With all the present attention to the wall and asylum seekers at the border and caged babies and deaths while in U.S. immigration custody, our attention is concentrated on Customs and Border Protection (I am not one for zero tolerance, but any journalist who calls it Customs and Border Patrol should be fired, as here and here.) and Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Skirting intense scrutiny, the other bureau in the immigration triumvirate is U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services which has…

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When I started this blog long before 2001 it had the theme, “What if he was a foreigner?” The concept was to show how celebrity Americans who committed crimes would have ended up – usually deported – if they were not Americans. I apply the same treatment to Mr. Shéyaa Bin Abraham-Joseph who is not an American, having been born in England. Mr. Bin Abraham-Joseph, or is it Mr. Abraham Joseph or Mr. Abraham or Mr. Joseph (no matter what…

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Is this any way to support a lawsuit?

Sunday, January 20th, 2019

President Trump, on March 12, 2018, declined to extend Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for El Salvador, Haiti, Sudan and Nicaragua. He declared, in effect, that it is safe for those with the status to go home. TPS is found in the Immigration and Nationality Act § 244, which discusses the designation of worthy countries here. (Take a quick look and come on back). On October 3, 2018, after the filing of a lawsuit, a federal district court temporarily halted the…

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This is yet another week where the huge news overshadows the big news. With a government shutdown, Syria and Afghanistan withdrawal, a stay of new credible fear rules, the stock market tanking, Mattis quitting, and criminal justice reform, you may have overlooked the story of a new policy of applicants for admission to the United States waiting in Mexico until their cases are resolved. By way of background, people who come to a border inspection station, airport, or seaport, to…

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