OPINION: The Most Broken Part Of Our Immigration System

Law360, New York (October 30, 2015, 1:04 PM EDT) -- Nearly everyone agrees that the U.S. immigration system is broken, even as they disagree exactly what parts are broken and how they should be fixed. As children and mothers cross our borders seeking safety, the Obama administration puts them in detention and presidential candidates compete to propose the biggest fences. The Obama administration sets records for deportations, and Republicans demand that more immigrants be locked up and removed from the country. The H-1B cap is hit within days of filing, with the government unable to satisfy corporations' demands for foreign worker visas. (See USCIS Reaches H-1B Visa Cap For Fiscal Year 2016, Law360, April 7, 2015) And, according to new House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., comprehensive immigration reform is off the table, at least until after the 2016 presidential election....

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