Archive for the ‘ General ’ Category

There are two ways of looking at immigration and they result in different conclusions.

Sunday, April 7th, 2019

Asylum is in the news. There is the “border crisis” at our Southern border where increasing numbers of families and unaccompanied minors are coming to the border in search of safety. Then, less reported, are events in the courts revolving around Iraqis facing deportation to their country. Starting first with Iraq. In June 2017, Immigration and Customs began rounding up Iraqis in the United States to deport them. Reports are that the people arrested were chiefly Iraqi Chaldeans, the primary…

USCIS modernizing itself into a disaster bureau.

Sunday, March 3rd, 2019

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…

What, he is a foreigner? 21 Savage a.k.a. Shéyaa Bin Abraham-Joseph.

Sunday, February 10th, 2019

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…

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…