Since business school and forever before that, I've been told, and do believe for the most part, that government regulations can be bad because they stifle competition, drag down industry, serve as a hidden tax, and are actually redundant since markets eventually self regulate. At the same time, my 22-year career as an immigration attorney has taught me that our representatives in DC charged with governing our capitalist form of government consistently disregard these simple truths in their entirety when dealing with immigration law and policy.
I had a call from a Canadian citizen yesterday. He called because he was barred from entering the U.S. after he told the CBP officer at the Toronto International Airport pre-clearance (https://torontopearson.com/en/Preclearance/#) that the purpose for his visit was to open a U.S. bank account in NY. I probed and got more facts and concluded that the CBP officer was probably correct in his assessment. Thus, the problem!
America, a nation of immigrants, is increasingly showing signs of intolerance for immigrants. Under Trump, navigating through the already complicated labyrinth of what is the U.S. immigration system has become even more complex. https://www.americanvisas.net/Immigration-Law/Green-Cards.shtml
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