Nation Of Immigrators

Nation Of Immigrators

A public policy blog on America's dysfunctional immigration system

Monthly Archives: November 2008

Obama’s Early Moves on Immigration Offer Hope and Change

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The two-year presidential campaign created new legions of policy wonks. Now, with the Bush-to-Obama interregnum in full swing, the wonks have turned into an avid audience observing the jo-ha-kyū movements of Kabuki theatre as performed by the new administration-in-waiting.

On the immigration front, the thoughtful and deliberate character of the President-elect is on full, if subtle, display. During the campaign, … Continue Reading

Naked Short Sellers of the EB-5 Immigrant Visa Category

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I spent this week on a three-city speaking tour in Asia with a delegation from the County of San Bernardino (California) Economic Development Agency. Our purpose was to promote foreign investment into the county and outline the advantages of the EB-5 (Employment-Creation) immigrant investor visa category. Speaking in Seoul, Shanghai and Hong Kong to enthusiastic audiences, I was struck by … Continue Reading

Immigration ICE Melts, USCIS Disingenuously Self-Promotes and Labor Caves

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What message is conveyed when, in less than 24 hours after the election of Barack Obama, the director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Julie L. Myers, immigration raider extraordinaire, announces her resignation?

What does it signify when two days after the vote, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) rushes out a self-congratulatory press release that tells nothing of … Continue Reading