Comment: Correcting US Deportation History
Today's Immigration Daily carries various items of interest, including an article setting the record straight on US deportation history. Read a blog about Congress bringing back 1920's-Style immigration barriers. Also see CBP statistics on Unaccompanied Children Apprehended at the Southwest Border in FY2016.
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The more well-known avenues to secure a green card via an EB-5 investment include an individual investor either opening his/her own business or investing in a Regional Center project. Recently, another avenue called a “pooled” Direct Investment project has become popular in industries that create a significant number of direct jobs, such as multi-unit restaurants and supermarkets.
The EB-5 program has three general requirements. The foreign applicant must (1) make a capital investment in the amount of $500,000 or $1,000,000; (2) in a new commercial enterprise (NCE); (3) that creates at least 10 new, permanent, full-time jobs.
The main difference between a Regional Center project and a pooled Direct Investment project is the job creation requirement. USCIS permits a Regional Center project to count both direct and indirect jobs, while a Direct Investment requires that each individual’s investment in the NCE result in the creation of at least 10 direct W-2 jobs (or preserved jobs in the case of a troubled business) by the NCE.
In last night’s Republican presidential debate, Donald Trump argued that President Eisenhower's immigration enforcement plan, called "Operation Wetback" (Trump didn’t use its horrendous name), drastically reduced unlawful immigration in the early 1950s.
Let me just tell you that Dwight Eisenhower. Good president. Great president. People liked him. I liked him. I Like Ike, right? The expression, ‘I like Ike.’ Moved 1.5 million illegal immigrants out of this country.
Moved them just beyond the border, they came back. Moved them again beyond the border, they came back. Didn’t like it. Moved ‘em waaaay south, they never came back. Dwight Eisenhower. You don’t get nicer, you don’t get friendlier. They moved 1.5 million people out. We have no choice. We. Have. No. Choice.
The evidence and statements by border patrol and INS officials in the 1950s and afterward disagree with Mr. Trump’s analysis.
Increased immigration enforcement did not reduced unauthorized immigration in the 1950s. Legal migration did.
In 1942, the United States government created the Bracero guest worker visa program to allow Mexican farm workers to temporarily work for American farmers during World War II. The government entered into a bilateral labor agreement with Mexico that regulated the migrant’s wages, duration of employment, age of workers, health care, and transportation from Mexico to US farms.
Transportation to the farm, housing, and meals were sold by the employers for a low price. Ten percent of the migrant’s wages were deducted