Nation Of Immigrators

Nation Of Immigrators

A public policy blog on America's dysfunctional immigration system

Monthly Archives: August 2008

Dissuasion’s Disappearance: DOL Again Retreats on its PERM “Consideration” Analysis

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The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has retreated once again from the silly summer brouhaha it sparked on June 2 with the issuance of an ill-advised press release announcing the audit of all corporate clients of the Fragomen law firm. As readers of this blog know from my previous posts, the DOL has been roundly criticized for its initial broadside … Continue Reading

The Sentinel Effect – Improving the Behavior of “Bushie” Immigration Judges

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In a perverse and delicious irony, the Bush administration, and Attorney General Michael Mukasey in particular, recently bestowed what may prove to be a helpful gift on foreign citizens in removal proceedings. The gift results from the AG’s refusal to fire or reassign any of the roughly 31 judges (18 of whom the New York Times has identified) who were … Continue Reading

Immigration Law is Too Complex and Important for Johnny or Jane One-Notes

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I am sure this post will be controversial, and I welcome comments.

I’ve long believed that the practice of immigration law, which has become dramatically more challenging since 9/11, is not for the dabbler (of course) but also poses a risk for attorneys who choose to specialize only in business immigration. The linked article, “A 3-Point Immigration Manifesto for Chief … Continue Reading

A USCIS Epiphany – Musings on F-1 STEM Workers and the Out-Of-Luck Programmers Guild

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Chalk up one for USCIS and a Federal Judge. The agency’s 17-month extension of F-1 optional practical training has survived a motion for preliminary injunction sought by the Programmers Guild. U.S. District Judge Faith S. Hochberg issued an August 5 order finding a lack of causal connection and insufficient harm to sustain the claim of Guild’s members (out-of-work or underemployed … Continue Reading

DOL’s Protects U.S. Workers — At the DOL!

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The National Foundation for American Policy this week released a bluntly accurate critique of the recent anti-attorney, anti-employer shenanigans at the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL). The report, entitled “Certifiable: The Department of Labor’s Approach to Labor Certification,” chastises the agency for crafting the labor certification process without statutory authority (“DOL’s mandated advertising and recruitment scheme, which it wields like … Continue Reading