A Wall Street Journal story on the OPT program made no mention of the huge subsidy for hiring foreign "students" instead of Americans — but the bigger failure was that the 40-page Pew report that the story was based on didn't mention it either.
While there has been a great deal of discussion on "discharge petitions" and the "queen[s] of the Hill" rule as they relate to immigration legislation pending in the House of Representatives, some background may help to clarify these issues.
Maybe this is just a case of an ambitious little legal firm seeking to get beyond its current specialty in personal injury law. Or perhaps the big H-1B users are deliberately using a modestly named plaintiff with a modest law firm to make the case for the big guys.
The 287(g) program provides local law enforcement entities the opportunity to partner with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and train local officers to perform immigration law enforcement functions. ICE currently has 78 law enforcement agencies in 20 states enrolled in the program, up from 30 at the end of the Obama administration, and they have trained and certified more than 1,822 individual officers.
Robert Mueller's investigation of foreign influence in the 2016 election is an endless source of amusement for me. The amount of foreign influence on the U.S. government is staggering. This week Congress gave us yet another example of how foreign influence corrupts our government.
[From an op-ed published over the weekend in the Nashville Tennessean.]
Hysteria over "mass deportation," "vigilantism" and "profiling" that will result if the sanctuary city bill sitting on Governor Haslam’s desk is signed into law is pure propaganda ginned up by the professional left and their fellow travelers.
On May 17, 2018, the attorney general issued a decision in Matter of Castro–Tum, a case that he had referred to himself on certification, in which he ended the general practice of administrative closure of removal cases.
Rep. Jeff Denham (R-Calif.) is in a tough re-election fight. He won by three points in 2016 in a district Hillary carried by the same margin. His district, centered on Modesto, is about 40 percent Hispanic.
This represents a change of attitude from the policies of past administrations, which went so far as to circumscribe Border Patrol efforts to confront illegal aliens and contraband being trafficked through these wilderness park areas.
DHS did the right thing in denying this project, but it was clearly wrong, at least in my eyes, for not telling the whole story about its decision. Had it done so, it would have further blackened the reputation of the EB-5 program.