NPR: How the diversity visa lottery works

NPR: How the diversity visa lottery works

I spoke on NPR’s Morning Edition on November 3 regarding the controversial Diversity Visa Lottery program. The program, as I see it, would be better utilized in reducing the backlog of those who have waited years to enter the country.

“If I’m a U.S. citizen and I have a brother or sister in the Philippines that I want to sponsor for a green card, that brother or sister will have to wait over 20 years,” says Cornell Law professor Stephen Yale-Loehr. “And why should they have to wait that long when someone else can waltz into the United States in one or two years under the diversity program?”

A transcript of the recording can be accessed here.

Supreme Court Reinstates Travel Ban; Redefines ‘Close Family Relationship’

Supreme Court Reinstates Travel Ban; Redefines ‘Close Family Relationship’

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.

 

 

For Refugees And Advocates, Trump Immigration Order Stay Leads To Disarray

For Refugees And Advocates, Trump Immigration Order Stay Leads To Disarray

The coordination of refugee resettlement is in disarray due to new deep cuts in the refugee quota.

 

Refugee resettlement agencies depend on State Department funding to do their work, but reduced refugee arrivals means reduced funding, leading to limits on the services they can provide and the people they can help.

 

NPR has the story here:

http://www.npr.org/sections/parallels/2017/02/13/514966051/for-refugees-and-advocates-trump-immigration-order-stay-leads-to-disarray