I personally recommend people go law, accounting, or a trade. You cannot offshore
Actually - an accounting firm in my town off-shores the majority of their accounting work to offices that they set up in India.
I can see certain legal tasks (drafting legal documents, etc) also going offshore as soon as some senior partner at a law firm figures out that they will save money by doing so.
People would set up "learn farming" systems similar to today's "perk farming" systems, to make it look like they're watching TED talks and reading technical articles on half a dozen devices at once all day long.
What's the difference? Watching a TED talk or reading a technical article doesn't imply that any understanding, retention, or learning has occurred between the ears of the content consumer.
You might be surprised how helpful it would be to know the most recent area a person stayed, to remind them before their visa expires what their options are, and to know within a month that a person that should have checked out of the country did not do so.
You are correct - I would be surprised. The most recent area is pointless in a country where you can catch a bus or train from one side to another in a few days. Reminding them their visa is about to expire can be done using the email address/contact details that all US visitors have to provide when they get their ESTA or visa in order to be allowed entry to the country. Knowing to the day that a person that should have checked out of the country and did not do so is already recorded trivially at passport control. None of these tasks require the multimillion dollar cost of setting up and manning checkpoint offices across the country.
Your assumption about ankle bracelets is quite ridiculous. If you want to get modded informative, don't make shit up that isn't reasonable. I understand you don't like Christie, I'm not a big fan but at least I don't have to resort to hyperbole to justify my opinions.
On the contrary, my opinion is that ankle bracelets are pretty much the only reasonable way to make a scheme like this work. The self-driven check-in option you've proposed is just a huge waste of money with no useful outcomes (as I said before - probably just a boondoggle to enrich Christie's campaign donors). I don't follow US politics closely enough to like or dislike Christie or even know who he is, as my country has enough political problems to fill my news feed. I'm just pointing this particular idea out for the BS that it is.
And where specifically did you read that people will be tagged with an RFID? They could simply carry an ID card. A perfectly reasonable requirement. They could check in once in a while. Another perfectly reasonable requirement. Many here are making up unreasonable scenarios then arguing how stupid they are.
Of course. A visa over stayer will definitely check in once in a while - they didn't mean to over stay, and of course they will go to the check in point as legally required. A perfectly reasonable requirement which will have absolutely zero effect since the only people who check in are the people who are law abiding and were going to leave on time anyway. But it will create jobs for all the people needed to man the check points, Chris Christie's mates will get nice fat contracts to run the whole shebang, therefore the economy will be stimulated, and the only people that will be worse off will be legal immigrants and american taxpayers.
The only way to do this in a manner which will actually catch illegals is to tag all immigrants with an ankle bracelet or similar when they arrive - hence my initial comment. Christie's suggestion is less than a thought bubble, it is so lacking in content that it should never have been spoken.
Yet here you are defending the idea, and modded informative non the less. Maybe people do get the government they deserve.
I'm always astonished at the high price of solar power in the USA. Here in Perth, Australia a 5KW system can be had (fully installed, no rebates or other breaks needed) for $5k AU (which is under $4k US). You can get a German (Bosch) 4.4KW system in the $7k AUD range.
Why is is so expensive in the USA?
Can you provide a link to a vendor's website that has those prices? Even with shipping that would be a good deal for us US-aliens
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