Nation Of Immigrators

Nation Of Immigrators

A public policy blog on America's dysfunctional immigration system

Monthly Archives: February 2011

Immigration ICE Storms Are Brewing: 7 Steps Employers Must Take NOW

Posted in Employment-Based Immigration, Enforcement/USICE, General Immigration, Global Migration, I-9s

The weather outside is frightful. Large chunks of hail are beating the earth in the form of “Notices of Inspection” (NOIs), delivered by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).  These NOIsome ICE chunks are hitting the doorsteps of more and more U.S. employers (1,000 have just landed). Even in unlikely San Francisco I understand that at least two large employers are shivering as … Continue Reading

Time for Congress to Streamline the H-1B Visa Process

Posted in DOL, Employment-Based Immigration, Enforcement/DOL, H-1B Visas, Immigration Reform, USCIS

On February 18 and 19, the University of California (Irvine) hosted a symposium where many of U.S. immigration’s Rock-Star professors came together to try and solve “Persistent Puzzles in Immigration Law.”  The topics covered a wide expanse. A subject discussed that particularly interested me is Congress’s often inexplicable delegation of regulatory authority among a surfeit of federal agencies that administer and … Continue Reading

U.S. Immigration’s Egyptian Moment

Posted in Enforcement/USICE, Immigration Reform

Since January 25, the events in Cairo’s Tahrir (Liberation) Square have transfixed the world.  Following on the heels of the Tunisian people’s overthrow of their despot, the Egyptian uprising reveals a fundamental law of physics: In a closed system, energy can be neither created nor destroyed. 

So too in politics.  Universal political energy — the pent-up longing for freedom and self-determination — … Continue Reading