"As the ocean of time washes 2011 away, the eyes of the immigration world turn once again in heady anticipation to the annual IMMI Awards.
Although not as hyped or well-known as the EMMYs or OSCARs, or as
festive as the Golden Globes, this annual offering of plaudits or
pickles to the year's best and worst in U.S. immigration provides a Visa-Bulletin's worth of oversubscribed nominees. Our ceremony, however, omits the usual red-carpet strutting, and the sartorial post-mortems by the likes of Joan Rivers and Kelly Osbourne. Full disclosure: There is no IMMI nominating committee. These are my
personal choices. If you disagree or believe I've missed an obvious
awardee, feel free to comment below or Tweet me here. All rants, with expletives deleted, of course, are welcome. If you want other takes on the year just concluded, check out The Christian Science Monitor's "Top 10 immigration stories for 2011," New America Media's "Top 10 Immigration Stories of 2011" or The New York Law Journal's "The Year-End Immigration Roundup for Employers," co-authored by Ted Chiappari and me." - Angelo Paparelli, Dec. 31, 2011.