Kashkari: I think the best one is “If you can’t afford an immigration lawyer, we’ll represent you for free.”
The Review: What other ideas do you have for creating a more fair and efficient process?
Kashkari: The way to fix the [immigration] system is not to add [more] lawyers. We could spend 20 years trying to reduce fees by 10 percent or 15 percent, but that doesn’t make it better. It’s better if they are cheaper in the first place. So what would be great is if there was some kind of software that automatically did all the calculations on every case so that lawyers didn’t have to figure out how much these cases were worth themselves—and they wouldn’t need any additional work anymore because life would be easier for them! It sounds silly, but my understanding is that none of this stuff has been done yet.