Nation Of Immigrators

Nation Of Immigrators

A public policy blog on America's dysfunctional immigration system

Monthly Archives: October 2011

Entrepreneurs in Immigration Residence Are Set to Occupy USCIS

Posted in Congress on Immigration, DREAM Act, Employment-Based Immigration, General Immigration, Immigration Reform, Labor Unions, USCIS, USCIS Ombudsman

The Occupy Wall Street movement began with a poster, a word cloud, a QR Code and three lines of text:


September 17th. Bring tent.

Steve Jobs launched his massively successful “Think Different” rebranding campaign for Apple in 1997 with a TV commercial and this script:

Here’s to the Crazy Ones. The misfits. The rebels. The … Continue Reading

Legislatively Required, Bureaucratically Enabled Immigration Deaths

Posted in Adjustment of Status, Consular Officers, Extreme Hardship, Foreign policy, Immigrant Visas, Immigration Reform, Mexico, Obama Administration on Immigration, State Department, Unlawful Presence, USCIS, USCIS Ombudsman, Waivers of Inadmissibility

Many dysfunctions within the immigration ecospace are disturbing, but some make my blood boil.  The conniption that brought me to this Howard Beale moment erupted after I belatedly read a Forbes online article, published last April, by Osha Gray Davis (“A Death in Juarez: How U.S. Immigration Policy Is Tearing American Families Apart“). The Forbes piece reported on two people murdered in the Mexican border … Continue Reading

Journalism’s Immigration Challenge

Posted in Immigration and Journalism

The Fourth Estate is under siege.  Newspapers try valiantly to maintain readership as advertising revenues plummet. Mostly free access to digital versions of print articles causes young and old readers alike to prefer Web-based media. The short-form writing of USA Today — embraced by readers in a hurry — and the public’s preference for color and graphics over text combine to … Continue Reading

Immigration’s Defining Moment — Do You Know Employment When You See it?

Posted in Adjustment of Status, Deportation - Removal, Employment-Based Immigration, Enforcement/USICE, I-9s, USCIS

With all the political hoo-ha about the need to prevent rascally businesses from employing unauthorized workers intentionally, the public ought not be faulted for assuming that the concept of “employment” under immigration law is clearly defined.  Sad to say, but the assumers give life to the maxim that when we consider facts not in evidence we make a derrière out Continue Reading

Suffer the Children: Immigration Heartlessness and Hypocrisy

Posted in DREAM Act, Hate speech, Immigration Reform, State Immigration Laws

A recent televised debate revealed an immigration fault line within the GOP. Texas Governor Rick Perry’s many challengers for the Republican presidential nomination railed against his decision to extend in-state tuition rates to undocumented college students, brought to the U.S. as children, who graduate from the Lone Star State’s high schools. His initial reply:

“If you say that we should … Continue Reading