Recent raids in Mississippi show that E-Verify is a weak and failed program, and if E-Verify lived up to its expectations, those workers would never have been employed in Mississippi in the first place
As a justification to reduce the green card backlog to a manageable level or to clear it out before replacing the current system as part of comprehensive immigration reform, recapturing over 4.5 million unused green cards from the past would reduce many of the most maddening aspects of the current immigration system.
The most consistent argument wielded in support of stricter immigration laws is that those being apprehended are criminals who pose a serious threat to Americans. The number of criminals apprehended are lower than in previous years.
An immigration tariff is an attempt, based largely on Nobel Prize-winning economist Gary Becker’s idea to sell visas, to create a market-based visa that accounts for many of the most trenchant criticisms of liberalized immigration The idea is simply to create a new visa called a Gold Card without numerical quotas or caps.