Nation Of Immigrators

Nation Of Immigrators

A public policy blog on America's dysfunctional immigration system

Monthly Archives: December 2009

Using Immigration to Stem the Terror Threat

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When respected, albeit left-leaning, members of the punditocracy, like Chris Matthews and Maureen Dowd, begin to make hard right turns, it’s time to pay close attention. Yesterday, in reaction to the Christmas Day suicide bomb attempt on Northwest Flight 253 as it approached Detroit, Matthews, the host of MSNBC’s Hardball, came closer than ever before … Continue Reading

An Immigration Christmas Story that Should Be Extended at Least through March, 2010

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The 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution mandates an inclusive mathematical formula for apportioning “Representatives . . . among the Several states”. It requires a decennial census count of “the whole number of persons in each State” excluding untaxed Native Americans. As the New York Times reports, a push is on, using Christmas-themed posters in … Continue Reading

CIR ASAP — An Ear-Popping Immigration Reveille for Business Leaders

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The Congressional starter pistol on comprehensive immigration reform (CIR) has been fired skyward with the release of a 644-page mish-mash of proposed changes to the Immigration and Nationality Act that will both please and infuriate pro- and anti-immigration combatants in the Capitol and throughout the land. Introduced by Rep. Luis V. Gutierrez (D-IL), the bill … Continue Reading

When Will They Ever Learn? — Immigration Denial Thrives Perniciously at USCIS

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Since the early days of this blog, I’ve chastised immigration bureaucrats who use specious reasoning to treat small businesses petitioning for employment-related immigration benefits more harshly than their large-cap counterparts. The latest assault on fairness and reason is reflected in a trend affecting several categories of employment-based visas — the H-1B (Worker in a Specialty … Continue Reading

Bad, Bad, Bad (Immigration) Vibrations from USCIS

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Just when U.S. employers thought the bad vibes emanating from U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) could get no worse, the agency tasked with deciding whether to approve or reject requests for immigration benefits has come up with VIBE — its new Verification Initiative for Business Enterprises which costs a whopping $35,506,760.43. Just imagine . … Continue Reading