'THE DEVINERS---Margaret Laurence Morag Gunn '
Let's take today to reverse this REMITTANCE MEN AND WOMEN discussion to our 99% of new immigrant citizens being brought to US CITIES DEEMED FOREIGN ECONOMIC ZONES being staged as SLAVE LABOR whether children or adults---whether men or women.
Our 99% of new immigrants to US must understand that CLINTON/BUSH/OBAMA killed what was a free and fair immigration structure having real pathways to US citizenship for our new immigrants offering equal opportunity and access to our once thriving REAL DOMESTIC FREE MARKET ECONOMY. Flash forward these few decades and our new immigrants are seeing no rights, no pathways, no future as they are simply rotated from place to place with our FAKE ALT RIGHT ALT LEFT Clinton/Obama now morphing to far-right extreme wealth LIBERTARIAN MARXISTS all PRETENDING to be helping our new 99% immigrants to US FOREIGN ECONOMIC ZONES.
Since the goal is having these new immigrant re-education centers operate in US as they do overseas---all this national media about caring for new immigrants whether children or not is FAKE NEWS. These 99% of new immigrant citizens are the REMITTANCE MEN AND WOMEN from their own nations.
She says federal officials took her daughter while she breastfed the child in a detention center
By Ed Lavandera, Jason Morris and Darran Simon, CNN
Updated 9:26 AM ET, Thu June 14, 2018
McAllen, Texas (CNN)The undocumented immigrant from Honduras sobbed as she told an attorney Tuesday how federal authorities took her daughter while she breastfed the child in a detention center, where she was awaiting prosecution for entering the country illegally.
When the woman resisted, she was handcuffed, Natalia Cornelio, the attorney with the Texas Civil Rights Project, recalled from her interview with the woman, who had been detained under the Trump administration's zero-tolerance policy to refer anyone caught crossing the border illegally for federal prosecution.
Miguel Nogueras, a federal public defender, handles immigration cases.
Since the policy was announced in May, some 500 children have been separated from their parents within the last month, according to Miguel A. Nogueras, an assistant federal public defender for the Southern District of Texas in McAllen, citing an unofficial count by an attorney in his office.
Some parents who are under arrest tell public defenders they don't know what happened to their children, Nogueras said. Some parents also claim they have been told their children are being taken to be bathed or cleaned up, then the adults don't see them again."The government is essentially torturing people by doing this," Cornelio said.
In an interview outside the federal courthouse in McAllen, Nogueras said: "It depends on who the agent is on that day. They'll be told, 'We're going to separate your kids so they can bathe.' And that's not true."
He added: "It's really hard to look in the eye of a mother or father who would plead for you -- help me get my child back."'My daughter is here'
Inside the crowded federal courtroom, another undocumented Honduran immigrant stood in shackles Tuesday pleading with a judge preparing to sentence him for illegally entering the United States.
Authorities had separated Oman Rodriguez-Avila from his 8-year-old daughter when they caught him and other immigrants crossing the border a day earlier.
"I would ask that you give me a short sentence because my daughter is here," he told a judge in Spanish, speaking through a translator.
The federal judge sentenced Rodriguez-Avila to 15 days in jail because Rodriguez-Avila was previously convicted for the same misdemeanor offense in 2012 and deported.
The scene Monday in a federal courthouse in McAllen, Texas, where defendants are facing a federal misdemeanor charge of illegally entering the United States.
In a statement released Wednesday, Carlos Diaz, a US Customs and Border Protection spokesman, disputed the claims against immigration officials.
"Nothing could be further from the truth and these allegations are unsubstantiated," he said in an email.
In Texas, Cornelio recalled how quickly the tears flowed when the Civil Rights Project interviewed immigrants, whose children had been taken from them, after their arrest for illegally entering the country.
"All the women would start crying and would need to take a couple of minutes before being able to continue talking about it," Cornelio said.
This week, a spokeswoman for the Justice Department's Southern District of Texas said her office could not comment on the number of parents who had been separated from their children or how families were separated because of the zero-tolerance policy.
'It should never happen'
Children generally are separated from parents who are awaiting prosecution for crossing illegally, so prosecuting more parents will result in the separation of far more children from their parents at the border than before the policy took effect.
Those children become the charges of the Health and Human Services' Administration for Children and Families (specifically, the Office of Refugee Resettlement).
In an interview with NPR last month, when asked what he would say to people who say it would be "cruel and heartless" to separate a mother from her children, White House chief of staff John Kelly said: "I wouldn't put it quite that way. The children will be taken care of -- put into foster care or whatever. But the big point is they elected to come illegally into the United States, and this is a technique that no one hopes will be used extensively or for very long."
The administration said it seeks to reunite the families as much as possible after court proceedings, but it puts the onus largely on the parents to locate their children within government custody and seek their return.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced the administration's policy last month.
"So, if you cross the border unlawfully, even a first offense, we're going to prosecute you," Sessions told a gathering of the Association of State Criminal Investigative Agencies. "If you're smuggling a child, we're going to prosecute you, and that child will be separated from you, probably, as required by law. If you don't want your child to be separated, then don't bring them across the border illegally."
The new policy does not apply to asylum seekers who enter the United States through an official port of entry without paperwork; those people would only be placed into immigration proceedings.
It has long been a misdemeanor federal offense to be caught illegally entering the country, punishable by up to six months in prison and a $5,000 fine. But previous US administrations generally didn't refer everyone caught for prosecution. Those who were apprehended were put into immigration proceedings and faced deportation from the country, unless they qualified to pursue an asylum claim.
