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Greg Siskind on Immigration Law and Policy

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ABC News reports that the FBI is investigating CBP officers have allegedly been accepting bribes to admit immigrants at US border posts.

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  1. dg's Avatar
    You give too much power to one person to decide the fate of other, and abuse would happen. We tend to forget that the agents are afterall human as well, and hence susceptible to corruption
    Power corrupts
  2. George Chell's Avatar
    The problem is we lecture other countries about corruption. US may well be the most corrupt country in the industrialized world after the Meditteranean countries such as Spain, Italy and Greece. Portugal is a developing country as far as I am concerned!
  3. Greg Siskind's Avatar
    George - I agree with you much of the time, but really have to disagree regarding the US being a corrupt country. I was actually pretty shocked and disappointed by your statement. In fact, we have one of the most transparent systems of government and it is the rare government employee that has taken a bribe. I've often observed to others that one of the secrets to the long term economic stability in the US is the fact that people have an enormous respect for the law and trust in our institutions and corruption of any sort is not tolerated when discovered. People pay their taxes in this country and expect honesty in dealings with government agencies. I'm not sure on what you're basing your statement, but I thought it necessary to present a contrasting view.
  4. Legal and no longer waiting's Avatar
    That what happens when you try to enforce a bad law - it will corrupt you from the inside.
  5. legal-immigrant's Avatar
    @dg "You give too much power to one person to decide the fate of other, and abuse would happen. "

    Totally agree, having seen what would happen if you give too much power to a Company to decide the fate of other - aka been a H1B
  6. Another voice's Avatar
    That's what happens when you close the front door to people.... they will look for a back door and guess what, with these tough economic times there are plenty of back doors that will open as long as people can gain from it!!!
  7. Sid's Avatar
    No need to debate when you can refer to this list -

    http://www.worldaudit.org/corruption.htm
  8. George Chell's Avatar
    "I agree with you much of the time, but really have to disagree regarding the US being a corrupt country. I was actually pretty shocked and disappointed by your statement. In fact, we have one of the most transparent systems of government and it is the rare government employee that has taken a bribe. I've often observed to others that one of the secrets to the long term economic stability in the US is the fact that people have an enormous respect for the law and trust in our institutions and corruption of any sort is not tolerated when discovered. People pay their taxes in this country and expect honesty in dealings with government agencies. I'm not sure on what you're basing your statement, but I thought it necessary to present a contrasting view."

    May be I should have tempered it by saying parts of the US. However, in the world economic forum rankings US does rank in the bottom of the barrell of industrialized countries, with only the Mediterranean countries behind it. However, while parts of the US are indeed corrupt..Rhode Island, Chicago, Lousiana and your own state of Tennessee was mired in corruption with Governaor Blanton thirty years ago (and some in the legal circles would add Texas, Arkansas and Alabama/Mississippi to the list), others rank among the best in the world. Among them, Vermont, South Dakota, Minnesota, Washington State, Oregon, Kansas, Nebraska, New Hampshire and Maine. Unfortunately the bad ones pull us all down and we do rank among the lowest among industrialized countries. However, I must once again emphasize that the comparison with developed countries only. If we combine all the countries of the world, we still rank at number 20 as the least corrupt country in the world, with Norway, Denmark, Sweden and Singapore among the least corrupt in the world. Despite ranking twentieth among least corrupt US is still the second most competitive country in the world, due to its relative openness including skilled immigration.
  9. George Chell's Avatar
    "No need to debate when you can refer to this list -"

    As far as I recall, in 2008 it went below Belgium and was ranked twentieth. However, I still blame most southern states for this American predicament. Louisiana (white black and other alike) ranks as bad as many middle income developing countries while Minnesota is around the top three. However, too many more Louisianas unfortunately than Minnesotas! And that pulls our ranking down.
  10. George Chell's Avatar
    Why is ranked among the most corrupt among the industrialized countries?..because of situations such as this...

    http://www.burntorangereport.com/diary/9262/after-sharon-keller-and-todd-willingham-texas-court-of-criminal-appeals-needs-new-judges

    Let me put it bluntly...a politicized and elected judiciary will always and everywhere be a corrupt institution..making decisions on which way the political wind blows rather than based on the constitution or justice.
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