Administrative Stuff & Quick Hits

First, I'd like to say that I've not been posting here the way I like to, especially since the holidays.  In addition, I'm almost four months pregnant and feeling more tired than usual.  I'm going to try to get back into the swing of things, but I know once baby comes, MoE will probably suffer unless I can find some regular contributors (yeah, right! lol!)  Immigration is still a passion of mine, so we'll just have to see how things go.

In the meantime, here are some web links that deserve a look:

State Immigration Laws Seek to Make Life More Difficult for Immigrants (Is this the proper role of government?!)

Immigration Detention Nightmares Our government doing what it does best, violate rights rather than protect them!

More Immigrant Myths Busted If I hear one more person say that immigrants don't pay taxes…ugh!

How Immigration Helps Foreign Aid and Education (and the US Economy!) This article opened my eyes to some new ideas, and I'd love to read the book someday!  Here's an excerpt:

Unlike graft-riddled foreign-aid programs, nearly 100% of the dollars sent back home by emigrants who have made good find their way to the intended destination.


Developing countries also benefit indirectly from sending their skilled workers abroad. More than a quarter of middle- and upper-class Indians made their money in America before returning home. In rural Pakistan, families with at least one migrant member who goes out into the wider world are 54% more likely to send their girls to school.

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