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The "Grassley Report" - From Troubling to Ludicrous

NOTE: Everyone, from practitioners to journalists to USCIS examiners, should read and heed Eleanor Pelta's wise words. Senator Grassley: The Puppetmaster? 01/09/2012, 6:49 pm "Written by: Eleanor Pelta Over the past few days the lyrics of an old classic song by Buffalo Springfield...

The DHS Inspector General Report on Fraud Detection at USCIS: Pious Immigration Baloney

Angelo Paparelli, Jan. 16, 2012 : "[T]his post is about the multiple pages of sanctimonious hogwash ( summarized here ), served up last week by the Homeland Security Department's Office of Inspector General (" The Effects of USCIS Adjudication Procedures and Policies on Fraud Detection...

Bo Cooper on the 'Grassley Report'

Testifying on Feb. 15, 2012 at a House Subcommittee on Immigration Policy and Enforcement hearing , "Safeguarding the Integrity of the Immigration Benefits Adjudication Process," regarding the so-called ' Grassley Report ,' Bo Cooper had these wise words : "Seen in the light of...

EB-2 Retrogression – Don’t send our best and brightest Indian and Chinese Master’s and Ph.D. professionals home

"Top Chinese and Indian scientists, engineers, doctors and mathematicians are going to find the U.S. welcome mat pulled further away from their feet. Recent Department of State projections indicate the line for persons born in China or India with Master’s degrees and Ph.D.’s...

The Great Overseas Jobs Creator

"...We now need one US Senator to simply let the issue run its course. Mr. Grassley should not be demonized for his position on business based immigration policies, nor should this debate be any more acerbic than in previous years. He is, of course, entitled to his opinions on these issues...

Pre-Election Bipartisanship - Except on Immigration, Where Sen. Grassley Stubbornly Obstructs

"USCIS and its FDNS unit are now running scared by Sen. Grassley’s gassy harrumphing, and see fraud where the President and most members of Congress, including the Senior Senator from Iowa, see opportunities for job creation. The solution is to debunk the notion that American job losses...

H.R. 3012: Good Bill, Bad Amendment

"Senator Grassley demanded provisions that could severely hamper the already difficult H-1B nonimmigrant visa process and, in tandem with that, hamper U.S. businesses and their ability to compete in the global economy. ... It could bring the process of getting an LCA approved to a standstill and...

Scholars to Senate: Grassley Amendment 53 Unconstitutional

"As law professors and scholars of constitutional and immigration law, we urge you to oppose Senator Grassley’s Amendment 53, the “Keep Our Communities Safe Act of 2013.” The amendment is unconstitutional because it would require prolonged detention without a bond hearing for many...

Senator Grassley “Hacks” The H-1B Visa For Foreign Entrepreneurs - Cyrus D. Mehta

Cyrus D. Mehta, Mar. 7, 2016 - "... Senator Grassley on February 26, 2016 wrote an angry missive to USCIS Director Leon Rodriguez protesting the use of the H-1B visa by entrepreneurs, which he likens to one who tries to “hack” the H-1B program. This is in direct contradiction to the...

Expert: Grassley/Cissna Letters "Exhibit an Overall Anti-Immigrant View"

Marcelo Rochabrun, ProPublica, May 23, 2017 - "Lee Francis Cissna, President Trump’s nominee to head the federal agency that handles applications for visas, refugee status and citizenship, has put little on the public record in his 20 years as a lawyer, government employee, diplomat and...

USCIS Letter Outlines Proposed H-1B Reforms, Enforcement Efforts

Read the May 24, 2017 McCament letter here .