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Document Fraud Can Be Uncovered, When Government Has the Will

Twenty illegal aliens arrested at Tennessee freight forwarder

In an extremely brief press release dated November 28, 2017, the Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) reported that its "[c]riminal Investigative Division (CID) arrested 20 individuals who presented fraudulent identification documents to gain employment at Expeditors International in Memphis." Specifically:

Thoughtful Foreign Worker Policy Is MIA in Our Pacific Islands

Here's the situation: Our government senses a "need", or more precisely, a desire, for 4,000 entities at Location A; meanwhile, at Location B, not far away, there is both a surplus of the same entities, at about the 9,000 level, all under government control, and a congressional mandate that the entities on Location B must leave that territory.

You would think that a rational and thoughtful government would meet its needs at Location A from the surplus at Location B.

Data to Support Francis Cissna on Chain Migration

The press is gaslighting the American people

In the 1944 classic film, Gaslight (spoiler alert), Charles Boyer marries Ingrid Bergman following a brief romance and attempts to convince her that she is going insane so that he can discover jewels that he had killed her aunt, years before, to steal. He does this by convincing her that things she sees and hears are not occurring, and that things that she did not do, she did. The movie has entered the world of psychology and pop-psychology as "gaslighting".

Defense Spending, Guam, and H-2B Visas

The Pacific Daily News reports that USCIS is now allowing the approval of up to 4,000 H-2B workers to support military projects in the U.S. territory of Guam. In recent years, the H-2B approval rate for visas in Guam was close to zero, with the federal government citing "the [Guamanian] plaintiffs' inability to meet the eligibility criteria for the foreign worker program" as the reason for the low number of certifications.

The Immigration Holiday Party

It's the time of year when many of us begin to plan our holiday parties. The calendar year is drawing to a close, there are two holidays a week apart, the sun goes down early, and there's a natural inclination to get together with friends to celebrate the holidays.

US Absent from Mexico Talks on 'Global Compact for Migration'

The Trump administration earlier this month decided to end its participation in the United Nations "Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration" days before a meeting in Mexico City. The withdrawal was to be expected, but by pulling out prior to the multinational gathering, the administration missed an opportunity to make a case to world leaders for its approach to migration.

Here's a New Way to Abuse the Foreign Student Visa

We have written a lot about how both exploitative institutions and conniving individual students have used the F-1 (foreign student) visa to beat the immigration system. A third set of actors recently has come to my attention: employers who take advantage of the F-1 visas to falsely preserve the legal status of a work force that arrived here with different visas.
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