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Other Sports (Tiger's Back) / Re: WORLD CUP 2018
« on: June 22, 2018, 07:37:24 AM »
costa rica have looked awful so far this tournament. i'm not sure how they haven't given up a goal yet today with like 8% possession

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I’m not aware that the US process asylum applications from folks not on US soil. And the visa laws typically require you to either be a student or employed. Of course either of those could be fixed if you wanted fewer illegal border crossings but really most Republicans right now just seem to want fewer brown people.

i googled the issue after bubbles posted, because i didn't know the answer and didn't wish to choose to remain ignorant.  a foreign national can apply for refugee status on foreign soil or seek asylum in us territory.  other than the different names, the status is about the same (and very annoyingly, if you're trying to google it, often used interchangeably).

the us sets a cap on how many refugees they allow into the country each year, and they do so by region.  by treaty, they must provide an asylum hearing to any asylum seeker.  the cap for refugees from central america was 4-5k/year during the last few years of obama and 2017, for 2018, trump's administration reduced that to 1.5k.  in 2015, obama's administration instituted a program to try and shunt minors (and later, also some family members of minors) into a program to provide expedited processing of refugee status rather than have those minors show up on the border seeking asylum.  this didn't increase the number of refugees, it was just supposed to prioritize minors that met the criteria and expedite their processing.  at any rate it didn't work terribly well but was chewing through most of the refugee slots by the end of 2016.  trump ended the program in 2017.

so basically, that's (probably, mostly) why people don't apply for refugee status at us embassies instead of making what by all accounts is a brutal and dangerous trip across central america and mexico to show up and petition for asylum at the border.  there is far more demand than there are slots available.


oh, and if you're wondering why they're choosing to seek asylum in the us, when we obviously hate them, rest assured most people fleeing honduras, guatemala and el salvador are choosing to seek asylum elsewhere.  there's just a lot of them leaving.

Good research thanks sys

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Essentially Flyertalk / Re: Kansas City things
« on: June 21, 2018, 03:31:14 PM »
The 3.3 mile streetcar expansion will cost 200M dlew!

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Other Sports (Tiger's Back) / Re: WORLD CUP 2018
« on: June 21, 2018, 02:39:32 PM »
CROATIA!  :eek: :eek:

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Essentially Flyertalk / Re: Pet Peeves
« on: June 21, 2018, 01:29:42 PM »
there are like 5 or 6 people using the printer on my floor and we probably refill the paper once or twice a day

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The New Joe Montgomery Birther Pit / Re: non pos 'pubs
« on: June 21, 2018, 01:02:04 PM »
Would have loved to take stats instead of, say, chem II

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The New Joe Montgomery Birther Pit / Re: non pos 'pubs
« on: June 21, 2018, 01:01:30 PM »
I never took stats, and I invented the snowbrag

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Kansas State Football / Re: 100 days until kickoff!!!
« on: June 21, 2018, 08:28:33 AM »
that's quentin van der beek

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Essentially Flyertalk / Re: Kansas City things
« on: June 21, 2018, 08:27:15 AM »
i've seen better explanations than the one in that video, but it was not bad. some cool drone footage!

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Kansas State Football / Re: 100 days until kickoff!!!
« on: June 20, 2018, 08:33:25 PM »

Kendyl Jacox.  That man was enormous.

Those pads are amazing

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Essentially Flyertalk / Re: Kansas City things
« on: June 20, 2018, 09:13:38 AM »
So it looks like the gateway handles 200k-250k drivers a day, the streetcar gets like 2 million a year right?

I am definitely pro-streetcar but what a terrible argument lol

what's the argument?

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Essentially Flyertalk / Re: Kansas City things
« on: June 20, 2018, 09:12:33 AM »
i just thought it was in an interesting look into federal funding for trans projects; obviously the two projects are incomparable in terms of scale. but if you had asked me how much federal $ went into the 435/k10 thing i would have guessed much lower than $600M

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Essentially Flyertalk / Re: Kansas City things
« on: June 20, 2018, 06:55:13 AM »
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Essentially Flyertalk / Re: Kc restaurant suggestions
« on: June 19, 2018, 08:14:34 PM »
I knew it was service and/or parking is a shitshow related

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Essentially Flyertalk / Re: Kc restaurant suggestions
« on: June 19, 2018, 04:29:11 PM »
it's a 4.5/5 with 379 reviews Mi4dc

if they have the burger with jalepeno jam get that

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No bigger pos's than the people that decided that now they're going to be concerned about what's going on at the border.

what about people that decided now that they still don't care?

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obama: if you are here illegally and you commit a felony and allow yourself to get caught and convicted, i mean sorry m8 you have to go back, with or without your kids (it's up to you).

trump: if you are trying to enter the usa with your family illegally, sorry m8 we're taking your kids from you and sending you back without them. probably forever.

dax: two similarities and only zero differences!

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Other Sports (Tiger's Back) / Re: WORLD CUP 2018
« on: June 19, 2018, 12:08:41 PM »
No audio so I don't really know, but it looked liked they never really let the player back in and he just took off on the breakaway and the refs let it go.

I'm all for a scrappy underdog though so go Senegal.

yeah and then ref let poland kick their free kick (that ended up being a goal) before senegal was ready. it was pretty garbage ref'ing all around

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Other Sports (Tiger's Back) / Re: WORLD CUP 2018
« on: June 19, 2018, 11:56:10 AM »
gonna need the senegal coach fist pump gif

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Other Sports (Tiger's Back) / Re: WORLD CUP 2018
« on: June 19, 2018, 11:48:28 AM »
this referee is lol

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NOTE TO GOP'rs:   it's okay to acknowledge that this is a bad policy that should be changed.

overwhelming evidence suggests it is not okay

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Other Sports (Tiger's Back) / Re: WORLD CUP 2018
« on: June 19, 2018, 10:46:50 AM »
poland is pretty gross. senegal could get out of this group and it would be a fun game vs belgium

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Essentially Flyertalk / Re: Kansas City things
« on: June 19, 2018, 10:44:53 AM »
I think dlew lives in Johnson County guys (but maybe not?)

i encountered dlew in westport on friday

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Jeff Sessions has done his best to legalize marijuana, it's true

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