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Angelo Paparelli: Legislatively Required, Bureaucratically Enabled Immigration Deaths

Angelo has a work-around for the 3/10 year bar problem: "[S]eemingly mandatory legislative procedures that lead to immigration deaths only appear necessary if the Administration is unwilling to look under the hood of the immigration laws to find more compassionate and life-saving alternatives...

Intubation and Incubation: Two Remedies for an Ailing Immigration Agency

"As Justice Louis Brandeis famously observed, “[s]unlight is said to be the best of disinfectants ….” U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) – the agency within the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) that decides which foreign entrepreneurs, investors, professionals...

Stumbling through Parallel Immigration Universes

"We pride ourselves on our diversity and tolerance, our freedoms of thought, religion, press and assembly, and our American Dream mythology. Yet all around us we see behaviors and attitudes toward immigration -- even in the same individuals -- that are inconsistent and contrary to type."...

Immigration Protectionism Costs America Billions

"America's domestic demographic problem is in our control. The remedy will not be found, however, by rebuilding our manufacturing base to its former glory, or, as some have recently done, by warring with women on family planning decisions . The U.S. will only correct its trade imbalances...

ACUS Is Working on Immigration Again

" ACUS is proposing a slew of administrative reforms for consideration on June 16 that would apply generally to all Executive Branch agencies. The most important for immigration aficionados would make the immigration system more just and efficient. The ACUS proposal offers a cornucopia of...

Of Mastodons and Dodo Birds: Angelo Paparelli on the GOP's 'Muddled Message' on Immigration

" Apparently, ... given Ryan's decidedly anti-immigrant stance , for every undocumented person, hope begins only after self-deportation. The GOP’s muddled message on immigration is not the way to win the Presidency or capture control of Congress. Republicans seemingly prefer their immigration...

Immigration Buffets and Buffeting in Congress

"Congress has spread a table laden with reheated immigration delicacies, while still engaging in the usual posturing, pretend friendships and verbal fisticuffs." - Angelo Paparelli, Sept. 16, 2012 .

Immigration in Presidential Debates: Third Rail or Downed Power Line?

" Immigration has been dubbed the third rail of American politics , along with Social Security, Medicare, gun control, and a variety of other hot-button issues. To me, it's more like a downed power line snaking low across the ground and electrocuting whomever fails to give it respectful attention...

Immigration and the Elections: Attention and Imagination Required

"As Americans vote for our leaders this week, I hope that we use both our attention and our imagination; that we remember our origin as a nation of immigrants; that we recall the wonders of immigrant innovation and the resulting benefits we enjoy; and that we call to mind our "power to experience...

Rethinking Immigration: If America Will Welcome More Entrepreneurs, Why Not More Creatives?

"While we obsess on the need to invite more immigrant entrepreneurs, why is there no comparable fixation on the importance of welcoming entrepreneurship's kissing cousin, creativity? We acknowledge the creativity of knowledge workers, yet we fail to see the urgency of freely inviting members...

RNC Hoisted on Its Own Immigration Petard in Opposing Path to Citizenship

"[I]n sum, the RNC's policy seems to be that: Two-year renewable (but non-amnesty) work permits should be granted to "illegal aliens" who broke our immigration laws because they are victims of lawbreaking abroad that led to their economic exploitation and political oppression...

Pants on Fire Over Immigration: Angelo A. Paparelli

"In the 1997 film, Liar Liar , Jim Carrey starred as Fletcher Reede, a scruples-free lawyer whose young son, Max, wishes that, for just one day, his dad would tell the truth. Max’s wish is granted. Fletcher flips from mendacity to veracity. He tries persistently to lie; his Silly-Putty®...

Angelo Paparelli on Structural Immigration Reform - Law360 Interview

"Angelo Paparelli, a partner at Seyfarth Shaw LLP and the founder of the Alliance of Business Immigration Lawyers, recently shared his views on the top issues facing business-immigration lawyers with Law360, including flaws in the government’s new L-1B visa memo and why enthusiasm for the...

Eyes off the Prize: White House Oblivious to Immigration Bureaucrats’ Running out the Clock - Angelo A. Paparelli

Angelo A. Paparelli writes - "Two hundred days ago President Obama stoked the hopes of immigration advocates with his announcement of wide-ranging executive actions to try — as far as his authority would carry him — to change America’s broken immigration system for the better....

Angelo Paparelli on the Short-Term Impact of the Election on Business and Employment-Based Immigration

Angelo Paparelli writes : "The unforeseen victory of Donald Trump and the continued GOP control of both houses have caught many by surprise. Since control of illegal immigration served as a foundation stone of the incoming president’s campaign, many now wonder or worry about the future of...