Remembering John F. Shaw: ‘A Really Good Man with an Impossible Job’ at the INS

This post was originally published on this site Late INS official Jack Shaw confronted the contradictions between the mandates of the 1986 immigration law and the political pressures mounted by activists and employers of illegal immigrants. Patrick McHugh June 6, 2019 – 5:08pm Jerry Kammer Please follow and like us:

On H-1B, Modi Can Have His Political Cake and Eat It, Too

This post was originally published on this site H-1B in effect exiles many South Indians from India’s election system, strengthening the party in power (because the opposition is mainly centered in the south), while simultaneously stimulating their flow of remittances to the Indian economy. Patrick McHugh June 6, 2019 – 1:03pm David North Please follow … Read moreOn H-1B, Modi Can Have His Political Cake and Eat It, Too

Is China Seeking to Decrease the Number of Its Students Coming to the U.S.?

This post was originally published on this site There are more foreign students from China in the United States than from anywhere else on earth — 360,000 in the 2017-2018 academic year — but is China seeking to reduce that number? The Washington Post asked that question on June 4. Or is China, annoyed with … Read moreIs China Seeking to Decrease the Number of Its Students Coming to the U.S.?

Judge in Case about ICE Access to Courthouses Should Ask That It Be Reassigned

This post was originally published on this site U.S. District Court Judge Indira Talwani has said in open court that “I am upset at the notion that ICE thinks a courtroom is a place to go and pick up people.” Now, she has been assigned a case on this very issue. To eliminate any questions … Read moreJudge in Case about ICE Access to Courthouses Should Ask That It Be Reassigned

Mexico Is an Asylum Free-Rider

This post was originally published on this site President Trump’s threat to impose tariffs on Mexican goods starting next week may or may not get Mexico to be more cooperative in preventing third-country “asylum-seekers” from passing through on the way to our border. I’m not too concerned about the costs that such a tariff would … Read moreMexico Is an Asylum Free-Rider

Are Mexican Trade and Immigration Really Unconnected?

This post was originally published on this site When the initial trade talks began that resulted in the original NAFTA, Mexico was included as a partner because of the cacophony of ardent voices who proclaimed that by dealing it in, the Mexican economy would be fundamentally altered by leveling the economic playing field among the … Read moreAre Mexican Trade and Immigration Really Unconnected?

In the Era of Split-Screen Views of the Border, Each Side Has Its Story, and the Political Implications Are Enormous

This post was originally published on this site In the land of Mika and Maddow, the “Trump-is-the-crisis” story line is the overriding concern. Meanwhile, over at Fox and Friends, hosts Peter Doocy and Brian Kilmeade were tearing their hair out over what they see as the Democrats’ feckless and inert mishandling of this moment at … Read moreIn the Era of Split-Screen Views of the Border, Each Side Has Its Story, and the Political Implications Are Enormous

Remittances Key to Central American Economies

This post was originally published on this site There are strong incentives for the countries in Central America to encourage their citizens to migrate, work, and send remittances home. It is incumbent on the Trump administration, both through diplomatic efforts and through threats of sanctions, to counter those incentives and reduce the utterly unmanageable flow … Read moreRemittances Key to Central American Economies

Beto O’Rourke Channels Angela Merkel on Meet the Press

This post was originally published on this site Beto O’Rourke devotees like to think of him as the second coming of Robert F. Kennedy. But on this week’s “Meet the Press” he channeled his inner Angela Merkel as he responded to a question from host Chuck Todd. Mark Krikorian June 3, 2019 – 6:00am Points … Read moreBeto O’Rourke Channels Angela Merkel on Meet the Press

Border Patrol Misses a PR Opportunity

This post was originally published on this site This should be front-page news in Honduras, and DHS press people should milk the story for all its worth – but that does not seem to be happening. Mark Krikorian June 3, 2019 – 4:00am Agents rescue disabled Hondurans thrown overboard by smugglers David North Please follow … Read moreBorder Patrol Misses a PR Opportunity

McAleenan Details the Scope of the Disaster at the Border

This post was originally published on this site Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Kevin McAleenan and acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney held a phone briefing on Thursday with members of the press. It revealed, in shocking detail, the scope and the effects of the disaster that is unfolding along the U.S.-Mexico border. … Read moreMcAleenan Details the Scope of the Disaster at the Border

Putting the Premium Processing Idea to Work to Cause More Deportations

This post was originally published on this site At first it seemed like a roughly equal tradeoff. Outsiders seeking admission to the U.S., or a change in immigration status, are delayed in getting those benefits because of the slowness of our bureaucracy. On the other hand, a group of aliens in this country get to … Read morePutting the Premium Processing Idea to Work to Cause More Deportations

Turkey and Mexico; Honey and Vinegar

This post was originally published on this site The old expression is, “You catch more flies with honey than with vinegar.” Once there was a huge flow of illegal aliens (largely from Syria) going through Turkey to Europe; as there is currently a huge flow of them from Central America traveling through Mexico to the … Read moreTurkey and Mexico; Honey and Vinegar

An Important Book with a Flaw That Will Make It Harder for Today’s Restrictionists to Get a Fair Hearing

This post was originally published on this site Daniel Okrent would have done well to follow the lead of the late John Higham, whom he acknowledges as “the most eminent historian of immigration”, in addressing the many reasons for restriction. Mark Krikorian May 31, 2019 – 9:07am Jerry Kammer Please follow and like us:

Attorney General to Consider the Consequences of State ‘Judicial Nullification’ of Immigration Laws

This post was originally published on this site It is ironic and outrageous that jurists – who at least in theory should be against the notion of deliberately finding ways to sabotage the workings of a legal system, especially one outside of their jurisdiction – should engage in such conduct. Mark Krikorian May 31, 2019 … Read moreAttorney General to Consider the Consequences of State ‘Judicial Nullification’ of Immigration Laws

Government Quietly Makes Two Immigration-Control Moves – But What’s Next?

