Comment: Human Beings As Asset Or Liability - This week, Secretary of DHS Janet Napolitano and USCIS Director Alejandro Mayorkas outlined a series of policy, operational, and outreach efforts to fuel the nation's economy and stimulate investment by attracting foreign entrepreneurial talent of exceptional ability. We have long urged the administration to use executive action to ease the destructive effects of our broken immigration system, to the extent possible. While the spirit of the announcement is in the right direction, and while we have often heard the right words from the administration before, we will all need to see the practical consequences of these in action to judge their significance.
It is often that names of immigrants like Sergei Brin are marshaled to support a pro-immigration stance. But would Sergey Brin be as easily noticeable as an asset to the US before Google was successful? For every Sergey Brin who succeeds, there are thousands of John Does who work hard to build businesses—in fact it is because a thousand John Does work hard to build businesses that one of them like Sergei Brin succeeds spectacularly. Narrow initiatives that try to encourage job creation by rewarding those with easily identifiable “exceptional ability” with immigration benefits, while in the right direction, fail to meet the test of fuelling our nation’s economy with an entrepreneurial spirit.
Treating human beings fundamentally as an asset not a liability, and setting immigration policy by that tenet, seems like an extreme position--but that was precisely the principle behind the growth of this nation—memorably captured by Lady Liberty’s asking for the world’s tired and poor.
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Focus: THE REMOVAL BOOK
THE REMOVAL BOOK, edited by Scott Bratton is currently in preparation, the Table of Contents is as follows:
PART ONE: REMOVAL PROCEEDINGS, GROUNDS OF REMOVAL, AND CONTESTING THE CHARGES IN A NOTICE TO APPEAR
Chapter One: Removal Proceedings
Chapter Two: Grounds of Inadmissibility
Chapter Three: Grounds Of Removal
Chapter Four: Contesting Removability
PART TWO: RELIEF FROM REMOVAL
Chapter One: Adjustment Of Status
Chapter Two: Waivers in Removal Proceedings
Chapter Three: Cancellation Of Removal For LPRs and INA § 212(c) Relief
Chapter Four: Cancellation Of Removal For Non-LPRs
Chapter Five: NACARA
Chapter Six: Asylum and Withholding Of Removal
Chapter Seven: Convention Against Torture
Chapter Eight: Voluntary Departure
Chapter Nine: Naturalization As A Defense To Removal
Chapter Ten: Other Relief
PART THREE: APPEALS AND MOTIONS TO REOPEN
Chapter One: Appeal to the Board of Immigration Appeals
Chapter Two: Motions to Reopen
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