre-selling webpage, because you do not know what you're talking about.

This is three common errors that kill an affiliate Internet marketing business. Now that you have read this article there is no excuse for you to make the same mistakes.

Immigration of people from one country to another has been going on for many years. Today, more then ever people are looking to immigrate to foreign countries in search of better opportunities and a better lifestyle. The United States of America is one of the most preferred destinations for immigration and New York is among one of the most preferred cities by people from all over the world. So if you belong to another country and want to settle down in New York, you will have to hire the services of immigration lawyer in New York.

There are many legal things that need to be considered before you can become the citizen of any country. The laws regarding immigration are very complex containing very small legal nuances. All these nuances are not very easy for a common person to understand and this exactly why you will require the services of an immigration lawyer. You will need to know all about these things clearly if you want to settle down at New York in the United States.

The main reason for you to hire the services of an immigration lawyer is because of the complex nature of the immigration laws of America. Instead of trying on your own to understand those complex laws, it is better to seek the services of a professional immigration lawyer who has the knowledge and the experience of dealing with immigration related issues. Another reason is that immigration laws keep on changing and lawyers are the best source for a person to know about all the changes that has taken place.

There are several immigration lawyers who operate in New York, but it is crucial for you find out and hire the services of the best lawyers to deal with your immigration issue. You pay money to hire the services of lawyers, so you must ensure that you get the proper worth of your money. Make sure that the lawyer is a member of AILA or American Immigration Lawyers Association. An AILA lawyer has access to all the information that will help in speeding up your process of immigration to the country. They see to it that your immigration application gets processed very quickly through the proper channels.

Take an estimation of the amount that the immigration lawyer will charge you. Find out that if the rate is hourly or not. This will help you in finding out approximately how much money you will have to pay for the services and you can make arrangements accordingly. Also find out what will be the charges if your application is rejected due to any reason and if an appeal has to be filed. You must be clear about all this before you hire the services of an immigration attorney.

One important thing which you need to check out about the lawyer is his/her track record as an immigration attorney. What is the success rate and if there has been any failure, what have been the reasons for it. If your attorney has more experience, then chances for the successful processing of your immigration application also increases.

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