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Drawing on Joe’s own immigration experiences, we dig deeper into the “Freedom of Movement” conversation and discuss green cards, spouse visas, citizenship, immigrant enclaves, sidewalk entrepreneurship, book clubs, and “Moral Turpitude.”
Part 2 of the Citizen of Nowhere Series.
View full show notes at anarchitecturepodcast.com/ana007.
Episode 007, therefore Bond parody.
Theatrical trailer for 007: Citizen of NowhereVoiceover: Adam Litwin – Check out his upcoming Sci-fi/Comedy feature film Soul Frackers
Theme from 007: Citizen of NowhereVocal: Tim and Joe’s DadDiscussion
Joe’s a hypocrite
From Australia to the US
Two weddings for the price of two
I don’t know much, but I know I love Helium Karaoke
Green Card – A straightforward process? 00:08:41
I-485 Form: There are no stupid questions, only stupid bureaucrats:
“That was more of a movement”
Was it an Oprah Book Club?
WAS IT AN OPRAH BOOK CLUB?!!
Communist or Fascist – Democrat or Republican?
Genocide – What happens in Niagara…
Who would say yes?
The best place to get Tuberculosis
In limbo for months
Forced to marry
Guys with forms and guys with guns
Government buildings assume everyone coming in the door is a potential threat – just like at the border.
Prove your love – we had TWO weddings!
Six months and $1,800 for a green card
Received, only to relinquish
Back to Australia
Tip your movers
All those summers of back breaking labor finally paid off
Bike and skis – the sunk cost fallacy in action
The miracle of logistics companies
Joe’s Australian spouse visa 00:36:50
Australia – everything’s a little more bureaucratic
Documenting six years of Joe’s international travel
Original birth certificate?
Paperless visas cause confusion – Visa Entitlement Verification Online (VEVO)
Joe’s kids’ dual citizenship
“They were born Australians, but they were made Americans”
Wait a few months for your appointment to wait some more
Traveling to Melbourne to do paperwork
Thwarted by Tiger Woods
Incidental costs of passport / visa / citizenship processes
Nameless public servants
Joe’s Australian citizenship 00:50:30
A bonus for podcast listeners!
Why become a Australian citizen?
A leg up in the job market
Easier to start a business
Foreign Investment Relations Board (FIRB)
Fearing nationalist revolution
Fearing nationalist bigotry
An American Spy?
Doing the paperwork – again
Finding a “referee”
The interview – again
The test – arbitrary trivia
In government approval processes, the actual proof of knowledge and character is minimal. The bureaucracy of the process itself is what weeds people out.
The citizenship ceremony
Benefits of citizenship
The right to be forced to vote
The right to be forced to be on jury duty
More voting silliness
Auction your vote on ebay?
The right to be forced to join the military
That’s about it
Australians think Joe is Canadian
Tax Implications 01:13:07
Only two countries collect tax on foreign income of non-resident citizens. USA and Eritrea – an elite group
What taxes has Joe signed his kids up for?
US Citizens have to file tax returns for TEN YEARS after renouncing citizenship.
FinCEN form 116: FBAR – Foreign Bank Account Reporting, or “Fourth Bloody Amendment Repealed”
US Citizens have to report any foreign account valued over $10,000
Penalty for not submitting the form is the greater of $10,000 or HALF of the unreported assets. So much for unlawful seizure.
How many terrorists fill out their FBAR forms?
FATCA – Milking the offshore fat cats, and everyone else
Tax evasion vs. tax avoidance
The Panama Papers – Hypocrisy of politicians
Tax havens – created by onerous tax laws
Unintended consequences of immigration controls 01:32:11
Are illegal immigrants renegade libertarian heroes?
Prohibition of immigration forces immigrants to live outside the system
Same-sex couples could be forced apart
Stateless people – real Citizens of Nowhere
Everywhere they go is ruled by a State – that’s the problem
Prohibition of immigration creates dangerous industry of human trafficking.
Eliminating prohibition of high demand goods and services eliminates profit centers for criminal organizations.
Nauru: Australia’s “Pacific Solution”
Now Australia has its own prison island!
If you’re paying to support people anyways, why not let them in so they can work?
Socialism + Open Borders => Ultra-Nationalism
Ultra right-wing groups are exclusionary National Socialists
Left-wing groups are inclusionary International Socialists
Nazis were Socialists too!
International socialists are deluded in thinking that socialism is sustainable
National socialists are deluded in thinking they can save it
Effects of mass immigration on the built environment 01:58:53
Immigrant enclaves facilitate integration.
Integration vs. assimilation
Immigrant enclaves create support networks for new immigrants.
Cultural conflicts can be better mitigated in an anarchic society than in a state
Coconuts, granola, motoconchos, and Kung Fu Panda 3
The importance of public space
Homesteading public use of space in an anarchic society
Community gathering spaces
Businesses within the home
How immigrants can thrive
Many of the things people do to get by in poorer countries are prohibited by zoning, building codes, licensing, and other restrictions in western countries.
Main Streets created by commercial additions to residential buildings
This isn’t trickle down economics – it’s “Build up”
How governments prevent immigrants from thriving
Zoning prohibits certain uses
Zoning creates sprawl and reduces pedestrian traffic for small business
Building codes restrict uses within buildings
Restrictions on boarding houses
Granny flats / in-law apartments
Occupational licensure prevents immigrants from doing skilled work
Bigotry, Xenophobia, and Racism
The market puts a cost on discriminatory practices
Supporting a “right” to not be forced to associate or disassociate with anyone else does not equal support of racist beliefs.
“So there, we just solved racism!”
Next episode: A borderless world is a stateless world. What does this look like, and how do we get there?Links/Resources
The CATO Institute does excellent work dispelling common anti-immigration myths:
The “Vesper” martini:
“A dry martini,” [Bond] said. “One. In a deep champagne goblet.”“Oui, monsieur.”“Just a moment. Three measures of Gordon’s, one of vodka, half a measure of Kina Lillet. Shake it very well until it’s ice-cold, then add a large thin slice of lemon peel. Got it?”…“Excellent … but if you can get a vodka made with grain instead of potatoes, you will find it still better. Mais n’enculons pas des mouches”From “Casino Royale” by Ian FlemingJoin the Conversation
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