Nation Of Immigrators

Nation Of Immigrators

A public policy blog on America's dysfunctional immigration system

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Immigration Progress: A Good EB-5 Policy Memo Could Still Be Better

Posted in Adjustment of Status, Congress on Immigration, EB-5, I-9s, Immigrant Visas, Immigration and Entrepreneurship, Immigration Reform, Immigration Regulations, Investor Immigration, Legal Representation, Obama Administration on Immigration, USCIS

French philosopher and aphorist, François-Marie Arouet, better known by his nom de plume, Voltaire, wrote in Italian that “Il meglio è l’inimico del bene [the perfect is the enemy of the good].”

The wisdom of this saying, championed by pragmatists everywhere, comes to mind upon reading a May 30, 2013 Policy Memorandum (PM) issued by the Department of Homeland … Continue Reading

The EB-5 Investor Immigration Program: Green Shoots or Chutes and Ladders?

Posted in Investor Immigration, USCIS

The EB-5 immigrant investor green card program resembles a multi-country version of Chutes and Ladders, the “game of rewards and consequences“.  In the EB-5 edition, the ladder represents progress toward a green card and the chute is an ICE-tunneled luge ride ending in immigration court at a removal hearing. 

This comparison only begins to approach the bewildering … Continue Reading

Immigration Quibbles and Bites: The Fortnight in Review

Posted in Courts on Immigration Law, EB-5, General Immigration, Investor Immigration, Obama Administration on Immigration, USCIS

It’s been a momentous, startling and exasperating two weeks.  The Supreme Court ended the term with three blockbuster decisions, and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) held a less-noticed public engagement that knocked the socks off one important segment of the stakeholder community.  

In Arizona v. United States, the Court — notwithstanding the ludicrous claims of victory from AZ Gov. Continue Reading