immigration visas

New Pew Report on Diversity Visa Good Reminder of RAISE Act’s importance; Bill Would End DV

The Pew Research Center produces invaluable reports that often focus on, among other topics, immigration, population growth and, albeit indirectly, the link between the two. Pew’s latest analysis tackles a target CAPS has regularly criticized – the purposeless and harmful Diversity Visa.

New Chinese-Only School Opens in New Hampshire

In New Hampshire, a new private school recently opened that will be exclusively for Chinese students. Bucshe Academy, one of the nation’s first Chinese-owned schools, hopes to enroll 300 students from mainland China next year. The students’ goal is to eventually enter Harvard or MIT.

Obscure Visa Grants Alien Youth Residency

As the Central American border surge completes its second year, a little-known visa allows tens of thousands of youths to become work-authorized, legal permanent residents.

Facing Huge Population Growth, U.S. Must Get Tough on Visa Overstays

A well-written L.A. Weekly story about the local Night Lights band provided some interesting insights into the abyss of U.S. immigration laws. The four-member band includes an American and nationals from Mexico, Japan and Norway. The Norwegian drummer came to the U.S. on an F-1 visa, and the Japanese guitar player on an F-2 visa given to children of F-1 recipients.

U.S. Congress Determined to Maintain Easy Entry for Potential Foreign Terrorists

I’m blogging from Capitol Hill where I’m urging Congress to act swiftly to pass legislation that will protect Americans from the ever-mounting terrorism threat. Even though Congress is in near-hysteria mode about what to do next, it’s far from certain that it will act quickly and decisively enough to prevent another San Bernardino.

Administration Poised to Provide More Jobs for Aliens

Virtually every politician who seeks public office promises to “create new jobs” and “bring American jobs back to America.”

Toys“R”Us Exposed: Another H-1B Abuser

Add Toys“R”Us to the already prominent list of companies that abuse the H-1B visa to intentionally displace American workers. Among those on the growing list are Disney, Google, Hewlett-Packard, Cargill, Southern California Edison, New York Life, Pfizer and Harley-Davidson.

DOL Clears Southern California Edison, Infosys of Wrongdoing in H-1B Scandal

Shortly after the Southern California Edison Company fired about 500 of its tech workers and replaced them with H-1B visa holders, Senators Jeff Sessions (R-AL) and Dick Durbin (D-IL) led a bipartisan congressional group which demanded that then-Attorney General Eric Holder, Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson and Labor Secretary Thomas Perez investigate.

Int'l Little Leaguers Visit U.S., Play, Leave

The recently completed Little League World Series provides a great example of how the U.S. visa system should work. Players and coaches representing the draw’s international half, and their families, got their visas for a specific reason and with a fixed timetable – to play baseball and leave after the last pitch is thrown. For some, like the Ugandan team, the visas have been harder to come by.

Is Disney the Evil Empire, or Just One of Many?

After negative media and public sentiment towards Disney following layoff announcements in May 2015 and October 2014 – wherein employees, to obtain their exit packages, had to train their foreign replacements – last month the