Archive for June, 2008

Newton’s Third Law of Motion

Saturday, June 7th, 2008

To every action there is an equal and opposite reaction. Just as in Newton’s Third Law of Motion, so it seems to be with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. By way of background, a problem with immigration law administration is that there are huge numbers of people seeking great numbers of different benefits. There are infinite ways that a case becomes unusual, hard to easily categorize, and hard to adjudicate. Things get complicated fast. Cases sometimes get mis-categorized, misunderstood, and…

Worth their weight in gold

Saturday, June 7th, 2008

In the business of deporting people from the United States it seems to me there are two types of officials entrusted to do it. Because the vast amount of people encountered are deportable without any relief available, some officials become so used to deporting people that they zealously pursue any advantage and make any argument to make sure as many of those they encounter end up deported. Others are willing to show humanity and compassion to those who are eligible…