When Congress writes laws, especially in the national security/national affairs context, broad authority is often given to the President. Anyone litigating immigration law issues in the federal court is used to seeing the government presenting its litany of cases that give to the executive the least restricted authority when it comes to immigration because of its relation to issues of U.S. foreign affairs and foreign policy. Americans may marvel that the President has the authority to order attacks, even nuclear…

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In all the cacaphony of the week — Bob Woodward’s book, the anonymous  New York Times Op Ed, Manafort’s cooperation agreement (and guilty plea), Florence, Maria-denial, etc., you may have missed Attorney General Jeffrey Sessions’ speech on September 10 to new immigration judges.  In it he took the opportunity to slander immigration lawyers, stating: Good lawyers, using all of their talents and skill, work every day—like water seeping through an earthen dam—to get around the plain words of the INA…

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We live in a time, immigration-wise and to a great extent, everything-wise, where there is so much big news that what would have been considered big news is now not even covered. Outside of immigration news, take, for example, the news this week that the United States is withdrawing its funding to UNRWA (United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East), the UNHCR (United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees) for Palestinians. In a normal news…

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Suppose people come into your office telling the tale of Immigration and Customs Enforcement doing something off-the-wall illegal to deport someone. Now, you are quite shocked and think there must be some misunderstanding, so you run down to see the person who is in ICE custody and the story of gross illegality pans out. So you call and email ICE – all the numbers they give out and the email they give out. No one responds. So, then, you file…

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