Ever wonder why the 'system' has so many holes.
Sadly at the end of the day, the entire immigration process is all about money, "if you can pay you can stay, if you can't, you need to leave." Leave all you've built and all you've contributed behind. I am calling out the immigration/border/immigration policy."
That is what I commented on a friend's Facebook status this morning. She is agreeing with the recent inflammatory remarks made by Donald Trump against Mexican citizens residing in the USA, illegally and problematic, in his opinion.
Who gives a fuck.
But something needs to be said.
Immigration and visas, passes and access to entry to countries, in my opinion, is a question of power. Especially purchasing power. Money, how much you have in the bank, if you're able to afford the application process, purchase health insurance, maybe even life insurance, just in case, God forbid, you get sick or die in their country, while vacationing, working, being there in transit.
Basically stating: prove to me, that you're not trying to emigrate and exhaust the resources intended for my citizens.
I live in Belize, where every 5 or 10 years, depending on the mercy of the the person at the window at the U.S. embassy, we subject ourselves to being probed, asked the absurd and the ridiculous, even the humiliating just so that we can maybe get a visa, to get that much coveted trip to 'faarin.'
Now, I am stressing as I need to figure out the scared Schengen. Where to even start?
The only Europe I know, is what I read online, in history class, the tourists I meet, telling me, "oh I love Belize!" Then they proceed to describe a place I don't know, experiences I've never had, a dream life experience in the "jewel."
Do you know how easy it is for them to get here?
And how many hoops we have to jump through, for even a chance of a visa to get there?