Nation Of Immigrators

Nation Of Immigrators

A public policy blog on America's dysfunctional immigration system

Monthly Archives: March 2008

Departing USCIS Commissioner Gonzalez in High (But Unjustified) Dudgeon over N.Y. Times Editorial

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USCIS Director Emilio Gonzalez took umbrage last week with a March 19 New York Times editorial (“Citizenship, Thwarted”) published the day before:

My posting today demonstrates to the more than 700,000 newly naturalized citizens that this country embraces free and open debate. It is a shame, however that a newspaper like the New York Times – which boasts … Continue Reading

“Hurry Up And Let Them In” in Forbes.com Raises Anti-Immigration Hackles

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Judging from the response, this blogger’s commentary today in Forbes.com annoyed more than a few opponents of legal immigration. One writer thought the piece was funny, suggesting that my commentary earned me a spot on Jay Leno’s Tonight Show. Others suggested a pecuniary interest in that more work visas mean more work for immigration lawyers. But one writer, a foreign … Continue Reading

End Immigration Arrogance: It’s Time to Put Out a New Welcome Mat

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Angelo A. Paparelli and Ted J. Chiappari published in the New York Law Journal February 25, 2008

When the subject of immigration policy has been raised in the stump speeches and debates this election season, the candidates (particularly the anti-immigration candidates who, for want of voter support, are no longer in the race) have focused almost exclusively on illegal immigration. … Continue Reading