Wednesday, May 30, 2007
NINA BERNSTEIN writes that the change to the family visa system in the current immigration reform bill could have an unexpected impact on the Big Apple.family. According to her story in the N.Y. Times (here) today, the proposed law
could profoundly alter the currents that have long fed the city’s mom and pop entrepreneurship, its kaleidoscopic diversity, and family networks that nurture and help assimilate newcomers. More of the city’s newcomers, compared with immigrants in other parts of the country, continue to gain entry through the very family visas that the pending bill would restrict or abolish — and that would be replaced with a point system based on skills and education.