Archive for June, 2010

The exceptions that prove the rules suck.

Sunday, June 20th, 2010

This week the media presented us with heart-jerking stories of undocumented aliens facing deportation followed by amazing intercessions. When I was a child I used to watch Superman with George Reeves on TV. I remember one scene, I think it happened a lot, where a man was about to be wrongly executed. Superman busted through a brick wall of the death chamber and stuck his arm in the switch just as the arm was being lowered to execute the victim…

DHS, EOIR and fingerprints – a riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma

Sunday, June 13th, 2010

Aliens seeking benefits from USCIS or the immigration court need to be fingerprinted by USCIS. USCIS provides the service to aliens for the immigration court as well. The immigration judges do not have access to the fingerprint result databases, so ICE must report the results to the immigration judge. An alien in removal proceedings seeking a benefit must be printed. He must arrange it through USCIS, which then places the results in a database that ICE accesses and reports the…

What if she was a foreigner?

Wednesday, June 9th, 2010

Paula Poundstone Paula Poundstone, a comedienne (if you consider “Wait, Wait, Don’t Tell Me” funny, which I actually do) pled guilty in September 2001 of a felony charge of child endangerment and a misdemeanor charge of inflicting injury on a child. She had originally been arrested for committing lewd acts on a child. Ms. Poundstone maintained her innocence regarding the lewd act charges. The child endangerment and injury on a child charges were supposedly based on driving under the influence…

Final Exam Question based on Arizona’s new immigration law.

Sunday, June 6th, 2010

In┬áthis blog I have posted some surveys. Today, I post a final exam question. Here is the scenario. Fred is walking down the street in San Diego, California. His clothes are neat and clean and he stands out in no way other than perhaps an ethnic physiognomy. Immigration officers stop him and ask him where he was born. Fred asks the officers why they want to know. They answer him, “Listen, Shecky, we ask the questions here!” Fred then says,…