Kushner Family Dealings Prompt Call To Reform EB-5 Visa Program

Kushner Family Dealings Prompt Call To Reform EB-5 Visa Program

Kushner Family Dealings Prompt Call To Reform EB-5 Visa Program

by NPR's All Things Considered

NPR’s Robert Siegel and I spoke about changes Congress should make to the EB-5 program, common misconceptions, and the program’s history. Listen to the segment here or read the transcript through NPR’s All Things Considered.

 

 

Man Detained by ICE in Ithaca on Administrative Immigration Violations

Man Detained by ICE in Ithaca on Administrative Immigration Violations

I spoke with Phillip O’Driscoll of Central New York’s Spectrum News about the recent ICE arrest in Ithaca.

Unfortunately, cases like this one are not uncommon, and there are a variety of ways by which ICE can act on its own to arrest someone even if they do live in a sanctuary city.

Watch the interview or read more about this story with Spectrum News, the Cornell Daily Sun, or the Ithaca Voice.

Trump’s Quiet Reversal on Deporting Young Undocumented Immigrants

Trump’s Quiet Reversal on Deporting Young Undocumented Immigrants

I spoke with Priscilla Alvarez about DACA students being deported for leaving United States. Although Trump has not immediately axed the DACA program as he pledged, DACA recipients are still at risk of being deported. Without advanced permission, known as advance parole, leaving the country is effectively abandoned DACA status. If DACA holders return, they are returning illegally and can be subject to deportation proceedings.

Visit The Atlantic to read the full analysis of the Trump administration’s actions related to the DACA program.

Donald Trump signs executive order to reform H-1B visas

Al Jazeera reports on Trump’s “Buy American, Hire American” executive order demanding changes to the H-1B visa program. However, this executive order is an overly simple solution to a complex problem, and it limiting temporary work visas to boost US employment rates could have the opposite effect.

 

Immigrants account for a disproportionately large share of start-ups and patents in the United States, and for every H-1B position requested, U.S. tech companies increase their employment by five workers. Cutting the H-1B program pushes talented immigrants to look elsewhere, and this administration risks hurting the U.S. economy by accelerating the existing problem of off-shoring work and talent to other countries.