Nation Of Immigrators

Nation Of Immigrators

A public policy blog on America's dysfunctional immigration system

Monthly Archives: June 2011

Immigration Kudos to ICE and USCIS — Now All of Us Must Get to Work

Posted in Congress on Immigration, Deportation - Removal, Enforcement/USICE, General Immigration, Immigration Reform, Labor Unions, Unauthorized Practice of Immigration Law, USCIS
Credibility is the cornerstone of reputation.  That’s why, despite the shock and awe that regular readers of NationOfImmigrators.com may experience, this blogger (who sees immigration dysfunction virtually everywhere, especially under the Obama Administration) now heartily applauds recent actions of two immigration agencies within the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) – ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) and USCIS (U.S. Citizenship and … Continue Reading

Immigration Voyeurism: An Early Peek at Rep. Lamar Smith’s Mandatory E-Verify Bill

Posted in Congress on Immigration, Enforcement/USICE, I-9s, Immigration Reform, State Immigration Laws
As early as last January, Rep. Lamar Smith, Chair of the House Judiciary Committee, outlined plans to hold hearings to investigate the Obama Administration’s policies on immigration-related worksite enforcement and propose a bill that would require employers to enroll in E-Verify, the Federal online screening tool that purports to verify work eligibility.  True to his word, hearings on worksite … Continue Reading

First, Do No (Immigration) Harm (to Business Visitors)

Posted in B-1 Visas, Business Visitors, Congress on Immigration, Consular Officers, Employment-Based Immigration, H-1B Visas, Immigration Reform, Immigration terminology, Obama Administration on Immigration, State Department
The sage of the current age, Wikipedia, defines the term “nonmaleficence” — from the Latin primum non nocere – as a principle of medical ethics, one that in my view is equally applicable to the immigration sphere.  The princple holds that “given an existing problem, it may be better not to do something, or even to do nothing, than … Continue Reading