Nation Of Immigrators

Nation Of Immigrators

A public policy blog on America's dysfunctional immigration system

Tag Archives: “state immigration laws”

Immigration Triangulation — Another Dysfunctional Government Policy

Posted in Congress on Immigration, Consular Officers, DOL, E-Verify, Employment-Based Immigration, Enforcement/DOL, General Immigration, H-1B Visas, I-9s, Immigration Discrimination, Immigration Reform, Labor Unions, Obama Administration on Immigration, State Department, State Immigration Laws, Trade in Services, USCIS

The dictionary defines the adjective, “passive-aggressive,” as “a type of behavior or personality characterized by indirect resistance to the demands of others and an avoidance of direct confrontation.”  That is an apt characterization describing how federal bureaucrats work their will in the immigration ecosphere.  The passive-aggressive behaviors show up in efforts by federal immigration officials to enlist and “deputize” third … Continue Reading

You Say You Want a Devolution — in Immigration That Is

Posted in Border Security, Democrats on Immigration, Global Migration, GOP on Immigration, Immigration Reform, State Immigration Laws

Will comprehensive immigration reform (CIR) die a slow and ignominious death in the House?  Will the Republican Party, whose thought leaders on the far right chant “Kill the Bill,” face a near-term visit by the Grim Reaper?

Are conservatives abandoning conservatism over immigration, as David Brooks and this blogger maintain? Are lobbyists who were “drinking brandy and Continue Reading

Race to the EAD: Revitalizing Depressed American Cities through State Immigration Initiatives

Posted in Employment-Based Immigration, General Immigration, Global Migration, Immigration Reform, Investor Immigration, Obama Administration on Immigration, State Immigration Laws, USCIS

As economic opportunities appear to diminish in the United States, global mobility management has become the hottest trend in migration. 

In the globalized world, executives, entrepreneurs, investors and talented workers are voting with their feet and moving to places where economic opportunities entice.  (For background, see my recently published article, “Global Mobility Management – A Primer for Chief Legal Officers and Continue Reading

10 Immigration Predictions: The Foreseeable Consequences of the Supreme Court’s Arizona E-Verify Decision

Posted in Congress on Immigration, Courts on Immigration Law, Enforcement/USICE, I-9s, Immigration Reform, MOUs - Memoranda of Understanding, Obama Administration on Immigration, State Immigration Laws

The U.S. Supreme Court freed a herd of immigration “elephants [hiding] in a mousehole” on May 26. That’s when five Justices used a four-word exception to the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 (IRCA) — an act which, among its extensive provisions, banned the employment of foreign citizens whom the employer knows lack work permission — to trample the immigration landscape. The … Continue Reading

Granular and Possibly Grand Immigration Reform

Posted in Congress on Immigration, Employment-Based Immigration, Enforcement/USICE, Immigration Reform, Obama Administration on Immigration, State Immigration Laws, USCIS

Ever since studying Constitutional Law years ago, I’ve never really resolved in my mind the tension between federal supremacy and states rights. Most days, I see the need for national uniformity of law and lean toward federal power.   At other times, I appreciate the benefit of sensitivity to local conditions and the wisdom of allowing the states to serve as 50 laboratories to … Continue Reading