Supporters of the new program credited it with reducing the number of crossings and repeat offenders, while critics said it overwhelmed the courts and US attorneys' offices with low-level crimes that made it difficult to use resources to go after serious and dangerous crime, like drug smuggling and cartels.
Nogueras said he has seen a shift in the caseload. During the George W. Bush and Barack Obama administrations, public defenders in the federal courthouse in McAllen handled about 20 to 30 cases a day involving defendants facing charges for minor crimes, he said.
On Monday, public defenders handled 170 cases of undocumented immigrants who were charged with illegally entering the country and about 120 on Tuesday. At least 60 children have been separated from their parents over the past two days, according to the federal public defenders in McAllen.
"I'm outraged about it. I'm angry. It should never happen," Nogueras said. "I don't think that this represents the values of the American people."
Nothing has separated families more than these several decades of continuous wars waged by global banking 1% and OLD WORLD KINGS AND QUEENS----KNIGHTS OF MALTA and no one works harder for those global 1% then these 5% FAKE religious leaders. No amount of catching refugees overseas victims of deliberate sovereign civil unrest/civil wars and PRETENDING TO CARE for those displaced and fractured families----children losing mothers and fathers by the few billion since EISENHOWER ACT unleashed ONE WORLD ONE GOVERNANCE for only the global 1%. Nothing separates children from mothers and fathers more then rebuilding a global slave trading system as did CLINTON/BUSH/OBAMA with the help of these FAKE 5% RELIGIOUS LEADERS.
So, NOW these same GLOBAL NGO 'CHARITIES' are bringing billion dollar corporations tied to that ongoing global slave trading system moving sovereign citizens from one nation to another to work in global corporate factories enslaved with no rights or ability to return home---that is what is MOVING FORWARD in US ----as CA pretends the ALT RIGHT ALT LEFT FAKE Clinton/Obama progressives PROTEST TOO MUCH.
Do you hear Catholic bishops shouting against US CITIES DEEMED FOREIGN ECONOMIC ZONES and against goals of ONE WORLD for only the global 1% we know will be brutal and devastating to US and immigrant families? WE DON'T ---yet they all have those RAINBOW flags meaning ONE WORLD pretending all that is about GBLT rights.
US bishops condemn immigration policies that separate families at border
Bishops begin spring assembly, decry Trump administration's recent policies
Jun 13, 2018
by Brian Roewe
Cardinal Daniel DiNardo, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, applauds June 13 at the opening of the bishops' annual spring assembly in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. (CNS/Bob Roller)
Fort Lauderdale, Fla. — The U.S. bishops began their annual spring assembly by condemning recent immigration policies from the Trump administration that have separated families at the U.S.-Mexico border and threatened to deny asylum for people fleeing violence.
The morning session here began with a statement, but by its end escalated to numerous bishops endorsing the idea of sending a delegation to the border to inspect the detention facilities where children are being kept and even floating the possibility of "canonical penalties" for those involved in carrying out the policies.
"The latest developments are consistent with the sort of cardiosclerosis that has begun in our country, and it concerns across-the-board life issues," said Cardinal Joseph Tobin of Newark, New Jersey, who from the floor raised the idea of a bishop delegation to the border "as a sign of our pastoral concern and protest against this hardening of the American heart."
"And the invitation is to harden our hearts further," he said.
Issuing a statement in his capacity as president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, Cardinal Daniel DiNardo set the stage by referring to "two very troubling recent developments in the area of immigration."
The policies in question were the decision announced June 11 by Attorney General Jeff Sessions that severely limits asylum seekers' ability to enter the U.S. by claiming they are fleeing domestic violence or gang-related violence. That followed the Justice Department's "zero tolerance" policy, introduced in early May, for immigrants crossing illegally in the U.S. that would separate children from their families.
"At its core, asylum is an instrument to preserve the right to life. The Attorney General's recent decision elicits deep concern because it potentially strips asylum from many women who lack adequate protection. These vulnerable women will now face return to the extreme dangers of domestic violence in their home country," the statement read.
Unless the policy is overturned, DiNardo said the decision "will erode the capacity of asylum to save lives."
On the separation of families, the cardinal said the nation's laws have the discretion to ensure families are kept intact and children not "exposed to irreparable harm and trauma."
"Families are the foundational element of our society and they must be able to stay together," DiNardo said.
"While protecting our borders is important, we can and must do better as a government, and as a society, to find other ways to ensure that safety. Separating babies from their mothers is not the answer and is immoral."
Earlier in the day, the bishops received updates on the conference's work on immigration and refugee issues from Archbishop Jose Gomez of Los Angeles, and Bishop Joe Vásquez of Austin, Texas. Gomez said the pace and development on the immigration issue has picked up in the last year, recapping the situation for Dreamers, the Trump administration travel ban and other steps it has taken regarding temporary protected status for refugees.
Gomez reported that following the Justice Department's "zero tolerance" policy, 640 families were separated in the period between May 3-17, with 55 to 65 children separated each day.
During the bishops' national "DACA call-in Day" in February, more than 50,000 calls were made to Congress in support of Dreamers, persons who were brought into the U.S. illegally as children.
Boston Cardinal Sean O'Malley, though not attending the conference, issued a statement saying that "the moral challenge of immigration is mounting for the United States."
