“Immigration policy isn’t just about what bills Congress passes. It’s about what the executive branch does with its considerable leeway to direct enforcement of immigration law; set regulations for legal immigration, and levels for some visas and refugee admissions; and direct immigration judges on how to interpret statute.
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“But even more so, it also reveals a fundamental flaw in US immigration policy.
American immigration laws do practically nothing to address the main cause of illegal immigration: super high demand for low-skill work, and not enough workers available to fill those jobs. There’s practically no way for a low-skilled worker from Guatemala to …Continue Reading »
From The Washington Times
“Homeland Security announced Monday that it will once again begin approving petitions for a stay of deportation for migrants with hardship cases such as major medical problems, after being hit with a ferocious backlash when it stopped taking the cases.
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services said it will still consider ‘limiting’ its role, but …Continue Reading »
From Houston Chronicle
“I’m one of a growing number of Houston-area business leaders who support a concept called “ID and Tax.” Here’s how it would work. Once an employer receives a Social Security no-match letter and finds that an employee is not authorized to work in the United States, rather than lose that employee to the …Continue Reading »
“For the most part, major news organizations like the New York Times, CNN, the Washington Post, and the Los Angeles Times have provided comprehensive, accurate coverage of major immigration-related developments. Significant policy changes and their impacts on people have been presented with careful regard for both detail and larger issues. This is as it …Continue Reading »
“Tushinsky is one of these foreign entrepreneurs who firmly believe that America is still the most open and welcoming environment to visionaries from other countries.
‘Only in the U.S. can you become a local within your lifetime regardless of whether you have an accent,’ he said. ‘That’s what makes Silicon Valley so effective compared to …Continue Reading »
“Though Lok is an international speaker who enjoys wearing flamboyant suits, he still remembers his roots. ‘Who would’ve thought a poor immigrant boy could accomplish so much?’ he asks. ‘No matter where you’re from or what obstacles you’re facing, you can accomplish anything too — if you never give up.’”
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“It’s undeniable that more South Africans are taking advantage of the EB-5 (employment-based, fifth preference) immigrant investor program, which provides an investor’s entire family with United States green cards based on the creation of jobs for U.S. workers.
With no age requirement or need for a U.S. sponsor, the EB-5 visa has quickly become …Continue Reading »
“As the debate begins in Washington over President’s Trump’s immigration proposal, it is imperative that business and government leaders who are concerned about economic growth press even harder to get this resolved. We need to get beyond arguing about the wall and detention policies and figure out how to get immigrants here who can create …Continue Reading »
From Washington Examiner
“The Trump administration will make it easier for a small portion of seriously ill illegal immigrants hoping to temporarily remain in the country to have their cases heard.
In a statement, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services said it would reverse course and consider ‘deferred action’ applications that were pending as of Aug. 7 by illegal …Continue Reading »