This post was originally published on this site Two different agencies have recently taken useful but quiet initial steps in immigration control. Herewith some suggestions for how to leverage these moves into significant improvement in enforcement. Mark Krikorian May 30, 2019 – 8:35pm David North Please follow and like us:

AG to Provide Bright-Line Rules for Post-Conviction Relief Cases

This post was originally published on this site The ultimate decision will likely provide needed guidance to immigration adjudicators, and will also likely limit any attempts by activist state judges and prosecutors to protect otherwise removable aliens from the immigration consequences of their criminal activity. Mark Krikorian May 30, 2019 – 5:44am Could crack down … Read moreAG to Provide Bright-Line Rules for Post-Conviction Relief Cases

Two Marginal Universities (Both Majoring in F-1 Foreign Students) Are in Trouble

This post was originally published on this site Two marginal universities, each with large numbers of foreign students on F-1 visas, are facing threats of termination in the near future, and one of the two already has announced the impending closure of three of its seven U.S. campuses. DHS could decide whether colleges may admit … Read moreTwo Marginal Universities (Both Majoring in F-1 Foreign Students) Are in Trouble

‘The Guarded Gate’, the New Book Every Restrictionist Should Read

This post was originally published on this site I’ve never liked the word “restrictionist” to identify those of us who not only think that immigration should be limited in the national interest but also compound the insult to inclusiveness by pointing out that that limits that go unenforced are a form of fakery. “Restrictionist” is … Read more‘The Guarded Gate’, the New Book Every Restrictionist Should Read

Closing the Loop on ‘Defective NTAs’

This post was originally published on this site On May 23, 2019, I wrote a post captioned “Seventh Circuit Issues Key Ruling on Notices to Appear, Could save tens of thousands of removal cases“. In that post, I failed to underscore the danger that would follow if a reviewing court, and especially the Supreme Court, were … Read moreClosing the Loop on ‘Defective NTAs’

How the ‘Faux Family’ Scam Really Works; An Interview on the Front Line

This post was originally published on this site SAN ANTONIO, Texas – Like the gold rushes of yesteryear, the ongoing population transfer from Central America over the U.S. southern border, which is emptying whole Guatemalan villages, started with a nugget of news about an irresistible discovery in America. After building for several years, word quickly … Read moreHow the ‘Faux Family’ Scam Really Works; An Interview on the Front Line

Conflicting Emotions on a Cross-Country Bus Ride with Asylum Seekers

This post was originally published on this site Over the years, I have seen many seemingly contradictory moments on immigration in my old home state of Arizona. There the illegal immigrant population swelled from an estimated 88,000 in 1990 to 330,000 in 2000, on its way to a peak of 560,000 in 2008. Much of … Read moreConflicting Emotions on a Cross-Country Bus Ride with Asylum Seekers

Denmark’s Mainstream Parties Embrace Low-Immigration, Win Big

This post was originally published on this site Mainstream parties did poorly in this weekend’s elections for the European Parliament — except in Denmark. The difference? Both the center-right Liberals and the center-left Social Democrats have embraced reductions in immigration and promotion of integration. Mark Krikorian May 28, 2019 – 1:33pm Matthew Sussis Please follow … Read moreDenmark’s Mainstream Parties Embrace Low-Immigration, Win Big

The Latest in Agricultural Mechanization: Unmanned Drones

This post was originally published on this site Lobbyists give the false impression that American farmers face a binary choice: more guestworkers, or economic hardship. Completely absent from these discussions is a third option – increasing mechanization and automation of the most labor-intensive aspects of farming. Mark Krikorian May 24, 2019 – 3:10pm Matthew Sussis … Read moreThe Latest in Agricultural Mechanization: Unmanned Drones

A Growing Border Crisis

This post was originally published on this site Amidst recent talk of growing caravans and states of emergency, the Center for Immigration Studies completed its eighth border tour earlier this spring, traveling in the Border Patrol’s Tucson Sector, from Nogales, Ariz., to the New Mexico line. John Wahala May 24, 2019 – 1:10pm A report … Read moreA Growing Border Crisis

Keeping EB-5 Funds Flowing and Reducing the Backlog Without Raising the Visa Ceiling: A Proposal

This post was originally published on this site The EB-5 immigrant-investor program should be terminated, but there is a political push to expand it instead. Here is proposal to head off such an expansion while satisfying some of the interests of EB-5 lobbyists. Mark Krikorian May 24, 2019 – 12:27pm David North Please follow and … Read moreKeeping EB-5 Funds Flowing and Reducing the Backlog Without Raising the Visa Ceiling: A Proposal

Maryland Officials Failed to Honor ICE Detainers for Two Subsequently Charged in Gang Killing

This post was originally published on this site If Maryland’s Attorney General does not like federal immigration laws, he plainly has the public support to run for Congress and change them. In the interim, there is no reason that our elected officials should frustrate law enforcement at taxpayer expense, and especially law enforcement that promotes … Read moreMaryland Officials Failed to Honor ICE Detainers for Two Subsequently Charged in Gang Killing