"On too many occasions our government has taken a posture and established policy which is in principle and in practice hostile to children and families who are fleeing violence, gangs, and poverty," he said, adding "The United States is now openly before the world using children as pawns to enforce a hostile immigration policy. This strategy is morally unacceptable and denies the clear danger weighing upon those seeking our assistance."
In a comment session following the presentation, Brooklyn Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio urged his fellow bishops to contact members of House Freedom Caucus in their dioceses regarding the votes scheduled on two immigration bills next week. Neither is set to address the DREAM Act.
"They need to hear from us," he said, suggesting there's "an element of restrictionism" in the proposed legislation he believed was somewhat based in racism.
"But we cannot remain silent. This is really a crisis situation," DiMarzio said.
"In all my experience in immigration, it's never been quite this bad."
As the bishops discussed how to address the latest immigration policies, NBC News reported that the Trump administration was pushing for a federal court to rule DACA illegal, a move that could end the deportation protection program within weeks.
The idea of sending a delegation, or engaging in some type of public witness, appeared to gain traction among other bishops who spoke. In the afternoon session, DiNardo said the working group on immigration issues would head up exploring the possibility of such a delegation.
In the morning conversation, Bishop Oscar Cantu of Las Cruces, New Mexico, said that Pope Francis has demonstrated the powerful combination of a visible gesture combined with church teaching.
Bishop Joseph Tyson of Yakima, Washington, underscored the connection of immigration issues and life issues. He shared the story of an immigrant father without proper documentation in his diocese who faces deportation after he was arrested for speeding in trying to get his pregnant wife to the hospital to deliver their premature child.
"If you want to save the unborn, you have to walk through the doors of the undocumented. … It is wrong — wrong! — to separate out these serious immigration issues, these family issues from the life issues." Tyson said.
Tucson, Arizona, Bishop Edward Weisenburger, a canon lawyer, floated the possibility of "canonical penalties" for Catholics who are involved in carrying out the Trump administration's immigration policies.
"I think the time is there for a prophetic statement," he said, adding that canonical penalties are there first and foremost as a means to heal.
Bishop John Stowe recommended pastoral outreach for border control agents customs workers who are struggling with enforcing policies they view as unjust.
As part of the Share the Journey campaign, launched by Pope Francis and Caritas Internationalis in September, Archbishop Paul Coakley, board chair of Catholic Relief Services, invited U.S. bishops to join in organizing and conducting prayer pilgrimages as a way of walking and bearing public witness in solidarity with migrants and refugees. The campaign has a cumulative goal of amassing 24,900 miles walked — or the equivalent of traveling once around the globe — before Nov. 13, the feast of St. Frances Cabrini.
Other initiatives of the second year of the Share the Journey campaign asks Catholics to host "encounter meals" with migrants, as well as a new aspect to address fears of migrants and immigrants.
No group in US know better how damaging the global slave trade is to families---children separated from a mother and fathers separated from mother and child then our US 99% of black citizens tied to the LAST global slave trade system. We all know these structures are designed to do just that. More Africans entering US then days of slavery-----that is because these 99% of AFRICAN citizens are being told MLK AND HARRIET TUBMAN are welcoming them-----not telling them all those statues are a corruption of what was a US freedom from slavery movement.
REAL left social progressives have always had to fight for our 99% of new immigrants left to an enslaving system especially these few decades of CLINTON/BUSH/OBAMA. MOVING FORWARD FAR-RIGHT ONE WORLD is losing that fight altogether.
These new immigrants to US FOREIGN ECONOMIC ZONES listening to our global banking 1% freemason STARS singing COME TO AMERICA-----are being staged by those 5% freemason/Greeks to being made those 99% REMITTANCE MEN AND WOMEN.
More Africans Enter U.S. Than in Days of Slavery
By SAM ROBERTSFEB. 21, 2005
For the first time, more blacks are coming to the United States from Africa than during the slave trade.
Since 1990, according to immigration figures, more have arrived voluntarily than the total who disembarked in chains before the United States outlawed international slave trafficking in 1807. More have been coming here annually -- about 50,000 legal immigrants -- than in any of the peak years of the middle passage across the Atlantic, and more have migrated here from Africa since 1990 than in nearly the entire preceding two centuries.
New York State draws the most; Nigeria and Ghana are among the top 20 sources of immigrants to New York City. But many have moved to metropolitan Washington, Atlanta, Chicago, Los Angeles, Boston and Houston. Pockets of refugees, especially Somalis, have found havens in Minnesota, Maine and Oregon.
The movement is still a trickle compared with the number of newcomers from Latin America and Asia, but it is already redefining what it means to be African-American. The steady decline in the percentage of African-Americans with ancestors who suffered directly through the middle passage and Jim Crow is also shaping the debate over affirmative action, diversity programs and other initiatives intended to redress the legacy of slavery.
In Africa, the flow is contributing to a brain drain. But at the same time, African-born residents of the United States are sharing their relative prosperity here by sending more than $1 billion annually back to their families and friends.
"Basically, people are coming to reclaim the wealth that's been taken from their countries," said Howard Dodson, director of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, in Harlem, which has just inaugurated an exhibition, Web site and book, titled "In Motion," to commemorate the African diaspora.
The influx has other potential implications, from recalibrating the largely monolithic way white America views blacks to raising concerns that American-born blacks will again be left behind.
"Historically, every immigrant group has jumped over American-born blacks," said Eric Foner, the Columbia University historian. "The final irony would be if African immigrants did, too."
