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Fri Jan 25, 2013, 03:55 AM

New Member Joined The Forum - New Immigrant From India Here - Hello All!

Hello all,

I am joel from india. I am permanently moving to USA in summer this year.

I am not sure how much democratic or republic i am but i am more leaning towards you all as i have read that..democrats are more open to immigrants.

I have 2 options to live in USA : Florida (Tampa) Or Texas (Austin)...i am not sure which one i will choose...can you guys tell me pros and cons of each ?

{Company has offered me job and told me to select location according to my wish}

thanks
joel

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Reply New Member Joined The Forum - New Immigrant From India Here - Hello All! (Original post)
Joel thakkar Jan 2013 OP
Rhiannon12866 Jan 2013 #1
Joel thakkar Jan 2013 #2
Rhiannon12866 Jan 2013 #3
HenrikPopowski Jan 2013 #16
Lugnut Jan 2013 #17
Billcorton Feb 2013 #19
absyntheminded Jan 2013 #4
freshwest Feb 2013 #20
IrishAyes Feb 2013 #22
Stevepol Jan 2013 #5
peace frog Jan 2013 #6
Joel thakkar Jan 2013 #7
union_maid Jan 2013 #8
libodem Jan 2013 #9
Tanuki Jan 2013 #10
zanana1 Jan 2013 #11
dballance Jan 2013 #12
cyberswede Jan 2013 #13
Recursion Jan 2013 #14
Joel thakkar Jan 2013 #15
Joel thakkar Feb 2013 #18
IrishAyes Feb 2013 #21

Response to Joel thakkar (Original post)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 04:01 AM

1. Welcome to DU, Joel!

It's great to have you with us! And if you want to learn about US government and politics, you've sure come to the right place!

As for choosing where you'll live, you'll have to ask those here who live there. If I had a choice, I'd choose where they have better weather, but then it's winter here and extremely cold in NY. Hoping you learn a lot and have fun here, too.

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Response to Rhiannon12866 (Reply #1)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 04:06 AM

2. Thanks for the reply Rhiannon12866

Hi,

Yeah, i hope to learn a lot from this forum. I don't know which state and city to choose yet...i will do my more research soon..i just wanted to know views of members of this forum as both states are republican and wanted to know which one will be comparably better and why?

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Response to Joel thakkar (Reply #2)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 04:40 AM

3. Well, from what I've learned here, it's not just the state, but which area of the state

Most states have both Democratic and Republican areas. I live in New York, but in the northeast, so my district is mostly Republican. Most of New York is, but it's a blue state because of New York City. So we're lucky enough to have a Democratic governor, two Democratic senators and just elected a Democratic congressman. Check out the state forums to learn more!

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Response to Joel thakkar (Reply #2)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 12:42 AM

16. New to this Forum:

 

Hello Members,

I am very new to this site, and this is my first post in this forum. I hope for your help and support throughout the discussions in this forum.


Thanks and Regards,
Henrik Popowski

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Response to HenrikPopowski (Reply #16)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 02:24 AM

17. Hi Henrik!

If you make a new thread in this forum to introduce yourself it would work out better. It's lost here.

Welcome to DU!

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Response to HenrikPopowski (Reply #16)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 02:06 PM

19. Hello2

I am also a new member here and I also hope help from the members.

Thanks!!

Billcorton

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Response to Joel thakkar (Original post)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 05:27 AM

4. Can't speak for Tampa, but..

Austin is as "blue" as it gets in Texas. An island of diversity, in a sea of red.

Welcome to DU. Keep Austin weird... as the saying goes.

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Response to absyntheminded (Reply #4)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 03:49 PM

20. I'd suggest Austin, too. Probably better pay and benefits. Unless the Florida locale has a beach...

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Response to absyntheminded (Reply #4)

Sun Feb 24, 2013, 11:07 PM

22. SRV

Any place that erects a statue to Stevie Ray Vaughn can't be all bad! Good grief, I miss that man.

