Nation Of Immigrators

Nation Of Immigrators

A public policy blog on America's dysfunctional immigration system

Monthly Archives: May 2008

The Bitter Fruit of Bad Immigration Policies: Life is Not a Bowl of Cherries

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When American farmers cut down blossoming cherry trees that take years to bear fruit, something is wrong. When peach trees are also chopped down, and tomatoes, asparagus and cabbage, although profitable and tasty, are not planted, something is wrong. When farmers instead buy expensive machines that are too ham-handed to pick delicate produce, yet spew … Continue Reading

Oxymoronic Immigration Law Enforcement

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Is there something in the water? Has the frenzied focus on immigration enforcement prevailed over the rule of law? Here’s my sample bill of particulars: Congress gives the Secretary of Homeland Security authority to waive environmental and all other laws that stand in his way in building the fence that will go nowhere, i.e., as … Continue Reading

Immigration Injustice to Spare

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The last few days, in so many ways, have laid bare the raw wounds of our frail immigration system. The Washington Post concludes a four-part investigation into the inhumane and horrific conditions for immigrants detained and too often allowed to die in custody for civil infractions of our immigration laws. The New York Times reports … Continue Reading

ICE’s Raids/Surveillance Frighten School Children

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Has it come to this? Foreseeable panic spreads when U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officers enter neighborhoods near schools. City and school officials in Oakland and Berkeley California have their hands full calming the frayed nerves of children in panic. When will ICE learn to temper its power with common sense? America has many … Continue Reading

Coming to America: Visualize How You’d Feel

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Our immigration policy hurts more than helps. Just one example is the way we treat incoming foreign students. Dr. Allan E. Goodman, President/CEO of the Institute of International Education, made the point vividly in recent testimony before the House Committee on Science and Technology (Subcommittee on Research and Science Education): We can all imagine how … Continue Reading

Los Angelenos Voice Opposition to Immigration Raids on May Day

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You don’t often see business leaders participate in a day meant to memorialize worker solidarity. Here in Southern California, however, the Department of Homeland Security’s immigration raids have caused the unimaginable to happen. A growing chorus of opposition to immigration raids is now joined by the The Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce and political … Continue Reading