Are the H-1B-Using Gulen Charter Schools About to Face Hard Times?

Off in a small corner of the immigration policy world there is an intriguing side-show – it is a battle which pits one group of conservatives against another in a fascinating contest that the mainstream media has all but ignored. In one corner there is a player as reactionary as they come, the Islamic president/dictator of Turkey; in the other is a conservative Islamic religious leader, another Turk, and his allies in the American charter school movement.

Mild Rapture: A Federal Agency Cracks Down on Crappy Colleges

One of the problems with the current immigration system is that fourth-rate, or even phony, universities can cause the admissions of foreign students who rarely, if ever, visit the classrooms but use their "student" visa status to work in the U.S. I call them visa mills.The mildly good news is that life for these visa mills will get a little harder, not because the U.S. Department of Homeland Security has done anything useful on this front, but because the U.S. Department of Education has.

EB-5, H-2B and the Opaque Civics of the Continuing Resolution

Decisions in a democracy are made in many different ways, and the recent decision to extend the heart of the EB-5 (immigrant investor) program until April of next year was made in one of the least public ways possible, through the text of a "continuing resolution."My high school civics teacher, Miss Garrity, did not tell us about continuing resolutions – in fact that legislative device may not yet have been invented when I was in high school.

EB-5 Extension Likely Until April; Plus, What's It Cost to Create a Job?

It looks like the main part of the EB-5 program, now scheduled to end on Friday (December 9) will get another short-term extension until April 28, 2017. It appears that the extension will be, to use the D.C. term, "a clean one" — in other words, none of the badly needed reforms to the immigrant investor program will be included. The extension will be a small part of the continuing resolution that will fund the government until next April.

Trump the Relative Closer to H-1B and EB-5 than Trump the Investor

Donald Trump the relative appears to be closer to the controversial H-1B and EB-5 immigration programs than Trump the businessman. Consider, for example, that he is the only president (or President-Elect) in American history to have married a former H-1B. That would be his third (and current) wife, Melania, who is generally regarded to have been an H-1B model prior to her marriage. (In keeping with Trump's non-disclosure of his income tax filings, her immigration documents have not been published.)

Two Illegals Forced to Kill Chickens the Halal Way in 100-Hour Weeks

One of the attractions of illegal aliens for employers is that the worst working conditions can be forced upon them by the bosses, who can easily threaten the workers with deportation if they complain. A case filed this week in a New Jersey federal court is a good example. The employers, whose first names were Mohammad and Mohammed, respectively, forced two illegals to work from 70 to 100 hours a week killing chickens at a Perth Amboy slaughterhouse in the halal manner, paid them no overtime, and forced them to pay $40 a week each for living in an apartment that had neither heat nor hot water, but had plenty of bugs.