Nation Of Immigrators

Nation Of Immigrators

A public policy blog on America's dysfunctional immigration system

Monthly Archives: April 2010

All the Dysfunctional Immigration News That’s Fit to Print

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Today’s New York Times brims with immigration dysfunctions galore. The paper’s immigration reports tellingly underscore the front-burner role this white-hot policy issue plays in the nation and the world. In the first section alone, we see: · An open-mike faux pas by British PM Gordon Brown, referring to an immigration opponent as a “bigoted woman,” … Continue Reading

Time to Grease Immigration’s Squeaky Wheels

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I’ve attended hundreds of meetings of immigration lawyers in my career. Many of them have exhibited characteristics of 12-step groups in which we formed circles of victimhood, and “admitted that we were powerless over [INS, USCIS, DOL, State, etc.]and that our lives had become unmanageable.” Many of these sessions disgusted me because of the excess … Continue Reading

Obama’s Missing Immigration Mojo

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In staccato movements, our post-health-care President seemed to have found his rhythm: 15 recess appointments, a yet-to-be ratified arms-reduction treaty with Russia, and a world-leaders’ conference on nuclear nonproliferation, the first such gathering since President Franklin Roosevelt convened the precursor meeting that would lead to the formation of the United Nations. Why then is he … Continue Reading

Economic Prosperity – The Missing Immigration Mission

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The eyes of many Americans have focused of late upon the absurdly harsh consequences that immigration law inflicts on people after they have satisfied comparatively modest penalties imposed under the criminal laws. The New York Times’ Linda Greenhouse (who has followed the Supreme Court for many years) notes correctly in a recent blog posting that … Continue Reading