Nation Of Immigrators

Nation Of Immigrators

A public policy blog on America's dysfunctional immigration system

Tag Archives: visas

Missive from Mumbai: Why Are U.S. Immigration Agencies Attacking India and Hurting America?

Posted in Border Issues & CBP, Business Visitors, Consular Officers, Foreign policy, H-1B Visas, L-1 Visa, State Department, USCIS

At least when it comes to India, Yogi Berra had it wrong. It’s not déjà vu all over again. 

Blogging this weekend from my hotel room in Mumbai, I vividly recall my first trip to India in 1993. Invited as part of an American Bar Association delegation, I spoke in New Delhi on “Nonimmigrant Visa Options for Computer Software Professionals.”

My talk took … Continue Reading

First, Do No (Immigration) Harm (to Business Visitors)

Posted in B-1 Visas, Business Visitors, Congress on Immigration, Consular Officers, Employment-Based Immigration, H-1B Visas, Immigration Reform, Immigration terminology, Obama Administration on Immigration, State Department

The sage of the current age, Wikipedia, defines the term “nonmaleficence” — from the Latin primum non nocere — as a principle of medical ethics, one that in my view is equally applicable to the immigration sphere.  The princple holds that “given an existing problem, it may be better not to do something, or even to do nothing, than to risk causing … Continue Reading