Tag Archives: Chain Migration

Hypocrisy on Immigration

The Trump administration's proposal under which “Americans would lose the right to petition for their parents” to get green cards would mean a generation of American children deprived of grandparents. ...

One Face of Immigration in America Is a Family Tree Rooted in Asia

The young engineer arrived in America when he was 23 with a good education and little else. He landed a job at a nuclear test site, and built a home in Nevada. Between the 1970s and the mid-1980s, he brought his wife, mo ...

President Trump’s in-laws benefited from chain migration. That’s a good thing.

Whether through ignorance or intent, FAIR unfairly stigmatizes what has been a normal feature of migration to the United States and around the world for centuries. Chain migration was the predominant form of immigration ...

Melania Trump’s Parents Ignite Debate Over ‘Chain Migration’

The naturalization of Melania Trump’s parents last week in a private ceremony in Manhattan led many of our readers to question President Trump’s opposition to family-based immigration. ...

Stephen Miller’s Great-Grandfather Sam Was a ‘Chain Migrant’ and a Fine American

A Russian immigrant in steerage had given birth aboard the S.S. Ryndam on an earlier run from Rotterdam to New York, and the first-class passengers had taken up a cash collection for the mother, then baptized the baby in ...

Immigration lawyer of Melania Trump’s parents pushes back against Trump immigration proposal

"It's unconscionable to scare people into believing that," the attorney, Michael Wildes, said Friday in an interview on CNN's "Erin Burnett OutFront" after listening to a replay of Trump calling so-called chain migration ...

Melania Trump used visa opposed by her husband to get her parents’ citizenship

Viktor and Amalija Knavs, the parents of first lady Melania Trump, were granted citizenship Thursday, their immigration attorney, Michael Wildes, announced. "It went well and they are very grateful and appreciative of th ...

‘Chain Migration’ Used to Be a Benign Term. Not Anymore.

Durbin’s contention was perplexing on several levels. The trans-Atlantic slave trade is not a matter of belief; it happened. It also is not typically described as migration, which implies agency and means. Slavers migrat ...

“Chain migration” is an American tradition

I bet Samuel Reigar was a pretty good dad. This is because in the 19th century he was a so-called “chain migrant.” ...

How GOP made family reunification a dirty word

By contrast, very few are paying attention to another of the President's word choices -- less outrageous but nevertheless, one with huge potential consequences. ...

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