Nation Of Immigrators

Nation Of Immigrators

A public policy blog on America's dysfunctional immigration system

Monthly Archives: July 2010

Rethinking Immigration: Congress Must Behave

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Amid all the pre-election hurling of vituperative, partisan accusations this week over a Federal Court’s partial injunction against AZ SB 1070 (Arizona’s foray into federal immigration enforcement), you would be forgiven if you overlooked two small but significant creatures in the immigration ecosystem. A pair of remedial immigration bills, passed by the Senate Judiciary Committee, … Continue Reading

Rethinking Immigration: Who’s on First?

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I’ve written time and again on the mission amnesia that afflicts federal immigration agencies. For students of bureaucratic behavior in the immigration ecosystem, another key lesson on forgetfulness can be learned in a teachable moment offered at taxpayer expense if we examine federal decisions in the pre-spill era before the offshore and onshore catastrophe in … Continue Reading

No Time for Lame Ducking on Immigration

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I don’t live in Washington, but almost every time I travel there, as I’ve done this week, something comes over me. Inside the Beltway, talk can give off the illusion of action. The mouthing of words, however powerful on the printed page or eloquent when spoken, is seen here as equivalent to progress. President Obama’s … Continue Reading