Nation Of Immigrators

Nation Of Immigrators

A public policy blog on America's dysfunctional immigration system

Monthly Archives: February 2009

Banking on Zombie Immigration

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The talk in Washington, on Wall Street and across America is all about the problem of zombie banks. These are financial institutions that appear to be alive and operating normally (if you can believe their advertising), but are all virtually dead from infections caused by toxic assets and undeclared losses on overvalued real estate and … Continue Reading

The Immigration Law of Contract: Musings on E-Verify

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E-Verify –- the Web 2.0 system created by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) for PC-based verification of employment eligibility (“PC” in this case means “personal computer” and perhaps not “political correctness”) –- is a creature of contract. The contract in question, an agreement known as a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), is a take-it-or-leave-it, non-negotiable … Continue Reading

Immigration and “the Better Angels of Our Nature”

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The bicentennial of Abraham Lincoln’s birth is a fitting moment to ponder the state of our fractious and fractured nation of immigrants. Ending his First Inaugural Address, President Lincoln spoke prophetically in words that could well describe the path America must pursue if the deep divide over immigration policy is ever to be bridged: We … Continue Reading

A Pox on Quotidian Immigration Quotas

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You might think from the title of this post that I’m all set to rant about the upcoming April 1 opening of the H-1B filing season — the period known in the trade as the time of Preparation H. You might think I’m poised to critique the annual government lottery that causes so much employer … Continue Reading