The flow from Africa began in the 1970's, mostly with refugees from Ethiopia and Somalia, and escalated in the 1990's, when the number of black residents of the United States born in sub-Saharan Africa nearly tripled. Combined with the much larger flow of Caribbean blacks, the recent arrivals from Africa accounted for about 25 percent of black population growth in the United States over all during the decade. Nationally, the proportion of blacks who are foreign born rose to about 7.3 percent from 4.9 percent in the 1990's. In New York City, about 1 in 3 blacks are foreign born.
According to the census, the proportion of black people living in the United States who describe themselves as African-born, while still small, more than doubled in the 1990's, to 1.7 percent from about 0.8 percent, for a total estimated conservatively at more than 600,000. About 1.7 million United States residents identify their ancestry as sub-Saharan.
Those numbers reflect only legal immigrants, who have been arriving at the rate of about 50,000 a year, first mostly as refugees and students and more recently through family reunification and diversity visas. Many speak English, were raised in large cities and capitalist economies, live in families headed by married couples and are generally more highly educated and have higher-paying jobs than American-born blacks.
There is no official count of the many others who entered the country illegally or have overstayed their visas and who are likely to be less well off.
Kim Nichols, co-executive director of the African Services Committee, which directs newcomers to health care, housing and other services in the New York region, estimates that the number of illegal African immigrants dwarfs the legal ones. "We think it's a multiple of at least four," she said.
Africans' reasons for coming echo the aspirations of earlier immigrants.
"Senegal became too small," said Marie Lopy, who arrived as a student in 1996, worked as a bookkeeper in a restaurant and earned an associate degree in biology from the City University of New York.
After winning a place in an American immigration lottery that his secretary had entered for him in 1994, Daouda Ndiaye recalls being persuaded by his six children to leave Senegal, where he was working as a financial manager. "I said, 'I'm 45, I'd have to build a whole new life, I'd have to go to school to learn English,"' he recalled. "They said, 'We want you to go and we want you to send for us because there's more opportunity in the U.S. than here."'
His wife and two of his children have joined him in the United States, where he has worked as a sporting goods store manager and is now a translator.
That the latest movement of black Africans arriving voluntarily surpasses the total who disembarked in chains before the United States outlawed international slave trafficking is a bit of a statistical anomaly. That total, most historians now agree, was about 500,000, with an annual peak of perhaps 30,000, compared with the millions overall who were sold into slavery from Africa. Many died aboard ship. Most were transported to the Caribbean and Brazil, where they were vulnerable to indigenous diseases and to the rigors of raising sugar cane, which was harder to cultivate than cotton or rice, the predominant crops on plantations in the United States, where the slave population was better able to survive and reproduce.
Moreover, black Africans represented a much higher proportion of the population then than they do today. In 1800, about 20 percent of the 5 million or so people in the United States were black. Among nearly 300 million Americans today, about 13 percent are black.
Still, with Europe increasingly inhospitable and much of Africa still suffering from the ravages of drought and the AIDS epidemic and the vagaries of economic mismanagement, the number migrating to the United States is growing -- despite the reluctance of some Africans to come face to face with the effects of centuries of enduring discrimination.
In the 1960's, 28,954 legal immigrants were admitted from all of Africa, a figure that rose geometrically to 80,779 in the 1970's, 176,893 in the 1980's and 354,939 in the 1990's. In 2002, 60,269 were admitted, including 8,291 from Nigeria, 7,574 from Ethiopia, 4,537 from Somalia, 4,256 from Ghana and 3,207 from Kenya.
To many Americans, the most visible signs of the movement are the proliferation of African churches, mosques, hair-braiding salons, street vendors and supermarket deliverymen, the controversy over female genital mutilation and the election last year of Barack Obama, son of a native Kenyan, to the United States Senate from Illinois. Especially in New York City, the shooting deaths of two unarmed African immigrants, Amadou Diallo from Guinea in 1999 and Ousmane Zongo from Burkina Faso in 2003, come to mind.
Immigrants arrive with their own perceptions and expectations, from countries where blacks constitute a majority at every level of society, only to discover that whether they are professors or peddlers, they may be lumped together here by whites and even by American-born blacks.
"You have the positive impact that race is not seen to be an absolute definer of people's opportunities," Kathleen Newland, director of the Migration Policy Institute, a nonpartisan research group, said, "but that begs the larger question of what does it mean to have a black skin in the United States."
Agba Mangalabou, who arrived from Togo in 2002, recalls his surprise when he moved here from Europe. "In Germany, everyone knew I was African," he said. "Here, nobody knows if I'm African or American."
Ms. Lopy, who now works as a medical interpreter for the African Services Committee, describes herself as "African, first and foremost," though the identity of her children will depend on whom she marries and where. "I'll raise them to be African-something," she said, "but ultimately they'll define it for themselves."
Sylviane A. Diouf, a historian and researcher at the New York Public Library's Schomburg Center and Dr. Dodson's co-author of "In Motion," said that Americans have a more positive view of immigrants in general than they do of American-born blacks. Referring to African immigrants, she said: "They are better educated, they're here to work, to prosper, they're more compliant and don't pose a threat."
Dr. Dodson added, "They're not politically mobilized as yet and not as closely tied to the African-American agenda."
While the ancestors of most Caribbean-born blacks were enslaved, and slavery also victimized the forbears of many African-born blacks, the growing proportion of immigrants may further complicate the debate over programs envisioned to redress the legacies of slavery.
