Nation Of Immigrators

Nation Of Immigrators

A public policy blog on America's dysfunctional immigration system

Monthly Archives: December 2008

New Year Resolutions for Immigration Officials

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Last week, a client died unexpectedly, and two government officials tasked with administering the immigration laws retired after long careers of honorable service.

The client, a renaissance man of many talents, was remembered by a throng of mourners representing a wide cross-section of the community — academia, local government, the arts, family and friends. I saw him two weeks before … Continue Reading

Immigrant Integration – Problems and an Opportunity

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This month, the Task force for New Americans (chaired by the Secretary of Homeland Security) issued a generally commendable document, Building an Americanization Movement for the Twenty-first Century, A Report to the President of the United States from the Task Force on New Americans. The report talks about the importance of Americanization, which it defines as:

[T]he process of integration … Continue Reading

Immigration Agencies All Atwitter over Intrusive Technology

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These days, the news on immigration seems like one large and scary technology mashup. The evidence is everywhere:

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) publishes a final rule that authorizes the taking of DNA specimens from persons merely detained (not necessarily found liable) for alleged civil violations of the immigration laws. DHS reports to Congress on its data miningContinue Reading

Timing is Everything for Hungry Immigration Reformers

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The Wall Street types came first, and save for the unsaved Lehman Brothers, bailout delectables were generously doled out. Next came the hungry insurance behemoth, AIG, the large and small banks, the credit-card lenders and the makers of consumer loans. Each voraciously consumed their bailout largess.

Last, came the Big Three U.S. automakers, the UAW, and with them in tow, … Continue Reading