Wednesday, March 26, 2008

No Stinkin' Fence Needed

In the Why A Wall Is Stupid category:

Center for Immigration Studies published an eye-opening report: No Coyote Needed

The fact that we still have no reliable and accurate way to track visitors once they enter the United States is a scandal. David Seminara

(David Seminara was a tenured member of the U.S. Foreign Service from 2002-2007. He served as a consular officer in Skopje, Macedonia, from 2002-2004; Port of Spain, Trinidad, from 2004-5; and Budapest, Hungary, from 2006-7. He currently is completing a book on visas and immigration. He is available for interviews and panel discussions on immigration and can be reached at


joared said...

Excellent post, Pattie, with links to sites about which I had known. Surely do hope the "No Coyote..." report and recommendations receive some attention from those addressing the immigration issues. Look forward to Seminara's book.

I, too, have complained for a long time about the visitor tracking problem. Instead of establishing meaningful solutions to the immigration problem -- we're constructing ..... a WALL??? Makes me furious everytime I think about it.

Bill said...

Whoa, wait a darn second there, pardner! It would be easy to tack people -- see

Also, perhaps in the visa, green card, whatever papers there might be, the guv'mint could do this:

Cowtown Pattie said...

Bill, you link to the monitoring story surely proves...America is literally just a cat's hair away from those regimes we've always said we hated.