"I think there is a legitimate set of specific claims by persons born in the United States that don't necessarily apply to Caribbean or African populations that have come here subsequently," Dr. Dodson said.
"African-born and Caribbean-born brothers and sisters have realized that the police don't discriminate on the basis of nationality -- ask Amadou Diallo," said Professor Charles J. Ogletree Jr., who teaches at Harvard Law School and has warned colleges and universities that admitting mostly foreign-born blacks to meet the goals of affirmative action is insufficient.
"Whether you are from Brazil or from Cuba, you are still products of slavery," he continued. "But the threshold is that people of African descent who were born and raised and suffered in America have to be the first among equals."
French-speaking Haitians do not necessarily mix with English-speaking West Indians, much less with Africans, and competition for jobs has been another source of tension.
"The Africans tend to be quite industrious and entrepreneurial and often take advantage of opportunities that might have been here for others before," said Kim Nichols of the African Services Committee.
"We're talking about very profoundly different cultures," Kathleen Newland said.
Analyses by the Department of City Planning, and by the Lewis Mumford Center for Comparative Urban and Regional Research, in Albany found recent immigrants often segregated from other blacks. The census found Nigerian clusters in Flatlands and Canarsie in Brooklyn and Ghanaians in Morris Heights and High Bridge in the Bronx.
"As with European ethnics at the turn of the century," Joseph J. Salvo, the director of the population division of the Department of City Planning, and Arun Peter Lobo, the deputy director, wrote recently, "ethnicity has been a powerful force in shaping black residential settlement in New York."
Immigration may also shift some of the nation's focus from racial distinctions to ethnic ones. "Certainly, South Africa showed us that minority status does not necessarily correlate to one's position in society, but rather that power and its uses are the issues," said Samuel K. Roberts of Columbia, a history professor who is also on the faculty of the university's Institute for Research in African-American Studies. "That being said, increasingly distinguishing between black Americans and black Africans may produce conditions in which we will be less prone to think of a fictional construct of 'race' as the distinguishing factor among all of us in North America."
How long might those distinctions last? "I guess one of the questions will have to be what happens in the next generation or two," said Professor Foner of Columbia. "In America, marriage is the great solvent. Are they going to melt into the African-American population? Most likely yes."
We read in US national media where 99% of RUSSIAN citizens are tops in immigrants to US FOREIGN ECONOMIC ZONES----we know RUSSIAN OLIGARCHS are top in NYC. Let's look at how those global 1% and their 2% being made REMITTANCE MEN AND WOMEN having to leave their comforts of wealth and family in their own nations coming to an AMERICA made third world these few decades of sacking and looting by global banking 1% and OLD WORLD KINGS AND QUEENS. Living in a US city being a FAILED STATE---as Baltimore is no dream for a global 2% REMITTANCE MAN OR WOMAN from our Asian or Arabic nations.
All of this BUYING OF DUEL CITIZENSHIPS----we are seeing in CANADA people having SEVERAL FOREIGN CITIZENSHIPS and Canadian is simply MOVING FORWARD ONE WORLD ONE GOVERNANCE where there is only ONE WORLD CITIZENSHIP and only the global 1% are considered CITIZENS.
What we have yet to understand is how any global 1% or 2% can come to US FOREIGN ECONOMIC ZONE with their own money to invest or even given money from our global banking 1% BALTIMORE DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION thinking they will not be FLEECED.
Why the rich are ditching their home country
by Sophia Yan @sophia_yan June 4, 2014: 3:02 PM ET
Increasing numbers of the wealthy global elite are saying goodbye to their home country and taking up residence elsewhere in an effort to preserve their riches. Popular destination countries like Cyprus, Spain and Australia have programs that offer a path to citizenship or permanent residency -- for those who can afford to pay up.
Right now, immigrant investor programs are available in about 20 countries around the globe, including the U.S., Europe, and island nations in the Caribbean. More are on the way, especially as countries still reeling from the global financial crisis seek to energize their economies.
While some individuals can maintain their citizenship status with their home countries, others from nations that do not allow dual citizenship must turn in their passports in order to adopt a new country.
In recent years, "there have been many countries offering investment immigration targeted at wealthy individuals," according to a report by Arton Capital, which advises governments and individuals regarding such programs, and Wealth-X, a research firm. "As a pure investment, some of these programs are very attractive to ultra high net worth individuals."
That's because the programs are quite affordable for the world's uber rich. Required investments range from $500,000 to several million dollars and are often "a very small fraction of someone's net worth," said Mykolas Rambus, CEO of Wealth-X.
Bulgaria, for example, requires investors to hold $700,000 in government bonds for five years, while St. Kitts & Nevis in the Caribbean mandates a $400,000 investment in real estate or the nation's sugar industry. Other countries demand hefty property purchases, putting a few million on deposit in a domestic bank or into projects that support job creation.
A decade ago, only a handful of these programs existed. Now, as new countries join the fray, roughly 20,000 rich individuals are rushing to apply each year, often in hopes of preserving their wealth.
While lower income taxes are sometimes a plus, some applicants are also looking to avoid inheritance taxes. Over the next three decades, the children of the super wealthy are set to inherit more than $16 trillion.
Other incentives include access to better education, a desire to escape political instability, visa-free travel to more countries or higher standards of living, said Armand Arton, president of Arton Capital.
