Many fear that Times Square is subtly reverting back to it’s old ways. Times Square’s slight decline in family friendly entertainment can be attributed to immigration laws not being enforced.Read More
Author: Matt O'Brien
About The Author
Matthew J. O’Brien joined the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) in 2016. Matt is responsible for managing FAIR’s research activities. He also writes content for FAIR’s website and publications. Over the past twenty years he has held a wide variety of positions focusing on immigration issues, both in government and in the private sector. Immediately prior to joining FAIR Matt served as the Chief of the National Security Division (NSD) within the Fraud Detection and National Security Directorate (FDNS) at U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), where he was responsible for formulating and implementing procedures to protect the legal immigration system from terrorists, foreign intelligence operatives, and other national security threats. He has also held positions as the Chief of the FDNS Policy and Program Development Unit, as the Chief of the FDNS EB-5 Division, as Assistant Chief Counsel with U.S. Immigration & Customs Enforcement, as a Senior Advisor to the Citizenship and Immigration Services Ombudsman, and as a District Adjudications Officer with the legacy Immigration & Naturalization Service. In addition, Matt has extensive experience as a private bar attorney. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in French from the Johns Hopkins University and a Juris Doctor from the University of Maine School of Law.
We put laws in place to deter undesirable behavior. And generally speaking, it’s bad policy to repeal laws because they inconvenience those who would violate them.Read More
A Detroit judge recently stopped the deportation of 1,444 Iraqi nationals. This represents another example of judicial activism trying to stop immigration enforcement.Read More
Even after the devastating events of 9/11, foreign nationals still disappear after entering the U.S. on student visas.Read More
U.S. News may be able to demonstrate that some immigrants have been unusually successful in the United States. But it totally forgets the cost of the many that fail to make into the upper echelons of wealth.Read More