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Quotas Plus Backlogs Plus 'Age-Out' Equals Self-Deportation for Dancer

"Lauren Gray has lived in the U.S. legally for the past 17 years on her parents visa. But when she turns 21 in August, her visa expires and because she has not been able to get a green card, she will have to return to England and leave her family behind." - USA Today video

Supply and Demand

"Now obviously 'more immigrants = more prosperity' isn't a completely accurate blanket rule. You don't want to let in criminals. There are probably a lot of very nice Salvadoran great-grandmas out there who despite being fine people are at this point too old to be making meaningful...

America's Brain Drain: Does Washington Care?

"Much of the wound is self-inflicted, created by quotas and other restrictions that have made it increasingly difficult for talented immigrants to remain in the United States. How much harder is it? Vivek writes that when he moved to the United States in 1980 after graduating from the University...

The 7 Percent Problem Makes 'The Line' Impossibly Long

"[T]oday’s system now allots 7 percent of each visa category per country. For example, the law allows for 366,000 family- and employer-sponsored visas. That means up to 25,620 such visas (7 percent) are allowed for each country, whether you’re trying to get in from China (population...

DOJ Wants to Judge Immigration Judges by Production Quotas

Maria Sacchetti, Washington Post, Oct. 12, 2017 - "The Trump administration is taking steps to impose “numeric performance standards” on federal immigration judges, drawing a sharp rebuke from judges who say production quotas or similar measures will threaten judicial independence, as...

Immigration Judge Quotas a 'Death Knell' for Due Process, Judicial Independence - NAIJ

NAIJ HAS GRAVE CONCERNS REGARDING IMPLEMENTATION OF QUOTAS ON IMMIGRATION JUDGE PERFORMANCE REVIEWS, October 18, 2017 Threat to Due Process and Judicial Independence Caused by Performance Quotas on Immigration Judges, October 1, 2017

Expert: Diversity Visa Controversy Highlights Unfairness of Quotas

Richard Gonzalez, NPR, Nov. 3, 2017 - "The diversity visa lottery program goes back to the 1980s when its earliest version was created largely to benefit Irish immigrants. In the 1990s Congress changed the program so that anyone from a country that doesn't already send many immigrants here can...

Jeffrey Chase on IJs, Tiered Review, and Completion Quotas (Nov. 9, 2017)

Jeffrey Chase, Nov. 9, 2017 - "EOIR recently announced its intent to subject immigration judges to tiered performance reviews. Most notably, EOIR plans to impose case completion quotas on the individual judges. The American Bar Association, American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) and the...

Expert: Diversity Visa Controversy Calls into Question All Immigration Quotas

Sintia Radu, U.S. News, Nov. 10, 2017 - ""What is the right amount and the right type of immigration for the Unites States?" asks Stephen Yale-Loehr, an immigration law professor at Cornell University . ... [I]t is difficult to assess the impact of the visa lottery on low-skill immigration...