In extreme cases, the craftiest individuals may even be able to avoid taxes by bouncing around the globe armed with multiple citizenships and residence permits. It's possible to "spend a number of days here, a certain number of days there -- and if you keep moving around, you never establish a long-enough term to be subject to permanent taxable residency," said David Kuenzi, founder of investment advisory Thun Financial.
Most immigrant investors are coming from the Middle East, followed by India and China, Arton said. And more rich Russians have inquired about such programs lately, given political instability in that region.
Europe remains the most popular destination, followed by island nations in the Caribbean -- where some countries levy no personal income, capital gains or inheritance tax. While those two regions are popular with investors from the Middle East, the Chinese seem most drawn to the American Dream, Arton said. The U.S. program is also attractive as it offers a green card, a better alternative for the Chinese, who are barred from having dual citizenship.
In fact, the Chinese now account for 80% of the U.S. immigrant investor program, according to a CNNMoney analysis of U.S. government data.
"Those who are globally minded who have quite a bit of wealth -- this is becoming a must-have," Rambus said.
Throughout CLINTON/BUSH/OBAMA global 2% from Asia, Arabia, Latin America were brought to US and installed in FEDERAL AGENCIES now MOVING FORWARD to being made ONE WORLD ONE GOVERNANCE candidates -----these were the REMITTANCE MEN AND WOMEN being sent from THEIR HOME NATIONS to that foreign land having no more ability to keep wealth and assets made here in US FOREIGN ECONOMIC ZONES then if they were fleeced by their own global 1% in China, Thailand, Cambodia, South Korea, Bahrain, Turkey.
by Sophia Yan @sophia_yan---CNN MONEY
So, today in US we are seeing more and more of these global 2% REMITTANCE MEN AND WOMEN as rich new immigrants staging themselves to be sacked and looted by global banking 1% and OLD WORLD KINGS AND QUEENS just as our US 99% WE THE PEOPLE have experienced these few decades of ROBBER BARON CLINTON/BUSH/OBAMA.
We have discussed in detail this HONOR AMONG THIEVES that does not exit in reality. What we are seeing MOVING FORWARD in US FOREIGN ECONOMIC ZONES is the beginning of extreme tension between global 1% and their 2% NOT MAKING PEACE, LOVE, AND UNDERSTANDING----but bringing global tensions of CIVIL UNREST, CIVIL WAR to our American continent.
Below we see WESTERN EUROPE selling itself as the best place for those global 1% and their 2% to invest and settle when we discussed how MOVING FORWARD ONE WORLD FLIPPING THE EARTH'S ECONOMIC AXIS will make Western Europe a DARK CONTINENT as the AMERICAS filled only with global factories and TRIBUTE STATE looting of a sovereign nations' natural resources, mineral, ore, timber, fresh water. Western Europe having no more future then US being only a colonial slave colony.
Why would global 1% and their 2% walk into what is today a DEN OF THIEVES -----global banking 1% and OLD WORLD KINGS AND QUEENS-------thinking a simple TRADE AGREEMENT---or a simple US FOREIGN ECONOMIC ZONE economic and real estate protection agreement would actually PROTECT THEM?
One answer is this----the global 1% of Asian and Arabic nations making REMITTANCE MEN AND WOMEN of those global 2% families don't care if they are fleeced or made losers--they are simply shipping off family members not tied to being that global 1% FIRST SON.
This passport is best suited for the world’s wealthiest people (clue: it’s European)
Published: Mar 5, 2017 2:24 p.m. ET
The U.S. only made it to No. 35 on a ranking from 1 to 199
The most beloved passport in the world by rich people is not American.
Sweden was No. 1 on the list on a ranking that went to 199, according to a compilation by Nomad Capitalist, an Austin, Texas –based organization that helps high-net-worth clients diversify their assets and save taxes. Belgium was No. 2, followed by Italy and Spain (sharing No. 3), Ireland, Finland and Germany (tied for No. 6), Denmark and Switzerland and Luxembourg (at joint No. 8), followed by France, New Zealand (both at No. 11). The U.S. was joint No. 35 along with Slovenia, even further down the list than Canada (No. 14), with the U.K. and Australia both at No. 16. And last on the list at No. 199? Afghanistan, which was only beaten by Iraq, Eritrea, Pakistan, Libya, Syria and Yemen (all ranked No. 193) and Sudan, Iran, South Sudan and North Korea (all No. 189).
The “Nomad Passport Index” ranks passports based on visa-free travel (50% of ranking), taxation (30% of ranking), perception (10% of ranking), the ability to hold dual citizenship (10% of ranking) and overall freedom (10% of ranking). Each country’s value in each category is given the indicated weighting to achieve a country’s total score using the formula. “This index is designed to show the true value of citizenship in each country from the perspective of a high-achieving citizen who wants the freedom to minimize his or her tax obligations, diversify his or her wealth, and travel freely without judgment,” the report says. “We believe that no one should be forced to pay tax by virtue of their citizenship alone.” You can read the full list and methodology here.
Of course, many of the measures used are subjective. The world’s perception of a country (which only accounted for 10% of the score) relied on the World Happiness Report, the United Nations’ Human Development Index, and based on Nomad Capitalist’s personal experience with clients. “We believe that freedom of speech and of the press is a good thing, and imposing laws on non-resident citizens is generally a bad idea,” the report says. The index relied on data regarding mandatory military service, government spying programs, incarceration rate, and laws targeting non-resident citizens (such as the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act), as well as the World Press Freedom Index.
