`We are only following the law’

`We are only following the law’ doesn’t explain immigration policy during Nazi era or now Holocaust historians’ first impulse is to reject comparisons between those dark decades and our present. We don’t want to be perceived as abusing history for political purposes, or engaging in overly emotional analyses. But then comes a moment when it’s not … Continue reading `We are only following the law’

Trump’s Anti-Immigration Struggles

Maybe it’s not so easy after all. President Donald Trump’s struggles to push immigration legislation through Congress and his about-face on breaking up immigrant families are putting a spotlight on his competence in carrying out his policies. The fallout from Trump’s handling of the separation of immigrant children from their families, which led to a … Continue reading Trump’s Anti-Immigration Struggles

‘Dollar a Day’ Forced Labor Class Action Lawsuit Filed Against CoreCivic

Project South, Apr. 17, 2018 - "A private prison company under contract with Stewart County to house individual’s detained by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is forcing detained immigrants at Stewart Detention Center in Lumpkin, Georgia to work for as little as $1 a day to clean, cook, and maintain the detention center in a … Continue reading ‘Dollar a Day’ Forced Labor Class Action Lawsuit Filed Against CoreCivic

Immigration Judges Knowingly Depriving Children of Right To Apply Asylum

Bryan Johnson, Apr. 20, 2018 - FOIA results: evidence of Immigration Judge V. Stuart Couch’s shocking prejudgment of all domestic violence asylum claims "At the bottom, readers will find the all of the decisions of Immigration Judge V. Stuart Couch that resulted in BIA remands for the Fiscal Year of 2017. Time and time again, IJ Couch’s … Continue reading Immigration Judges Knowingly Depriving Children of Right To Apply Asylum

U.S. Border Patrol Continues to Exaggerate Danger to Agents to Justify Violence Against Immigrants

Debbie Nathan, The Intercept, June 1, 2018 - "[A]ccording to the FBI, only 397 agents were assaulted in 2016, compared with the CBP’s inflated claim to the public of 454. The Intercept attempted to obtain numbers from the FBI for 2017, to compare that data with CBP’s claim of 786 assaults, but the FBI said it … Continue reading U.S. Border Patrol Continues to Exaggerate Danger to Agents to Justify Violence Against Immigrants

Expert: ICE Uses Green Card Appointments at USCIS to Arrest ‘Low Hanging Fruit’

Simon Montlake, CSMonitor, June 1, 2018 - "Immigrants married to US citizens who petition for them to stay present an easy target since they have declared themselves to US immigration services. Self-reporting immigrants make tempting targets for enforcement, says Stephen Yale-Loehr, a professor of immigration law practice at Cornell Law School in Ithaca, NY. “If you want to increase … Continue reading Expert: ICE Uses Green Card Appointments at USCIS to Arrest ‘Low Hanging Fruit’

U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals on Motions to Reopen – Miller v. Sessions (May 8, 2018)

Miller v. Sessions (May 8, 2018) - "The question presented in this case is what happens when ... two statutory provisions collide? If DHS reinstates a removal order that was entered in absentia, can the noncitizen still file a motion to reopen under § 1229a(b)(5)(C)(ii) “at any time” on the ground that she never received notice of the prior hearing? Or … Continue reading U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals on Motions to Reopen – Miller v. Sessions (May 8, 2018)

Expert: Anne Frank Analogy Appropriate to DOJ Prosecution Proposal

Stuart Anderson, May 9, 2018 - "Imagine your child faces death or enslavement at the hands of predators and all legal avenues of escape and refuge have been blocked. Would you attempt to enter another country unlawfully and seek asylum? Found hiding in an attic, Anne Frank died in the Holocaust after her father exhausted all … Continue reading Expert: Anne Frank Analogy Appropriate to DOJ Prosecution Proposal