Nation Of Immigrators

Nation Of Immigrators

A public policy blog on America's dysfunctional immigration system

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California Can Revive the Immigrant Worker Protection Act by Challenging the Authority of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services’ “FDNS” Enforcement Officers

Posted in Border Security, California Immigration Law, Courts on Immigration Law, Customs and Border Protection, Employment-Based Immigration, Enforcement/USICE, Fraud Detection & National Security (FDNS)

The State of California won and lost bigly last July 4th. But what if the state’s biggest loss could be salvaged because the primary federal immigration enforcement agency performing worksite visits – the Fraud Detection and National Security Directorate (FDNS) in U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) – has never been lawfully authorized to conduct such investigations?

 Three Clear Victories Continue Reading

From the Jails to the Streets, Courthouses and Worksites: California Takes on the Federal Immigration Police

Posted in California Immigration Law, Congress on Immigration, Trump Administration on Immigration, Trump Immigration Policies, Uncategorized

The familiar lines were drawn.  Combatants clashed in a war of words, competing governance philosophies, conflicting laws, and judicial challenges – all in an age-old constitutional battle of federal power versus states’ rights.

This time around, however, the roles were reversed.  Version 2018 is unlike the 1960s when extreme-right southern conservatives, claiming to champion states’ rights, defied but ultimately failed … Continue Reading

AB 450: California’s Law of Unintended Immigration Consequences

Posted in California Immigration Law, Enforcement/USICE, I-9s, MOUs - Memoranda of Understanding, Trump Administration on Immigration

The California legislature and Governor Jerry Brown have once again entered the immigration fray.

This foray is not about its Sanctuary State legislation, recently enacted, and promptly decried  by U.S. Attorney General Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III as “unconscionable”, and by Thomas Homan, Acting Director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), as “[forcing his] hand,” and causing him … Continue Reading