However, the U.S. tied for No. 3 in a separate passport index of 199 countries based solely on visa flexibility along with the U.K., Norway, Spain, France, Finland and Denmark. In that list, by Montreal-based Arton, a global advisory firm that helps people take part in citizenship and residency programs for investors, Germany was No. 1, followed by Sweden and Singapore at No. 2. Arton ranks travel documents based on how many countries their holders can visit without having to obtain a visa in advance: The more nations you can access merely by getting a landing visa at the airport or even entering visa-free, the more powerful your passport is. On that list, Afghanistan was also last, below Paskistan, Iraq, Syria and Somalia. The U.K. and U.S. shared the No. 1 spot on Arton’s list in 2015, but both were toppled by Germany in 2016.
Millionaires are on the move. An estimated 82,000 high-net-worth individuals, defined as those who have assets (including properties) over $1 million, moved from their home countries last year, versus 64,000 in 2015, according to the “Global Health Review: Worldwide Wealth and Wealth Migration Trends,” published earlier this week by New World Wealth, a market research and wealth intelligence firm based in Johannesburg, South Africa. For the second consecutive year, Australia was the No. 1 country welcoming millionaire migrants. There was a 38% jump in millionaire migrants to Australia (an estimated 11,000 last year versus 8,000 in 2015) and a 43% rise in those migrants to the U.S. (an estimated 10,000 in 2016 versus 7,000). The researchers looked at investor visa programs, via work transfers, second passports, ancestry visas, spousal visas and family visas.
Global banking 1% here in US as too overseas in Asian nations are playing with taxation, inflation, floundering stock markets ------cost of living, business opportunities all targeting our NEW MERELY RICH------below we see how it is being done to our US and European merely rich-----same happening in China et al as those global 2% are pushed to Europe and US-----both Western merely rich and Asian merely rich being staged as those REMITTANCE MEN AND WOMEN all while being sold OPPORTUNITIES AND FUTURE WEALTH.
There are today's US RICH REMITTANCE MEN AND WOMEN-----Chanyaporn Chanjaroen that 5% media player for BLOOMBERG being that same REMITTANCE MAN global 2% from Asia.
Move Over, Switzerland: Singapore and Hong Kong Set to Attract More Wealth
June 13, 2017, 12:00 PM EDT BLOOMBERG FINANCIAL
- Singapore and Hong Kong assets to increase faster through 2021
- BCG report attributes rise to Asia’s rapid economic expansion
Our US national media promotes the idea that this FLEEING from America of all those new merely rich is another sign of DECLINE OF AMERICAN REPUBLIC. So, US and European global 1% OLD WORLD KINGS AND QUEENS could care less if those global 2% of Western families are fleeced and sent to poverty overseas---just as those global 1% OLD WORLD KINGS AND QUEENS sending their global 2% overseas could care less if those families are fleeced and sent into poverty----
THIS IS THE 3000BC LAISSEZ-FAIRE VERSION OF GLOBAL 1% SECURING THEIR OWN IMMEDIATE FAMILIES AS TOP GUN INSIDE THEIR OWN EMPIRE.
When we shout over and again that the global 1% could care less about our US 99% WE THE PEOPLE----this is why we say 99% ----and not 95% or 98% -------because we KNEW all those global banking 5% freemason/Greek players managing to gain wealth would lose it very quickly.
Friday, 03 February 2012
Rich Americans Are Fleeing the Country
Written by Bob Adelmann
When Hollywood film director James Cameron (Avatar, Titanic, Terminator) announced that he was moving to New Zealand, preppers, fiscal doomsayers, and alarmists had a field day in deciphering his motives for moving, ultimately deciding that Cameron was moving so that he is better able to weather the massive monetary upheaval that is upcoming or he is escaping U.S. taxes and regulations.
Marc Slavo, as an example, suggested ulterior motives other than those stated by Cameron: “While the move for the Canadian-born Cameron may initially be perceived as a rejection or denouncement of American policies and ideals … [he] may have ulterior motivations as evidenced by where he’s planning on moving and what he’s planning on doing once he gets there.”
The Associated Press reported that Cameron successfully applied to buy 2,500 acres of farmland and he “intend[s] to reside indefinitely in New Zealand and [is] acquiring the property to reside on and operate as a working farm.” Slavo is skeptical in light of Cameron’s lack of need to be working at all, having made in excess of $250 million last year, according to Salon magazine.
And Slavo is not persuaded that Cameron’s real reason is to be closer to the New Zealand headquarters of Weta Digital, which won an Oscar for its special effects in the movie Avatar. Nor is he persuaded that Cameron wants to be there solely to direct the sequel to Avatar scheduled to begin later this year. Slavo instead is thinking that Cameron knows that “farmland is one of the only reasonable physical assets to hold in the event of a major crisis,” and that Cameron’s disclosure on his New Zealand application for citizenship was simply cover.
Paul Joseph Watson and Alex Jones at Inforwars.com are of the same mind as Slavo:
If you think that Hollywood director James Cameron’s decision to leave America and move his entire family to a farm in New Zealand is simply to provide his kids with a “strong work ethic,” as Cameron claims, think again….
Cameron’s decision fits the trend of wealthy Americans pulling their money out of the country and reinvesting it to buy land in the southern hemisphere, escaping spiraling tax rates and protecting themselves against the potential for widespread social dislocation.
When John Malone, chairman of the board of Liberty Media with a personal net worth of $4.5 billion, reported that he had purchased a significant piece of property along the Quebec border, he explained in an interview with the Wall Street Journal his real motivation:
WSJ: What are the biggest risks for Liberty Media right now?
