Remembering John F. Shaw

'A Really Good Man with an Impossible Job' at the INS

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.

Immigration Myths vs. Facts vs. 'The Round Table'

Dueling claims about the work of immigration judges

Sorting out the truth between a group of immigration judges and a DOJ fact sheet they sharply criticized

Kushner-Trump Plan

President Trump has unveiled his new immigration plan, which shifts legal immigration toward a merit-based system.

Further Reading:

Pres. Trump's immigration road map has a big flaw

Whom Should Our Immigration System Serve?

Reducing Immigration Is One of Voters’ Priorities

Untold Stories: The American Workers Replaced by the H-1B Visa Program

Eleven Americans explain how Big Tech’s cheap foreign labor cost them their livelihoods

Despite there being no shortage of American STEM workers available, corporations have increasingly relied on "high-skill" immigration such as H-1B visas, leaving more Americans out of the tech labor force.

DHS Reports Slight Dip in Overstays in 2018

There were 667,000 visa overstays in 2018, down about 5 percent from 2017

The Trump administration can do more to tackle overstays, such as completing the entry-exit system, curtailing illegal employment, and expanding the vetting travel ban.

Remembering John F. Shaw
Remembering John F. Shaw
Immigration Myths and Facts
Immigration Myths and Facts
Trump Immigration Plan
Trump Immigration Plan
H-1B Victims Share Stories
H-1B Victims Share Stories
Visa Overstays Decline in 2018
Visa Overstays Decline in 2018

'A Really Good Man with an Impossible Job' at the INS

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.

Dueling claims about the work of immigration judges

Sorting out the truth between a group of immigration judges and a DOJ fact sheet they sharply criticized

President Trump has unveiled his new immigration plan, which shifts legal immigration toward a merit-based system.

Further Reading:

Pres. Trump's immigration road map has a big flaw

Whom Should Our Immigration System Serve?

Reducing Immigration Is One of Voters’ Priorities

Eleven Americans explain how Big Tech’s cheap foreign labor cost them their livelihoods

Despite there being no shortage of American STEM workers available, corporations have increasingly relied on "high-skill" immigration such as H-1B visas, leaving more Americans out of the tech labor force.

There were 667,000 visa overstays in 2018, down about 5 percent from 2017

The Trump administration can do more to tackle overstays, such as completing the entry-exit system, curtailing illegal employment, and expanding the vetting travel ban.

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An Abundance of New Academic Studies Find Negative Impacts of Immigration

Since the National Academies' 2016 book on the economics of immigration, economists have continued to produce more papers finding costs associated with immigration. What follows is not a formal literature review, but rather a sampling of mainstream research that disproves ridiculous claims such as, "There's no evidence that immigrants hurt any American workers."

WaPo Links Guatemalan Migration to Falling Coffee Prices

Wait, I thought this is about asylum?

Farming is a speculative business, and farm failures exact a toll that cannot be overstated on those who have poured their life's savings into the land. Such economic downturns, however, are no excuse for violations of American laws, exploitation of minors, or abuse of our humanitarian forms of relief.

More Foreign Aid Won't Solve the Border Crisis

Little connection between foreign investment and annual border flows

While it is possible that aid has positive long-term effects, it certainly does not appear to have shown up in the data yet. In the shorter term, the United States faces the pressing challenge of a humanitarian and political crisis at the border.