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Response to Joel thakkar (Original post)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 05:40 AM

5. Suggest Google

Nice to have you on DU.

Why don't you just go to Google and get some information about each city and read up about each one?

It's hard for somebody else to suggest a place that YOU would like.

If it were me, I'd choose Austin. I've lived there and it's a nice climate and a friendly place. Never lived in Tampa area.

Good luck.

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Response to Joel thakkar (Original post)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 05:57 AM

6. Can't speak for Texas, but

speaking as a native Floridian, this state continues to suffer under a serious economic decline with little hope for improvement in sight. My best advice would be to check it out thoroughly before moving here.

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Response to peace frog (Reply #6)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 06:11 AM

7. hmmm...

thanks for the advise...i would do good research about tampa..

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Response to Joel thakkar (Original post)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 06:15 AM

8. Hi and welcome

I live in NY and do not speak from any experience, but from hearing what those who've been in each city have to say, Austin sounds awesome and Tampa not so much. If I was told I had to make that choice, I'm pretty sure I'd go with Austin.

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Response to Joel thakkar (Original post)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 06:58 AM

9. Welcome

Nice introduction. I'd pick Austin. I'm not crazy about what I hear of Florida.

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Response to Joel thakkar (Original post)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 07:05 AM

10. If I were you I would seek opinions from members of the Indian expat communities in both cities.

They will be in a better position to tell you whether they felt welcome, what challenges they face, what resources are available, and what they liked the most and the least. Welcome to DU!

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Response to Joel thakkar (Original post)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 07:14 AM

11. Welcome, Joel!

I don't have any experience with these two places. I just want to welcome you to DU and to the U.S. If you have a hard time "settling in", just come here with your questions. I think you'll see that people will be more than happy to help you out. Coming from India, I think you'd have a hard time adjusting to any northern state, weather-wise. I think it's great that you get to choose where you're going to live!
Don't forget to post when you get here, OK?

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Response to Joel thakkar (Original post)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 09:34 AM

12. I've Heard Good Things About Austin From Friends Who Live There

It's supposedly a very liberal progressive place in the otherwise conservative Texas. It has high-tech companies and is working on developing a public transportation system along with making biking more available.

Tampa, not so much. I lived in FL. Tampa was not a place we went for fun.

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Response to Joel thakkar (Original post)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 09:54 AM

13. Welcome to DU!

You might visit DU's Texas and Florida groups and ask about those cities.

Texas:
http://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=forum&id=1078

Florida:
http://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=forum&id=1045

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Response to Joel thakkar (Original post)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 11:37 PM

14. Hi Joel, I'm moving to India this summer

I'll be in Mumbai. What part of India are you from?

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Response to Recursion (Reply #14)

Sat Jan 26, 2013, 02:45 AM

15. In Ahmedabad

Hi,
I am living in Ahmedabad (about 330 miles from mumbai)....but will move to USA in early may...

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Response to Joel thakkar (Original post)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 11:46 AM

18. It's Florida - Tampa

Confirmed.....Employer removed Austin option saying we need more workforce in tampa, florida...

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Response to Joel thakkar (Original post)

Sun Feb 24, 2013, 11:04 PM

21. Hi!

You've been a member longer than I, but I still want to welcome you. This is a great website with some wonderful people, as I saw immediately.

Mind if I toss in my 2 cents about Florida versus Texas? I had to live in Texas (due to marriage) for more years than I care to remember, and I can't think of any liberal areas there. Though there might be some. As for Florida, I know it has a large section (the middle?) where more liberal minds gravitate. One thing you might do would be to contact some of the major Democratic leaders in each potential site. They could give you a better idea of what things are like.

One thing you DON'T want to do is to bother listening to anything the bleeping GOP says. They're a bunch of lying dogs, period. They'd lie on their grandmother's grave for a vote or a buck.

Come to think of it, you might like San Antonio, where one of the Castro brothers is Mayor, I seem to recall. He expects Texas to turn blue again before too long. That would be the day!

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