Nation Of Immigrators

Nation Of Immigrators

A public policy blog on America's dysfunctional immigration system

Monthly Archives: April 2011

Demystifying Immigration Myths

Posted in Congress on Immigration, Courts on Immigration Law, DOL, Enforcement/DOL, Enforcement/USICE, Foreign policy, General Immigration, Immigration Agency Expertise, Immigration Law Complexity, Immigration Reform, Immigration terminology, MOUs - Memoranda of Understanding, USCIS

A trip abroad, as I took recently for a speaking gig, often allows intellectual curiosity to gallivant more freely.  It also provides opportunities to question accepted truths or cause germinating notions to blossom into convincing arguments, especially if serendipity or divine providence creates chance meetings with strangers.  These thoughts crystallized after my return as I read Peggy Noonan’s op-ed … Continue Reading

Xeriscaped Immigration — with All the Juice Squeezed out

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It’s been desiccation junction everywhere in the nation of immigrants. Week-long fears of a government shutdown (averted nearly at the witching hour, midnight on April 8) seemed to suck the air and the attention spans out of official Washington.  A volunteer army of lawyers, descending on the Capitol for a National Day of Action to fix America’s broken immigration system, heard most legislators, … Continue Reading

Immigration Punking — Left, Right and Center

Posted in Congress on Immigration, Enforcement/USICE, General Immigration, H-1B Visas, Immigration Reform, Immigration terminology, Obama Administration on Immigration

On the first day of the second quarter of 2011, I fell for a joke.  As the Urban Dictionary (definition #2) would word it, I was “punk’d“!  I didn’t merely fall for just any immigration-related ersatz news item (like the passage of the CIRAF bill reported by my colleagues in ABIL), I breathlessly embraced as the truth an emailed report I quote … Continue Reading