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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The problem with medical insurance is that everyone who uses it will face the disaster it is meant to forestall – death. When you buy fire insurance, except for people like rural and semi-rural Californians, the insurance is to protect against a remote possibility of fire. Similarly, when you buy flood insurance, except for people like those who live in places like Houston, a giant floodplain, the insurance is to protect against the remote possibility of fire. When you buy…

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