Nation Of Immigrators

Nation Of Immigrators

A public policy blog on America's dysfunctional immigration system

Monthly Archives: February 2012

No More Waiting on Legal Immigration

Posted in Adjustment of Status, B-1 Visas, Business Visitors, Consular Officers, Employment-Based Immigration, Foreign policy, Immigration Reform, Obama Administration on Immigration, State Department, USCIS

[Blogger’s note: This article is reprinted with permission from the February 22, 2012 edition of The New York Law Journal.  ©2010 ALM Properties Inc. All rights reserved. Further duplication without permission is prohibited. The authors thank the Journal for permission to reprint this article.]  

No More Waiting on Legal Immigration

By Angelo A. Paparelli and Ted J. Chiappari 

President … Continue Reading

Stumbling through Parallel Immigration Universes

Posted in Immigration Reform

I’m taking a short vacation — which means that it’s time to dive into another Haruki Murakami novel. My first encounter with Murakami, a Japanese author of some 13 books of fiction, involved his immersive fantasy, Kafka on the Shore.  This time its his latest tome, 1Q84, a 925-page behemoth. 

Both books are phantasmagorical journeys through parallel … Continue Reading

Guest Post: DREAM or NIGHTMARE? Why Congress Should Reject a Military-Only Version of the DREAM Act

Posted in Congress on Immigration, DREAM Act, Immigration Reform

[Blogger’s note:  This week’s guest blog is by Steve Yale-Loehr, a good friend who teaches immigration law at Cornell Law School and co-authors the leading U.S. immigration treatise. Steve has just finished co-editing Green Card Stories, a book that features dramatic narratives of 50 recent U.S. immigrants—each with permanent residence or citizenship—in compelling essays by nationally recognized journalist Saundra Continue Reading

Faint Immigration Praise

Posted in Consular Officers, Deportation - Removal, Extreme Hardship, Immigration Reform, Obama Administration on Immigration, State Department

“Damn with faint praise, assent with civil leer And, without sneering, teach the rest to sneer” ~ Alexander Pope, poet, satirist, and translator, “Epistle to Dr Arbuthnot

I hesitate to criticize the Obama Administration’s immigration reform measures, having urged long ago that half a loaf, at least for now, will perforce suffice

Hastily announced but untimely in … Continue Reading