Imigration Problems

This country has immigration problems.

Case in point. A good friend of our family here in town is an immigrant who has been living in the US since around when she was 6 or so (about a dozen years). She’s about to graduate from high school, and would like to save up for college. Unfortunately even though she’s been applying for a green card for some time now, they still estimated that it might take as much as 5 more years before she gets one. This gal’s hard working, intelligent, fluent in English, and her and her sisters made sure they did everything “right” when moving to this country. From talking to her, you couldn’t tell she wasn’t a US citizen, as this is pretty much where she has lived all her life. But in spite of her wanting to work and contribute to society, get an education, become a citizen, etc. she’s stuck in legal limbo. She’s not dumb, and she’s doing what she can to be productive, and to make her way to college, but it’s really frustrating seeing someone like this who would make a good citizen of this country being held back by stupid and incompetent bureaucracies like that.

Just a thought.

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Jonathan Goff

Jonathan Goff

President/CEO at Altius Space Machines
Jonathan Goff is a space technologist, inventor, and serial space entrepreneur who created the Selenian Boondocks blog. Jon was a co-founder of Masten Space Systems, and is the founder and CEO of Altius Space Machines, a space robotics startup in Broomfield, CO. His family includes his wife, Tiffany, and five boys: Jarom (deceased), Jonathan, James, Peter, and Andrew. Jon has a BS in Manufacturing Engineering (1999) and an MS in Mechanical Engineering (2007) from Brigham Young University, and served an LDS proselytizing mission in Olongapo, Philippines from 2000-2002.
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2 Responses to Imigration Problems

  1. redneck says:

    Good post.

  2. Jon Goff says:

    Thanks John. I figured that putting a human face to the people getting screwed by our current immigration policy might get people thinking a bit more rationally.

    ~Jon

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