Nation Of Immigrators

Nation Of Immigrators

A public policy blog on America's dysfunctional immigration system

Monthly Archives: November 2009

Immigration Commissars in Congress Opt for More Economy-Killing Protectionism

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Stealth protectionism on the immigration front is surfacing again in Congress. Two odd bedfellows — self-described socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders (D. VT) and A+ anti-immigration lawmaker, Chuck Grassley (R. IA) — are at it again. Earlier in the year, the duo inserted the Employ American Workers Act into the stimulus legislation (the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act) — something … Continue Reading

Goodbye, Hello, Lou Dobbs: Whither this Nation of Immigrators?

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[Blogger’s Note: With the surrender by Lou Dobbs last Wednesday of his role at CNN as an anti-immigrant advocacy journalist, and his refusal to rule out a run for political office, It’s time to reprise my reasons for blogging about our nation’s dysfunctional immigration policies, first published on October 24, 2004. Despite the passing years, the message has Continue Reading

Immigration Snare – Stealth Visa Refusals Entrap Visa Waiver Travelers

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Until recently, travelers to the U.S. under the Visa Waiver Permanent Program have enjoyed seemingly hassle-free entry to the United States. If you hail from (or now hold citizenship in) one of 35 favored countries, the process is simple. Go online to a website, ESTA (Electronic System of Travel Authorization), answer a few questions, get a green light … Continue Reading

A Most Unwelcome Immigration Welcome for Returning Permanent Residents

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Reports on immigration lawyer listserves are mounting. Shocked and frightened lawful permanent residents (LPRS) are reporting similar incidents in calls to immigration lawyers. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS), apparently in cooperation with state and federal police agencies, has at last merged many of the country’s previously siloed law enforcement databases and, as a result, is receiving increasing numbers of … Continue Reading

Immigration Rhinoplasty Will Kill the Health Care Overhaul

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Our lawmakers are again behaving badly in public over illegal immigration. This time the tussle threatens passage of health care reform legislation. The latest contentious debate, as the New York Times reports, revolves around a slew of issues.

Among these is whether unauthorized migrants — who will be subject to the mandate that all purchase health insurance — … Continue Reading