Nation Of Immigrators

Nation Of Immigrators

A public policy blog on America's dysfunctional immigration system

Monthly Archives: October 2010

Rethinking Immigration: Time to End the IRCA Squeeze

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With Republicans salivating at the prospect of capturing at least one chamber in Congress, and President Obama and the Democrats in (perhaps temporary) retreat, the time seems right to reflect on how much trouble our broken immigration system has caused both parties and the country.

Repeatedly, on both sides of the partisan aisle, the hiring of an unauthorized foreign housekeeper, … Continue Reading

The Immigration Star Chamber’s Star-Crossed Stakeholders

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Trouble, we got trouble, right here in Immigration Country (apologies to Meredith Wilson, lyricist for The Music Man). As the song goes, “either you’re closing your eyes to a situation you do not wish to acknowledge or you are not aware of the caliber of disaster indicated.” I refer not to the ersatz “professor” Harold Hill’s remonstration against the game … Continue Reading

For the Government Oversight Committees: Immigration Questions on a Silver Platter

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Prognosticators, pontificators and pundits across the political spectrum predict that, no matter the outcome of the November elections, grinding out any new laws in the next Congress will be especially difficult. The 24/7 news cycle, the “gotcha” politics of personal destruction, and the collective eyes on the big prize in 2012 will all make bipartisan lawmaking as likely as a … Continue Reading