Does Fox News support immigration reform?

Sunday, September 13th, 2015

Here’s a tip for anyone filling out immigration forms. When answering the questions about whether you have ever done certain things, if you have, it is probably going to cause you problems. For example, when the State Department’s immigrant visa application form, the DS-260, asks: Do you seek to engage in espionage, sabotage, export control violations, or any other illegal activity while in the United States? expect that answering Yes will result in the denial of a visa. Similarly, after…

President Obama’s uncle receives Registry

Sunday, December 8th, 2013

On December 3, 2013, President Obama’s uncle, Onyango Obama, was allowed to become a permanent resident of the United States. News reports, as nearly always happens, are not entirely accurate in their explanation of events and the law (there is an old adage that the more a reader knows about a topic, the more a newspaper account is wrong), I will read between the lines and try to lay out what happened. It appears Mr. Obama (the uncle), came to…

Appellate courts reticent to get involved in interagency disputes.

Saturday, November 30th, 2013

Government agencies. There are lots of them. Their functions overlap. People uninvolved from day to day with the interaction of government agencies and learn about them from the media are probably most aware of the interactivity of the intelligence agencies. A fault found after 9-11 was the failure of the many intelligence agencies and law enforcement agencies with intelligence functions to interact. Immigration law execution and enforcement are controlled by several agencies in different departments. There is the Department of…

Foreign VAWA beneficiaries and special treatment.

Sunday, May 20th, 2012

While immigration is often in the news, the nitty gritty of immigration law, which I write about in this blog, is not. Now, the nitty gritty is in the news with the raging debate about VAWA (Violence Against Women Act). The Republican House of Representatives seeks to modify the current version of VAWA, or the package of laws and amendments that make up the protections for battered people (VAWA does not just apply to women, but to all battered spouses…