Malone: The concerns really tend to be much more macro: Is America going to make it, rather than are we going to make it? It’s pretty hard. If the country doesn’t make it, do any of us make it?
WSJ: What are you doing to protect against the weak American economy?
Malone: Well, my wife, who is very concerned about these things, moved all her personal cash to Australia and Canada. She wants to have a place to go if things blow up here….
We have a retreat that’s right on the Quebec border. We own 18 miles on the border, so we can cross. Anytime we want to we can get away.
As Slavo explained, Malone is not a tin-foil hat weirdo believing in things that go bump in the night: “He may not look like a doom and gloomer, but it sounds like he’s considered the possibility of a complete collapse in the United States of America. Otherwise, why suggest that if something were to happen, he could get away?”
Two years ago Brian Knowlton, writing in the Wall Street Journal, noted the paradigm change taking place even then among wealthy Americans increasingly frightened about the economic and social situation in the country. He quoted Jackie Bugnion, director of American Citizens Abroad (ACA): “What we have seen is a substantial change in mentality among the overseas community in the past two years. Before, no one would dare mention to other Americans that they were even thinking of renouncing their U.S. nationality. Now, it is an openly discussed issue.”
One of the reasons given for considering renunciation is the increasingly onerous rules invading privacy and personal finances. The Patriot Act has made it more difficult for Americans living abroad to keep accounts with international banks. If those banks cannot verify an American address, the accounts are closed. Daniel Flynn, an American citizen who lives in Belgium, wrote a letter to the ACA:
It seems the new anti-terrorist rules are having unintended effects. I was born in San Francisco in 1939, served my country as an army officer from 1961 to 1963, have been paying U.S. income taxes for 57 years, since 1952, have continually maintained [my] federal voting residence, and hold a valid American passport. [And yet my bank] said that the new anti-terrorism rules required them to close our account because of our address outside the U.S.
Another American living in Canada had the same problem. Kathleen Rittenhouse said, “I did not know that the Patriot Act placed me in the same category as terrorists, arms dealers and money launderers.”
The United States is the only industrialized country that requires citizens to pay income taxes on earnings abroad that are also being taxed by the country where they live. Some are calling this, properly, double taxation and are sick of it. And the IRS began investigations into foreign accounts, calling it a “voluntary offshore disclosure program,” that threatens the privacy and financial security of those with legitimate offshore accounts. Joe Field, a partner in a law firm in Hong Kong that caters to American citizens seeking to renounce their U.S. citizenship, says his firm is experiencing an “exponential increase” in the number of American citizens wanting to get out. He said:
Many people who looked to America as the protector now see America is bent on coming after them. We’re getting a whole new class of client who is someone who says, “I want to go into the [IRS] disclosure program and as soon as I complete it, expatriate.”
Their numbers are likely to increase as a loophole allowing wealthy Americans to move their monies and wealth offshore closes at the end of the year. Americans with a net worth of at least $2 million will have to buy their way out of the country by paying hefty exit fees and taxes, even on assets that have unrealized gains. The loophole allows them until the end of the year to give away up to $5 million without the fee being applied, saving enough in taxes to pay the fee that is levied.
And then there are those who are just disappearing altogether without a fare thee well. John Gaver, editor of Action America, wrote that there is a “vast and increasing number of wealthy US citizens who are just ‘dropping out’ — taking all of their wealth and leaving the US without renouncing. They just disappear off the US tax rolls and appear on some other country’s tax rolls.”
The number disgusted with how America treats its successful citizens continues to grow. As Bugnion of ACA notes, “It is a sad outcome, but I personally feel that we are now seeing only the tip of the iceberg.”
We mention these few decades of American arts and culture being tied to MOVING FORWARD ONE WORLD killing the ideal of America as strong and free ---the land of opportunity and morphing to arts and culture centered on US citizens being alienated from a larger society----always driven to leave behind a home striking out against that routine of family life. None of these themes are REAL LEFT SOCIAL PROGRESSIVE----all these cultural FADS were sold by our global banking 1% freemason STARS to create in the minds of our US 99% WE THE PEOPLE that America is not our home---it is not the land of opportunity, and we need to seek that fulfillment being that global EX-PAT.
As with all the cultural arts we discuss this story is a good story----the novel is entertaining. Please think while reading what message is being sent---consider what PUBLISHING HOUSE published these works of art---here we see THE DEVINERS published by RAGING GLOBAL 1% UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO PRESS-----these are clues as to what FAD global banking 1% have HIDDEN.
All of today's US newly merely rich we see fleeing here and there trying to keep their wealth----our US 99% WE THE PEOPLE will not be told all these 5% players and global 2% have lost all that new wealth as REMITTANCE MEN AND WOMEN.
MARGARET LAURENCE having lived as an EX-PAT from CANADA to AFRICA.
397 pages | 5-1/4 x 8 | © 1974 UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO PRESS
In The Diviners, Morag Gunn, a middle aged writer who lives in a farmhouse on the Canadian prairie, struggles to understand the loneliness of her eighteen-year-old daughter. With unusual wit and depth, Morag recognizes that she needs solitude and work as much as she needs the love of her family. With an afterword by Margaret Atwood.
"Mrs. Laurence’s [novel] is both poetic and muscular, and her heroine is certainly one of the more humane, unglorified, unpolemical, believable women to have appeared in recent fiction."—The New Yorker